It might seem hard to fathom, but $300,000 is hardly the most expensive lunch date ever. In fact, it's not even the most expensive lunch date with Tim Cook
, CEO of Apple
. In a charity auction last year, the winning bid to spend some time with Cook eating and chewing the fat came to over $600,000
, which obliterated what had been a record $255,000 winning bid for a sit down with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. By comparison, this year's winning bid is a steal.
The CharityBuzz auction for lunch with Tim Cook this year brought in $300,001 for the RFK Center for Justice and Human rights. That's half of what the winning bid was a year ago, though three times as much as the charity site's goal, which was set at $100,000.
In exchange for being the high bidder, the person who won gets to bring along a second person (presumably a friend or family member) to have a pre-paid lunch with Cook (travel expenses are the responsibility of the winning bidder). He or she will have about one hour to pepper Cook with questions.
"We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must," the auction's fine print reads.
This could be a good time for the winner bidder to get the inside scoop on Apple's upcoming iPhone and iPad plans, though we're sure that information doesn't come easy (and without signing an NDA).