Apple fan buys lunch with Tim Cook for $300,000

A recent online auction has granted one Apple fan to wine and dine with the much loved CEO Tim Cook. The bidding took place on charity site CharityBuzz, where Mr Cook offered himself up for sharing lunch to the highest payer. The predicted sale was $100,000, however, the bidding outperformed the sum greatly ending at $300,000. The head boss will grant approximately one hour of his time to two lucky people, the bidder and a friend or family member.

The winner of the auction is clearly not your average online shopper; his name has not been disclosed. Tim Cook has also added the chance for an opportunity to be guest of honor at the next Apple event hoping to increase the bidding, helping human rights charity the Robert F. Kennedy fund (RFK).

This may be an opportune time to get in on the latest news at Apple, especially with the imminent release of the highly anticipated iPhone 6 and iWatch. But nevertheless, it's good to see Tim Cook acting on behalf of charity.

Source: CharityBuzz via V3 | Image via FoxBusiness

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most likelly it was an Apple Executive that won the bid so he can talk with is own CEO for a whole hour because, you know, it's hard to talk with the man. :D

wingliston said,
Just when we thought Apple users couldn't get anymore stupid.

You should get some cream for that rash you have. Too much butt hurt.

Nope, he was known to be very arrogant and rude to both employees and customers. As 'premium' as their brand was considered, they never did any charity work. In fact during that huge sinkhole disaster that happened, while other companies gave necessities like money, food, clothing... they gave ipads... lol.

j2006 said,
As 'premium' as their brand was considered, they never did any charity work.

Pretty much false. For example, what about RED? Also its noted in his biography that donations were made, just not publicly announced. Jobs was very private about such things.

I wouldnt mind having lunch with Tim Cook; Or any CEO of a huge company really. There is a lot of valuable information you can learn even by watching/discussing things with them for an hour. I dont think 300k is the price I would pay but that is probably more about the Charity than the person. =)

I guess you know the man personally to call him a douche? He runs a company and he has to be cutthroat like most CEO's to be successful. I don't believe his wife and family would consider him a douche.

sinis said,
Disappointed ?
No reason to be. Just goes to show you that I am not Apple's biggest follower. I missed this memo somewhere a few years ago.

Predicated sale being $100,000 this year whereas lunch with him last year was at $610,000.

If I were Tim Cook I wouldn't be very happy with whoever predicted the final price nor the final price itself - a meager $300,001 (probably outbid someone by 1 dollar - and this amount is according to MacRumors).

And "much loved CEO" by whom?

Paying 300k to dine with Tim Cook for one hour is considered being lucky? The only one lucky here is the charity receiving the 300k.

techbeck said,
The only one lucky here is the charity receiving the 300k.
And that is exactly what the auction was about, charity.

Blueclub said,
And that is exactly what the auction was about, charity.

Yes, i know. I was commenting on this...

grant approximately one hour of his time to two lucky people,