Auction for coffee with Tim Cook ends with $610,000 bid

Someone has decided to pay over $600,000 for a one hour coffee break alongside Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. If that seems a bit crazy to you remember that all that money is going to charity.

In April Tim Cook took part in this action where bidders were competing for a chance to have coffee with one of the most influential people in the technology sector. The auction started at $50,000 but quickly doubled in a matter of hours. And last night when the auction ended the final bid was $610,000 with the proceeds going to the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.

CharityBuzz, the organizers behind this auction, have hosted such one on one prizes before, Tim Cook being the last in a growing list of important people such as former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer and designer Tim Gunn. It's unknown who the winner of the auction is and we doubt it will be made public, nonetheless a considerable sum of money is going to a good cause and that's what's important.

Source: TheNextWeb | Image via Apple

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Neowin, you know you can delete tweets, right?

I've seen a few duplicates of tweets over the last week; clean that up!

Again, what is Tim Cook's or Apple's contribution in all this? Showing up for an hour to have overpriced coffee on some other guy's expense? Because God forbid he spends a dollar from the billions in Apple's or his personal account on philanthropy.

Cook donates large amounts of money to charity, including $100 million in 2012.

You ever think before you post? Same goes to other morons that think this guy doesn't give anything away.

Samsung Exec do not need to spend 600K to meet Cook. I am sure they all see each other in their litigation court appearance.

If I had that money, I would rather donate it directly to charity. Nothing about Cook that I find appealing really. He hasnt done jack.

No, I'm just voicing my opinion. And to the moderator, Isn't this considered calling names? I said the same thing to someone before and got a warning message. Also, I think it's ridiculous to because it clearly shows that you warship them like he is more superior over the charity giver. I would find this kind of donation respectable if the celebrity would match what the donator gave.

Edited by jesseinsf, May 15 2013, 6:29pm :

jesseinsf said,
No, I'm just voicing my opinion. And to the moderator, Isn't this considered calling names? I said the same thing to someone before and got a warning message. Also, I think it's ridiculous to because it clearly shows that you warship them like he is more superior over the charity giver. I would find this kind of donation respectable if the celebrity would match what the donator gave.

Umm... you called somebody who is donating $600k to charity a "butt sniffer"...
That's the exact definition of immature.

The amount being donated doesn't mean anything. Somebody('s) lives will become better because of this, and if you don't understand that, then you should sure as hell hope you never have to rely on a charity like that to help your survival...

No, he has a point. If the money had been donated directly to charity, that's a different matter than the "prize" here, which to me, kind of looks like butt-*kissing*.

Skwerl said,
No, he has a point. If the money had been donated directly to charity, that's a different matter than the "prize" here, which to me, kind of looks like butt-*kissing*.

The money is going directly to charity. It simply had an added incentive along with media exposure. It's honestly better that way.

"If that seems a bit crazy to you remember that all that money is going to charity."

I was just about to say that it would have been a waste of money.

ingramator said,
I just hope its more about the charity then brand promotion and advertisement.

Either way. What difference does it make as long as the charity gets half a million?