Have coffee with Tim Cook for a mere $175,000 [Update: Over $600k!)

Meeting Apple CEO Tim Cook may soon become a reality for you, that is, if you've got $175,000 (£114,000) lying about. The technology giant's CEO has used charity auction site CharityBuzz to start off bidding on between 30 minutes to an hour of his precious time.

The listing on the site is currently sitting at a staggering $175,000 after 51 bids. And it's still got 19 days left to go. 

The lucky winning bidder will be allowed to take one guest to meet the Apple CEO, and the terms of the auction site state that both individuals must conduct themselves in an orderly manner:

Both people must 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.

After first being estimated at a $50,000 value, the bidding has soared above and beyond that. If all of the money raised wasn't going to charity, it would almost be the single most vain event in tech history. But alas, all of the funding will go straight to The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.

Kerry Kennedy, president of the RFK Center praised the scheme in a statement:

The RFK Center's annual auctions empower our human rights advocacy around the word, from courtrooms to classrooms, from Cambodia to California.

Kennedy then added:

It's an honor to have so many stars from the worlds of business, media, entertainment, and sports helping us to carrying forward Robert Kennedy's dream of a more just and peaceful world.

Source: CharityBuzzImage via tonymacx86.com

Update #1: The bidding has now risen to above $600,000. Insane. 

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Cyborg_X said,
Is it just me of does Cook give off an ultra creepy vibe.

He is evil. He cares about money the same as Steve Fail Jobs did. money should not be the #1 thing on his/everyone's mind/goal

Hmm, so with my annual gross wage, I can have coffee with Tim for 12 minutes...
But then again, if all I'm going to say to the guy is "I don't like Apple", which takes approximately 3 seconds (spoken REALLY slowly), plus another 10 seconds to savor his reaction, I guess I just might be able to fork out the $1263.88

smooth_criminal1990 said,
Profits from selling iDevices fall, so starts selling himself...wat?

Complete fail at reading. Well done.

Wow this is really sad. Here's this iSheep who probably gave away his life's savings to meet his cult god, while on the other hand is a man who probably makes that much money in a day, as usual ripping off this poor fellow and taking credit of it all without spending a dime off his hoard of billions. Tim Cook takes 175k to spend an hour with you while Bill Gates is giving away billions to spend time with little African kids.

Most of the bidders on the list are CEOs of other big companies like Other World Computing and there was even a Blackberry executive too.

AsherGZ said,
Wow this is really sad. Here's this iSheep who probably gave away his life's savings to meet his cult god, while on the other hand is a man who probably makes that much money in a day, as usual ripping off this poor fellow and taking credit of it all without spending a dime off his hoard of billions. Tim Cook takes 175k to spend an hour with you while Bill Gates is giving away billions to spend time with little African kids.

Cult God? No. Steve Jobs is dead.

AsherGZ said,
Tim Cook takes 175k to spend an hour with you while Bill Gates is giving away billions to spend time with little African kids.

I agree that Tim Cook should probably offer to match the final bidding number and also donate that to charity, but at least the 175k from the other party is going to charity, not in to Tim Cook's wallet. As others have pointed out, given that the majority of bidders are other CEOs, I'm pretty sure they can afford to miss 175k.

AsherGZ said,
Wow this is really sad. Here's this iSheep who probably gave away his life's savings to meet his cult god, while on the other hand is a man who probably makes that much money in a day, as usual ripping off this poor fellow and taking credit of it all without spending a dime off his hoard of billions. Tim Cook takes 175k to spend an hour with you while Bill Gates is giving away billions to spend time with little African kids.
I prefer what Bill Gates does rather than what Tim Fail Cook does. At least he helps and gives a ton away for a good cause.

he really thinks he's worth that much.... Using others money for a publicity stunt. Anyone who falls for this is just as low as he is.

jesseinsf said,
he really thinks he's worth that much.... Using others money for a publicity stunt. Anyone who falls for this is just as low as he is.

He's worth less than a cup of coffee and he knows it.

It would have worked out better had he had a free to enter raffle where he gives the winner a new gadget and he donate 175k.

Sorry, I own a few apple products and still don't find him interesting enough to tolerate having to sit with him for a coffee....unless I got something in return for my time, besides knowing he gave to charity.

I'd rather spit on him and pitty him rather than have a drink with him. $175k is insane. if he gave me that $175k then maybe i would sit for maybe 5 mins.

Tha Bloo Monkee said,
lol yeah, donate that money to charity just so they can write it off on their taxes. So generous.

They're still paying money...

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