Winning Bid for Coffee With Tim Cook: $610K

Apple CEO will spend up to an hour with lucky bidder
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2013 12:12 PM CDT
In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, file photo Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event to announce new products in San Jose, Calif.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

(Newser) – Someone just paid $610,000 to have coffee with Tim Cook sometime in the next year. A charity auction for up to one hour with the Apple CEO closed yesterday, and the winning bid was quite a bit higher than Charitybuzz's suggested value of $50,000, NPR reports. The winner is still anonymous at this point, but NPR earlier looked at the list of bidders and figures many of them wanted to talk with Cook about their businesses or projects. The site required any bids higher than $500,000 to be authenticated using bank records. (Read more Tim Cook stories.)

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