$5 blow, no dinner.
Head is head.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO, is auctioning off an opportunity to join him for lunch at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, along with a pair of VIP passes to an Apple keynote. The lunch is in support of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and follows Cook's announcement that he will develop a "systematic approach …
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I dunno. According to Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2014/03/03/forbes-billionaires-full-list-of-the-worlds-500-richest-people/), the 500 richest people in the world are collectively worth $4.4 trillion. There are just over 7 billion people in the world, so even if the 500 richest gave every penny, each person in the world would get $617. I'd be impressed if that's enough to see off debt, homelessness, hunger, etc.
Why doesn't he just give them $1M?
I'm reminded of parable of poor woman and show-off donating to Temple.
This is more about Apple and Tim Cook than helping Charity.
Some rich owner of a Card payment processing company just cut his salary today from HUGE to $77K or £77K to be able to double salary of about 1/2 his employees.
"Last year Tim Cook raised $330,000 for charity with the same kind of auction, and $610,000 the year before. And this year's auction won't stay at $160,000."
If that rate of halving continues you might be able to get a good meal for a fiver in a few years time. If you´re hungry it might actually be worth while having to spend an hour with Cook.
I have a problem with this comment in a way. That is great that Tim Cook "raised" money for charity. He didn't give money to charity (maybe he did but that isn't what you said here) he raised it from other people. I know by experience that the nicest people give money to charity, they really can't afford it, but feel obligated to help in any way they can.