With nearly 24 hours left to place your bid, the charity auction website, Charitybuzz, appears to be on the cusp of breaking its single-item item price of $610,000. The primary difference being that the person who shelled out $610,000 drove away with a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster where the person who outbids the present high bid of $605,000 will be spending over $20,000 per minute to meet with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s least iconic CEO, Cook.
To put that into perspective, Charitybuzz only brought in $255,000 for a full day with former president Bill Clinton. Granted, Bill Clinton is more likely to empty your refrigerator that give you the scoop on any new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products in the pipeline. Though, It’s hard to believe that Tim Cook is going to do much of that either.
Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s CEO Tim Cook Charity Auction:
The auction began on April 24th and took only two days to eclipse the $500,000 mark. A number of the early bidders were companies that make accessories and covers for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) products. While you have to imagine that a few of the bidders were looking to make a pitch, that’s an expensive start for any new company. One of those pitchmen included Rakesh Kumar, founder of the five-strong startup Drbluetooth.com, which put forward $580,000 a week ago but was quickly outbid.
“It would give us a chance to showcase the whole concept of what we’re doing to him,” Kumar said. “What we can show on our website is very limited in comparison.”
Kumar has not dismissed the idea of making another bid to win this time with Cook. Kumar has the ability to call on a few others to raise his bid before tomorrow. Anyone bidding on the “coffee” between now and tomorrow will have to show their ability to come up with the money. Even if Mr. Kumar doesn’t find the cash, he has certainly already been noticed by potential investors.
The money from the auction is being donated to the Robert Kennedy Centre for Justice and Human Rights
“Charitybuzz is blown away by the incredible support we’ve seen for the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights through our coffee with Tim Cook online auction. It looks like this could break Charitybuzz’s record for the top-grossing auction item since the company’s launch in 2005. With 140 experiences on the auction block closing this Tuesday to benefit the RFK Center, including exclusive access to Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Peyton Manning and more, we expect to raise well over one million dollars for human rights,” said Coppy Holzman, Charitybuzz CEO and founder.
That million dollar mark won’t get much help from Piers Morgan who was offered a full-day before the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO and has yet to reach $3000 for a visit and conversation with him at the set of CNN’s Piers Morgan Live.
I’m guessing the offer of changing Larry King’s adult diaper could get more than that.