Someone paid $19 million for a steak lunch with Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, walks to the 2019 Annual Investor Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska on May 3, 2019.

(CNN) There really is no such thing as a free lunch. An unknown bidder has paid a record $19 million for a confidential steak lunch with an incredible

backer Warren Buffett. The deal was key to the 21st annual Lunch with Buffett sale, created as a team with eBay and the Glide Foundation,

a nonprofit organization organized in San Francisco that fights want, want, and vagrancy.

The auction started with $25,000 on June 12 and ended with $19,000 from a mysterious high bidder on Friday, according to an eBay press release.

The huge current year total is several times larger than the triumphant bid of $4,567,888 in 2019 - the last sale before a break due to

the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2019 champion was digital currency business visionary Justin Sun. The secret winner will participate

during a confidential lunch with Buffett and up to seven visitors at the Smith and Wollensky Steakhouse in New York, according to eBay.