Candy date with Warren Buffett up for auction

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. participates in a discussion during the 25th anniversary celebration dinner of the Economic Club of Washington June 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Economic Club celebrated its 25th anniversary for its role as a forum for the exploration of national and global public policy issues and as important networking connections for business leaders in Washington. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Alex Wong

Investors flock to Berkshire Hathaway meetings to hear what its wildly successful CEO Warren Buffett has to say. Now one lucky bidder can spend the day picking the brains of the fourth richest man in the world.

The magnate is putting himself on the auction block Thursday to benefit Communities in Schools of Los Angeles (CIS), a charity that focuses on keeping kids in school. Using a website called Charitybuzz.com, Buffett joins the likes of Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, actor Matthew McConaughey and actress Reese Witherspoon in raising funds for the organization.

Winner of the auction will win an "all-you-can-eat" tour of the See's Candy factory in Los Angeles, where Buffet will demonstrate "the only acceptable way to eat a bonbon." Currently, the highest offer is at $18,000 with two bids since launching.

Buffett is as recognized for his philanthropy as his fortune, and has pledged to give away 99 percent of his wealth during his lifetime or at death.

Charitybuzz made headlines when a coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook began to rack up bids quickly. With a total of 86 bids, the auction closed at $610,000.

A chance to meet the "Oracle of Omaha" ends on Aug. 13.

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