Justin Sun, the founder of TRON ecosystem, met investment Kingpin Warren Buffett on a charity lunch hosted by Buffett. Sun had to make a bid of $4.57 million to get to meet the master of markets.
I officially announce I’ve won the record-setting 20th-anniversary charity lunch hosted by @WarrenBuffett. I’ll also invite #blockchain industry leaders to meet with a titan of investment. I hope this benefits everyone. #TRON #TRX #BTT #BitTorrent pic.twitter.com/EMZ4TMhgpR
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) June 3, 2019
The money raised by the Charity Lunch will go to Warren Buffett backed GLIDE. Buffett’s wife had been a volunteer of the organization fighting poverty, hunger, and marginalization, before her demise in 2004. In memory of his wife, Buffett has raised over $30 million for the initiative till the date.
Karen Hanrahan, GLIDE CEO, stated that the bid made by Sun for a single meal would help the initiative feed tens of thousands of people in need. As per reports, the auction for the charity lunch was conducted in association with eBay for Charity, which has raised over $912 million for such initiatives.
Warren Buffett has been hosting this Charity Lunch for the past two decades, and this was the 20th Anniversary. The amount raised by Justin Sun, $4,567,888, is the highest ever collected. The 28 yeas old founder of TRON, who feels that supporting such holistic programs is extremely important, noted,
BitTorrent and TRON’s US headquarters are in San Francisco, and bidding on this charity auction was a key priority for our team. I’m proud to have my bid donated to GLIDE, a foundation that provides critical support for our local homeless community.
Warren Buffett is regarded as the greatest investment mind in the world, and very few will disagree. However, he has had a very bad impression of Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. A few weeks ago, Buffett termed Bitcoin as useless in an interview, further comparing the apex digital token to the button of his suit. However, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO has been a supporter of the underlying blockchain technology.