The auction of Warren Buffett’s signed high-tech portrait closed Tuesday night on Oracle of Omaha’s 92nd birthday.
A winning eBay auction raised $75,100 for one of his favorite charities.
Created by Motiva Art, the portrait features 11 of Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO’s most famous quotes in a grid of text that glows over the photo.
An earlier portrait of Buffett, painted in 10 minutes outside Berkshire’s annual meeting by performance artist Michael Israel, sold for $100,000 in 2008.
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The funds raised will go to Omaha’s Girls Inc., which provides educational, cultural and recreational programs for young women in Buffett’s hometown.
The nonprofit has benefited from many other items that investors have auctioned off over the years.
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Before the pandemic, Buffett auctioned off his private lunch every year for 20 years and regularly donated millions of dollars to charity.
June’s lunch auction, which raised $19 million for the California-based Glyde Foundation, which helps homeless people in San Francisco, attracted an astronomical winning bid as Buffett said this year’s auction would be his last. I got
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Buffett once sold an old purse containing stock tips to raise $210,000 for the organization. And in 2015, he paid over $122,000 for a 2006 Cadillac with Buffett’s signature on the dashboard.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.