Lunch with media czar Murdoch to be on eBay


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week News Corp. is a major media conglomerate whose properties include the Fox broadcast network, the Fox News Channel on cable, Twentieth Century Fox studios, several satellite television operators and newspapers around the world, including The Times of London and the New York Post. The auction is being run by a California-based company called Kompolt, which runs auctions for charities. Kompolt has also auctioned off lunches with Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor, to benefit the Glide Foundation, a group that helps the homeless and the poor. This year, the lunch with Buffett sold for $351,000, and last year’s sold for $202,100. NEW YORK – How much would someone pay to have lunch with Rupert Murdoch? The answer will become clear next month when an auction gets under way for a lunch date with the Australian-born media magnate and chairman of News Corp. Proceeds of the auction will go to benefit the Jerusalem College of Technology. Bidding will be from Nov. 3 through Nov. 10, and the opening bid will start at $25,000, according to an entry for the auction on eBay. According to the announcement on eBay, the winning bidder will be able to bring four friends to lunch with Murdoch at News Corp.’s headquarters in Manhattan. News Corp. spokesman Andrew Butcher said the college approached Murdoch about hosting the lunch. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more