Tim Cook coffee date auction surpasses half a million

If you haven't heard, Apple CEO Tim Cook is auctioning off a coffee date with him, with all the money going to charity. After almost two days of bidding, with 18 days left to go still, the highest bid so far as surpassed the $500,000 mark, even though the auction listing puts a $50,000 estimated value on the coffee meeting with the Apple big wig.

At the time of this writing, the auction has received 78 bids, with the highest bid being a whopping $560,000, which is more than our own Don Reisinger's fake bid for a coffee meeting with Steve Jobs. This shatters the previous record for the highest-priced auction on CharityBuzz, which was spending a day with Bill Clinton, which reached $255,000. Tim Cook's auction shows no sign of stopping at this point.

At the rate that the auction is going now, it could easily surpass $1 million, and possibly even a couple million. Of course, that sounds completely absurd now, but we thought $500,000 was pretty crazy at the beginning. The coffee meeting with Tim Cook is said to last between 30 minutes and an hour long.

The money that is raised during this auction will be given to the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, so they should be expecting a hefty check very soon. The highest bidder will have to pay for travel costs, but we're guessing that shouldn't be too much of an issue, especially since you'll already be spending your life savings on the meeting itself.