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You Can Win a Lunch With the Manager of the World’s Biggest Hedge Fund

The Davos World Economic Forum 2015The Davos World Economic Forum 2015
Raymond 'Ray' Dalio, billionaire and founder of Bridgewater Associates LP.Jason Alden—Bloomberg

Ray Dalio is the manager of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, but that doesn’t mean he can’t profit from taking a lesson straight out of Warren Buffett’s book.

Like Buffett did back in 2015, Dalio is donating an hour and a half of his time to charity, by auctioning off the chance to have lunch with this macro-mastermind, with all the proceeds going to the David Lynch Foundation, a charity that helps at risk populations like returning veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder heal themselves through transcendental meditation.

As of Friday afternoon, there has been just one bid of $5,000 received, though the website facilitating the auction, Charitybuzz, says the lunch is worth $50,000. According to the post, the winner can bring a guest to the lunch and will take place in New York or Dalio’s home state of Connecticut, at a restaurant of Dalio’s choosing.

When Buffett auctioned his time last year, the Oracle of Omaha was able to raise $2.35 million from Chinese gaming company Da Lian Zeus Entertainment.