Marissa Mayer Is Auctioning Off a Lunch at Yahoo HQ

    June 11, 2013
    Josh Wolford

Tim Cook isn’t the only tech CEO whose time is worth thousands of dollars.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is also auctioning off her time, a lunch date at Yahoo HQ, on the charity auction site CharityBuzz.

“Find out what it’s like to lead one of the world’s most well-known tech companies, as you join Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer over lunch at the company’s Sunnyvale, CA headquarters!” reads the prize description.

With only 2 bids so far, the top one sits at $5,250. CharityBuzz has put an estimated value of $25,000 on the lunch. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School, a K-6 public charter school “dedicated to preparing all students for success in college and beyond.”

Last month, a similar auction took place for a lunch date with Tim Cook at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. The bidding on that one was fast and furious, with the winning bid totaling $610,000. CharityBuzz put an estimated value of $50,000 on Tim Cook’s lunch – so I guess that means that his time is twice as valuable as Marissa Mayer’s? Right?

If you want to have lunch with Marissa Mayer, you have until June 27th at 3:30 pm EST to place your bid. CharityBuzz says that “polite manners and respect for the generous donor…are a must,” so I guess that rules out any bitching about the recent Tumblr acquisition.