Apple CEO Tim Cook has dethroned Ellen DeGeneres as the most powerful queer person in America, according to OUT magazine. Added this year however are two VIP passes for an upcoming Apple keynote – typically, access to the company’s keynotes is limited to press and Apple staff, and in the case of WWDC, developers.Charitzbuzz warns that while events will be scheduled at the earliest possible date(s) acceptable to both parties, it may take up to a year. Chicken salad? Waffles? I don’t know, but if you have enough money you can bid to find out.
Cost of the lunch at Cupertino will be covered in the auction bid but the winner will have to pay for their own travel and accommodation expenses.The auction has already started and will end at 3:04 pm Eastern on May 6th, 2015.
It was not clear why Cook was visiting Portland Wednesday, but as a member of Nike Inc.’s board of directors, it’s not uncommon for him to be seen in the area throughout the year.
Joining the list this year is Laverne Cox, who debuts at number nine, is the first transgender person to land in the top 10.The Emmy-nominated actress continues to expand her presence in Hollywood with guest appearances on MTV’s Faking It and Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Getting Divorced and a leading role in a CBS pilot. While the starting bid picks up at $10,000 (or one Apple Watch Edition in new product parlance), the auction’s estimated value is set at $100,000 with the proceeds going to RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.
Cook has also participated in similar fundraisers in the past. In 2013, he offered an auction to meet for a cup of coffee, with an estimated value of $50,000, which eventually closed at $610,000
Lunch with Tim Cook up for auction—do you have the dough?