After teaming up with online charity auction leader, charitybuzz, The Global Poverty Project’s 1.4 Billion Reasons campaign continued to gain steam by opening the bidding for the attention of News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch. The media mogul has agreed to auction off a personal lunch in NYC in which one winner and five friends will be able to pick Murdoch’s brain and propose their business plans to him.
As of this afternoon, bids for the Murdoch lunch had already reached $10,500. Murdoch’s wife, Wendi, served as co-chair at last week’s Global Poverty Project’s film premiere party and made the initial call for this highly sought-after donation.
Murdoch isn’t the only big name to participate in the 1.4 Billion Reasons campaign. Star of the X-Men film series, Hugh Jackman, is offering fans a chance to “Workout with Wolverine” as he shapes up for X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2. Also, celebrity chef Jean-Georges is putting his cooking services up for auction as well as a special dinner for six.
Bidding for some face time with Murdoch is open through Nov. 11 and can be done at charitybuzz.