Richard Branson, Sara Blakely and Other Entrepreneurial Stars Are Auctioning Themselves for Charity

Richard Branson, Sara Blakely and Other Entrepreneurial Stars Are Auctioning Themselves for Charity
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How much would you pay to hang out with Richard Branson on Necker Island? Or play a round of golf with New York City’s multibillionaire ex-mayor Michael Bloomberg?

Thanks to a date- style charity fundraiser, some of the biggest names in the world of are making themselves available -- for a price.

New York City-based online charity auction platform Charitybuzz has a stacked list of A-list entrepreneurs and investors signed on to participate. Among them are Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, Spanx founder , music mogul , fashion designer and the ever controversial Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder.

Related: Why I Committed to Making 2015 a Year of Charity

The money raised will go to whichever charity the selects.

Previous events have resulted in some pretty big spending. A coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook that was auctioned off in 2013 went for a sweet $610,000.

“We’ve found that entrepreneurs are the new rock stars online,” said Charitybuzz CEO Coppy Holzman, in a statement.

Bidding is open until Dec. 2.

Related: CharityBuzz's Big Idea: Altruistic Online Auctions

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