Justin Sun, CEO of TRON, has finally had dinner with billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Justin Sun paid $4.57 million in May last year for the honor, though the meal, originally scheduled for July 2019, was postponed because Sun said he had kidney stones.
At the overdue meal, Sun allegedly gifted the Oracle of Omaha with his first Bitcoin. Sun said he had bought and placed the gift on a Samsung Galaxy Fold device. He also placed 1,930,830 TRX on there, worth roughly $40,000 at the time of writing.
Let’s hope Sun took the time to explain to Buffett how passwords work on crypto wallets.
Back at the dinner, the billionaire investor and Sun dined together with four guests: Litecoin creator Charlie Lee; eToro CEO Yoni Assia; CFO of Huobi, Chris Lee; and head of the Binance Charity Foundation, Helen Hai. The meal took place at 6 pm, January 23 at the Happy Hollow Club, a country club in Buffett’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
“[It] was really an honor and I’m grateful for Mr. Buffett’s dinner, wisdom, and vision,” said Sun in a statement. He also said he would “take Mr. Buffett’s advice and guidance to make TRON a better ecosystem, business with all the partners in the blockchain space and beyond.”
The meal is part of a two-decade tradition: Every year Buffett auctions off a seat at his dinner table for charity. Sun’s donation is the largest on record, coming in at over a million dollars more than the previous record of $3,456,689, first made in 2012 and later equaled in 2016, from anonymous bidders. All proceeds go to the Glide Foundation, a charity that helps out the homeless in San Francisco.
This isn’t Sun’s only high profile meal last month. A few days before the dinner with Buffett, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, tweeted that he had had lunch with Sun at the Mandarin Gourmet restaurant in Cupertino, California. Of the lunch with Woz, Sun tweeted that it was “an honor,” and that he’s “looking forward to our partnership.”
While tongues immediately started wagging for a potential Tron Apple partnership, Twitter was quick to point out ‘Woz’ hadn’t worked at the company since 1985.