Apple CFO Luca Maestri Auctions Lunch and Apple HQ Tour for Charity

Apple CFO Luca Maestri is teaming up with auction site Charitybuzz to offer Apple fans the opportunity to bid on lunch with Maestri and a tour of the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Maestri will have lunch with two people at the Apple Park campus, with the proceeds from the auction benefitting the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. The lunch, which also comes with a tour with an Apple employee, will last for approximately one hour.


Luca Maestri is a senior vice president at Apple and the company's chief financial officer, reporting directly to Tim Cook. He oversees Apple's accounting, business support, financial planning and analysis, treasury, M&A, investor relations, internal audits, and tax functions at Apple.

The Andrea Bocelli Foundation's goal is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, distress due to illness, and social exclusion by promoting and supporting national and international projects that aim to overcome these barriers.

The current bid on the lunch with Maestri is at $10,500, and its estimated value is $50,000. The auction will end on December 5 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Apple CEO ‌Tim Cook‌ in past years has also done charity lunches facilitated by Charitybuzz to earn money for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, but the last one was held in 2017. That auction earned $680,000.

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11 months ago
$12k an hour. I could stop working for the year after 4 hours.

*cries in poor*
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11 months ago
I wonder how long of an NDA the winner has to sign before the tour...
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11 months ago
Luca Maestri earned $25 million in 2015, or about $12k an hour.

So this lunch is great value for $10.5k.
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11 months ago
Honestly I think this Celebrification (yeah I made that word up) of certain upper tier Apple employees has gotten out of hand. I honestly wish these folks would just stick to making great products instead of hamming it up for the cameras and crowds. I couldn't care less who is responsible for making my Apple products, as long as they continue to meet the standards that Apple has set. I'm not even necessarily talking about the dude featured in the lunch contest (never heard of him before this), but certain others who have used their Apple association as a springboard to Celebrity status.

One has to wonder what the rank-and-file Apple employee thinks of their overlords who get all the fame and glory while they toil in their labs and cubicles.
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11 months ago
I'm a better deal. You can have a Taco Bell lunch with me for only $22.
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11 months ago
How much? I get can a meal deal with Karen from Accounts for £3 each, and we even have the luxury of eating it in my 5 year old car, together.
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