Some Lucky Bidder Just Paid $2,500 To See George Soros In His Workout Shorts

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Hedge fund titan and noted philanthropist George Soros was quite the attraction this weekend in The Hamptons. 

And it’s all thanks to his son, Alexander. The younger Soros, who headlines a variety of philanthropic initiatives, hosted a charity auction on Saturday evening to benefit the human rights operation Global Witness, Bloomberg reported this morning

One package, that went for $2,500, was a membership to the Manhattan’s exclusive Sitaras Gym where Soros and son work out.

Other than getting to see Soros in his gym shorts (a jab made by 26-year-old Alexander), other auctions included a lunch for four with economist Nouriel Roubini at Daniel Boulud’s DBGB ($2,500) and a backstage Visit with Justin Bieber ($1,000). 

Justin Bieber versus George Soros, it’s a tough call. 

[h/t Bloomberg]

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