Hedge Funds

$125K to chow with Pickens


T. Boone Pickens

An anonymous bidder parlayed $125,000 into a chance to share a T-bone with T. Boone Pickens, the oilman and hedge fund honcho. Bidding began at $100,000 for lunch with Pickens at steakhouse Nick & Sam's in Dallas. The winner can bring up to seven pals. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas. It was unclear who would pay for the food itself, but with his commodity investments reeling after a shaky 2008, perhaps Pickens will pass the bill.