Auctioning Tim Cook: Winner gets coffee with Apple's CEO

Want to grab a cuppa joe with Tim Cook at Apple's headquarters? Bid on a meeting with him, valued at $50,000.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook. Charitybuzz

Apple CEO Tim Cook is selling his time, and it's worth $50,000.

Cook is auctioning off a coffee meeting with himself at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., to raise money for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Nine bids have already been submitted on charity auction site Charitybuzz, with the current highest at $10,500.

Charitybuzz is calling the item a "power meeting" that lets a lucky winner "nab one-on-one access to one of the most powerful figures in tech and business." The meeting can run between 30 minutes and one hour.

It's part of a campaign to raise money for the center, and several celebrities are participating. Other items for sale include a tour of the SpaceX Center in Los Angeles with Elon Musk, worth $25,000, and being William Shatner's guest at the 2014 Hollywood Charity Horse Show and Gala dinner, which is worth $5,000.

Update, 5:45 p.m. PT: The tally is now at 42 bids, with the highest offering at $125,000. The auction doesn't end until May 14, so that figure will probably shoot up some more.