The Biggest Italian White Truffle of 2008 Sold for $200,000

Andrea Divirgilio / December 1, 2008

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Recently, we reported over Alba white truffle auction that was held in Northern Italy to be seriously hit by the global credit crisis. But, apparently not everyone seems to be affected with the meltdown. The Macau casino mogul and billionaire Stanley Ho, who earlier paid an astounding $330,000 at an auction for a giant white truffle back in 2007, has now done it again. The casino mogul has paid $200,000 for an Italian white truffle weighing just over 1 kg (2.2 lb) sold at a charity auction that was held simultaneously in Abu Dhabi, Macau, London and Rome on November 29.

Via: XinhuaNet / BookofJoe

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