Oprah Winfrey Raises $600K for Charity With Yard Sale


Oprah Winfrey


Some items which are auctioned off by Oprah at her yard sale include a set of six 18th century Louis XVI armchairs with hand-embroidered details and a TV Guide cover photo.

Oprah Winfrey raised more than $600,000 for charity by auctioning off hundreds of her personal items, Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday, November 3. The auction took place on Saturday at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club. It was carried out by Kaminski Auctions.

A set of six 18th-century Louis XVI armchairs with hand-embroidered details was auctioned off at $60,000. Other items which were sold at the event include a 16-by-20-inch print of a TV Guide cover photo of the media mogul, a pair of simple crystal lamp bases, a dog portrait and a tea pot. Each of the items went to buyers at $3,000, $2,500, $1,400 and $1,000 respectively.

The items came from Oprah's Montecito mansion as well as homes in Hawaii, Illinois and Indiana. Money raised from the sale goes to Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

"It's just too much stuff. I talk about it a lot in ['O'] magazine. We talk about decluttering. And I realised, I need to declutter my own life. It is very freeing. I am downsizing," Oprah said prior to the event. "I'm trying not to be attached to things. I'm trying to live the life that I talk about, like not letting things define you. But it's hard."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Charlie Sheen Opens Up About His Wild Night With Lindsay Lohan: 'She Literally Tucked Me In'
  2. It's Over! Kim Kardashian 'Pulling the Plug' on Her Marriage to Kanye West
  3. Khloe Kardashian Reveals Secret to Her Big and Perky Butt
  4. Britney Spears Freaks Out After Sex Tape Leaks Online
  5. Angelina Jolie Demands Brad Pitt to Keep the Kids Away From Jennifer Aniston
  6. Report: Drake Dating Legendary Singer Sade Adu
  7. Ryan Gosling May Dump Eva Mendes as Reports of Her Past Affair Emerge
  8. Report: Generous George Clooney Under FBI Investigation for Money Laundering
  9. Zac Efron Left Paris Jackson Heartbroken Nearly a Decade Ago
  10. Sleepyhead Madonna Leaves Kids Starving at Daughter's Birthday Bash

CELEBS PHOTO