Oprah Winfrey Brings In $600K For Charity

News & Views | Camille Travis | 11/04/2013 | 10:00 AM EST

Lady O Had Quite The Yard Sale This Past Weekend

Oprah Winfrey's "biggest yard sale ever" turned out to be a huge success with droves of fans bidding for an opportunity to own items from her personal collection.

On Saturday, the auction offered up art, antiques, furniture and memorabilia at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria. Winfrey's belongings were previously housed in her residences in Indiana, Hawaii, Chicago and Santa Barbara.

While some items purchased on-site brought in the big bucks (ex. a set of six 18th century Louis XVI armchairs for $60,000), online buyers snatched up more "reasonably priced" pieces such as lamps and paintings.

The Los Angeles Times
reports Winfrey brought in more than $600,000 by the end of the day. The proceeds from the auction will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund.

The all-female school in South Africa was founded in 2007 by the global philanthropist and celebrated its first graduating class in 2012.

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