Even Oprah holds yard sales (but hers raise $600,000!)

When Oprah Winfrey holds a garage sale, it’s bound to be of epic proportions.


The media mogul offloaded items from her homes in Hawaii, California and Indiana on Friday in a sale that earned more than $600,000 for charity.


All proceeds from the auction will go towards her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, a boarding school that provides education for academically gifted girls from impoverished backgrounds. The funds will help the female graduates as they go on to attend university.


"I'm trying not to be attached to things," said Oprah. "I'm trying to live the life that I talk about, like not letting things define you. But it's hard." 

Some of the unconventional items, which were sold under tents in Santa Barbara and online for up to 10 times their value, included a 19th-century doll collection, “simple” crystal lamp bases and a teapot – purchased by one lucky bidder for $1,000!


For those with more extravagant tastes, a set of six 18th-century Louis XVI armchairs fetched a whopping $60,000.


"It is my idea of a yard sale, and just like everybody, you start accumulating stuff. I've been accumulating things since 1985," Oprah said.

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