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Oprah Winfrey will auction off some of her personal possessions next week in order to raise money for the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund. Several items from her trainer and friend Bob Green will also be up for auction.
Winfrey announced the event on Twitter earlier this month.
I'm having the biggest yard sale ever! http://t.co/zKlFNSPn5n
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) October 9, 2013
Yard sale isn’t exactly accurate. The media mogul will auction off belongings from her five homes at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club. According to the auction website, The Oprah Winfrey Collection will include “antiques, contemporary furnishings, and fine art.”
The collection catalog alone costs $50, so bidders shouldn’t expect to find bargain deals.
The online catalog has over 29 pages of Winfrey’s former possessions. On the low end, the collection includes an antique Chinese trunk starting at $50. At the very top of the estate, an 18th century Louis XVI Leonard Boudin bureau will start at $15,000, but its estimated value is a whopping $50,000.
All proceeds will go to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund, an organization that helps graduates of The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa attend college.
Winfrey opened the academy in 2007 in Henley on Klip, South Africa. The school’s mission is “to provide a nurturing educational environment for academically gifted girls who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.” In 2011, Winfrey celebrated the academy’s first graduating class.
A preview for the auction will run from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. Then on Saturday, Nov. 2, the public can begin bidding on Oprah’s favorite things.