On October 30, 2013, television and business mogul Oprah Winfrey announced, via Twitter, that she will be having the biggest yard sale ever this weekend.
Oprah Winfrey, age 59, is a talk show host, producer, director, actress and philanthropist, and owner of “Own” TV and “O” magazine. She is best known for her talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and most recently released movie, "The Butler". She is a self-made entrepreneur and considered by many as the most powerful woman in the world.
"Offering antiques, contemporary furnishings, and fine art from Ms. Winfrey's residences in Indiana, Hawaii, Chicago, and Santa Barbara, as well as items from the “La Quinta” estate and from various properties of Bob Greene." ~Oprah Winfrey Collection offerings, Kaminski Auctions.
What? Is Oprah Winfrey really having a yard sale?
Yes, celebrities have stuff they want to get rid of too!
Oprah Winfrey has teamed up with Kaminski Auctions to pare down her earthly possessions from her homes in Indiana, Hawaii, Chicago and Santa Barbara.
People have yard sales for various reasons, but you can rest assured that Oprah Winfrey is not in need of quick cash flow. As of September 2013, Forbes estimated Winfrey’s net worth at $2.9 billion!
Oprah Winfrey’s current primary residence is a said to be a 42-acre estate in Montecito, California. (See photo attached.)
So, why is Oprah Winfrey having a yard sale?
According to her Twitter post’s hash tag, Oprah Winfrey is redecorating.
The proceeds from the yard sale will go to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund. The fund is used to cover collegiate expenses for graduates of The Oprah Winfrey Academy for Girls – South Africa.
The Oprah Winfrey Collection yard sale
Oh, and don’t think you are going to be traipsing around the grounds of one of Winfrey’s sprawling estates. The ‘yard sale’ will be held on November 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. (PT) at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club, 330 Via Real, Carpenteria, Ca. 93013. General admission is free, but there is a $10 per car parking fee. The gates to the racquet club will open at 9 a.m.
No doubt, there will be some great finds at that yard sale/auction.
Will you be going to Oprah Winfrey’s yard sale?
It is requested that all attendees register prior to their arrival.
Can’t make it out to California to find your next treasures in Oprah’s cast offs?
Yard sales are always so much fun! If you go and make a purchase, let us know about your Oprah Winfrey yard sale treasure finds.