Oprah had a yard sale for charity and was able to raise $600,000. On Nov. 3, PEOPLE Magazine reported that Oprah Winfrey got quite a large sum of money in what is being called "an epic yard sale." Oprah sold all kinds of things from a teapot to an enlarged print of the television host turned network owner.
"The treasures came from the 59-year-old media mogul's homes in Hawaii, Indiana and California, with the auction taking place inside three tents on the polo grounds in Santa Barbara, Calif. All proceeds from the sale benefited Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa," PEOPLE Magazine reports.
The Oprah yard sale was a huge success with some basic items fetching tons of money because many people wanted to own something that once belonged to Oprah Winfrey. The items that were for sale were from Oprah's homes in Hawaii, Indiana, and California. There was an auction held in Santa Barbara, Calif. where tents were set up housing some of Oprah's possessions.
"I've been accumulating things since 1985. It's just too much stuff. I talk about it a lot in [O] the magazine. We talk about decluttering. And I realized, I need to declutter my own life. It is very freeing. I am downsizing," Winfrey told Entertainment Tonight (via PEOPLE Magazine).
The Oprah yard sale was for a good cause but it has still gotten its fair share of complaints. Bottom line is that Oprah "decluttered" her life and she donated the money to a charity close to her heart. Do you have a problem with how Oprah went about this? Sound off in the comments below.
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