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Monday
Nov042013

Oprah Winfrey Charity Auction Brings in More than $600,000 

Jason Kempin/Getty Images for FIJ(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) -- Oprah Winfrey's personal items hit the auction block on Saturday at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, Calif., and her memorabilia, furniture, art and antiques reportedly raised more than $600,000 for charity.

One item up for bid -- a set of six 18th-century Louis XVI armchairs -- was snatched up for a winning bid of $60,000. Meanwhile, a 16-by-20-inch print of Winfrey on the cover of TV Guide was expected to go for about $200 to $400, but instead sold for $3,000, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The items up for bid were from her Montecito mansion, as well as her homes in Hawaii, Illinois and Indiana.  Winfrey's fitness guru, Bob Green, also put up some furniture and equipment for the sale.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund, which helps graduates of Oprah's girls' academy in South Africa attend colleges and universities around the world.

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