While random people claim to sell such oddities as Britney Spears’ sandwich leftovers and used handkerchiefs on Ebay, Justin Bieber’s hair definitely crushed the competition several years ago when it sold for more than $40,000 on the Internet.
Surprisingly, Bieber’s intentions weren’t to make more money or to end up in the headlines. He actually gave some of his styled locks to Ellen DeGeneres in 2011. Ellen wanted a surprise gift from the Canadian star and he presented her with a signed box, which held his chopped off tresses. Shortly after Bieber’s appearance on her show Ellen decided to use the hair for a good cause. The talk show hostess put Bieber’s hair on Ebay, with bids reaching $10,000 in the first hour. Ellen didn’t sell the hair until the bid reached more than $40,000.
Bieber’s hair was auctioned for $40, 668. The money went to The Gentle Barn Foundation, an animal rescue organization. For once Bieber’s money-making fame did came in handy to a good cause.