Justin Bieber's Hair Sells for $40,668 on eBay

03/02/2011 at 01:35 PM ET

Justin Bieber Hair
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Records, nail polish, movie tickets, hair: it’s official, Justin Bieber can sell anything. A lock of his freshly-chopped tresses, which he’d gifted to Ellen DeGeneres in a signed box the day after his much-buzzed-about cut, was put to auction on eBay last week, and today, sold for a whopping $40,668. The entire sum will be donated to animal rescue organization The Gentle Barn Foundation, per DeGeneres, and the winning bidder will get to meet the teen superstar the next time he appears on The Ellen Show. Bieber and DeGeneres shared a few silly Tweets leading up to his talk show appearance last week, with the host asking the singer to bring her a “surprise” when he visited. After receiving Bieber’s hair, DeGeneres immediately put it on eBay, and within an hour the bid was already up to $10,000. No word on who Wednesday’s winning bidder was just yet, but no doubt that today there’s one less lonely girl out there. —Kate Hogan


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Martina on

As silly as it sounds that someone is willing to pay that much money for a piece of hair,I’m really glad to learn that the money will be donated to an animal rescue organization. I hope more celebrities will get inspired to spend some of their “easy money” this way. I say “easy” because letting your hair grow and then sell it to a crazy fan doesn’t take much effort.

kjc on

Good on Justin Bieber!
He gets a lot of slack, but he donated locks of hair to various people and charities so that they could auction them off and raise money for a charity of their choice. Glad he took the opportunity for something good.

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[…] was a guest on Ellen and gave her a lock of his hair for her birthda. She auctioned it off for over $40,000 with all proceeds going to The Gentle […]

Adam on

I hope to god, someone clones him and sells the babies for a whole lot more. donate that money to charity!

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[…] the money is going to charity, all proceeds will be donated to The Gentle Barn Foundation and the highest bidder will get to meet Justin Bieber in the flesh the next time he appears on the Ellen DeGeneres […]

mom of 2 on

the proceeds are going to a great cause so who cares! It obviously wasnt any one you who paid the money so don’t worry about it!!

latifa on

i am really glad that justin is careing abbout the world around him, not just his fan’s or anything else i am really proud of him

xoxoxo to justin

Lisa on

….ugh. Why would anyone pay for a lock of this kids hair? And if you’re going to, why not use the money to fight breast cancer, or feed the homeless. Instead we have to donate it to an animal charity??? Don’t say it – I love animals. I’m the proud keeper of two lovely dogs. But there are more pressing issues in this country than animals – and this twerps hair.

aubrie on


Jon on

That’s nice to hear, congrats, and may the best person win and get to meet JB the next time he is on Ellen DeGeneres’s Show!

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