March 3, 2011; Source: NPR | Two Bieber Newswires in one week is a lot, I know, but if you aren't a Belieber yet, maybe you will be after reading this. A lock of young Bieber’s hair fetched $40,000 on the auction site Ebay, all the proceeds of which will go straight to charity.
Ellen Degeneres conducted the auction after Bieber presented it to her on her show. The proceeds of the auction will go to the Gentle Barn Foundation – an animal rescue nonprofit. Online gambling casino, GoldenPalace.com, was the lucky winner of the lock. (What will they do with that hair?) All involved were shocked at how much money the auction raised.
Bieber has had a very charitable week. He announced a fundraising campaign earlier this week for his 17th birthday to benefit Charity:Water. With 84 days left in that campaign, it has already raised over $45,000 – all of which will go straight to the charity.—Kristin Barrali