Talk show host and media magnate Oprah Winfrey auctions furniture, paintings and memorabilia from her Chicago apartment to fund her education academy for girls in South Africa. The 61-year-old is estimated by Forbes magazine to be worth US $3 billion.
The 571 lots in the Chicago sale are mostly from her downtown condominium.
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls is a boarding school for about 380 girls, south of Johannesburg. It was founded by the television mega-star in in January 2007. It provides opportunities to academically gifted girls who have exhibited leadership qualities.
Date written/update: 2015-03-22