Michael Jackson Hair Sold at Auction, Fetches $10,871
Winning Bidder to Make Michael Jackson Hair Into Roulette Ball
Michael Jackson memorabilia is always in hot demand, but what about owning an actual piece of Michael Jackson?
OnlineGamblingPal.com announced that they purchased Michael Jackson's hair at auction for $10,871 and they'll be using it in a one-off roulette ball.
Seems that the online casino portal wanted to create a unique tribute to Michael Jackson, "So when we found out that a sample of his hair was to be auctioned off, we seized this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do just that."
Where did the hair come from in the first place? This wad of MJ's mane was collected at New York's Carlyle Hotel; Jackson had stayed there for a charity event and apparently left behind a chunk of hair.
Bidding started at $1,000 and, in all, 15 bids were placed.
How does this hair become a roulette ball? The website maintains that "the ball itself will be made to the highest professional standards, ensuring it will be eligible for use at any licensed casino's roulette table. Indeed, considering Jackson dedicated his life to entertaining millions, the prospect of this very special ball captivating crowds at roulette tables seems like a fitting use for it."
This is so odd.
Forbes.com reports that MJ earned $170 million over the past year, amassed from the documentary This Is It, posthumous albums, Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, a record deal, book and DVD sales, the Michael Jackson Experience video game, and proceeds from his stake in the Sony/ATV catalog and his Mijac Music.