Justin Bieber just made tens of thousands of more dollars — from his hair.
Bieber’s hair sold on eBay yesterday with a final bid of $40,688.
Bieber, who cut his hair last week — to the dismay of some 85,000 fans who dropped the singer on Facebook after the cut — wanted to use his locks to help raise money for charity and shared them with Ellen DeGeneres just one day after cut. DeGeneres put the locks up on eBay, and within the first hour, Bieber’s hairs were already up to $10,000 in bids. The auction ended yesterday and helped raise $40,688 for the the Gentle Barn, an animal rescue organization in Santa Clarita, Calif., which was chosen by DeGeneres.
As part of the winning bidder’s prize, they will get to meet Bieber during his next appearance on the Ellen Show.
The singer’s charitable ways did not stop at the hair. As part of his 17th birthday wish yesterday, he urged fans to donate at least $17 to the Charity: Water foundation, which provides clean water to those in need. Bieber has already helped raised more than $44,000 (and growing), which surpassed the $17,000 campaign goal.