A lock of Justin Bieber's hair has sold at auction for a staggering $40,668.
The 17-year-old handed his hair to Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on her show last month, days after famously changing his look – and told her to sell it for a charity of her choice.
He stated, "I'm giving pieces of it (hair) to different people. We're doing something special. We want you to donate it to whatever charity you want."
DeGeneres decided to sell it to raise funds for California animal rescue centre The Gentle Barn, and placed the hair on eBay.com, where it quickly became a hot item.
Bidding reached $12,000 on Tuesday but shot up overnight. It is not known who placed the winning bid. Meanwhile, fans of Bieber's famous mop-top hairstyle can take one final look at the ';do' that was thanks to late children's author Theodor Geisel.
As part of Read Across America Day, which coincides with the iconic writer's birthday, Bieber appears in a new viral video reading from one of Giesel's Dr. Seuss books, and encourags fans to do the same to mark the literary anniversary.
Bieber has also felt some heat for raising his middle finger to paparazzi over the weekend while out on his birthday dinner with Selena Gomez.
In a series of tweets, Bieber said, "Had a great bday and at the end of the night we got surrounded by paps and I reacted in a way I know better. I'm sorry. It's not always easy but I know better than to react in anger.
"Life has it's ups and downs but u guys r always there 4 me. I will make my mistakes but I promise 2 continue 2 grow with u and try 2 do rt (right)."
How much would you pay for a lock of your favorite celebrity's hair?