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Elton John's Post-Oscar Party Raised Million Dollars for Charity

March 9, 2010 (10:10 am) GMT
Two of the many stuffs sold for auction at the bash were Elton John's Grammy costume and a picture of Barack Obama.
Elton John

Sir 's 2010 post-Oscars AIDS Foundation party was a hit - the singer raised a massive $3.7 million (2.5 million pounds) in just a few hours at the lavish star-studded bash. The "Rocket Man" hitmaker and his partner David Furnish invited a host of celebrities, including , and , to attend the 18th annual celebration, which raises money for the fight against AIDS.

After a lavish dinner and a performance by , guests were invited to participate in a live auction, where John sold the costume he wore at the Grammy Awards in January for $30,000 (20,000 pounds) and a watch from his collection for $90,000 (60,000 pounds).

Also up for grabs was a photo of U.S. President Barack Obama at college, which sold for $60,000 (40,000 pounds), and private tennis lessons from Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff, which raised $70,000 (47,000 pounds).

The generous host also took in $140,000 (93,000 pounds) by auctioning off a week-long stay at his home in Nice, France. He said, "I'm so blown away this year. We're supposedly struggling though a recession and yet it keeps getting better every year."

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