The auction was for a seat next to DiCaprio for a Virgin Galactic space flight. Branson is hoping to launch the first commercial trip in space from New Mexico later this year. Seats for the flight are selling for around $200,000.
Another $2.3 million won a lucky bidder a package that includes two tickets to the premiere of DiCaprio’s upcoming film “Wolf on Wall Street,” and the subsequent after party, a room at the Beverly Hills Hotel during Oscar weekend, tickets to attend Elton John’s annual Oscar viewing party, a Chopard watch, and tickets to attend a Vanity Fair party with Heidi Klum.
The auction raised a total of $25 million for amfAR’s efforts to fight AIV and AIDS.