Michael Jackson - Jackson's Thriller Jacket Sells For $1.8 Million
The iconic black and red leather jacket Michael Jackson wore in his Thriller video has been sold for a massive $1.8 million (£1.1 million).
The instantly-identifiable costume from the 1983 promo was one of two jackets Jackson used while shooting his horror-themed dance moves.
It was put up for auction in California over the weekend (25-26Jun11), and on Sunday (26Jun11) it sold to a commodities trader from Texas for $1.8 million (£1.1 million). The final selling price far outstripped the original estimate of $200,000 (£125,000).
The winning bidder, Milton Verret, plans to use the jacket to raise money for children's charities, while a portion of the profits from the sale will go to the wildlife preserve where the King of Pop's Bengal tigers reside.
The sale came a day after the two-year anniversary of the King of Pop's death on Saturday (25Jun11).