As the highest eBay bidder for the celebrity-autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle from "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno
, Waste Management Inc. donated more than $800,000 for charity and plans on "paying it forward." The motorcycle is signed by some of the nation's most famous people.
Presidents George H.W. Bush
and William J. Clinton
and other famous celebrities like Donald Trump
, Nicole Kidman
, Bill Cosby
, Jamie Foxx
, Demi Moore
, Tim Robbins
, Ashlee Simpson
, Jimmy Buffet
, Denzel Washington
and future baseball Hall of Famer Roger Clemens
of the Houston Astros signed their John Hancock on the Harley.
Waste Management will use the Harley to help raise funds for those in need. The motorcycle will be auctioned once again to the highest bidder on Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at $1 million. The proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund for hurricane survivor relief.
"As a son of New Orleans, I have personally seen first-hand the need of those affected by the tragedy of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita," says David Steiner, CEO, Waste Management, Inc. "As a company, we are excited to find another great way to give back to the communities where our employees and customers live and work. It's great to see the Harley 'pay it forward' to help once again."