Hat auction nets US$17,600
The hat Bill Gates wore at the 2009 International Assembly in San Diego while announcing a new US$255 million challenge grant to Rotary netted $17,600 in an eBay auction to support eradicating polio. Rotary Images/Monika Lozinska-Lee
A winning bid of US$17,600 was received for the hat that Bill Gates wore and autographed at Rotary’s 2009 International Assembly.
The signed baseball cap was sold on eBay through an auction that ended 12 February, with proceeds going to help support Rotary’s US$200 Million Challenge for polio eradication.
Gates also wore the hat in India while he was immunizing children against polio.