This is one of the jackets of the twentieth century the most famous in the world. The leather jacket red and black worn by Michael Jackson in the Thriller video was sold on Sunday, June 26, $1.8 million at auction held in Beverly Hills, California, the second anniversary of the death of “king of Pop“.
The jacket has been sold ten times more than the price charged by the house Julien’s Auctions, which organized the auction and was estimated between 200 000 to 400 000 dollars.
Part of the proceeds will be donated to the animal reserve which hosted the two Bengal tigers owned by the singer. The buyer, Milton Verret, a native of Austin (Texas), already has another jacket Michael Jackson and U2 guitars signed by the members of the group. It has exposed the Thriller jacket around the world to raise money for sick children.