College photographs of Elon Musk have been sold for $165,000 dollars at auction by his ex-girlfriend.
A collection of never-before-seen pictures and moments given by the Tesla CEO to his college girlfriend, Jennifer Gwynne, sold for thousands of dollars each on Thursday.
Musk and Ms Gwynne dated from 1994 to 1995 when they were students at the University of Pennsylvania, and broke up once he graduated and before he amassed his fortunes.
“We broke up just before he started conquering the world,” Ms Gwynne told The Boston Globe.
According to the publication, she said she had the idea upon learning that some of Musk’s signed test papers once sold at auction for over $7,000 and she hoped to sell the items to raise funds for her stepson’s college tuition.
The items auctioned included 18 photos, a gold and emerald necklace gifted to Ms Gwynne – which sold for $51,000 alone – and a handwritten birthday card which reads: “Happy Birthday, Jennifer (aka, Boo-Boo), Love, Elon.”
The 51-year-old billionaire has since changed his Twitter profile picture to one of the auctioned images.
“Based on his Twitter profile today, I think he’s all good with me,” said Ms Gwynne.
Musk is locked in a public battle with Twitter over his $44 billion offer to buy the social media company after he tried to back out of the deal. A legal trial is scheduled to take place in October.