The Google X Prize Gala: What You Missed
Who was there? Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin with respective girlfriends. The Getty family. Richard Branson of Virgin; Robin Williams; NFL legend Ronnie Lott; Tipper Gore; Arianna Huffington; California Attorney General Jerry Brown; Lars Ulrich of Metallica, singer Rufus Wainwright and many many more were there. The attendance was about 400 or so, raising more than $2 million.
Part of the $2 million raised included auctioning off items such as a US flag that was on the moon for $120,000, a flight offering eight minutes of weightlessness for another $120,000; a stay on Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island; a South African safari and a voyage into suborbital space on SpaceShipTwo for $300,000.