The four-day Jackie O. auction at Sotheby’s finished up Friday, bringing in a total of $34.5 million, seven times what the appraisers had estimated before it began.
The last item on the block was the late Mrs. Onassis’ 1992 BMW 325i sedan, which fetched $70,000.
This was something of an anticlimax to the next-to-last item - one of President John F. Kennedy’s rocking chairs, which sold for $410,000 to songwriter Carole Bayer Sager, who bought it as a wedding present for her husband-to-be.
Another rocking chair was auctioned off Tuesday for $400,000.
Sotheby’s also announced Friday that Arnold Schwarzenegger bought JFK’s golf woods Thursday night for a cool $700,000. The action-hero actor is married to Kennedy’s niece, Maria Shriver.
Schwarzenegger, who had called in his bids from Los Angeles, also won the leather covers for the woods ($30,000) and a Norman Rockwell portrait of JFK ($125,000).
Most of the money from the auction reportedly will go to John Jr. and Caroline, though the Internal Revenue Service will undoubtedly take its share.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.