Stephen Hawking was a renowned theoretical physicist, author, cosmologist, also a director of research for Theoretical Cosmology Centre at the University of Cambridge at the time of his demise (Born: 8 January 1942 – Died: 14 March 2018).
Recently, there was an auction of items owned by Stephen Hawking. The auction includes a bomber jacket, The Simpson’s original script created by him and even the awards and medals he achieved during his career in science.
The famous thinker uses an old wheelchair in 1980’s till mid of 1990’s. The wheelchair happens to be the only thing in the block of the auction which focuses on Hawking’s differently-able side and not his scientific achievements.
Even though it was unexpected, the old wheelchair of his got a completely astronomical price.
The attempt to place an estimated price on the wheelchair, the highest price was around 15000 British pounds or 18,900 USD. No doubt, it is a great deal of cash for an antique wheelchair, even though it was used by all-time famous and respectable scientists in the world.
Fortunately, it ended up being completely wrong. The sale price was sky high from $50,000, $100,000, and it went up to, even $300,000. Finally, the sale price of red leather wheelchair rest at $387,117 GBP equivalent. Heavenly stunning!
What’s astounding about this isn’t only the cost, yet the way that the auction was basically initiated as charity but with heading off to Stephen Hawking Foundation and Motor Neuron Disease Association, the two of which were causes that Hawking thought profoundly about.
It’s a wonderful cost, yet the wheelchair wasn’t the highest evaluated thing on the auction. The owned items of Hawking’s awards and medals brought a similar price, while a unique copy of Hawking’s thesis which was written in 1965 got an incredible 584,750 pounds, or around $762,820 USD.