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High on His Hog

Waste Management (WM) CEO David Steiner, left, hands over a celebrity-autograph-laden motorcycle to Houston attorney John O'Quinn.

WM auctioned off the motorcycle at the end of last year to raise money for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. O'Quinn paid $1 million for the bike, and WM donated the money to the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund.

In early 2005, WM purchased the motorcycle, which sat on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” set for several weeks and was autographed by many of the program's guests, for $800,100 in an eBay auction. Autographs on the bike include those of real estate mogul Donald Trump, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and baseball pitcher Roger Clemens.