In 2005, the million-dollar homepage was made. Each pixel on the website cost $1 to claim and you had to spend at least $100 to snag a spot.
It’s been over 15 years now and many of the linked websites are starting to fall apart. Let’s go investigate!
The aim of the website was to sell all of the pixels in the image, thus generating a million dollars of income for the creator. The Wall Street Journal has commented that the site inspired other websites that sell pixels.
On 1 January 2006, the final 1,000 pixels were put up for auction on eBay. The auction closed on 11 January with a winning bid of $38,100 that brought the final tally to $1,037,100 in gross.