Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos, has announced the date of its first commercial passenger mission, July 20, and has announced that one of the first passengers will be the winner of an online auction to benefit Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, whose mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and to help invent the future of life in space.
Anyone can bid on the company's website.
Since announcing the auction, it has been revealed that Jeff Bezos himself will be a passenger on the first flight, and the current high bid, as of 8 June, is reported as $3.8 million.
The bidding concludes with a live online auction on June 12th.
Short Fuse: How much will the winning bidder pay to go to space with Jeff Bezos?
This question resolves as the reported value of the winning bid for the first ticket to fly on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket with Jeff Bezos, as announced by Blue Origin or its agents. The resolution value is in millions of US dollars. Any winning bid in an alternative currency should be converted to US dollars at market rates as of the close of bidding for resolution.
If the auction is cancelled, this question resolves ambiguously.