Michael Jackson‘s kids – Paris, Prince and Blanket – were never going to be short on cash. They were born rich and they’ll die rich… but just how rich? Well, just for reference, these underage children get upwards of $8 million per year as allowance. That’s so, so much money… but what do they spend it on?
- Prince has spent more than $50,000 on custom-made jewelry for three of his girlfriends, plus $40,000 on a new Ford pick-up truck. He wants to save enough money to buy back his father’s Neverland Ranch, currently in control of creditors with an asking price of $35 million.
- Paris also likes to buy gifts for friends, including shoes and athletic gear. The annual cost for her to stay at a therapeutic boarding school, following last year’s suicide attempt, is also in the six figures.
- Blanket likes to take his cousins to dinners at expensive restaurants; their nights out, which also include trips to the movies, typically come to about $500 plus tips. He also spends $200 an hour for karate lessons and a personal trainer.
- The kids also take three vacations a year, totaling $350,000 including first-class airfare and security—in Hawaii, they stay in a $5,500-per-night suite; in Vegas, they sometimes rent the Bellagio’s penthouse suite, which can cost as much as $5,000 per night.
Oh man. Well, okay – now I’m severely depressed. Here’s what a source told the publication about the financial goings-on of the kids:
“These things that they’re doing they are mostly paying for themselves, with their own money. Look, they also get $15,000 to $20,000 every month just in walking-around money. No one else has that kind of dough around here,” one source said.
“This is why you have had so much of the fighting going on in the family. But the battles have calmed since their uncles have finally found consistent work and everyone has pretty much left [Katherine] alone about money.”
Still, family members believe the children are a lot more frugal than their father was with his.
“They’re not [as bad] as their father .?.?. They also seem to have more of a sense as to when they may be going overboard,” the source said.
Wait, so they get an extra $20,000 ON TOP of the $8 million allowance? WHAT? How is this a thing? The mind boggles… but I guess when money seems endless, you don’t really have to think of how you spend it.
June 10, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
The worst thing about being a celebrity is that when you’re alive, you can’t get any peace from the public and paparazzi and when you die, well, they still won’t give you any peace. Instead, they bring you back in hologram form like they did to Michael Jackson at the Billboard Music Awards last night (and Tupac at Coachella in 2012, lest we forget).
Michael “performed” a song called ‘Slave to the Rhythm’, from the new album that’s just coming out now… years after his death. Isn’t it great that record labels can make money off you even long after you’ve stopped breathing? Apparently it took six months to put the performance together and it was almost cancelled last minute due to a lawsuit, since a few tech companies said that the producers were using their technology to make the performance possible.
I dunno, I don’t find this to be “cool” or creative or anything. I think they should let dead performers be dead, enjoy their past work and move on. What did you guys think?
May 19, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
One of the best and worst things to happen to the world is technology. On one hand, it’s allowed so many brilliant things to happen – the Internet, fancy phones, medical advancements, etc. On the other hand, it means we can now “bring back” dead musicians to allow those that are still living to make a mockery of their career by “duetting” on “new” songs. Such is the case with Justin Timberlake, who sang “with” Michael Jackson on a new single called ‘Love Never Felt So Good’.
This song isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever had, but I’m so weirded out by this whole process (y’all remember the Susan Boyle/Elvis debacle) that I just can’t take it seriously. NOPE.
May 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
You’ve gotta love living in a country where a physician can be indicted for murder (which he was pretty much guilty of – or at the very least, SERIOUS malpractice) and still practice medicine. I mean, really? Conrad Murray – who, if the name doesn’t ring a bell, gave Michael Jackson the shitload of drugs that eventually killed him – is back in business, and I’ve lost all faith in the medical field.
Conrad Murray now has a chance to improve his success record in treating patients … because he’s back in business.
TMZ has learned the patients this time around will be children with heart problems. Murray has taken a gig with the Trinidad Ministry of Health, where he’ll be consulting with local heart surgeons.
Murray won’t get rich off the new job — he’s volunteering his services, but it’s definitely a foot in the door. His medical license has been revoked in Texas and suspended in California and Nevada.
The government wants Murray to use his U.S. contacts to help hook up the sick kids.
Uhhh… no. I just don’t even have words for this. We’re trusting him with CHILDREN now? CHILDREN WITH HEART PROBLEMS? In what universe is this a good idea?
Waiting for the first fatality under his care, because you know it’s coming. :(
March 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
When you’re famous, people constantly crawl out of the woodworks trying to get a piece of the pie. People you haven’t spoken to since middle school (and chances are, they bullied you back then) will seriously hit you up in your 30s talking about, “Hey, remember me, man? School was rad!” (or something). I’m not sure where I’m going with this, but the point I’m trying to make here is that this kind of bullshit is even MORE common when the celebrity in question is dead, because then, not many people can refute it.
Apparently there’s been claims that Michael Jackson is 99.99% certain to be the father of some 31-year-old musician named Brandon Howard. Brandon has worked with everyone from Ne-Yo to Chris Brown, so looks like musicality runs in the family! It’s said that a DNA test proves this paternity thing, but the problem with that is that the testing facility, which is said to be based in Ireland, doesn’t actually exist, and the graphic used on the testing paper is straight outta one of the Terminator films.
Here’s a shocker — the DNA test results that allegedly prove 31-year-old Brandon Howard is Michael Jackson’s son are BOGUS … in fact, so bogus … the logo from the so-called DNA testing lab was ripped from “Terminator Salvation.”
As we reported, FilmOn.com’s Alki David put on a spectacle Thursday — claiming he had DNA results proving singer B Howard was the biological son of the King of Pop. He then produced the results showing a “99.99999%” probability that MJ was Brandon’s dad.
TMZ obtained a photo of the DNA doc — allegedly from a testing facility in Ireland called “DNA Lab.” We searched high and low but could find no such generic DNA lab in Ireland.
Skeptical, we investigated — a simple Google image search of “DNA results” turns up a bunch of sample docs with the same exact easily-stealable format as the one we got.
But the coup de grace — we then Google image searched “DNA logo” and the first result … literally … was the same DNA pic used in the “DNA Lab” logo.
Oh, dear. And here’s the testing results in question:
SMH at people. What’s wrong with everybody? Also, this guy – who seemed to have a pretty decent career before all this – has basically erased any credibility he had. Everyone’s going to remember him as the dude who tried to swindle the Michael Jackson estate now, NOT as a legit artist. What was the point of it all?
March 7, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Conrad Murray went to prison for killing Michael Jackson (a manslaughter charge) but he’s insisting he didn’t kill him; that Jackson did it himself, because he was drug addict. He’s got an especially detailed defense. Here’s what he told Daily Mail, via Extra:
I did not kill Michael Jackson. He was a drug addict. Michael Jackson accidentally killed Michael Jackson… I never gave Michael anything that would kill him.
You want to know how close we were? I held his penis every night to fit a catheter because he was incontinent at night. Michael trusted no one. The bed chamber smelled because he did not even let maids in there to clean it. There were clothes strewn everywhere.
I tried to protect him but instead I was brought down with him.
Dude, don’t even. Yeah, MJ was a grown man, but you were his doctor and he was your patient, and good doctors don’t usually let their patients die. Maybe you didn’t personally give them to him, but he should not have been left alone with drugs that you knew were possibly lethal if left with someone who isn’t a doctor. Also, you should have immediately called 9/11 instead of his bodyguards and then his damn children. I blame Conrad Murray 100%. I know he didn’t do it on purpose, but he did it.
Regardless, he’s out of prison now.