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
Though summer’s technically not over, I think it’s time to take a look back at everything that happened these summer months. There was a LOT. What do you think was the most shocking? The most WTF? The best fashion moment? Let’s vote!
In case you need a refresher, here are some links to these stories: (more…)
September 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Paris Jackson has been recuperating from a suicide attempt earlier this month. While we have stories about what exactly happened we don’t know for sure, although we’re getting another piece. Facebook may have had something to do with it, specifically, cyber bullying. From TMZ:
Sources closely connected to Paris tell TMZ … the 15-year-old has been reeling from comments left on her Facebook page — many about Michael Jackson and his lifestyle. Some of the comments involve the various molestation allegations … others involve the odd life Paris lived while Michael was alive.
We’re told Paris has taken the comments very personally … and one source says, “They destroyed her.” The source adds, there’s a nexus between the bullying and her penchant for cutting.
Now here’s the problem. Paris does not have access to her Facebook page while she’s in the psych ward at UCLA Medical Center. But her family is deeply concerned that she’ll backslide if she goes back on Facebook when she gets out.
The family is extremely frustrated, because they’ve tried to shut down Paris’ Facebook page, but they can’t — Facebook’s policy is that the family of a user has no right to shut down an account if the user is 13 years of age or older.
I guess her Facebook settings weren’t set to just trusted friends and family. It’s impossible of course to filter out everything on Facebook that you don’t want.
I don’t know what to do here. What would your solution be?
June 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
I hope you feel better. You will be on my guest list anytime you want.
Which is very sweet of him. He continued on his path of kindness when he dedicated his song “Disposable Teens” (okay maybe not the sweetest title but I bet the message is…good?) to her at one of his shows.
But then, being Manson, he got a little weird.
According to reports, Manson dedicated his song “Disposable Teens” to Michael Jackson’s famous daughter, saying simply, “This song is for Paris Jackson” during his Thursday night show. The dedication comes days after reports surfaced that the 15-year-old had attempted suicide after being told she could not attend Manson’s show.
Manson then shocked observers by simulating a suicide attempt of his own, dragging a meat cleaver across his forearm. [Note: Paris Jackson reportedly used a meat cleaver to cut herself.]
Okay, chill out Billboard, it’s quite obviously a knife and not a meat cleaver. Nit picky, I know. But yes. It’s STILL odd to me. What exactly was his message? “Hey everyone, in case you didn’t know, this is how she tried to kill herself, let me show you. This isn’t sensationalizing it at all.” But I don’t know.
What do you think?
June 8, 2013 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Paris Jackson was taken to the hospital for a rumored suicide attempt that is nearly confirmed. And more details have emerged. I want to hug this girl. Apparently before her attempt she called a suicide hotline and wrote a suicide note. From TMZ:
Paris Jackson left a suicide note and then cut her arm with a meat cleaver … TMZ has learned.
Sources with an intimate knowledge of the situation tell TMZ … Michael Jackson‘s daughter called a suicide hotline and the person on the other end was alarmed enough to call 911.
Our sources say in addition to cutting her right forearm, Paris had taken a large number of Motrin pills.
We’re told once Paris was taken by stretcher to an ambulance and then transported to a nearby hospital, she was placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold for 72 hours.
She received “numerous stitches” for the cut.
As for the suicide note … we do not know what she wrote.
Thank God for the people who work at suicide hotlines. I don’t know how they do it. I’m not sure if I could.
I’ve never been in Paris’ situation and cannot imagine. It must be hard to lose a parent. Not saying that her dad’s death has anything or everything to do with this, I’m just saying I don’t know what that’s like and it can’t be easy. There’s been a lot of sadness in her life.
Her attorney maintains that she is “physically fine” so I guess there’s a little bit of good news there.
June 6, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Paris Jackson, daughter of Michael, was rushed to the hospital this morning amid rumors of an attempted suicide. Though anyone who attempts suicide can likely attest it’s for a number of reasons, TMZ suggest it may have stemmed from frustration over a Marilyn Manson concert. Here is TMZ’s timeline:
Paris Jackson was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning, and sources tell us it was a suicide attempt.
Paris was taken out of her Calabasas family house [note: this is not her grandmother's house, as Katherine Jackson lives in Encino] on a stretcher at around 2 AM and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
The 911 call came in at 1:27 AM. We’re told the caller reported a possible overdose, although a source connected to the emergency response said there were multiple cuts on one of her wrists.
– 9:51 AM PST: A source closely connected to Paris tells TMZ … she has “tried this [a possible suicide attempt] in the past” but “this was far more serious. It was not a cry for help.”
– 10:14 AM PST: Debbie Rowe‘s lawyer, Eric George, tells TMZ: “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family’s privacy.”
10:14 AM PST: A source connected to the family tells TMZ … Paris “threw a fit” last night after she was told she couldn’t go to a Marilyn Manson concert. We’re told she ran into her room screaming and slammed the door.
– 11:33 AM PT — Katherine Jackson’s attorney tells TMZ … “Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention.” The lawyer, Perry Sanders, adds, “Being a sensitive 15 year old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you.”
– 12:44 PM PT – Jackson brothers Jackie, Marlon and Tito just sent this statement to TMZ: “Thank you for the outpouring of concern and support for Paris. She is safe and doing fine. We truly appreciate you respecting our family privacy at this time.”
TMZ is very quick to point out that Paris was posting “cryptic tweets”. Yesterday Miss Jackson tweeted the Beatles lyrics,
yesterday , all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they’re here to stay
Paris often tweets lyrics of her favorite artists, so who knows if this means anything at all. At this time it sounds as though the family isn’t denying the suicide rumors. I sincerely hope she’s doing well.
Also, who the f-ck is leaking all of this personal info? I’m talking about details like, “Paris threw a fit [...] ran into her room screaming and slammed the door.” That had to be from somebody in the house at the time, which means it was probably someone close the family, which means that’s shady as hell to release that to the press. Unless of course it’s all made up. In which case, still not cool.