World star Michael Jackson has chained records. And yet he was not entirely satisfied. In his diary, the singer indeed revealed that an obsession with money did not leave him …
Died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50, the king of pop did not have time to realize all his dreams … Revealed to the general public when he was only a child thanks to the group he was training with his older brothers, The Jackson Five, Michael Jackson began a solo career in 1971 and set records! If five of his solo albums released during his lifetime are among the best-selling records in the world – Off The Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995) – the artist’s music videos, made as short films, were also applauded by his peers and fans. If Michael Jackson has managed to sell more than 350 million records in the world and ranks among the biggest record sellers of all time, behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley, he regretted, however, not having broken another record.
If Michael Jackson were obsessed with the idea of being “immortalized“, extracts from his diary, including the site The Mirror, was able to obtain, also reveals that the latter was more than anything to become “the first multi-billionaire actor-director-actor.“Very concentrated on this, the singer then thought about how to make this possible by earning 20 million dollars per week. In order to collect this sum, the father of Paris Jackson then thought of negotiating concerts with the Cirque du Soleil and sign an agreement with the athletics brand Nike. Cinema-wise, he also planned to make remakes of the films 20000 Leagues Under the Sea and the Seventh voyage of Sinbad. Obsessed with the idea, the one who was afraid of being forgotten wrote in his diary: “If I don’t focus on cinema, no immortalization.“
What was Michael Jackson’s financial situation before his death?
World star Michael Jackson has made a tremendous amount of money in his lifetime. In 2007, two years before his death, the singer’s fortune was estimated at 236.6 million dollars. At that time, the value of his Neverland ranch was worth $ 33 million. Despite his fortune, he later borrowed $ 200 million to maintain his lifestyle, which journalists estimated at $ 30 million a year. In 2009, his will revealed that his personal wealth was estimated at 500 million dollars, in particular thanks to the rights held in the music catalog of Sony. One year after his death, the magazine Billboard estimated that it had generated at least $ 1 billion in revenue in less than 12 months.
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