Michael Jackson Net Worth 2014 – 2015: $236 Million
Michael Joseph Jackson is simply a legend, in fact, he’s probably the best singer/dancer performer that the world has ever seen to date, this guy really took the entertainment industry by storm and became the undisputed king of music at a very young age. Those of you who saw him perform along with his older brothers in the music family group known as the Jackson 5, then I’m sure that you noticed right from the start that this kid was it, in fact, I think that he was actually the real reason behind the success of that group.
I’m not sure if you remember, but when Michael launched his solo career everything went uphill from there, because that’s when he was able to be in the spotlight and reveal his true talents as a singer, dancer, and overall performer.
There’s a lot of dispute going on about how much money Michael Jackson had, some people say that he was worth more than $1 billion, others believe that he was worth $600 million, however, some financial documents released by Jackson himself in 2007 stated that he was worth $236 million at that time. According to an article published by CBS News in 2009, Jackson had $567.6 million in assets, including the worldwide recognized Neverland Ranch, his share of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing Catalog, cars, antiques, and collectibles.
The same article also said that the five page report clearly stated that he had an outstanding debt of $331 million, so if you deduct $331 from $567.6 you end up only having $236 million, which was clearly the amount of money that he had at the time of his death. At his peak Michael’s net worth was perhaps somewhere around $350 million, but it’s hard to know for fact, because as you probably already know Mike really, and I mean really loved spending money. CBS also mentioned that he only had $668,215 in cash, which was without any doubt not enough money for his famous shopping sessions.
Michael was the best, there has never been and there will never be someone as good as he was, those who have tried have failed blatantly, not even Usher comes close, and Usher is/was great, but Mike was simply unreal, not human, in fact, the only word I can think of to describe him is supernatural. I mean this guy was like the Leonardo Da Vinci or the Muhammad Ali of music, simply put, the greatest of all-time.
Some of my favorite Michael Jackson albums include Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, and Invincible, he released several other albums, but the ones I just mentioned are my favorites. Don’t froget that Mike was also a talented actor, he appeared on several films such as The Wiz, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Captain EO, Moonwalker, and Men in Black II among many others.
But, how much is/was Michael Jackson really worth? Well, according to several online media outlets and magazines he had a net worth of $600 million, other sources believe that his net wealth peaked at $1 billion, however, after making our own calculations and taking into account the most recent financial information published about his life, we have come to the conclusion that Mike had a total fortune of $236 million dollars approximately.
Since Michael is no longer with us, he is currently not ranked on Forbes Magazine Richest Celebrities list, however, Forbes did include him on their Top Dead Earning Celebrities list in 2013.