He may be gone, but he's not forgotten. In fact, Michael Jackson has brought in so much bank since his June 2009 passing that he's landed the No. 1 spot on Forbes's Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List.
According to Forbes, Jackson's estate has brought in a whopping $275 million over the past 12 months – more than the combined earnings of superstars Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Madonna, and more than any living artist or group, for that matter.
"[Jackson's] kids are going to have grandkids before that money's gone," estate lawyer Donald David, who handled Tupac Shakur's finances, tells the magazine.
The beloved singer's good fortune is due in large part to licensing deals cut by executors of his estate, a surge in sales of his music catalog and the $250 million box office of his film, "This Is It."
"There is a strong demand for Michael Jackson's music and merchandise, and that will only increase as more material surfaces in the years following his death," says Adam Kluger of product-placement outfit the Kluger Agency.
Adds Susan Blond, Jackson's publicist during his "Thriller" days, "His earning potential will only increase year after year, as his legacy continues to be cemented. When our great-grandchildren are talking about music, it will be Michael Jackson over Elvis Presley."
Rounding out the lucky 13 deceased top earners, in order of rank: Elvis Presley, $60 million; author J.R.R. Tolkien, $50 million; Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, $33 million; John Lennon, $17 million; author Stieg Larsson, $15 million; Dr. Seuss, $11 million; Albert Einstein, $10 million; New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, $8 million; songwriter Richard Rodgers, $7 million; Jimi Hendrix, $6 million; Steve McQueen, $6 million; Aaron Spelling, $5 million.
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He faked his death!
Are you just now figuring that out? The fans knew that from the beginning when Jermaine announced his death and UCLA's website disclaimed everything associated with the event by posting on their news site "the family of Michael Jackson made the following statement on June 25, 2009." Take that coupled with the Liberian Girl photo at the end of the memorial with MJ behind the movie camera and the pic before that one stating "I'm alive and I'm here forever." It's pretty clear what is going on. It's not really a "faked" death though – it's simply that he is making the first augmented reality film in history – he has been working on it for years and talking about it for years – and the end result is going to be JUSTICE. Hallelujah!
so very true! the man's a freakin' genius!
Michael Jackson was an extremely talented individual, adored by fans, used & abused by his father & those he surrounded himself with to do his bidding. He was hated by his father who like a vampire financially drained him until Michael put a stop to it. Even after Michael's death Joe Jackson is still trying to live off Michael's talent. Michael spent more money than he made while alive, after death like Elvis money is bountiful as it's earned through sale of his music & dancing. Michael will never see his children mature, as Elvis missed Lisa Marie's growing up. Feeling much less than perfect due to his father's abuse, Michael chose to shelter himself living in a fantasy world at Neverland as Elvis at Graceland. Both surrounded themselves with enablers who'd let them use drugs so they could benefit from them financially.
Was Michael a pedophile>>who knows. Priscilla lived with Elvis from age 14 with her parents approval.
We are not here to judge either talent, that's been done by the Almighty. For Michael death was a release from the torments of life, sad as it is.
Let the dead Rest In Peace.
Spend it well Michael, spend it well.
thanks to all the researchers of truth and fact – the media lies – 9/11, Waco, Iraq and most definitely Michael Jackson – it's a conspiracy and eventually we are going to crack it open. Michael Jackson was railroaded by the media because he was the most powerful man in the music industry and spoke the truth and they couldn't let a BLACK man hold this position.
GOD BLESS all of the soldiers in Mj's army of love and justice. My heart is filled with such hope when I see you all taking part in this battle for TRUTH. The mindless comments made by the people who have let the media manipulate them do not surprise me. The media has distorted and created a caricature of MJ that never existed because he was a black man that got TOO successful.. ..this may be a bitter pill for many to swallow ...but its the truth. .. check out the story of Jack Johnson, the black boxer..it is a similar story. Just look at how Obama is being clobbered in the media. .. Just THINK !! Can u imagine the powers that be ever allowing a black man to bring our country back from the brink of a depression? Think of the ramifications in the white power clubs of congress !! The general public can be bamboozed easily by a manipulative press & talking heads and politicians ... I can almost count on my comment not making it through moderation!!
MJJJusticeProject.. focuses on bring MJ's TRUE legacy to the public because the time has COME for truth.
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I am just sick and tired of all the hate. And I'm tired of reading the horrible things written about MJ.
I wish they would see all to good he did above and beyond being the greatest entertainer of this and
What is all the hoopla. This man is a PEDOPHILE and if you don't think so you are ignoring the facts
Uneducated ignorance should be an embarrassment to you. Educate yourself.
Actually it's you who are ignoring the facts. Why read and article let alone make a comment on a person you seem to despise?
I will never forget when I saw Michael Jackson and his brothers when Jackson 5 performed "ABC" on The Ed Sullivan Show. Here is a classic clip from that 1970 performance – http://goo.gl/nZny
Thanks for posting this. To this day so many don't know the truth about the Arvizo's or Chandlers because the media won't report it. There are still some who don't even know that it was Arvizo who went to jail after the trial. Michael was proven innocent in a court of law and full exonerated. Also, thanks to William Wagener for trying to get Sneddon indicted.
And alot of good all that money is to him, huh?
brilliant career move Mike. never underestimate the genius. we'll be there
That man isn't dead, he is enjoying his after life to a better quiet life somewhere in a deserted island, without been hunted with bill collector, the IRS, the FBI and a family from a child that Michael drank Jesus blood "wine" and slep with. The video showing Jackson leaving a van and entering the coroner's building was Michael Jackson himself, it was too quick for someone to fake a tape diectly after his death.
There's only two kinds of people in the world, independent thinking, researchers of truth; and then there's the media-fed, media-mind controlled, digestors of rumor, innuendo, and sensationalized biased and untruthful reporting. I'm proud to be in the first group! Long Live The King! P.S. He's alive.
And all that money doesn't do you a bit of good when you're consigned to Hell forever. There was absolutely no evidence that Michael Jackson had ever turned to Jesus for mercy.
What you idiots are forgetting is that someone will become much greater than MJ. It's a cycle and it will keep on repeating. MJ is the starter of his fame not the last. Also I never enjoyed any of his music, just to point it out there. No I don't like Metal either nor Rock nor Punk nor Techno nor Rap nor R%B.
i love m.j he is alive in my blood..... i love him more and more and more i cannot define.
But the least ecological oriented, with all that plastic so difficult to decay.
Ok ppl get a life he sang songs hes dead get over it he wasnt that great!!!!
It's always amazing how far out the comments get from the actual article. I'm glad more and more of MJ's fans are posting positive comments. MJ will always be number one!! And his music and and positive influence will always
live on. The negitives will eventually just crawl back under their rocks. I hope his children, family and friends will see
more respect in the future. Remember it's all for love. L.O.V.E.
Wow, that's great, NOW CAN WE PLEASE MOVE ON!!
This is it! It's all about peace, love, injustices, civil rights, the falsely accused, a vendetta, wake up world – this is The Man – The Michael – The Genius!
Hello, my friends.
I like the comment better poor alive, us humans should realize that health is the wealthiest asset we have been bestowed from God, which value is more than Dead Micheal's 275 million $.
Think about it, he's not alive with all that money, at least we are alive and blessed health, thats what matters.
keep talkin' your crap haters – you don't have a clue what's going on – just wait and see
Hurry back Michael! We can't wait to see you take 'em all down!
why are the 13 deceased top earners, lucky?
The man has been dead for over a year. Let it go already!!!
LOL Jealousy is an ugly thing and when accompanied by ignorance – it is so blatantly obvious.
Oh how I wish Michael would have been on Forbes list the last few years of his life, if only we appreciated what a gift from God he was while he was alive.
A lot of good that money does him now
Let's not forget people, this creep held a baby over a balcony. Why do you people praise and respect this accused child molester?
Ever think that people accused him of abuse and molestation because of his fame and money???
Just think....for all the credit Jackson has been given for being a Genius, he didn't have enough common sense to run his life and personal affairs with anything other than the skills of a bumbling idiot.
Had he been a bit wiser...no, not even wise....just showing up at practice with a pinch of common sense, he could have been rich and happy and alive. Now he's just dead, dead, dead...and that is a shame.
I LOVE MJ! I'm not obsessed with him but I'm a huge fan! With that said, I must agree with you! I can't for the life of me figure out why what he had in life was not enough for him. The fact that he was never satisfied with ANYTHING made him a very unrealistic person. He expected unrealistic things of himself and others and it drove him crazy! It truly is a shame...a very sad shame!
Many great talents and minds have be ruined by drug & alcohol abuse...enough said.
It's too bad that the Jackson estate can't provide any support for Bubbles, who is living in a sanctuary (Center for Great Apes). As much as Michael supposedly cared for children and animals, his concern evidently didn't extend to the lifelong care required for Bubbles.
Better the worst earner and alive than the best earner and dead.
Who cares! This is yet another example of crap journalism brought to us by CNN.
Ok you all make no sense. Michal is definitely still alive. in fact, he is starring in the new movie "Colored Women" or maybe thats Janet Jackson.... idk i get them mixed up. haha thanks for your time and bowel movements!!
p.s. KILL ALL THE GAYS
I'd love to know just how much of that $ is generated by his ownership of a sizable chunk of the Beatle catalogue.
It would seem very little. The article said that $250 mil was from the movie and the rest seems to be from his own music catalog...not the music of others. The $275 was his EARNINGS over the past 12 months...not his net worth which I'm sure is significantly more than the $275 as the catalog is worth $500 mil (if not more) alone. This is just my opinion as I didn't provide any back up for this statement.
Michael vs Elvis. Why? There's no comparison. Michael Jackson is and always will be the greatest talent in the field of entertainment.
Judge not least you be judged
FACT; MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD.
AND LET'S PLEASE KEEP GOD OUT OF THIS FOR RIGHT NOW.
MICHAEL JACKSON HEARS NOTHING...NOW,
NOBODY TOLD HIM WHAT TO DO.
HE WAS RICH AND ALWAYS HAD HIS OWN PERSONAL DOCTORS
WHO GAVE HIM DRUGS SO HE COULD GET THE PERFECT SLEEP.
THIS WAS AGAINST THE LAW OK. THESE ARE THINGS RICH PEOPLE DO.
HE DIED BECAUSE OF HIS SELFISHNESS. WE ALL NEED TO ADMIT
THE TRUTH...HE JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE A WACKO DOCTOR.
THIS GUY HAS BEEN GETTING THE PERFECT SLEEP FOR A
LONG TIME, TAKING DRUGS WITH HIS OWN KIDS IN
THE HOUSE TRY TO REMEMBER THIS.
BUT ENOUGHT LIES OK. HE COULD SING
AND YES HE WAS LOVED VERY MUCH AROUND
THE WORLD, AND WE DO MISS HIM DEARLY.
MJ Was indeed the best at everything he did. Yes ELVIS was great too, but MJ WAS by far way better he at least tried to make a change for the better. Miss you and wil always love you.RIP
Sad, he was indebt up to his ass and now that he is dead, he males millions. The really sad thing is his wack-job family (Janet excluded)...they are working so many angles to keep the money; by the time the Jackson children are old enough the rest of family has already spent it. To set the record correctly his mother/father (mostly his mother) lost 20 milllion...gwad look waht they have now!
Who gets his money?
Miss you so much Micheal, I grew up listening to your music, Rest in Peace and may Gods loving arms be around you. Love you so much.....
His been fighting with the illuminate long time ago! They kill celebz that oppose to them! I hope and did warn us about 2012! Wake up people! There no time! Think about the "New world Order" well go to google and search! Am done talking here!
HE WANTED THE PERFECT SLEEP.
HE USED DRUGS OK.
WITH HIS KIDS IN THE HOUSE
HIS FAMILY KNEW
HIS CHILDREN KNEW
HIS INTER CIRCLE OF FRIENDS KNEW
ALL FOR THE PERFECT SLEEP
What about bruce lee's estate?
RIP MJ will always enjoy the great entertainment you gave me....although i didnt get to see you in london ( i had a ticket) its probably best that I didnt. love you
Michael will never be forgotten in music industry. He was the genius. Such a shame the world suddenly recognize this man and his generosity. Where were u when he needed the support? But what's done is done. RIP Mike
Here is a fact: this is a comment page,meaning people can give their comments. Take them or leave them. No one I mean NO ONE can or will be sued for what is on here. Yea CNN can remove them but don't think because you took a law class in 8th grade you know the FIRST thing about law. Your as stupid as tsour comments and I can do without both. Here is another news flash FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Please rethink whatever comment you have before you type it. THAT'S MY OPINION.
Not by me! Good riddance to BAD PEOPLE!
Fred Fraud.....shame on u for your dirty comments. Please keep them to yourself! Noone wants to see or read your garbage. This comment line is suppose to be about Michael Jackson!! RIP.....YOU ARE GOING TO BE REMEMBERED & LOVED BY MANY FOR MANY YEARS TO COME!
wow!!! all that money....talk about being dead and wealthy!!!
SKY – you should recheck your definition of FACT. Just because you read it in a magazine or see it on the TV screen don't make it factual – actual. You better brace yourself for the biggest shock in your life before this is all over.
FACT: HE SHOULD HAVE LOVED HIS KIDS MORE
HE SHOULD HAVE LOVED HIS FAMILY MORE
AND HE SHOULD HAVE LOVED HIS FANS MORE.
HE LOVED IS DRUGS MORE. AND THIS COST HIM HIS LIFE.
AND BECAUSE OF HIS SELFISHNESS-OTHERS WILL ENJOY
HIS MONEY, HIS CHILDREN.
WE GOT TO JUST TELL THE TRUTH...I TOO LOVE HIS MUSIC
BUT BECAUSE HE LOVED DRUGS MORE MUCH MORE IT COST HIM HIS LIFE.
Some people better watch their comments as well as the internet moderators. If you all knew the truth about what is really going on you'd pay a lot more attention to defamation and libel. I can tell you that Mike has eyes everywhere and their watching and collecting information and URLs.
Miko YOUR AN IDIOT ... MODERATE THAT YOU TOOL!!
barry gibb? on behalf of michael's fans, we apologize that not everyone lives by the golden rule.
You people have been dissin Michael long enough. CNN should be ashamed to allow a few of these comments from the ignorant. My children grew up with Michael and he's a very dear friend of mine. He's the greatest father in the world and one of the most amazing people to ever live. I'm flabbergasted at how much hate and ignorance there is in this world and how bigoted and judgmental a few people can be to make remarks about something and someone you know nothing about. God please mend their broken hearts and let them live again.
Thank you and I am sorry friends and family always have to read some of these hateful comments. It's hurtful. I never understand if people don't like MJ then why to they read the articles and feel like they have to comment. Thank you and I am sure you are holding all of your precious Michael Jackson memories in your heart. Bless you. And Peace ( or is that peas ? )
Here is a quick question:
How many of you would let your kids hang out with him if he lived next door? I mean could they play in his house without you there too? Or his backyard or so on? I hope you get the idea.
And honestly think about it.
Michael you will always be the greatest. Maybe someday everyone will understand your mission, your message and your hopes for our world. God bless you, Michael. We will always love you.
"tom" here is a clue. When you right something such as my comment then its my thoughts. YOUR AN IDIOT! YOUR LUCKY AND SMARTER JUST TO BE ABLE TO READ ANYTHING I WRITE! NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU THINK OR SAY! GO AWAY JUST LIKE MJ.
and how much of Jackson – aka Pedo Pan – 's money can be attributed to his investments in other artists music – the Beatles had a strong showing with the master sets and that rock band video game.
All this story does is to confirm what I have said from the day he died–He was murdered-no question about it.
There was collusion in the act as well-for someone looked at the Estates of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe and did the math...
Michael's addictions played a vital role in
this-for the conspirators knee that this would be suspected to be theist plausible reason for his death–
The doctor Im sure was told that he would not be suspect-n worse case scenario-told he'd get a slap on the wrist for his part-and in return, would receive a significant financial benefit for it.
The only question there really is to ask is-who was the mastermind behind it-Joe Jackson? AEG( who stood to benefit from insurance that they surely took out on Michael for the concert series-ironically they had him take a physical 5 days before he passed that he passed with flying colors!), his lawyers or all of the above.
This is not conspiracy-this IS reality.
It is so simple, it's sad.
I'd also like to know why his death has not been investigated more deeply. Is it because of some kind of "good riddence" mentality on behalf of the p.d due to MJ's prior run ins w the law due to his bizarre relationships n behavior w young boys?-Or just that they fell for the almost Maciavellian//Shakespearean plot hatched solely for financial gain?
A sinister and very sad story.....
My vote goes to AEG n Joe Jackson...
You know, the reason Michael Jackson's crap is selling is because he is dead and not bothering little boys any more. People now know that their hard earned money is not going to go to support pay offs to parents of molested little boys. The money is going to heirs and paying off bills that the fool should never have had in the first place. What is there to admire about this one time living freak show???? He paid some money grubbing quack to shoot him up with a drug to put him to sleep permanently. Hie music might have been ok, but the man was not. Michael Jackson was not anyone worth while to look up to - unless you were under four feet tall, under ten years of age and male.
Michae Jackson legacy will continue, his wishes and hope to make this world a better place. To fight hate with love and ignorance by attempting to bring peace in everyone life. We miss you and this world needs more people like you! R.I.P MJ
gees you people act like this man was a saint. I feel sorry for him because even tho he had all that money. he passed away an addict. smh.
MJ was a great legend, and would always be. It's not nice to speak hatefully of the dead. GOD bless his soul. AMEN!!!
Elvis was Great but Mj is greater its a fact get use it. As in regards to charges brought angainst MJ read this article from a neutral source about why MJ paid the mone when he did.
RIP KING MJ
This is the greatest hoax in history and will destroy all of the media's credibility – just like they tried to destroy MJ!
just a very short clip of Michael Jackson's Ghosts. We are now living in the sequel.
Okay now see the ONLY picture ever released in May of 2009 as the promo picture for the Tour This Is It. It was always going to be a movie – This Is It! Thriller 2! This picture clearly is promoting a movie – not a concert!
If someone abused my child I wouldnt sell him for no money in the world. Cause obviously, if the allegations were true, thats exactly what these kids parents did.
okay it messed up – everyone watch the Liberian Girl video above. Then see this – the final image shown at the memorial
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The only picture released to promote the tour of This Is It – (lol) It was ALWAYS going to be a movie!
Good career move Michael
Final shot of memorial
Cheer up errrbody! Mike's not dead! This is Thriller II! This Is It! This is the follow-up to Michael Jackson's Ghosts! Millions of people know what's going on and in fact even the media does – but they won't tell you that either – they're embarrassed because they have egg on their face! Mike will definitely have the last laugh on the media. He's making the first "altered reality" movie in HISTORY! It's so easy to see the truth. Michael is a genius. This is about the greatest comeback of all time.
All that money isn't gonna do him any good where he's gone. Rest well Michael, may you find the peace and sanity you could not have in this life.
I have always love him.Just hurts so bad.Because I have five boys,number died On 6-25-09 same day Its so hard Miss u Chance Ma love u boy
Rest in peas? I hope he isn't resting in peas...:) sorry to make light of a serious situation..
naomi we won't ever understand how you contained yourself and oh we've heard the behind the scenes stories – lol I would've melted into 1000000 pieces to get that close to him
Michael Jackson planed 50 shows plus the rest of the world would of boosted the economy, he is the only entertainer that would of been able to cause hysteria like never before, people all over would have gone to see MJ perform and the front seats were going for $100,000 plus....
We miss you Michael...We love you <3
No brainer haters, let MJ rest in peace. Start reading some credible materials other than tabloid headlines. MJ haters sound exactly the same, they say the same things, in one sentence or a one word. No wonder they are haters. They have poor judgment and little brains.
MJ is still the Best. In life and death – MJ is the Best!
He was the greatest,and still is.He will never be forgot,my child is 10 and she absolutely loves him.REST IN PEACE KING.....
Sinatra will always be King.
We are the world ... im so gald i had a chance to listen an learn about his love an happies !!!my god keep him in his heaven an gates .........MJ ....
MJ will be on the list for many years to come
Those allegations against Michael were Jive , he was a sprited individual, if that was true other actors would have come foreward, god bless RIP
There's nothing strange or weird about Michael. His beauty and normality is clearly evident. It was the media who made him out to be something he was not.
The best of the best. MJ always and forever.
We've had enough and we will eventually take them down.
No doubt Michael Jackson was one of the best musicians that ever existed.But his hurried life is not to be emulated.Unlike Tiger Woods and others he was pushed by parents asa toddler to seek wealth and fame for themselves.He was never a free running chicken.Assuming great responsibilities at a tender age also took its toll; hence the complicated lifestyle.The most important thing now is what have we learned from this? As some people already said you can't take your wealth to the grave.How about the spiritual aspect? As most people would probably say we'll leave it to God. The writer is the true author of "No god but God" plagiarized as a manuscript at the publisher by a Mr. Reza Aslan and his publisher Random House and other copycats.
I need a cold shower – this man is soooooo hot! Makes me feel faint!
Steve – none – it never happened – educate yourself and stop spreading the lies.
How much of that goes to the kids he molested? I can still hear his words "there is nothing more magical than to share your bed with childfen"........ There is nothing more creepier than a grown man saying that! Anyone with a right mind would agree........one more thing, Michael hasn't been black since the Thriller album, he died an old skinny white woman.
I thought he was white...
The man is gone, let him rest in peace. stop being a hater!
He was gone long before he died as in gone out of his head. He was a nut.
Fred and D Torres – your comments are just proof that haven't investigated anything for yourself and have swallowed hook, line and sinker what the media "fed" you. The settlement from 93 was presented in the 2005 trial and presented to the jury and the court room. Chandler asked MJ to put up $20 million for a film, Robinhood: Men In Tights. MJ refused. Chanlder then asked MJ to fund a multi-million house renovation. MJ refused. Chandler then came up with the allegations and threatened to sell his story to every tabloid in the world unless he got his money. The extortion is on audio tape. MJ was in the middle of a tour and the biased reporting was causing the tour to lose money. MJ's insurance carrier who was insuring the tour settled this ridiculous case out of court, not MJ. If your child was molested, would you take a pay-off? Of course not, but an extortionist would and did (continued below)
I love you Michael Jackson! This proves that so many still love him even though the media and the few loud haters out there want to keep smearing his name.
Michael Jackson was an innovator in dance, music video, also a great humanitarian and his name will live on forever and he will be loved for many generations to come! Love and miss you Michael.
MJ was a freakshow! And if he was just a regular person with no celeb status and he moved in next door to you, acting, speaking and looking they way he did, you would run him out of town on a rail. Crazy is no excuse for talent, that includes Lady Gaga as well. People get so dazzled by the image they don't see the lack of talent. Remember Mille Vanille? The crazier the display the easier to hide the truth.
how does albert einstein make money??
His name is trademarked. Or something like that.
come everyone wake up the sad part about this whole story is not the fact that MJ's made great music and it lives on its what he did 2 all those young boys.....
I'm a man with 2 boys and as much as I grew up with all the Jackson/motown music I can not and will not ever b able to get past what he did.... ai really dont know how anyone else with a right mind can either??? un real...
Please get yourself re-educated about the man MJ really was.
First of all in the first accusation against MJ why didn't Jordan Chandler's parents take him to trial if he supposely molested their son. I mean my parents would of kicked his ass and took him to trial not take money from him.I mean what kind of parents do you have to be to take money from a man who supposely molested your child.I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have took money from him if he molested your sons would you?Second one of the boys father killed himself a day or two after MJ died.Now if that doesn't smell like guilt then I don't know what does.Third just like you MJ has two sons and a daughter and those kids loved him to death and he loved them back, and for you to have children and disrespecting MJ's children with negative comments about their father that tells me what type of parent you are. I'm just saying if you don't like him then don't make him relevant in your life. Keep it moving
This is targeted at the negative comments about Michael and in support of Elvis- I'm sorry...you all obviously know nothing about REAL music. And people who are showing all this love to Elvis are of course the white majority.
Michael Jackson IS part of the white majority. If he was so proud he was black why did he do that to his skin to make him look white?
Lets get our facts straight before we post. He had a skin condition that turned his skin light. It starts on one part of your body and spreads. I know many people who have it.
Y'all, leave it be. God will do the judging not us.
WELL I GREW UP WITH MICHEAL JACKSON AND THE JACKSON 5 AND I CONTINUED 2 DO SO WITH MICHEAL SOLO CAREER YOU ALL CAN SAY WHATEVER YOU WANT ABOUT THE MAN THAT'S YOUR RIGHT BUT REMEMBER NONE OF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT 2 JUDGE HIM ONLY GOD CAN
WHAT I CAN SAY ABOUT THE MAN IS HE WAS A GREAT ENTERTAINER AND HE HAD A AMAZING GIFT TO MOVE PEOPLE HE WAS MAN ENOUGH TO ADDRESS HEADS OF STATE OF MANY DIFFERENT NATIONS TO DO GOOD WORLD WIDE HE DONATED MOST OF HIS MONEY TO HELP MANY DIFFERENT CHARITIES AROUND THE WORLD WHEN HE DIED HE WAS REMEMBERED LIKE A KING OR HEAD OF STATE AND YET HE WAS JUST AN ENTERTAINER SO SAY WHAT YOU WANT ABOUT THE MAN BUT HE WAS AND STILL IS LOVED BY MANY BILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLD WIDE NOT MANY MEN HAVE THAT KIND OF LOVE AND RESPECT GIVEN TO THEM SO I CHOOSE TO LOVE HIM AND MISS HIM AND MY HEART WILL FOREVER BE BROKEN THAT HE PASSED AWAY AND HE DIDN'T GET THE CHANCE TO RAISE HIS CHILDREN AND TO DO SO MUCH MORE WITH HIS LIFE AND IAM SO SAD THAT HE DIED IN A UNDIGNIFIED WAY HE WAS TREATED WITH SUCH DISREGARDS AND DISRESPECT ALL THOUGH HE WAS A EXTREMELY COMPLEX PERSON HE WAS STILL HUMAN AND BY DISRESPECTING HIM THEY DISRESPECTED HIS INNOCENT CHILDREN AND HIS FAMILY ESPECIALLY HIS MOTHER MAY HE REST IN PEACE I LOVE AND MISS MR MICHEAL JACKSON AT LEAST I GOT TO SEE HIM IN CONCERT A FEW TIMES IN MY LIFE GOD BLEES HIS SOUL AND HIS CHILDREN AND HIS FAMILY
CNN why not do an article on Jackson's philanthropy and all the time he personally spent visiting hospitals all over the world. Then do a comparison to the twits on your post.
A blog with CNN's reputation should begin to show some responsibility regarding Michael Jackson. If someone wants to say THEY are still mush headed enough to believe he's a pedophile then fine. But blanket statements such as Jimmy,s should not be posted by a reputable site such as CNN. Jackson was investigated, prosecuted, persecuted and harassed for 17 years by the FBI, LAPD, Santa Barbara DA and the media and not one shred of evidence was found to prove him guilty of anything. I am sure CNN is aware that there is information online that anyone can read for free that describes what happened to Jackson. In fact there is more evidence that points to extortion than anything else. You can start with the trial transcripts and the FBI files, you can't read these things and still believe he was guilty – CNN should know that. He was acquitted in a court of law and blanket statements that he was guilty are a form of internet abuse and bullying someone who can not longer defend himself. Furthermore the longer we get away from his death and the fact that no other "victims" have come forward reenforces his innocence. I call on CNN to delete these comments unless it is stated clearly that it is just that one person's opinion.
Incidentally, ever since he has died on all the blogs and comments about him the people who believe he is innocent are the ones encouraging others to go online and read the evidence. I have not seen one person who claims he is guilty encourage that – not one in 14 months – of course they haven't read it themselves.
Tom..would you pay 20 million dollars to someone accusing you of touching their wee-wee if you were innocent!???
This is an old and stupid statement. There are many reasons there was a settlement reached in this civil case. One of them was that Jackson was convicted in the media before he ever had a chance to even get to court. In any event the settlement specifically stated that neither party could talk about the case EXCEPT in a criminal case. Which means, just to help you out here, that the "victim" could have gotten the money and STILL testified in a criminal case. He chose not to testify and without his testimony there was no evidence. In the 2005 trial the "evidence" from the 1993 settlement was allowed into court, which was highly unusual, again the 1993 "victim" who was by now a grown man refused to testify. Investigate the truth of the 1993 incident online you can read all about sodium amytal and a taped conversation from the "victims" father. You can read all the reasons the case was settled. In fact you even have the amount wrong.
Saves you from looking so stupid if you investigate first.
not to mention the way you drive the women wild Michael – no one will ever wear the gold pants like you baby
That's what I'm talkin' bout!! No one will ever fill his shoes OR his gold pants! Someone call emergency 911! Is it hot in here or is it just me! Holy Mother of Jesus!
holy moly!!!! if this don't make u hot ur a lesion! lol me faints
Michael ....we believe you!!! Billie Jean was not your lover!!!!! She was a Chick!!!!!!
The jury is still out about that.
Guess that just shows you can't take it with you. And his family is really, REALLY glad about that.
Somewhere there is a bedazzled glove with one finger up to the haters.
I wish everyone peace and happiness in the spirit his music gave us......RIP MJ
Noone will ever replace Elvis!
Sorry to tell you but Michael Jackson replaced Elvis many years before he died. When Thriller was released it was like Elvis who. I still think Elvis has a big name in the world but it is no where near the fame that Michael has. Plus, Elvis didn't get much of his fame until after his death. Michael was a world icon while he was living.
Replace Elvis? Michael and Elvis are not even close as entertainers as their stylers are very different and their accomplishments. Michael was much broader in the entertainment industry than Elvis and I for one will always love both entertainers music for what they are – individually. RIP Michael "and" Elvis!
I hav much love 4 MJ. he was and still is the man...God bless him and his kids.
Hear the anthem "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN" written for Michael Jackson by James L Brown artist for Jambromusic!!!
here's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH768LayYEo
I really wish that you couldn't post comments unless you knew how to spell and use proper english..OMG! His legacy will live on through his music. He was a strange bird, but you couldn't deny his talent ...
Micheal jackson was the man . he want to share his music with the world he want everone to listen to his words to his meaning of music .u guys need to let the king of pop rest u iditos thanks Mr jefferson
We'lll never forget the way you made us feel, MJ
ofI dont know why u guys hated on micheal jackson . he was the man . he put love in everones life . his music makes everone .smile . sometimes sad . but most .of all he was the best of king of pop. thanks . mr jefferson
um to those of u who dont like him thats ur opinion but u show respect to the dead Michael deserves that much! Rest in peace Michael Jackson.
I will never show respect to a child molester...dead or alive.............
Mike was the best and always will.no matter what u say u can't change what he've done r.I.p mike.
Got nothing but Love for the Jackson family
Looks like most of these Michael Jackson zombies need to learn propper grammar.
Funny you would mention that since it's spelled PROPER, not PROPPER...
And spellng too.
Proper has one p.
Love you mj.
It's always funny to watch the mentally challenged try to make smart remarks about spelling, when they can't spell properly themselves....
u're the zombie who's comin here to hate
We will ALWAYS be there, Mike.
His legacy will live forever! No one did as much as this man to try to make this world a better for all!
I think I would live the judging of his private life to God. As a music producer in Los Angeles, his talent was limitless. This is something that Freddy Mercury, Prince, Madonna or anyone else would agree on. The little American Black boy who dazzled the world! Cyril.
Yall need to let Mr. Jackson RIP. He's no longer on this earth leave him alone!
Because he is in hell....where all the pedophiles go....
all u haters get a life or do something with it u naysayers at least michael did before he die so naysayers get to work time is runing out on u idiots
How's the GED working out for you?
Educate yourselves haters. There has been a 25 year media conspiracy against this man.
Thanks for posting this.
Sadly, most people in this world, don't like the truth about anything, as it reminds them of their own flaws and short-comings.
We're lost without you Michael. Call The Man – He's Needed Here – The Man – He Can Heal The World of hearts in need of care – Call The Man – We will FOREVER LOVE YOU, Michael.
Mike u ar de best and u will remain de best .tanks u touch so many lives in different ways .Rest in perfect peace.Amen
W e will keep your legacy alive Michael and continue your quest to try to make this world a better place. To fight hate with love and ignorance by attempting to educate. We miss you and this world needs you! We want you back!
"Rock on Michael". All you "haters" need to get your facts straight before you spread verbal venom. At least respect those who have passed on...it shows self-respect.
Good..and more to come...
Thanks Lisa Marie for having the courage to express your love for Michael on Oprah.
Please everyone continue to pray and support the Jackson family.
We will love Michael 4-ever!
Does the American Dream Have to die with Michael Jackson? Childhood education journalism excellence http://t.co/DBFQgzZ
If only everyone could be “mike like” what a better place this world would be.
Thanks for sharing this video. It really made me smile, and just strengthened why I love MJ that much more.
Why hasn't the media shared more of these videos?
The simple fact is that the media thrives on fear and negativity.
Viewers are more likely to come back and monitor news stations if they are "fearful". Just think...if there were a media report that the country was being invaded how many people would sit next to a television or radio to know what was going on. Now contrast that with something positive, say news that world peace had finally been achieved, most people would hear the news, then go on with their day.
Once the media figured this out things steadily turned from positive to negative.
Its spelled rest in peace, you idiot!
Are you serious. That is the post you want to make. Talk about an idiot!
Will you like to be called JO JO or Joa Joa, "quin" doesn't rhyme with idiot.
Do you not recognise a non-native speaker? Intolerance of other cultures doesn't help world "peas".
I still can't believe he's gone. While this is great news for Michael's estate, it's sad to see his name in the list of dead celebs. Michael Jackson's music will be relevant for years to come. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Just like he set the bar to unreachable in his career, he will redefine the amount a celebrity can earn long after their passing. Miss you Michael. You truly are the greatest entertainer.
Congrats! I am so happy that he was able to touch so many lives even if he is no longer with us.
Yes, he "touched" a lot of lives...
And if you think figures have been astronomical up to this point, just wait for Michael's "Back From the Dead Tour!"
Michael is SOOOO going to have the last laugh on the media!
It will be hard to hear the laugh. Slightly muffled due to being 6 feet under.
His children and family will have the last laugh for him enjoying all that money that you will never see.
i miss him i loved his music rest in peas i'm realy sad
why do you want him to rest in peas?
Green peas or black eyed peas?
Whirled Peas, undoubtedly.
I am guessing baby peas
English Peas, no doubt
haha peas. CLASSIC.
They definitely aren't "chick" peas.
They mean't peace, not peas, don't be mean to Roderick >:/
And I'm pretty sure you didn't mean to put an apostrophe in "meant."
d1ck peas.... little boys to be exact
So I take it you believe everything you read.
O Kristal,go find something 2 choke on,preferably your dad's balls!!!
Have you read the book written by Priscilla Presley "Elvis and Me"? Seems they were diddling each other when she was 14 years old – he should have been in jail. Unlike the Jackson "victims" she wasn't trying to gain financially from this confession. In fact, she could have badly hurt her daughter's estate if the media had jumped on this the way they jumped on Jackson, which makes her confession that much more likely to be true. Maybe the media didn't pounce because Presley was already dead, or maybe, as some have suggested, because he was white.
OH. There are also rumors that Presley's girlfriend before Priscilla was only 12. That's just media reports though; so you shouldn't put too much faith in them – get the hint? Probably not.
Again investigate online for yourself before you make yourself look really stupid.
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