Michael Jackson is unarguably one of the greatest entertainers to walk on Earth. Everything seemed just perfect about him, his facial expressions, lyrics of his songs, the way he stepped on the stage and his incomparable style to pull off any performance.
Apart from all of this, there's one thing which isn't talked about much, and it's Jackson's eccentric spending habits. Take his Neverland Ranch for instance, where he went on to build a private amusement park and petting zoo in the backyard. Not only properties but the King of Pop had some extravagant taste in having the random collectables. And if all of this isn't enough, then you may get the broader idea about his spending habits with the fact that in 2002, his assets were worth #130 million and he was in debt of $415 million.
After his death, the gates of Neverland Ranch opened for the piece by piece auction of his memories, and these memories include a lot of random stuff as well.
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Tim Burton directed, Edward Scissorhands starred Johnny Depp in the leading role with hands that of a scissor. This character was the result of Burton's imagination. Johnny Depp's this look was also nominated for the Academy Award for best makeup category.
Michael Jackson purchased these gloves, and no one knows precisely why. After his death, these Scissorhands were put up for auction at $3,600-$5,300.
Most of the people don't realize what they have until they lose it. We learned the same could happen with animals as well. MJ bought a chimp home in the 80s and trained him as a human. Bubbles (the chimp) shared the same room with the singer, travelled the world with him and even ate all his candies.
As he was growing up, despite intense care, Bubbles turned wild and aggressive toward humans. Soon Jackson had to let him go to the sanctuary where he calmed down. Bubbles is still alive at the age of 34.
There was a time when Paul McCartney and MJ were friends and recorded music together. At that time Paul shared with Michael how he earns $40 million each year just by owning the music publishing rights.
Soon, MJ acquired almost all of the Lennon–McCartney Beatles composition and everything that The Beatles had ever recorded by paying $47.5 million.
Michael Jackson was a huge fan of Batman franchise, and he had purchased a life-size statue of himself wearing the Batsuit.
Hyperbaric oxygen chamber is a pressurized tube in which patient is placed, and he/she breathes pure oxygen. In 1986 it became the front page news when MJ was spotted inside one such chamber with a hope to stop ageing. However, Michael instantly denied these tabloids reports and donated the glass box to medical centre.
There's no proper backstory available on these life masks. These frozen confusing poses show MJ as if he's experiencing some pain. Still, these were put at auction, and some people in the world purchased them.
Michael Jackson was already in the wrong light when it comes to the way he treated younger generation, and finding these life-size mannequins of children in his house didn't do wonders for his repo. The first photos of these mannequins showed them sitting in a conversational style, while others were in a weird yoga position.
The best part about being rich is buying as many cars as you want. That's what Michael Jackson did. He owned at least four personal limousines with pure leather with abundant use of 24-carat gold everywhere. Apart from these, he had many cars that even had an entire bar inside them.
This robotic head exists! It lights up and opens itself when you push the button. It was up for selling at the auction around $2000-$3000.
The lack of success in his Moonwalker film gave Jackson an idea to create a video game around the same concept. This single player game was initially released in the year 1989.
When Macaulay was around ten years old, he became close friends with Michael Jackson despite 22 years of age difference between them. Both of them spent a lot of time together,
and Jackson even owned original Culkin finger painting and signed Culkin headshot.
Michael Jackson had this throne and crown. It wasn't made of gold, but knowing that his bum has once rested on its seat, it was sold for $1,200 – $1,800.
White sequin rhinestone glove was so famous that it became MJ's signature pieces. Its surface was infested with all the fake diamonds. It's auction value started with $20,000 and eventually went up to $64,000 in total.
Michael Jackson was a diehard drawings and paintings collector, but most of the people overlooked the painter within him. His drawings were sold at $900 million, and from countless other paintings, the one you see above from David Nordahl was much controversial.
Apart from Neverland Ranch, MJ had some other properties on his name as well. For instance, there's $10 million worth Las Vegas pad that's known as Thriller Villa. Or his $18.1 million home in Los Angeles where he was found dead.
That's all, folks!