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How Much Debt Did Michael Jackson Have?

Michael Jackson's Debt Load: Guess How Much?

We're all saddened by the sudden death of legend Michael Jackson, and as the world mourns, a debate over his estate is already in the works. It's a messy issue and the future discussions are sure to be ugly, which is upsetting given the many musical gifts Jackson left behind. However, despite his mega success, he also died in a mountain of debt. Can you guess how much debt Michael Jackson was trying to dig himself out of when he passed away?

Michael Jackson's Debt Load: Guess How Much?

How much debt was Michael Jackson trying to pay off?

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Steph84 Steph84 7 years
I just saw this on the news this morning.... crazy!
nivradmitch828 nivradmitch828 7 years
holy crap!i heard and read that he has debts but that amount!!wow!is he a part of the lehman's brothers bankruptcy?i just wish and hope that his children will still have something left for them. Snyway,he's albums are selling like hot cake in the market right now, it will help alot.
notoriuskitty notoriuskitty 8 years
I'm pretty sure his estate will make all that money back. I'm sure people are out there rushing to buy his music again... I mean his songs and albums are on the top 10 on iTunes!
Kazagirl Kazagirl 8 years
I hope his kids at least get to walk away with something.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Holy crapola. I kind of figured he owed some money to some people, since he had to settle all those lawsuits and kept buying ridiculous things (like the Elephant Man's skeleton) without making anything. That is really sad...I also feel for his family. That's got to be so hard on them.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Gosh, this has got to be so hard for his poor family. I just hope his children will be taken care of, and hopefully, in the future, won't need to sell all of their dad's things to live a comfortable life.
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