Joe Jackson is the main reason Michael’s life was so tragic. The fact that he left his father out of the will comes as no surprise since Joe helped create the troubled man we all watched change before our very eyes. Pops is doin’ too much right now anyways. He doesn’t deserve a dime of Michael’s money.
Michael Jackson signed a will in 2002 providing for his children and his mom, but leaving nothing to daddy Joe — this according to the Wall Street Journal.
As we reported yesterday, attorney John Branca has the will and plans to file it with the court within 30 days of the singer’s death. According to the will, Jackson reportedly left his estate — estimated at $1 billion — to his mother, 3 children and one or more charities.
As for why Joe was left out — Jackson has said during his childhood his father beat him.
Looks like MJ got the last laugh, even in his death.
Michael Jackson record sales are going crazy now, naturally:
Michael Jackson will be the King of Billboard when sales figures are released Wednesday.
According to preliminary reports issued by the magazine, three of Jackson’s albums have moved over 100k since his untimely death Thursday, June 25. The titles, which include “Number Ones,” “The Essential Michael Jackson,” and “Thriller,” all sold at least 100k before Sunday night.
While Jackson’s sales jump will not be reflected on the Billboard 200 albums chart, due to the albums being ineligible as catalog entries, Billboard says Jackson will dominate the catalog and overall sales charts.
In comparison, last week’s #1 catalog album sold 9,000 copies. “Off the Wall,” “Bad,” “Dangerous” and “The Ultimate Collection” have also sold well at retail and through digital retailers such as Amazon.com. In fact, Jackson’s digital sales surged to nearly 1.8 million last week. Again, exact sales figures will be revealed Wednesday, July 1.
Might as well pay your respects to his music, especially since he has given so much to us.