When The Checks Stop Coming In: The Jacksons

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

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In case you ever wondered exactly what they are all doing now, here is a bit from a New York Post article that pretty much states that the Jacksons are a bunch of broke asses:

Marlon Jackson, 51, an original Jackson Five member who stocks shelves at a Vons supermarket in San Diego, had to temporarily move into an extended-stay hotel.

Randy, 46, does odd jobs, including fixing cars in a Los Angeles garage owned by a family friend. He recently claimed Michael was going to give him $1.7 million – “a pipe dream,” said another brother last week.

Jackie, 56, the oldest and most debonair of the brothers, is struggling to manage his son Siggy’s aspiring rap career after an Internet clothing business startup and attempts to produce music failed.

Jermaine, 54, shuttles back and forth from his girlfriend’s home in Ventura County, Calif., to his parents’ mansion in Encino, where Jackie and Randy still bunk.

Tito, 55, is the only brother still making music, but it’s a meager living. The guitarist fronts a blues and jazz band that plays small venues and nets him $500 and $1,500 per occasional gig – a far cry from the days when the Jacksons could pull in 50,000 people at $30 a ticket.

Family patriarch Joseph Jackson, 79, spends most of his waking hours conjuring up schemes he hopes will replenish a bank account that once had more money than the FDIC cared to insure. Peddling musical girl groups in Las Vegas and a book about his family in Germany, Joseph, despite evidence to the contrary, is not convinced that time and the music industry have passed him by.

“We can get back out there and set the world on fire,” he told The Post last week. “If the Rolling Stones can still rake in the money, so, too, can my boys.”

SMH. Poor thangs, literally.

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  • mr mr

    WOW….

  • mr mr

    come on Jacksons, GET IT TOGETHER….

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    DAMN SHAME! THEY SHOULD RENT THE MOVIE “PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS” AND START ALL OVER.

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  • Mac

    This is seriously depressing to hear this. When they were/are a legendary band. MJ and Janet are doing okay and Jermaine seems to be doing well here (UK) after Big Brother, but DAMN! this is horrible!

  • Harlem Chic

    That pic of Jermaine Jackson is killing me softly.

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  • http://www.raiders.com M-DADDY OAKLAND'S FINEST (ALL SHADES OF BLACK ARE BEAUTIFUL)

    Well God doesn’t want you to “store” money and assets before you die, but he definitely didn’t want us to be broke! But the Jacksons are “broke” amongst celebrity friends..I know a lot of people who would trade their situation for the Jacksons..They still wear Armani Suits, have multiple homes to stay in around the world and are well fed, so I’m not that disappointed in what their lives have become!

  • LadyStar1111

    Sad but they need to give it up.

  • kandi

    Ok, Jemaine, WHAT is up with the waves that have been geled/glued to the side of your head for years now and the Thurgood Stubbs look you got goin on?

  • Japan

    janet stank ass need to give all of her broke ass brothers a few dollars, damn thats a shame! that makes me hate janet even more

  • Dolla Bill

    They’re not broke….Please!

  • V

    @ Japan

    It’s not Janet’s responsibility to take care of her brothers. Yes…it is good to help your family out when they are down and out. However, if they are as broke as it says they are, they are not good stewarts over their financials and whatever Janet gives them would probably get spent away as well.

  • lily green

    i just want to add one question here..is it wrong for a rich woman to have a sugar baby?? it’s an absolutely extramarital relationship, but more and more services come out on Internet focusing on this kind of relationship, such as SugarmommaM e e t . c o m . how do you think of such a thing?

  • michelle

    I don’t know if I believe it. What about Rebe?

    If it is true, they should sell the mansion, redistribute the money and each should get alittle something. How are they paying the taxes and up keep on the mansion if there’s no money?

    I think they are probably not celebrity rich anymore but not regular people poor.

  • http://afo.net Real Women

    You mean to tell me all those women they married did not pick up the slack. Surley the women didn’t marry the brothers for their name and money. Where are they now.

  • lisalisa

    I don’t believe this article. There is no way they are that broke.

  • jessielove

    I saw his profile on “w e a l t h yRo m a n c e. c om” last week. What is he looking for on that sitte?

  • temeka foster not usher wife lol

    THEY SHOULD ASK JANET AND MICHEAL FOR MONEY THEY ARE RICH AND I FEEL VERY SAD ABOUT THIS STORY IF IS TRUE SHM.THEY CAN MAKE BABYS BUT THEY CANT EVEAN HOLD ON TO THERE MONEY IF RANDY JACKSON THINKS HE CAN GET 1.5 MILLOIN OUT OF MICHEAL HE CAN STILL BE DREAMING MAYBE JANET WILL GIVE HIM THAT MONEY BUT I WOULDNT HOLD MT BREATH ON THAT ETHER. SHM

  • I'm Just Me

    It is actually kind of sad. For them to still be living at home is terrible.

  • ti-ray

    Broke? PLEASE….

    Heresay…trust that!

    Actually,it was Tito that works on cars..RESTORING THEM ..IT’S A HOBBY! (geeze)

    But for real…..THAT’S WITH THE GREASE JERMAINE? DAMN!

    think

  • Cage

    He looks like that cat from old 24 episodes… And the insurance commercials…

  • dbc

    I seriously doubt any of the Jacksons are “Broke(Like the average broke bear” knowing them they just dont put anything in their names” but then again alot of them havent made real money in years they each got a ton of kids to support and lived the high life for years but if they needed to put their hands on some dough sure they could find it.

  • Ms Bentley

    @ Don King

    I agree with you on that….I just can’t see them being that dirt poor. I think they may be having some financial issues and are definitely not where they use to be financially, but I still think it just isn’t that serious for Randy to be changing tires in a garage for money and Marlon & his family living in an Extended Stay hotel……..

  • lancendc

    All that money they made and know one knew how to invest their money. The family really should have pushed education to ensure that they had something to fall back on.

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