Michael Jackson's Net Worth as of his Passing
Michael Jackson was an American singer, actor, songwriter, philanthropist, and producer.
He had total assets of $500 million at the hour of his passing.
He has sold over 750 million albums, including 35 million that were sold in the year after his death.
Between 1985-1995, he earned a comfortable $100 million per year through touring, endorsements, and merchandise.
It costs around $50 million per year to maintain his lavish lifestyle.
$17 million to buy Neverland Ranch plus $5 million in annual maintenance costs.
$65 million on various video projects, including the 35-minute film "Ghosts", which he co-wrote with Stephen King.
Tens of millions were spent on antiques, art, clothing, diamond-studded gloves, and other trinkets.