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Jackson Family Upset Over MJ Charities

9/10/2009 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

 Michael JacksonMichael Jackson's family is upset over the charities that are supposed to get 20% of Michael's estate -- that's what family sources tell TMZ.

Here's the deal -- the family's concern is premature. No charities have been picked yet and no money will be donated for somewhere between 1 and 2 years.

Under the terms of the trust, Michael gave charities 20% of the value of his estate. Problem is -- no one knows how much the estate is worth and until it's determined, no money will go to any charity.

The creditor's claims are still being filed and we're told it will take between 1 and 2 years for the state and the probate judge to settle the creditor's claims and determine the net value of the estate.

As for who decides which charities get the 20% -- we've learned the trust provides for a committee of three people who will make that decision -- Katherine Jackson and co-executors John Branca and John McClain.

The trust doesn't specify how decisions are made if the committee is divided. It could be majority rule, it could be that each committee member gets to pick a certain number of charities or they could set other ground rules.

Go figure -- Michael Jackson didn't account for the possibility that people in his world might disagree.

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Posted at 5:15AM on Sep 10th 2009 by Andreemyrian (from Monaco)

Absolutely beautiful!!!! Now THAT'S a tribute to MJ! Thank you for sharing that.

1877 days ago


i keep thinking of michael say, he couldnt do something for himself because he needed to make money to support his family. enough already, every body back to work do ur own thing, support yourself. give it all to charity except for some for the children and let that be give out by an independant. and get this kids out of that invornment. good god. look what they are learning now. he kept them apart on purpose for a reason. see it.

1877 days ago


How many times are you going to keep re-posting the same stuff over and over again,waste of space

1877 days ago


LOL, I have a feeling those money grubbing, bottom feeding family members of his will make sure no one ever gets anything. They are just too greedy and have been riding on that gravy train for too long!


1877 days ago

Cali MJ Fan    

I'm confused. What EXACTLY is the family upset over? The fact there won't be any money donated for a while? No one has named the charities? Katherine doesn't get to pick them all by herself?

Clarify please TMZ. Also, is this what the court hearing was about yesterday? Where's the update Mike promised Live yesterday? LOL

1877 days ago


@7. Here is my tribute to Michael... an unconventional and unlikely performance from Idaho. I would like to play at a real MJ tribute concert . Help spread the word for me. Thanks!

Posted at 2:07AM on Sep 10th 2009 by bpb

Wow,thanks so much for posting this..what a beautiful tribute..from the heart also..Man in the mirror is one of my favourite always i cried..thanks for sharing..
All the best Brian..magical voice..

R.I.P Michael Jackson..forever in our hearts..Love from Australia

1877 days ago

Denise do Rio de Janeiro.    

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Posted at 5:15AM on Sep 10th 2009 by Andreemyrian (from Monaco)

Absolutely beautiful!!!! Now THAT'S a tribute to MJ! Thank you for sharing that.

Posted at 9:39AM on Sep 10th 2009 by Deb

Linda tribute ... emotion and love for our dear Michael Jackson!
Thank you for posting to my knowledge!

God bless you!

1877 days ago


Dear TMZ,

Any news on when Dr Murray will be arrested for MJ's death?

Please let us know what's happening.

1877 days ago



Posted at 5:15AM on Sep 10th 2009 by Andreemyrian (from Monaco)

Wow another beautiful tribute to dear Michael,thanks so much for see such great artists perform from their heart is really something..was so emotional..

God Bless you all...

1877 days ago


Dear TMZ,

Any news on when Dr Murray will be arrested for MJ's death?
Please let us know what's happening.

1877 days ago


Jeesus Crips and Bloods!

Is it so hard to figure out which charities?

Just look at MJs financial records and look at the ones he's given to all this time!

From "The Millennium-Issue of the "Guinness Book Of Records" names Michael as the Pop Star who supports the most charity organizations. The following projects are supported by Michael Jackson (from

UNICEF is not listed, but I know he supported them, it did not make the list though.

AIDS Project L.A.
American Cancer Society
Angel Food
Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
BMI Foundation
Brotherhood Crusade
Brothman Burn Center
Camp Ronald McDonald
Childhelp U.S.A.
Children's Institute International
Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund
Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
Congressional Black Caucus
Dakar Foundation
Dreamstreet Kids
Dreams Come True Charity
Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
Heal The World Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Love Match
Make A Wish Foundation
Minority Aids Project
Motown Museum
National Rainbow Coalition
Rotary Club of Australia
Society of Singers
Starlight Foundation
The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
United Negro College Fund
United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
Volunteers of America
Watts Summer Festival
Wish Granting
YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw

1877 days ago


what a family man.....Michael was a great man even when he died he left money for the poor people. He really love the world.

the jackson family are upset because they want to get that money...they dont want the money to go the charities.

This family are the worse they arent happy with what they are getting with all the events they are making about Michael.

They are making performense and making events on name of Michael when he was alive,, they never worried about they fake that they are hurt. I think that we Michael's fans are more hurt and love more michel then the jacksons.

we love you Michael Jackson

1877 days ago


The Jacksons are so afraid someone will benefit over their dead son/brother besides them. This is beyond ridiculous. I wish someone would put a gag order on any legal action involving the MJ estate.

1877 days ago


# 16 You are not bothering me..........what surprises me is that you are even here on TMZ if you hate him so much. YOU are the one that needs a life!

1877 days ago


i just cant believe all this , trouble for everything that mj believed in, charities-childrens well being-neverland at one time,taking care of his family ALL OF THEM--and the sacrifices he made to be the best he could for his fans all over the world--JUST SHOT TO H--- BECAUSE OF MONEY GRUBBING PEOPLE HE THOUGHT WERE HIS FAMILY AND FRINEDS!!!!it is no wonder this man hid from people and did the strange things he did, he knew he would never get reconition for the good he did but for the strange things he did in his life.this family has disgraced his name , and he is not here to defend himself, the lapd have put the most important part of his death on hold for god only knows what the reason is for that, in truth we will never know what michael wanted in his life because he had no one he could put his whole heart and soul into and tell them everything about him , we only get the tabloids and the stories that people have written in books, ARE THEY TRUE WE DONT KNOW THAT FOR SURE!!!!all i know is the story broke after his death and there have been numerous reasons why this happened, but nothing is solid info, i have come to believe like alot of you on here mj was murdered for reasons pertaining to his net worth , was it a conspiracy theory could be---was it because to many people involved there lives into his and controlled him in every way, he said he didnt trust anyone, and was more or less afraid for his life---YET AGAIN NO ONE LISTENED OR HAD ENOUGH TIME OR WANT TO CHECK INTO IT. the same with his presc drug use, WHO CARED ANYONE??? NO!!!! AND HAD NO PLANS TO HELP HIM JUST WATCH HIM TURN INTO A PILE OF DUST. i have to say michael was victim in his own right and it is truly sad , that now they are concerned about what they can get from his estate and putting a tourist attraction at neverland, WHY!!! didnt they try to do something for him when he was here and needed them, who cares about a tourist attraction or tributes , HE IS NOT HERE TO SEE IT AND ALL WE HAVE IS THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF HIM STANDING BEFORE US AND LOVING THE WORLD WITH HIS WHOLE HEART AND SOUL...MJ GONE TO SOON AND IT IS AT THE HANDS OF ANOTHER OR MANY OTHERS!!! WE HAVE TO KEEP HIS MEMORY ALIVE WITHOUT THE TRASH AND TABLOID LIES, HE WAS THE KING OF POP AND HE DESERVES TO BE HONORED IN THAT WAY ALWAYS.....HE IS GONE BUT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM FOR THE KIND SOUL HE HAD, HIS SMILE, HIS LAUGHTER, AND HIS LOVE HE HELD FOR EVERYONE NOT JUST SOME BUT EVERYONE!!!!!!he is truly a legend and a performer that will never be duplicated by anyone in this world,mj you are truly missed and you have been honored by many who truly loved you for your self!!!! rip mj-sue from tampa

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