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Michael Jackson

Billion Dollar Man

7/15/2013 3:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Michael Jackson could have raked in as much as $1.5 billion had he lived ... at least that's what an entertainment money man told jurors today in MJ's wrongful death case.

Accounting guru Arthur Erk testified ... Jackson could have earned minimum $1.1 billion if he performed a worldwide concert and showcased his music in Las Vegas.  And Erk felt if ticket prices were high enough, the figure would soar to $1.5 bil by the time Michael turned 65.

There are a couple of problems.  First, MJ never planned a worldwide tour.  The "This Is It" tour was limited to London.  Second, the family is seeking more than $40 billion.

Another interesting thing ... Erk said he deducted what he felt Jackson would have spent between age 50 and age 65, when he hypothetically would have retired -- $134 million.

Oh the struggles of living on a budget.

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Macker1283    

He was already retired. The guy hadn't done anything since 1995 until the time he died. He couldn't even make it through rehearsals for one small concert series, forget about a world tour. I love the revisionist history after he dies.

379 days ago
32.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

he was too sick to perform in london how the hell was he going to do world tours?

379 days ago
33.

TPF    

He should have been made to pay a billion dollars to the families of the children he molested. He was nothing more than a pervert.

379 days ago
34.

SUNFLOWER    

This accountant should have his license revoked.
It is commonly agreed that MJ is worth more dead than alive.

Assuming MJ was lucky enough to escape death, he would still have to cancel his show because he was not ready, then fans would turn on him, merchandise will be flooded in Walmart.

Has he taken a course in risk management? Or lost cutting project management?
What happens now is the best for his children who can avoid getting molested. The Estate growing in profits, and AEG has recouped all the lost revenue.
And He, MJ, himself finally got some long term sleeping arrangement.
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379 days ago
35.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

if this disgusting scroungy family gets a single dime i will PUKE

379 days ago
36.

Jordan    

That is all Speculation considering his own son said he did not have what it takes to finish the Brittish tour of 50 shows?

379 days ago
37.

Bloomcounty.USA    

Yeah and monkey's might fly out of Madonna's butt ... com'mon, he wasn't even healthy enough to finish rehearsals for the London gig. No way he would have been able to do a Vegas residency. : /

379 days ago
38.

chris    

He Never would have lived to be that old even if he stopped the drugs. He was so messed up in the head without the drugs he would have killed himself.

379 days ago
39.

Toilethead    

Sure he could have, if he wasn't so lazy and had taken far better care of himself.

379 days ago
40.

duilama    

Yeah, MJ planned to get some sleep, but couldn't sleep all this time, before he died had had not had real sleep for two weeks through, what make you think he can even take a pee without wetting his pants?

379 days ago
41.

Uri Gellers part-time psychic spy.    

Odd post, why wonder? Are you trying to tell us maybe he is still alive?

379 days ago
42.

Diamond Goddess!    

Uhh...NO WAY!!!
MJ was practically dead, there's no WAY he'd pull that much coin.
The entire Jackson fam is SO grosse!!!
Never taking responsibility for anything and blaming everyone else for Michael's addictions.
I hope they lose this case.
They shouldn't get any more unearned money!!!

379 days ago
43.

Sam    

Pedophile man

379 days ago
44.

David     

Can we move on from this worship of celebrity, namely MJ?

379 days ago
45.

chris    

Does ANYBODY think he can make Relevant Music? The Old MJ fans are not going to sped that kind of money on him now days. The Young kids are on to other stars like Bieber.

379 days ago
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