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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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61.

Ivan in Phoenix    

His family are nothing but low-life parasites. They realized they couldn't break MJ's will and screw his kids out of their inheritance so they try to sue for unrealized income for a 50 year old drug addicted child molester. I hope all his lazy azz brothers & sisters die broke in public housing.

401 days ago
62.

Dose Of Reality    

I like how so much of this is based on a fantasy that MJ would have been able to do so many things.

401 days ago
63.

Dose Of Reality    

Isla414

He would have donated a lot of it to charity as well like he had always been doing ever since the Victory tour. That is what he worked for. In "giving".

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So then those charities should have the right to sue MJ's estate for the money they lost.


MJ's desire for drugs denied all those charities of money and three children of "their father".

401 days ago
64.

Ali go to school you fool    

sanemjfan@twitter.com and mjjjustice.wordpress freak that slimes tmz 24/7, mimi/human nature..etc are death threat making lunatics and cyber stalkers. Taaj Malik, welfare wench who did not report 30,000 she took from her mother and neglects 5 kids. She must be stopped.

401 days ago
65.

Ali go to school you fool    

What a crock. The pedophile would not have earned 2 cents. H e had no intention on doing this "****" concert and would have been dead. What is that tool smoking?

401 days ago
66.

The Truwth    

How many millions did he earn from 1980-2000 yet up in debt, unable to meet the payments on his debts, having to transfer ownership of Neverland to prevent foreclosure?


How come he couldn't afford the $3m he owed in London, so he was free to set foot in London? How come Marcel Avram still had the right to be involved in all his shows?


Michael Jackson had borrowed money against his assists such as his share of the Sony/ATV Music catalogue. A finance company had a 10% share in MJJ Music, Marc Shaffel had 5% of Neverland before the foreclosure threat.

401 days ago
67.

duilama    

If I was MJ's agent, I would sue the Jacksons for 10% of the $40 Billion or at least of the $1.5 Billions for not keeping the junkie keeping his junk in the gold pants because basically he felt guilty to have molested all those kids and was not able to sleep and was too stupid to seek for propofol. The estate would have to cease paying the Jacksons because they have to keep that money for me in case I win!!!

Ha! that would teach them, greedy Jacksins!!!

401 days ago
68.

Dose Of Reality    

You know who the family should sue?
Anyone that let MJ wear that gold thing above.


How the hell would a "man", MJ or anyone else wear that thing?

401 days ago
69.

chris    

Michael hadn't been creative in years, all he had was royalties.
Agree with others, the Jacksons make the Lohans look like the perfect family

401 days ago
70.

nosy bugger    

actually a pedophile is someone who is sexually attacted to children but doesn't act on those feelings, so mj wasn't a pedophile


mj was a child molester, for he did act on thoses feelings and violate children & like typical child molesters he had both a gender & age preference that paps unknowningly do***ented since the 1980s

401 days ago
71.

phia    

Again another knowall based on assumptions.

The only people who can speak on this particular topic are Michael's executors.

401 days ago
72.

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401 days ago
73.

Yu Lee    

TMZ boss Harvey Levin probably KILLED Michael Jackson, indirectly!
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Harvey wants embarrassing and humiliating photos and videos of all celebs! He trains paparazzi to provoke celebs by shouting nasty comments, MJ was harassed and pushed over the brink, takes overdose of proposal and dies!
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The proof? TMZ had the "exclusive" on MJ's death, they were the 1st to report it because THEIR paps were parked outside & called Harvey when it happened!

Does it matter if its 1st degree or tenth degree? but Harvey Levin is a MURDERER, maybe? lets have an investigation!

401 days ago
74.

sherilynne    

Billion dollar child molester

401 days ago
75.

mps    

I want be his child:-)

401 days ago
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