Jacko going Moslumes: Moving to the Persian Gulf
In 2005 Jackson made Bahrain his legal residence. He bought a new "Neverland Valley Ranch" (see below). His old friend and sheik Abdullah bin Hamad al-Khalifa gave him a very special valuable silk tapestry as a house warming present (photo left).
Jacko loves the dress code of the Arabian women. He has been spotted in a black robe with a veil (photo above right: Jacko with his child shopping in Bahrain). His children also have to wear the traditional veil.
In 1982 Jackson recorded the best-selling album of all-time " Thriller." He sold more than 59 million copies worldwide. In this period "The King of Pop's" appearance radically changed.
His skin had become paler (alleged skin bleaching), his nose had become smaller due to multiple nasal surgeries and his hair was straight, black and down to his shoulders just like a wig (see video above).
"Hairy" Jackson parody
The rapper Eminem attacked Michael Jackson in his video "Just Lose It." Eminem dressed as Jackson runs to the toilet to extinguish his hair that caught fire. Later his nose falls off on the dancefloor. At the end Eminem is sitting on a bed with boys dancing around him. The rapper is joking about Michael's Pepsi ad incident - in 1984 the singer's hair caught on fire during the filming of a Pepsi ad. He is also referring to Michael Jackson's molestation charges and his apparent plastic surgery.
Lack of proceeds
Michael Jackson's estimated total income is about USD 500 million. He earned it with selling his music, merchandising and performing his concerts. It is said that he spent lots of money and that he is on the verge of bankruptcy. Jacko used to spend USD 30 million per year more than he earned. It is said he had debts of several million Dollar.
Nowadays "Jacko" is hardly to be recognised and he has poor album sales. The exentric Pop Star had to go through a lot in his personal life:
He was accused of child abuse for the first time in 1993. The parents of the 14-year old Jordan Chandler filed a complaint. Jackson settled the boy's civil lawsuit with the payment of an undisclosed amount (between USD 2 and 50 million).
Shortly after Michael became a father of three children called Prince Michael Jackson Jr., Paris Michael Katherine Jackson and Prince Michael II.
Im November 2003 District Atterney Tom Sneddon of Santa Barbara County booked him on suspicion of child milestation.
At the same time the police were looking for evidence in his luxurious Neverland Valley Ranch in California (2700 acres). Jackson posted USD 3 million bail.
In March 2006 California state labor officials closed his ranche and fined him USD 69,000 for failure to provide employment insurance. Neverland employees have also sued Jackson for USD 306,000 in unpaid wages. He paid them by the deadline and he has closed his Californian Range.