Here’s a little something to take your mind off the mortgage meltdown and the declining value of the dollar. The New York Post has reported that members of the infamous plastic surgery obsessed, crazy-as-they-want to be, singing Jackson family are in dire financial straights.
According the article, here’s the low down on the original Jackson Five:
Michael Jackson, 49
On the verge of losing Neverland ranch as well as the family’s Encino, Calif., home. He’s hiding out in Las Vegas and repeatedly makes promises to his brothers while sabotaging any attempts by them to ply their musical trade.
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Randy Jackson, 46
Does odd jobs like changing tires to support himself. He was Michael’s business manager during the 2005 molestation trial but ran into serious problems with friends after he persuaded three people to take out lines of credits against their homes to help Michael pay his attorney fees and Michael stiffed them.
Marlon Jackson, 51
Lives in San Diego, where he works stocking groceries at a Vons supermarket. He fell on hard times three years ago when he was forced to leave his foreclosed home and move into an Extended Stay America hotel with his wife, Carol.
Jackie Jackson, 56
The oldest son started an Internet clothing business and is trying to produce records by his sons. Nothing has panned out.
Jermaine Jackson, 54
Splits time between the parents’ Hayvenhurst mansion and his girlfriend’s home in the San Fernando Valley. With more than $5 million in federal, state and other liens against him and a 1995 bankruptcy filing, he doesn’t work or have a regular income.
All I can say is, “Wow. That’s a damn shame” Oh hell, if a major firm like Bear Stearns can go broke why can’t a once popular singing group?
What about Janet, you ask?
Janet Jackson, 41
The current family breadwinner. She bought her mom a Vegas home in anticipation of losing the family’s mansion, Hayvenhurst, to foreclosure. Like their Neverland colleagues, workers at Hayvenhurst have not been paid for months.
Glad to see Janet taking care of her mother. No mention of Papa Joe. Not surprised.
I guess it’s not what you have but what you do with it that counts.