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Michael Jackson's estate worth $600 million

BIG BUCKS: Michael Jackson's estate is currently worth $600 million

IT’S BEEN five years since Michael Jackson passed away, yet his career is still alive and kicking.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the King of Pop's estate has earned more than $600 million (£352 million) since his death in 2009.

A reported $20 million had been spent to support Jackson's children - Prince, Paris and Blanket - and his mother, Katherine, through 2012.

Since Jackson's death, his children have lived with their grandmother. The estate pays for private schools and tutors, a chef, private security and family vacations, giving the Jackson children the stability their father strived to provide.

Payments to the family have increased each year since June 2009, according to court records.

"Michael's number one priority was his children, not wealth or fame," said Tom Mesereau, the attorney who successfully defended Jackson against child molestation charges and stays in touch with his family.

"He wanted them to get the best education possible," Mesereau said. "He wanted them to be worldly."

According to reports, a large amount of Jackson's earnings have gone to erase the singer's debts and to continue running the estate that powers his posthumous career.

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