10 Most Expensive Things Michael Jackson Used To Own
No one can question the fact that Michael Jackson was one of the best entertainers in the world. His last years on the planet were riddled with scandal, but after his passing, he’s more beloved than ever. People naturally want to know more about him, and that’s why we made a list of the ten most expensive things that belonged to the King of Pop. Let’s take a look.
1. Neverland Ranch
Michael’s homes were some of the most luxurious places in the world, and his estate, Neverland, was almost considered a theme park. It was a 2,700 acres estate with a main house that covered 13,000 square feet. The house had six bedrooms, formal dining rooms, walking closets, and more.
Moreover, the property featured a pool, tennis courts, train stations that would take you to several parts inspired by Disneyland's train, a lake, movie theater, etc. There was also a theme park, complete with a zoo to entertain kids. It’s worth more than $100 million, but it’s currently on sale for $67 million.
2. Las Vegas Mansion
Another beautiful home owned by the King of Pop was a mansion in Las Vegas, often referred to as "The Thriller Villa". It was worth $9.5 million and consisted of seven bedrooms, 12 baths, a guest house, and a Murano glass chandelier.
The property also had a bell tower, a beautiful outdoor courtyard designed for hosting guests, and a medieval style chapel meant to entertain more than 70 people. The chapel also featured a hand-painted ceiling that was absolutely gorgeous.
3. White crystal glove
One of the best things about Michael was his wardrobe, and his signature white crystal glove is still used today by artists that want to honor his memory. He wore it for the first time during the live 1983 Motown 25th anniversary TV special when he sang Billie Jean.
After that, the glove became part of his stage persona, and fans all over the world recognized it him for it. Six months after Jackson’s death, the glove was sold for $350,000 at an auction. The buyer must have been a huge fan.
4. Sunglass collection
Just like many celebrities, Michael was seen wearing sunglasses most of the time. However, the King of Pop had a vast eyewear collection, complete with the best brands in the world. One of his favorites was the famous Ray-Ban aviators.
His other favorites were the Ray-Ban 3030 Outdoor Men and the Ray-Ban Wayfarer. The singer would also wear prescription glasses but, obviously, a lot more expensive than average. Artists have to protect their eyesight because of the paparazzi and their cameras.
5. Art collection
Art is always a good investment because its value never decreases, and Michael had an art collection with an estimated worth of $90 million. He owned pieces from Maurice Utrillo, Carl Johan Neumann, and Paul Pascal.
Most of the artwork was influenced by the places he loved and the people in his life. His favorite piece featured the door to the White House. There are several exhibitions nowadays to see the collection in person, despite the legal battles it faced after Jackson’s death.
6. Rolls Royce Seraph limousine
The singer had a unique dark blue limo made by Rolls Royce. It was a limited edition car, which was custom-designed for the King of Pop, adhering to his personal tastes. The interior consisted of 24 karat gold trim, the most expensive leather seats, and the floor had the best carpeting.
The engine was a 5400 CC v12 design which could generate over 300 horsepower, allowing it to accelerate to 100 km/h in just 4 seconds. The maximum speed was 225 km/h, and it was worth around $100,000 and $150,000.
7. Bahrain home
The King of Pop paid $8 million for a gorgeous mansion in Bahrain, which consisted of five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a personal swimming pool. Bahrain had a very calm environment, meaning that the singer could enjoy himself without the worries of the outside world.
The estate was purchased so that Michael could relax away from the eyes of the public. To aid in this endeavor, the property was surrounded by white walls and electric gates to maintain the singer’s privacy.
8. 1990 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II
Jackson was a big fan of Rolls Royce because he also owned the 1990 Silver Spur II, which featured black and white leather upholstery, while the dark windows were adorned with white curtains. A minibar was built into the car, holding some of the most expensive drinks in the world.
9. 1988 Lincoln Town Car
The King of Pop also purchased a silver and white 1988 Lincoln town car, which was customized with an interior made of leather and fabric upholstery, walnut wood paneling, as well as a carriage roof and stoke aluminum wheels.
The upholstery was gray, a somewhat subdued color considering Michael’s tastes. It had a JBL audio system - the most expensive at the time. The steering wheel was wrapped in the same leather as the furniture.
10. 1997 Neoplan tour bus
The final entry on our list is another vehicle. You know by now that the singer loved cars, and he had a car collection too. The 1997 Neoplan tour bus was one of the most luxurious at the time, featuring a king's crown and an embroidered carpet.
It also had individual seats and booths, and a bathroom complete with a porcelain gold sink and granite tops. Another car was the Ford Econoline van from 1993, which had several customized things like a video game player, a TV for the backseat passengers, and the best leather seats.
Being the most famous artist in the world, it’s not surprising that the King of Pop splurged on so much luxury. However, we had no idea he was such a car aficionado until we started researching, and it’s amazing how we still learn more about him every day. If you liked this article, share it with your friends while listening to Billie Jean. See you next time!