How much is Paris Jackson worth?
|Net Worth:||$50 Million
|Date of Birth:||April 3, 1998 (age 24)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)|
About Paris Jackson
Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born on April 3rd, 1998, in Beverly Hills, CA. Her father was the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson, and her mother is Jackson’s second wife, Debbie Rowe. Paris Jackson has seemed to have had a rough life but her transformation has been incredible. Through her trials and tribulations she has emerged as a beautiful woman with her intriguing white complexion and striking blue-green eyes.
MJ and Rowe divorced in 1999, and Rowe signed over all custody of Paris and her older brother, Michael Jackson Jr. (aka “Prince”), to MJ. After that, the King of Pop had sole parenting rights over the two children as well as their younger sibling, “Blanket”.
During her youth, Paris and her siblings grew up at the Neverland Ranch, and when they did go out in public it’s said that they often wore masks to conceal their identities. Then, on June 25th, 2009, her father Michael Jackson died suddenly of cardiac arrest, brought on by a fatal overdose of the anesthetic propofol. This left Paris and her siblings in the care of their grandmother, Katherine Jackson (the matriarch of the Jackson family), but the custody was suspended in 2012 for various reasons.
How Did Paris Jackson Get So Rich?
Despite the fact that her life itself has been seemingly tragic, there is one area where she certainly is not struggling, money.
Paris Jackson’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million due to her family ties and side projects. In addition (as noted in the Rolling Stone article, Life After Neverland,) she and her siblings are the beneficiaries of Michael’s estimated $1 billion (yes, billion) dollar trust. Assumedly it will be shared out to the family over time. Between her current worth, and the wealth to come, this makes it likely that she will never need money again.
However this great fortune has also come at a price. It can’t be nice having your every movement reported and the stress and strain of the media and controversy surrounding Michael Jackson’s death, and life, must have been hard for her to bear. It seems to be at the root cause of many problems growing up for Paris, including bullying, mental health issues and possible suicide attempts.
The truth is though, it seems to me, every human being will go through adversity at some point in their lives. Better to get it out of the way when you are still young and this adversity prepares you for life, instead of simply preparing you for death.
Why is she so famous?
Again, she’s Michael Jackson’s only daughter. That’s kind of a big deal. She is also completely white, and I don’t know, but why is she not at least half black? I assume she is Michael’s biological daughter Malcolm Gladwell also like that. But these are the kinds of things that trigger curiosity and then when you see her face, it’s striking you know, so she’s kind of just there hovering around in my mind space. Would she be as famous if she was just a beautiful model? No probably not, so it is the whole Jackson thing then. But let’s see if she decides to go the way of fame, or if she decides to settle down in peace and quiet as I have chosen to.
In my opinion it’s not fair to say that she is only successful because she was born as Michael Jackson’s daughter. She was born as Michael Jackson’s daughter, but that’s kind of her package in life. I don’t think one can logically separate her birth and circumstances from what she is, the way I see these are one and the same. What arises around an individual’s awareness is no coincidence in life, it is the Hindu perspective that it is no coincidence through lives.
It’s the hard times that make a person who they are. The easy times are great, but you don’t learn much, find your true self or forge your personality. No, that happens when you’re in circumstances that are just terrible.
Paris and her siblings resurfaced at their father’s funeral and then made an appearance at the 2010 Grammy Awards to accept a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for their father. She mostly stayed out of the public eye, attending high school at the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks until 2012. Then she resurfaced on Oprah Winfrey’s Next Chapter to detail her life growing up and her experiences with cyber-bullying.
A year later, in 2013, battling apparent depression (including alleged self-harm) as well as an incident of abuse at Provo Canyon School, according to a Rolling Stone interview, the then 15 year-old Jackson attempted suicide. Whether it was an actual attempt or a cry for help, fortunately she was saved.
You know people can be just miserable to a person like Paris. These haters’ jealousy and attacks are not even the least bit justified because no, you don’t know the situation. You don’t know what she is experiencing and you don’t know what her future will actually be like.
Fortunately when someone hates on you, you know that they must carry hatred or otherwise it is not possible to send hate to you. They must have hate to put it on you. And so compassion arises for them, because hatred is self consuming.
Paris then went into a residential treatment program at the Diamond Ranch Academy in Utah, attending school there for her sophomore and junior year in high school.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
After those rough high school years, things began to slow down a bit for Paris, and for a while her life seemed to be getting a little more relaxed and normal (as much as the life of the daughter of someone as famous and controversial as Michael Jackson could be “normal”).
In 2017 she signed with IMG Models and also appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine (the cover story has been linked to throughout this profile); she also began pursuing a career as a singer like her father.
In 2019, in the wake of the somewhat incendiary Leaving Neverland documentary, TMZ published an article stating that Paris Jackson had “attempted suicide”.
This story was also picked up and circulated by still more media outlets. Apparently it came from “family sources” but I don’t trust my family at all when it comes to these matters. In any case, I don’t know about her family matters, but I do feel it shows how brutal the media has been on Paris Jackson. With a seeming ‘publish-first ask-questions later’ approach. Another report said that Paris Jackson was reportedly “doing fine” and didn’t try and commit suicide at all.
I don’t know, maybe she did maybe she didn’t, Vanity Fair says she denied it. I’m not hating on TMZ either they do what they do and loads of their stuff is positive. But do some journalists sit behind their desks fantasizing about people like Paris Jackson’s death. Just seething about how good her life may turn out to be? My guess, is yes. There are journalists in the media who target people like Paris because of jealousy.
People can be just brutal to young successful people growing up. I remember on my first night at Gateway Hospital one of the prison guards who was female by the way marched in the biggest Mexican inmate into my room in the middle of the night! I pounced out of bed wearing my Pink fluffy top and black velvet pants and she about turned, the both of them, and marched out again.
They call themselves a non-profit but I felt more like they were feasting on souls.
Paris Jackson & Success
Paris Jackson’s success has been in surviving the media onslaught and becoming a beautiful woman seeking to do things in the world. As a model she is incredible with her intriguing white complexion and striking blue-green eyes. She is in a band, she is signed to IMG, and has an inheritance that others could only dream about.
For a start in my opinion a person’s face does not even look like that unless they have gone through hard times and challenging adversity. She is one of the most beautiful people in the world. But beauty, based on what I have observed, arises in people who have incredibly good hearts and are attacked by people who do not. They are pushed in, but because it is unthinkable for a person like Paris to try and attack back and harm others. She does her own thing which is clearly health and beauty. Also, the eyes are the window to the soul, so think about it.
She certainly never asked for all of the drama that has enveloped her life, and while she has done plenty of things that have attracted attention to herself, it would be hard-pressed for someone as famous as her to disappear from the public eye completely. Perhaps she wishes she could. Perhaps she enjoys the public eye and will continue to make a career out of it. For us, we do not know. But we don’t really care either because she is doing fine and I am almost certain she will thrive in her life.
It must have been difficult with such a high profile father and all the controversy surrounding events in the past. Suddenly being thrust into the spotlight and likely not knowing how to deal with it or whom best to talk to. Maybe she said too much to the press and in interviews early on? And now that trails her? ..
But so? We’re just looking at her forming process and the worst is almost certainly behind her.
Money alone doesn’t make people happy. A person is happy when they are being and doing what it is that they do best and creating a positive impact in the space that helps other people without harming anyone unnecessarily. This is what I see Paris Jackson to be doing, so it’s my guess that her story is working out just fine.
Paris Jackson seemed nearly the archetype of a tragic figure, someone who had been brought down by fate and forces beyond her control. She reads almost like a character in a Shakespearean tragedy, or even a heroine thrown into the midst of a Young Adult drama.
But the truth is, those same circumstances that she did not choose but was born into and fit her are also what made her who she is. And hate on her all you want, in my opinion, all you do is help her succeed. Adversity is funny like that.
It sounds incredibly obvious to say that ‘you are you’ and everything that comes off you is also you. But sometimes the obvious things are missed and it’s good to get back to the nuts and bolts of what’s actually happening. In my opinion, you are making your life based on your choices and are in circumstances based on your past activities. From what I see, it is not anyone else, it is all you, you, you and you.
I think a clean approach to reality is that you cannot blame anyone, it is all on you.
One can extrapolate this to be true by simply asking, “has someone else been in the same circumstances and responded differently?”. If the answer is yes, which it really should be. Then you know that it is your unique approach to your circumstances that are causing, well, more circumstances.
Paris, I feel, has tackled her circumstances like a champ and will go on to do great things, whether you hear about them or not.