News - August 1, 2014

Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch up for sale
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch up for sale

Michael Jackson's lavish Neverland ranch is up for sale. 

The estate is 2,700 acres in total and situated in California’s Santa Barbara County. It is currently controlled by billionaire Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital, who have spent around $5 million per year on the property's upkeep and are now looking to sell up. 

At one time, the ranch contained a large petting zoo, a floral clock, many statutes and a full amusement park that included a Ferris wheel, Carousel, Zipper, Octopus, Pirate Ship, Wave Swinger, Super Slide, roller coaster, bumper cars, and an amusement arcade.

Jackson moved out of Neverland four years before his death in 2009, but a representative for his estate has still hit out at news of the intended sale, telling Forbes: "We are frustrated, bitterly disappointed and saddened that it has come to this. Sadly, Michael lost control of Neverland during his life as a result of advice from a former manager."

The second of Jackson's posthumous album Xscape was released earlier this year and can be previewed on the right hand side of the page. 

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