New court papers filed by the late Thriller star’s lawyers show the huge sum was spent on Prince, 18, Paris, 16, and 13-year-old Bigi – who was previously known as Blanket, though his real name is Prince Michael II – two years ago, with expenses including R5,8 million on a house in Calabasas, California, which is rented for the kids at the cost of R443,000 a month.
A total of R966,000 in fees for Buckley School was also spent for Prince and Paris, before the latter dropped out, with R382,000 also being spent on a separate school for ”young performers” according to The Sun newspaper.
Other expenses included chartering a private plane for R1,8 million, R6 million on staff at their properties as well as R604,000 on other workers, R12,000 on Bigi’s 11th birthday bash and R5,5 million for a trip to Hawaii with Prince and Paris’ biological mother, Debbie Rowe.
The children are cared for by the music icon’s 85-year-old mother Katherine, whose Hayvenhurst home has been purchased by the estate and renovated for in excess of R7,6 million. Jackson – who died of cardiac arrest in 2009, aged 50 – left R6,4 billion worth of debt when he passed away, although his assets have been valued at R3,2 billion, with others suggesting they could be worth over R20,1 billion.