Michael Jackson Empire Stronger Than Ever On Fifth Death Anniversary [Video]
Five years ago today, the world lost the man many still call the greatest entertainer of all time, Michael Jackson. His legacy lives on stronger than ever however, according to the recently released biography "Michael Jackson Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire."
Author Zack Greenburg has calculated that the late King of Pop's Estate has earned over 700-million-dollars in the five years since his untimely passing in 2009. The book estimates that Michael is making more money today than he did in the prime of his career during the early 80s. The income comes from two posthumously-released albums; a deal with Cirque du Soleil; the film, "This Is It," and the sale of Jackson's image for events like the hologram used at the Billboard Music Awards just last month.
In a macabre post script this anniversary finds a makeup-stained bedroom chair from the home in which Jackson died up for sale on eBay. Its current owner, Brian Mayes, says the bergere-style chair was a special chair for the pop star. Mayes says it was also the chair Dr. Conrad Murray would sit in as he monitored Jackson. With a starting bid of 30-grand, the chair will be up for auction on eBay for about a week.