Prince Michael Jackson, the 20-year-old son of the music legend Michael Jackson, is doing his best to keep his father’s name alive and to use his massive wealth by trying to do good for his community. Jackson, who was on Good Morning America on March 6, is currently working with the charity Heal Los Angeles, which aims to stop child abuse and help the homeless.
“As we were growing up my dad always said, ‘I really don’t care what you do in life, as long as you’re happy doing it and you’re the best at what you do. If you want to be a janitor at a high school, you should be the best janitor that you can be,” Jackson told Good Morning America. “So, I think that he would always be the supporting figure to me and my siblings and support us in all the endeavors that we try.”
Jackson’s mother is Michael Jackson’s second wife, Debbie Rowe. His real name is Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. and he is the older of Rowe’s two children with Jackson. His sister is 18-year-old Paris Jackson. He also has a younger brother, Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II, who was born in 2002.
You can follow Jackson on Instagram at PrinceJackson. He is currently attending Loyola Marymount University.
Here’s a look at Jackson’s net worth.
1. He Has an Estimated Net Worth of $100 Million
As the child of one of the richest deceased celebrities, Jackson has an estimated net worth of $100 million, Celebrity Net Worth estimates. The site also estimates that Paris and Blanket also have an estimated net worth of $100 million each.
Jackson’s father continues to out-earn even living celebrities. The “Thriller” singer topped Forbes’ 2016 list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities by taking in an estimated $825 million. (The No. 2 celebrity on the list is Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, who made $48 million in 2016, according to Forbes.) Jackson’s father died in 2009.
2. He Supports Heal LA, a Charity That Aims to Stop Child Abuse & Homelessness
Jackson’s current top project is supporting Heal Los Angeles. The group is a charity student organization at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Their goal is to end child abuse, hunger and homelessness. They were inspired by the Heal The World Foundation, the famous foundation Jackson’s father ran during the ’90s and ’00s.
The group posts photos on Twitter and Facebook, showing Jackson helping out in recent projects. For example, on February 18, Jackson was seen helping hand out 500 sandwiches and drinks to homeless people on Skid Row in Los Angeles.
“It’s a student service organization at Loyola Marymount University,” Jackson said in an interview with Extra in November 2016. “My friend John Muto wanted to start a service organization in which we honor my father. That’s why we took it from Heal the World and we call it Heal L.A., so we can start locally and hopefully spread it around.”
3. He Runs His Own Production Company, King’s Son Productions
While Jackson could just sit back and live off the money and fame his father left him, he has chosen not to. He wants to make a name for himself in the entertainment world, so he used his money to start King’s Son Productions. The company’s goal is to produce everything from “cinematic music videos and short films to feature-length films and beyond.”
According to the company’s website, he hopes to help creative people “realize their dreams.” Their first production was Omer “O-Bee” Bhatti’s “Automatic.” They also produced a music video for the Sco Triplets, directed by Jackson’s cousin Taj Jackson.
4. The Jackson Family Still Owns the Encino Estate
The Jackson Family still owns their famous Encino, California estate Hayvenhurst. Blanket, their cousins and Jackson’s grandmother all live there. In September 2016, TMZ reported that Paris moved into the guest house because the main building is being remodeled.
Jackson himself is not always there, since he is still in college. Still, as the Los Angeles Times reported in a 2016 profile of Jackson, he still comes to visit the compound often. It’s also been an inspiration to him, with photos of his father’s life and his own all over the walls.
“I think people appreciate it a lot more than I do. To me, these are family photos,” Jackson told the LA Times. He also called the estate a “sacred place.” The home was especially important in the days after his father’s death.
“It was beneficial. There was 16 people here,” Jackson told the LA Times. “It took you away from the grief. We’d wake up in the middle of the night, make quesadillas and talk.”
Jackson now lives in an apartment in Marina Del Rey while attending college.
5. He Once Tried Acting, Appearing in an Episode of ‘90210’
Back in 2013, Jackson tried his hand at acting, but he didn’t stick with it. He appeared in a single episode of The CW’s 90210 reboot and that was it. As The Los Angeles Times notes, he took acting classes and tried out theater while at the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks. But when he enrolled at Loyola Marymount University, he chose to major in business over film.
“He didn’t really want to be an actor,” friend Duane Ervin told the LA Times. “He’s always wanted to be behind the scenes.”
“Prince is extremely smart. He’s gonna be a target because people have the wrong impression that he’s a privileged kid and it’s the furthest thing from the truth,” Taj Jackson told the LA Times. “When you grow up being around celebrity [your] whole life, there’s two ways it can go for the kids — they can be full of entitlement or grounded and realize that they are like everyone else. It comes down to character and with Prince, his dad instilled that.”