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July 1st, 2009
07:17 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Jackson’s Wishes Revealed

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Anna Duning
AC360° Intern

There’s no longer a mystery over what’s in Michael Jackson’s will. Today his lawyers were in court to file the will Jackson wrote seven years ago. Tonight, Randi Kaye will take a close look at Jackson’s wishes.

Here are some details on the will: His entire estate goes into a family trust. Grandmother Katherine Jackson is named the children’s primary guardian. Singer Diana Ross is named the secondary guardian, if needed. And, Jackson’s ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, the mother of Jackson’s two oldest children, gets nothing of his estimated $500 million in assets. What do you think of the will?  Share your thoughts below.

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soundoff (306 Responses)
  1. Myrna Gonzales

    My condolences to the Jackson family.My heart goes to his mother who is
    the rock and only sensible person in this family.Michale's children should be left alone in this whole drama.Michael thinks and loved them like his own ..so be it.Thank you CNN and Anderson Cooper for you honest and up to the minute reporting of events. You are the only TV station I can trust.

    July 2, 2009 at 10:13 am |
  2. myrna gonzales

    My condolences to the Jackson family specially his mother who seems to be the only sensible person in this family.His children are his children no matter what, they should be left alone in this whole drama. Michael's

    July 2, 2009 at 10:07 am |
  3. Rhonda Gilmna

    I am afraid of what will happen to the children, if they stay in that home.You can look at that whole family, and there is really something off about them all. I am not 100 % sure thats the best place for them. Question: Do you think that Neverland Ranch will become the next Graceland, will they open to the public for a fee, to see all of Michael's belongings? It is hard losing a parent young, It happened to me, and I hope that people think of the children,

    July 2, 2009 at 9:51 am |
  4. Lulu

    after reading all the comments, i think i doesn't matter who is the children's father/mother was. The important thing is MJ is the one who raise them and care for them. NOT those that after his MONEY. The guardianship should belongs to those that is closed to the child.

    the Will play a very important role here. if there is another WILL around, why until now is not surface yet? what are they waiting for?

    July 2, 2009 at 9:50 am |
  5. AS, Germany

    His will seems to protect his children – and that what's important in the long run -. Pls stop talking about whether MJ was the biological father of his children or not – he is the only father his children knew and from my understanding as a parent myself, he tried as long as he lived to protect his children from the media and any "public harm or rumors".
    Bottem line he is/was a very, very loving father and his children meant the world to him. Taking in consinderation what MJ's childhood was like he did a "hell of great job". Let's hope Mr. JJ has not realy anything to do with his grandchildrens upbringing.

    Regaring MJ's funeral – I think MJ should be laid to RIP asap – for his childrens sake; they need to say their final "Good-By to their Daddy" in order to slowly start realizing what happend and than some kind of healing process can begin. All his live MJ was a very giving and caring human being (a philanthropist as we all could witness over decades) it's time to give back. It's sad enough that people seem to realize it just now where he is "Gone to soon".

    We pray for MJ's soul and his beloved children.

    July 2, 2009 at 8:55 am |
  6. Milton Smith

    I wish...i had a degree. Then you can say what the hell do you know about companies and can't trust you with the economy boy. You like health care insurance hey, well guess what if you live unhealthy then pay threw nose, like breaking laws do you that's o.k, yeh it's o.k and it's 250000 bucks for double parking. What's wrong rich boy can't afford it, too bad oh and your company sucks whers your degree in buisness no degree well that's a few hard labour and a billion bucks.

    July 2, 2009 at 7:35 am |
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