It was in 2004 when the Santa Barbara police irrupted in his ranch and arrested Michael Jackson with the charge of having sexually abused some minors. In that wonderful, luxurious California mansion, which occupies a surface of more than a thousand hectares, the unforgettable popstar spent seventeen years of his life. He had renamed it Neverland, the never-never land, and more than a private residence it was a real theme park, which the singer shared with dozens of kids, mostly disable or suffering from different diseases. The ranch, that after the popstar’s arrest was subject to several inspections, is now on sale for a price that, to put it mildly, is absolutely astronomical: one hundred million dollars.
An exorbitant price, sure, but you need to keep in mind that this is an enormous property with unlimited potential. It is so big that it could be turned into a luxury resort, into a tourist resort, or in an entertainment center for kids and adults. On the other hand, the pertaining land that comes with the villa offers a lot of attractions: for example, there are equipped spaces where orangutans, elephants and other zoo animals live, and there are also a lot of spaced destined to entertainment, such as a basketball court, a regular-sized swimming pool, two lakes and a movie theater with a giant screen and ergonomic seating. There is even a fire station, a building that Michael had eerily desired for a long time. As far as the housing quarters are concerned, suffice to say that there are as many as six bedrooms, a majestic living area with a view on the garden, for a total of 1200 square meters of floor area.
Everything at Neverland oozes luxury and wealth, and it unequivocally tells how the popstar’s life was made of vices and excess. The singer of Thriller and dozens of other hits did not lack anything, as you can tell giving a quick look to the picture of this incredible ranch. He purchased it in the Eighties from entrepreneur William Bone, for slightly less than twenty million dollars. At that time it was a traditional estate, surrounded by fields and vineyards, but the singer immediately wanted to turn it into a theme park that would be able to accommodate unfortunate children.