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The Jackson 5, where are they now?

Posted by jhochstat on March 24, 2008

This is so truly sad, the four brothers who sang with little Michael Jackson to record some of the greatest Motown songs ever have fallen on hard times.

Idolator.com‘s

Marlon – 51, an original Jackson Five member who stocks shelves at a Vons supermarket in San Diego, had to temporarily move into an extended-stay hotel.

Randy – 46, does odd jobs, including fixing cars in a Los Angeles garage owned by a family friend. He recently claimed Michael was going to give him $1.7 million – “a pipe dream,” said another brother last week.

Jackie –  56, the oldest and most debonair of the brothers, is struggling to manage his son Siggy’s aspiring rap career after an Internet clothing business startup and attempts to produce music failed.

Jermaine – 54, shuttles back and forth from his girlfriend’s home in Ventura County, Calif., to his parents’ mansion in Encino, where Jackie and Randy still bunk.

Tito – 55, is the only brother still making music, but it’s a meager living. The guitarist fronts a blues and jazz band that plays small venues and nets him $500 and $1,500 per occasional gig – a far cry from the days when the Jacksons could pull in 50,000 people at $30 a ticket.

Family patriarch Joseph Jackson, 79, spends most of his waking hours conjuring up schemes he hopes will replenish a bank account that once had more money than the FDIC cared to insure. Peddling musical girl groups in Las Vegas and a book about his family in Germany, Joseph, despite evidence to the contrary, is not convinced that time and the music industry have passed him by.

“We can get back out there and set the world on fire,” he told The Post last week. “If the Rolling Stones can still rake in the money, so, too, can my boys.”

I had the chance to meet both Michael & LaToya Jackson several days apart during the opening of Disneyland Paris in April 1992 when I was part of the opening management team. 

They were both very unique characters

 

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17 Responses to “The Jackson 5, where are they now?”

  1. Mya said

    I am in love with Micheal Jackson’s music and its sad how their living now. they were so rich and famous who would of thought that they would end up like this MICHAEL JACKSON IS BEING SUED FOR ALL HE’S WORTH AND THAT IS NOT WORTH MUCH NOW. DID YOU HEAR ABOUT HIM SELLING HIS GLOVE???? SAD SAD SAD SAD SAD SAD SAD SAD

  2. john said

    The Jackson 5 are not broke. The family is worth Millions of dollars. Check the facts.

  3. Stranger said

    i miss jackson 5 so does everyone else they should have a reunion sometime like in iowa that would be really nice dont you think

  4. Nicole said

    Well now Michael Jackson is dead and that’s just crazy!

  5. Cody said

    Rest in peace mivhael jackson u are a legacy and my dance inspiration truly the king of pop rip man rip

  6. Migdalia Montana said

    THE JACKSON FAMILY HAD THEIR DAY IN THE SUN. THEY WITH THIER BROTHER MICHAEL MADE MUSICAL/ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY. THEY SHOULD ALL TAKE THIER MEMORIES OF MICHAEL AND THEIR “15 MINUTES” AND THANK THE LORD THAT THEY HAD THAT TIME. MOST OF US LIVE, WORK AND DIE IMPACTING VERY FEW PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY. MOST OF US WILL ONLY BE REMEBERED BY A SMALL FEW THE JACKSONS INCLUDING MICHAEL WILL BE REMEBERED AND REVERED WORLDWIDE FOR THIER TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. CAN THEY REALLY ASK FOR MORE?

  7. I kinda miss Michael Jackson ‘King of Pop’,it’s to bad that he died…but i know his history will be passed on from generations to generations and everyone will remember him…but how he fixed himself up-nose,hair,lips,eyes,skin-is actually dumb.He looks better in the 80’s,like seriously…if you agree with me reply to me now…he died.Everyone feels bad… 😦

    R.I.P Michael Jackson
    also known as
    ‘King of Pop’

  8. Josh Bleu said

    Look @ these faces!yoyoyo
    😦
    🙂
    😀
    😉
    :0

  9. terri said

    Well my friends, that’s why it is important to get an education. That way you can always have something to fall back on insead of racking your brain day in and day out trying to figure out how to get paid. Nothing in life is promised! Therefore we must trust and God who promises to bring us to an expected end.

  10. justa nobody said

    It’s sad Micheal passed away. Not because of what a great musician he was , but because of any love and memories given to the people who REALLY knew him. I hope the media gives me the same attention when i die. After all i am no better than him , nor was he any better than i. I feel sad for his kids, his family, and the ones who were truly close to him. rest in peace

  11. Leslie said

    This cannot be true. For one Jermaine lives in Bahrain and is married to a very wealthy woman. Where is the source?

  12. carmen said

    Hey John:
    Just b/c you have a few rich siblings, does not make you rich! Pull bankruptcy records and you will see that the only Jacksons that haven’t filed for bankruptcy are Michael, Janet, Reebee and Latoya! Also, be married to a woman who comes from a wealthy family doesn’t make Jermaine rich!

  13. patricia said

    when michael career reached his peak and also janet how can they have there sister and brothers live so poor they gavemore money to charity micheal gave more money taking care of the monkey and giraffe than his brothers, thats why he fail at his finances in the end and every body tried to get him out of money he could have invested in a business, garage store of there on to ge there money steady one million wouldnt have hurt he gave the white woman 5 million and then 900,000 a year , a mansion, for some kids. he could have adopted for free,he could have gave his brothers jobs as muscians are something in his company. he turned his back on his family, a man who made over 500 million could have did better and so could his sister janet. but if i’m wrong some one please correct me

  14. lexsianna said

    They are not broke. None of them are working at a supermarket or doing any manuel labor or staying in motels. Who ever wrote this is just stupid and trying to spread hateful untrue facts and rumors about this family. They may not be making the money they did, but they are still very well off.

  15. Sam said

    YES IT IS TRUE…THE JACKSON 4 WAS SERVING MCDONALDS BOOGERS LAST NIGHT. ONE OF THEM MADE THE BOOGER TOO GREASY, SO WAS FIRED, AND WE HAVE THE JACKSON 3 WORKING THERE.

    THEY GAVE AN AUTOGRAPH ON THE BOOGER BAG TOO!

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