Jackson remains one of the most famous names in Hollywood, even though the most famous of the Jacksons (Michael) died in 2009. The legacy that the megastar left in the industry is not of the kind that can easily ebb away. Even some of his siblings, especially his sister Janet Jackson, are still in the business and have enough real talent to be successful even without family ties.
Apart from his sister and the good music, Michael has left three of his children behind; they all seem to be doing well since his death. Let’s concentrate on his last son Blanket Jackon, also known as Prince Michael Jackson II. This prince became famous right after his birth, but there is more to know about him. Read on to learn more facts about the young man.
Blanket Jackson’s Age and Real Name
The birth sign of Blanket Jackson, currently called B.G. or Bigi, is Pisces. He was born on February 21, 2002, in La Mesa, California. The blanket is the youngest of Michael Jackson’s children and his two siblings are – Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. Blanket’s birth name is Prince Michael Jackson II, but his brother Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. is confusingly called Prince. He was home-schooled for his early education before joining the private Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California. Blanket Jackson also practices martial arts and loves to play video games.
He first caught the attention of the world when he was only nine months old and his father held him from the balcony of the Berlin hotel. The act, which took place four stories above the ground, caused outrage in the media, and the pop legend regretted the move.
At the age of 7, when he was still quite young and not aware of what death really meant, his father died. Michael Jackson’s passing changed many things in his children’s lives, including their privacy. The King of Pop had always refused to expose his children to the public so that they wouldn’t be robbed of their childhood. But during his star-studded funeral at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the world got a bigger view of the star’s children for the first time. Nevertheless, Blanket has since welcomed life out of the limelight and leads the private lifestyle his father wanted him to lead.
His Mother and Biological Father
Two of Michael’s children were born of his ex-wife Debbie Rowe, while the identity of the mother of his last child, Blanket, remains vague. However, there has been speculation about his birth. One of them suggests that he was born through a surrogate mother, whose identity was kept strictly confidential. Some other sources revealed her identity and claimed that her name was Helena, a Mexican nurse. Helena is said to have donated her egg, while Jackson donated his sperm through IVF, making the late pop star Blanket the biological father.
Michael chose Helena after Debbie suffered some medical complications after her birth in Paris which made conception impossible for her. It is said that Michael took some of the things into account before he chose the surrogate mother, including her skin color and American nationality. Jackson also had to do a complete background check on her – he checked her pictures and took her family history into account. As the story goes, she was paid $20,000 but spoiled with expensive gifts. She also had to sign a contract that transferred all the rights of the child to Jackson.
All three of Jackson’s children were under the care of Katherine Jackson, Michael’s mother. In 2012, TJ Jackson, the son of Michael’s brother Tito Jackson, became co-custodian of the children with Katherine Jackson’s blessing. Full guardianship was later transferred to TJ as Katherine and minor child Blanket, now a teenager was old enough.
Blanket Jackson’s Net Worth
Blanket Jackson is the son of a multimillionaire and therefore a millionaire by birth. His father Michael left 33 million dollars for each of his children. For Blanket, he will manage his inheritance himself when he turns 30, and by then his fortune is expected to have grown to 330 million dollars.