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Although she and her family are incredibly wealthy, funded by the Michael Jackson Family Trust, which reportedly pays for 15 staff members at their sprawling Southern California home including bodyguards, a personal chef, nannies and maids, she aspires to do her father proud by making something of herself and helping people. She also said she hopes to have a “normal high-school experience.”
Paris has said that her father’s strange practice of covering his children’s faces with masks in public was in service of helping them lead a “normal” life. “He didn’t want anyone to see what we looked like,” she said of herself and her two brothers, Prince and Blanket. “That way we could have what he didn’t, which was a normal childhood.”
In addition to her noble intention to become a heart surgeon, Paris also intends to turn her father’s Neverland Ranch into a haven for sick children. When the Santa Barbara estate was run by Michael before his death in 2009, it housed a petting zoo and a private amusement park. Paris revealed that she visited the property a couple of years ago and was devastated to discover that the Ferris wheel had been removed.
“I cried and cried,” she said. “It’s beautiful there. It still has good energy.”
More family details are expected to come to light during a court battle with concert company AEG. The Jackson family is suing the entertainment giant for a reported $40 billion, alleging that it contributed to Michael’s death by pushing the singer too hard during his final “This Is It” tour, and for hiring Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for giving Michael drugs that led to his untimely death.
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