Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch sold to Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle

The property formerly known as Neverland Ranch, home to the late Michael Jackson, has been purchased by Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle, Burkle’s spokesman confirmed to CNN Saturday.

Spokesman Frank Quintero did not confirm the purchase price, だが The Wall Street Journal reported it was $ 22 百万.
Burkle is also the co-founder of Yucaipa Companies, an investment firm.
Neverland Ranchnamed after the fictionalNeverlandin the tale of Peter Pan, the boy who could never grow upwas purchased by Jackson in 1987 にとって $ 19.5 百万.
    The 2,700-acre estate once contained 22 構造, including an amusement house and a zoo which housed elephants, a giraffe, orangutans, and Jackson’s chimp Bubbles.
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    Jackson died in 2009 of what the Los Angeles County Coroner said wasacute propofol intoxication.His physician, 博士. Conrad Murray, was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Jackson’s death and served less than two years in prison.

    The price keeps falling

    に 2014, the property was listed for sale at $ 100 百万. It was reportedly pulled off the market in 2017 after failing to find a buyer following a price drop to $ 67 百万, and went back on the market に 2019 にとって $ 31 百万.
    当時, agent Kyle Forsyth shared the listing with Suzanne Perkins.
    He said the property, which contains the nearly 12,000-square-foot main house where Jackson lived for 15 年, was held off the market because of wildfires and mudslides in nearby Santa Barbara, カリフォルニア.
    Everyone pulled back for about a year in general,” Forsyth said in 2019.
      CNN has reached out to Perkins and Forsyth but has not yet heard back.
      The property, now known as Sycamore Valley Ranch, was jointly owned by Jackson’s estate and a fund managed by the real estate investment trust Colony Capital.