Lady Gaga is a huge fan of Michael Jackson. Last year, at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, she bought 55 items belonged to the King of Pop. Now, the Poker Face singer set her sights on Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. She apparently wants to buy a share of Jackson’s California home in order to restore it to its former splendor.
“She’s become good friends with his sister LaToya and would love more than anything else to restore Neverland to its original state,” a source told The Sun. “His kids are all desperate to hold on to their childhood home so they can decide what they want to do with it properly when they’ve grown up.”
Michael Jackson turned the Neverland Ranch into the largest private fun park in the world where many thousands of children were entertained in a world which for many was a dream. The amusement park, which sits on 3,000 acres included a zoo, fairground and rail road track in tribute to his favourite fairytale Peter Pan. Neverland, opened in 1988 and while it is no longer in operation the facilities over the years have been second to none.
In 2008 the investment group Sycamore Valley Ranch Company bought Michael’s $23 million mortgage for the estate due to his financial issues, but the star’s three children – Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket – and his mother Katherine still own a share in the ranch.