The Neverland Ranch Is For Sale For $100 Million (Includes One Llama)
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is up for sale to the tune of $100 million. A lot has changed from the time the Neverland Ranch belonged to pop star and today, the Wall Street Journal reports. Now called the Sycamore Valley Ranch, the Los Olivos property has been cleared of its exotic animals and carnival rides. The new name is actually an old name: developer William Bone called it that when he built it in 1981.
The 2,600-acre property includes a six-bedroom main house; two guest houses; a pool and cabana; a BBQ; basketball and tennis courts; a movie theatre; a couple lakes; a train station and tracks; and a stage equipped with trap doors. There are 22 total structures on the property and one llama. The flower clock proclaiming 'Neverland' remains.
Jackson purchased the ranch for $19.5 million back in 1987. Colony Capital, an investment firm, ended up co-owning the property with Jackson in 2008 after he defaulted on a loan. Jackson died in 2009.
In order for anyone to actually go see the ranch now, they must pass "extensive qualification."
The video below shows the catalogue used to market the Sycamore Valley Ranch prior to Jackson turning it into the Neverland Ranch.
The TODAY Show took a tour of the ranch after Jackson's death.
If you're wondering whatever happened to many of Jackson's exotic animals, many were moved to private sanctuaries. However, one alligator was killed in a suspicious fire at an Oklahoma "zoological park."