Papers filed in probate court show that Katherine Jackson gets $26,804 a month and controls an additional $60,000 for food, clothing, education and entertainment for the singer’s three children.
Michael Jackson’s estate is paying his mother more than $86,000 each month to cover her living expenses and those of the pop icon’s three children, according to papers filed Thursday in probate court.
The singer supported his mother, Katherine, 79, during his life and left her and his children the majority of his vast music empire in a 2002 will.
Since it could take years to settle Jackson’s affairs and fund the family trust that will support her and the children, estate administrators received court approval to pay Katherine Jackson a personal allowance and an extra amount for the support of the children. Jackson’s estate is estimated to be worth more than $500 million, according to court papers.