How much was Michael Jackson’s estate when the singer died?

A judge has declared a sum, putting it far below IRS estimates…
The IRS previously estimated his assets at the time of his death in June 2009 were worth $482 million.

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The judge said the estate had to be valued at the time of the singer's death, even if it had gained value in subsequent years.

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