Justin Bieber To Buy Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch? ‘He Wants To Live A Quieter Life Outside Of LA’
Justin Bieber has run into a fair amount of trouble lately and with his driving and late night parties angering neighbours in his exclusive Calabasas neighbourhood, maybe it’s time for Biebs to hot foot it out of central Los Angeles?
It sounds like Bieber and his team have found the perfect solution to his need for a quieter retreat- buying up Michael Jackson’s famous estate Neverland.
According to the Sunday People Justin, a massive Jackson fan, instructed his team to view the vast ranch in the quiet Californian town of Los Olivios last week. The remote location is two hours’ drive from where he currently lives and well away from the party atmosphere of central LA.
According to the report the star’s management are desperate for him to settle down somewhere quiet, with the team reportedly looking at four ranches in total.
Justin Bieber is reportedly interested in buying Michael Jackson’s former estate (WENN)
Unsurprisingly, Justin’s favourite property is thought to be Neverland, which would give him peace and quiet and allow him to live in his idol’s most famous home.
“Justin has been caught up in a fair amount of trouble lately so the best thing is for him to get out of central LA and live a quieter life,” an insider reveals.
“His team genuinely fear for him and want him to calm down and be happy. They’ve found the ideal solution, which is to move him to a ranch hours out of the city where he won’t be constantly hounded. Neverland is up for sale so it’s a no-brainer for Justin, he would love to live there. Michael Jackson is his idol.”
The source adds that there is one issue though, Neverland “is rundown and would need a fair amount of work.”
With the 19-year-old’s fortune thought to be in excess o £100 million, it’s thought he could easily afford to trade in his £4million Calabasas mansion for Jacko’s estate, which the King of Pop lost in 2008.
Neverland (pictured in 2009) features a theme park, a zoo and 3,000 acres land (WENN)
The ranch was sold to investment group Sycamore Valley Ranch Company, but Jackson’s three children and mother Katherine all still hold a share of it.
With a zoo, 3000 acres, a theatre, multiple swimming pools and even it’s own fire station Neverland would provide Justin was his very own private playground.
Bieber isn’t the first star to be interested in the property though. Back in January Lady Gaga announced her plans to help Jackson’s children secure the property for their future, by investing in it herself.
“Lady Gaga is obsessed with Michael. She’s become good friends with his sister La Toya and would love more than anything else to restore Neverland to its original state,” an unnamed 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. Gaga would love to help with the financial costs by buying a share.”