Justin Bieber is looking to purchase Michael Jackson’s famous former home, Neverland Ranch. The teen star recently sent his people to inspect Jacko’s beloved property, which is situated in the quiet California town of Los Olivios.
The 19-year-old pop singer has been getting into trouble since splitting from girlfriend Selena Gomez and it looks as though both his family and his management are trying to seclude him from the madness of central LA. Biebs currently lives in an $8 million mansion in the LA suburb of Calabasas.
Speaking to UK’s The Mirror, a source close to the singer revealed:
“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.
“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 only issue is that it is rundown and would need a fair amount of work.”
The 3000-acre property, custom-built for Jackson, contains an opulent mansion, as well as a zoo and theme park rides. The mansion holds a movie theatre, game room, restaurant, several swimming pools and its own fire station. Jackson lost the property in 2008 due to financial troubles, and the property has since become thoroughly run down.
For a boy who seems intent on never growing up, Neverland is about the most appropriate choice of home for young Biebs. He can no doubt afford the restoration, his fortune being estimated at close to $130 million. There is no word yet on whether Bieber’s restoration will extend to the infamous “secret rooms” in Wacko Jacko’s old pad.