How Much Is Jackson's Share of ATV Worth?

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Huge crowds are expected for Michael Jackson's memorial service in Los Angeles Tuesday. When he died on June 25, Jackson left behind a tangled web of assets and a mountain of debt. The most valuable asset is considered Jackson's 50 percent share of Sony/ATV Music Publishing. It has the rights to more than 750,000 songs, including most of the Beatles catalog.



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