Hey Let's Buy Neverland Ranch!

$490 of $75.0M goal

Raised by 15 people in 28 months
Mark Blackwell  LOS ANGELES, CA
So it looks like Michael Jackson's incredible Neverland Ranch in gorgeous Los Olivos, California is soon going up on the auction block.... 

LET'S BUY IT! Seriously, I mean, let's freakin' buy it! And in doing so we can SAVE NEVERLAND from the terrible fate that will inevitably befall the place if someone much worse than us buys it! Let's leave that 9 to 5 upon the shelf and live it OFF THE WALL! At Neverland Ranch!

You can moonscroll straight down to the exciting "Reward Levels" at the bottom of this page to donate and/or continue reading for more info and photos....

On April 5, 1990 I met Michael Jackson at the White House, when the first President George Bush presented him with the coveted "Entertainer of the Decade" award. I shook Michael Jackson's gloved hand and we looked each other right in the eye. Little did I know that our handshake on this fateful day nearly 25 years ago would forge a permanent bond and seal an unspoken deal that would eventually lead to my owning and caring for Michael's beloved Neverland Ranch, which the King Of Pop himself had acquired only two years earlier! 

When I met Michael Jackson, I was writing an article for SPIN magazine. It was specified that there were to be no personal interviews that day, but as I shook Michael's hand I took a gamble, asking him if he'd be kind enough to provide any words of wisdom for the people out there. He obliged....

"I love you all," he murmured, a crazy twinkle in his eye. 

He loved you all! What better way to celebrate, cherish, and reciprocate that love than to HELP SAVE NEVERLAND RANCH?!


(A photo I took of Michael Jackson and President George Bush in the Rose Garden of the White House, Washington, D.C., 4.5.90)

It's said that Neverland Ranch will sell for around 60 million dollars, but to be safe (and prepare in advance for upkeep and operational costs) let's just go ahead and raise $75,000,000! 


(Michael Jackson waves a gloved goodbye to me in the driveway on the front lawn of the White House, Washington, D.C., 4.5.90)

As you'll see in the "Reward Levels" section below, I am offering many invincible incentives to those who help me buy and save Neverland Ranch! But since these GoFundMe levels only go up to a max of $15,000, there are thousands (millions, actually) of possibilities for you to get more deeply involved! If you seriously want to contribute a substantial sum well above and beyond the reward levels (y'know, we're talkin' 6 or 7 figures here) contact me and we'll discuss such mindblowing and rewarding opportunities as official co-ownership programs and Neverland Ranch "timeshares" and whatnot! The more the merrier!

Note: I slapped this fundraiser page together somewhat quickly when I heard Neverland Ranch was going up for sale, but stay tuned for tons of exciting updates, edits, and embellishments - plus more stories and never-before-seen photos from the day I met Michael Jackson at the White House (as well as the fancy afterparty that night where we wined and dined and Michael spoke to the crowd)! 

I'm giving you
On count of three
To show your stuff
Or let it be....

Well they say the sky's the limit
And to me that's really true
But my friend you have seen nothing
Just wait 'til I get through....

Come on! You know it!

Who's BAD!?!?

COME ON!!!

Let's make HIStory!

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About Me: 

Hi. I'm Mark Blackwell, screenwriter, artist, and co-founder of NYLON, the acclaimed international entertainment and fashion magazine. Previously I was Senior Editor of SPIN and Editorial Director of RAYGUN Publishing (where I helped produce "Raygun,"  "Bikini," a Time Warner music magazine called "huH," MTV Europe's "Blah Blah Blah," and several other cool publications.) My screenwriting credits include Walt Disney's "Max Keeble's Big Move" and the Lindsay Lohan romantic comedy "Just My Luck." I also make art out of jellybeans (my prize-winning jellybean portrait of Elvis Presley hung in Graceland for a while) and I once appeared on "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" with my award-winning sculpture of Godzilla made entirely out of cheese.

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Disclaimers and Whatnot: 

Everything about this fundraiser and its rewards will be subject to all local, state, and federal laws, ordinances, restrictions, etc. known to man, space, time, the world, the United States, California, and Los Olivos. Who knows what raising 75 million dollars and buying Neverland Ranch will entail? Not me! 

In the unlikely event that this fundraiser does not raise the stated goal of $75,000,000 (or if it does and we try to buy the joint, yet someone outbids us...or if Neverland Ranch does not actually go up for sale...or if anything whatsoever goes wrong...etc.) all contributions will go to some other great project (such as the documentary film I'm shooting about an aspiring rap artist in North Carolina who has Asperger Synrome and who wants to make enough money in the music business to have his arms surgically lengthened and/or another at-this-point super secret certain-to-be-a-blockbuster-and-successful-ongoing-franchise movie I'm working on). In any such case, the rewards will of course drastically change, but I promise you'll receive something entirely worthy of whatever level contribution you've made!

When I do purchase Neverland Ranch, the rewards could still possibly change (for the much-better or the slighly-worse) based on all sorts of logistical matters of which I am entirely unaware at this point. For example, in the event that I do not own enough furniture to fill Neverland (I really don't think I do, to be honest) and/or haven't had time to fully furnish it by the time you arrive, you might have to bring along an inflatable mattress or something if your reward is spending the night in Neverland. Hopefully it won't come to that, but either way, you'll STILL be spending the night in freakin' Neverland! The "picnic" might consist of a couple sandwiches from Subway and some Pepsi (there will be few pyrotechnics, by the way, so don't worry about setting your head on fire) OR it could be the most lavish spread of catered delicacies and highbrow beverages you'll ever encounter in your entire life. Some of the rewards are for one person only, y'know, it's all kind of common sense based on what I've offered, plus everything's negotiable on a case by case basis, such as bringing more of your friends to the stellar Neverland Ranchwarming Party, etc. None of the rewards include transportation expenses to California, Los Olivos, or Neverland, but depending on where you live or whatever, we can discuss that. And, of course, if, say, a thousand people contribute enough to spend a night at Neverland, the "booking" of the dates will certainly be a nightmare and will be subject to all kinds of insane scheduling and logistical issues, etc. Also, I am in no way affiliated with the Jackson family and therefore when I, as the new owner of Neverland Ranch, proclaim you to be an "Official Jackson," it is only in the beautiful spirit of Neverland and the memory of Michael Jackson. 

In short: please simply trust that I will do my very best to make all the rewards absolutely positively the most amazing experiences they can possibly be.

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In Summation: 

Hey, let's buy NEVERLAND RANCH!!!
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Update 3
Posted by Mark Blackwell
18 months ago
Hey Let's Buy Neverland Ranch!

Looks like it's time to revive our campaign to buy Neverland Ranch! We only need an extra 25 million above the original goal!

So now we need $100 million! No problem!
Spread the word by sharing this link!

http://www.gofundme.com/BuyNeverland

From SPIN magazine:

http://www.spin.com/2014/08/buy-neverland-ranch-gofundme-campaign-crowdfund-michael-jackson/
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Update 2
Posted by Mark Blackwell
18 months ago
Looks like it's time to revive this campaign to buy Neverland Ranch! We only need an extra 25 million above the original goal!

An update on the Neverland Ranch sale from Time magazine: http://time.com/3900501/michael-jackson-neverland-ranch/

Now we need $100 million! No problem!
Spread the word by sharing this link!
http://www.gofundme.com/BuyNeverland
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Update 1
Posted by Mark Blackwell
24 months ago
Contribute now! More updates soon!
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Katelyn Dewey
17 months ago

I only have one concern about this. It's not going to cost only $100 million to buy neverland. There are upkeep costs, and property debts that have to be paid off. Also, the purpose of buying Neverland would be to preserve it, an allow fans to visit. Not tell them to "Beat It" if they show up....

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Dawn Rehbein
18 months ago

How do u contact the person who owns this site ? Plz contact me via fb Thanks

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Lauren Berg
23 months ago

Please let us know anything there is we can do to save Neverland Ranch! Michael loved Neverland, he wouldn't ever sold it! Just brakes my heart.

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Angela Rowe
27 months ago

Th8nk you need to ogfet mote for what yoir asking. Why don't you do a time share?

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$490 of $75.0M goal

Raised by 15 people in 28 months
Created August 02, 2014
$5
The Jackson $5!
Join this group and I'll treat you like the last owner treated his fellow Jackson 5ers! I'll isolate myself and not return your phone calls! But THANKS, "Tito"!
$10
Beat It!
While I might say "Beat It!" if you show up at Neverland's gates, you'll be thanked on social media, showing how funky strong is your fight to the entire world!
$20
Andrew Jackson!
Kick in a Jackson and become an Honorary Jackson! If you're Jane Smith, you are now Jane Jackson! You'll be listed in the "Honorary Jacksons" book at Neverland!
$50
TheJackson$50!!
47 of 50 left
OOH! Be one of ONLY 50 MEMBERS of the VIP Jackson 50 and get a ticket to the insane star-studded NEVERLAND RANCHWARMING PARTY! SAME AS IF YOU GAVE $13,000! OOH!
$75
Off The Wall!
Not only are you an Honorary Jackson, but your name appears ON the wall at Neverland, inscribed on some kind of fancy golden plaque! Life ain't so bad at all!
$100
Rock With You!
All the above PLUS a ROCK with YOU on it! Your name'll be painted onto a rock on the grounds of Neverland! Just share that beat of love (along with $100)!
$250
Black Or White!
The above PLUS a limited-edition "I Helped Buy Neverland Ranch" T-SHIRT! Choose from 2 beautiful colors: it don't matter if you're BLACK or WHITE! (Or S,M,L,XL)
$400
ManInTheMirror!
All above, PLUS your photo will hang on a Neverland wall in close proximity to a huge, expensive, gaudy mirror. YOU will be the MAN (or WOMAN!) IN THE MIRROR!
$500
TheJackson$500!
500 of 500 left
All the above, PLUS become a member of the EXCLUSIVE "Jackson 500" club, of which there'll be only 500 members! You get a framed certificate which even says so!
$750
WeAreTheWorld!
We are the world! We are the children! We are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving! And by "let's" I mean YOU! Pure charity. It'll feel great!
$1,000
P.Y.T.!
Please! Your Thousand! (Dollars.) All above, PLUS if you're ever near Los Olivos why not swing by for a lovely PICNIC at NEVERLAND!? YES! (Picnic not included.)
$2,500
D.S.T.Y.G.E.!!!
All above, PLUS if you're ever near Los Olivos why not swing by for a lovely PICNIC at NEVERLAND!? YES! (Picnic INCLUDED - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough food!)
$4,000
Heal The World!
All set for a PICNIC? Maybe you'd ALSO like a healing TOUR of Neverland inside n' out! "There are ways to get there if you care!" (Giving me $4000 for example.)
$5,000
The Jackson $5G
5000 of 5000 left
PICNIC! TOUR! AND join the elite JACKSON 5G SECRET SOCIETY which is like TEN times better than the stupid Jackson 500, trust me! What'll you get? It's a SECRET!
$6,000
GetOnTheFloor!
ALSO go to the MICHAEL JACKSON CRAZY INSANE NEVERLAND DANCE PARTY! (At no point will you be required to literally "get on the floor," but you can if you wanna!)
$7,000
This Is It!
"This is it! Here I stand! I'm the light of the world! I feel grand!" Feelin' grand? Well if I feel SEVEN grand in my HAND, you'll SPEND THE NIGHT AT NEVERLAND!
$8,000
YouAreNotAlone!
Spend a night, BRING A FRIEND! (See main text: some levels like $7000 are for one person only! C'mon, it's NEVERLAND!) Just reach out for me (with your $8000)!
$9,000
Wanna Be S.S.!
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'? Start the day (after spending a night at Neverland) with a BREAKFAST! "Don't Think Maybe! (Yeah, Yeah!) If You Can't Feed Ya Baby!"
$10,000
SmoothCriminal!
A steal! All above for 2! Annie are you OK? So Annie are you OK? Are you OK Annie? If your name's actually "Annie" (or "Eddie," close enough) bring a 3rd guest!
$11,000
TheGirlIsMine!
By "Girl" I mean "Neverland Ranch"! And by "Mine" I mean "OURS"! (Even though it'll technically be mine.) But you can visit for the entire doggone weekend!
$12,000
Say Say Say!
You AND a friend stay stay stay a weekend! Ya know you're cryin' "Ooh Ooh Ooh!" (If you're Paul McCartney, stay a bloody week*! *Breakfasts not included, Sir.)
$13,000
Bad!
More like GOOD! COME ON!...to the mindblowing NEVERLAND RANCHWARMING PARTY! A STAR-STUDDED CONCERT with SURPRISE CELEBRITY GUESTS! Answer right now! Who's BAD?!
$14,000
Billie Jean!
I say YOU are the ONE! (In fact you are the TWO, because you'll bring a GUEST to the NEVERLAND RANCHWARMING PARTY!) YOU will dance! ON The Floor! IN The Round!
$14,999
TheKingOfPop!
A PRIVATE "MJ EXPERIENCE"! We'll climb trees, lay in bed playing games, drive to Taco Bell wearing surgical masks, who knows WHAT'LL happen?! (Must be over 18.)
$15,000
Thriller!
GoFundMe levels stop at $15G, but if you wanna be INVINCIBLE and let a much larger sum Xscape, lemme know! Co-ownership? Timeshare? No mere mortal can resist!
DM
$10
Dick Mc Mall
18 months ago

Never say never to Neverland!

$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
RM
$100
Rita MITIDIERI
28 months ago
1
1

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE NEVERLAND. THANK UOU

SB
$20
Shelley Bower
28 months ago

helping to preserve a piece of heaven on earth

$75
Anonymous
28 months ago
NB
$50
Nathan Beausoleil
28 months ago

There better be a Neverland Ranchwarming Party!!! If this gets going I may pay more later. Share with everyone!

ST
$5
signe trewyn
28 months ago
TJ
$50
Taryn Joswick
28 months ago
$20
Kate Salter Rutledge
28 months ago
1
1

I know a good investment when I see one ( I also own a lot on the moon). Plus, I will now be known as Kate Jackson....I'd have to be crazy to pass this up.

LM
$20
Linda Mallari
28 months ago

Well, I know this doesn't get me into the party-but I just wanted to be part of history in the making! Can't wait to ,at least, get a tour of your lovely compound Mark!

Katelyn Dewey
17 months ago

I only have one concern about this. It's not going to cost only $100 million to buy neverland. There are upkeep costs, and property debts that have to be paid off. Also, the purpose of buying Neverland would be to preserve it, an allow fans to visit. Not tell them to "Beat It" if they show up....

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Dawn Rehbein
18 months ago

How do u contact the person who owns this site ? Plz contact me via fb Thanks

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Lauren Berg
23 months ago

Please let us know anything there is we can do to save Neverland Ranch! Michael loved Neverland, he wouldn't ever sold it! Just brakes my heart.

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Angela Rowe
27 months ago

Th8nk you need to ogfet mote for what yoir asking. Why don't you do a time share?

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