Thursday, May 30, 2024

Janet Jackson $800 Set of Auction Catalogs For Sale, for Charity with GIGANTIC Salaries, $167 Million Total


I never heard of a 501 c3 called Compassion International until today.

Janet Jackson’s selling an $800 boxed set for them on Julien’s Auctions. “All proceeds go to Compassion International.” It’s for Jesus, of course!

Well, on their most recent Form 900 tax filing, they’re claiming $167 million in salaries. Yes, that’s right. About $4 million of that goes to their top execs, each of whom makes over $200,000.

I’d have a lot of compassion if I made that much money tax free. Hallelujah!

What have you done for me lately? would be a good song for Compassion International. This a big deal money group. They claim to give away over $635 million a year. Of course, not a penny is specified on their Form 990. It’s all vague, big amounts like $19 million to “Sub Saharan Africa.”

None of it makes any sense because their fundraising activities are very pokey. They say they grossed $20 million from 5 events. But their net income from the events is $0.

I don’t know. Unless Janet herself is in the box, I’d think twice about all of this!

The money from the rest of the auction goes to Miss Jackson. No touring this year, you know.

Items include:

a Helen Storey designed floor-length metallic silver coat worn by Jackson in the 1995 “Scream” music video with brother Michael Jackson… costing $7 million at the time, the music video was listed in the Guinness World Records as the most expensive music video ever made and received 11 MTV Video Music Award nominations that year;
a Richard Tyler black coat with velvet lapels, worn by Jackson on her 1990 Rhythm Nation Tour while performing her hit singles “Control” and “Nasty”;
Jackson’s 17th century ensemble worn while performing “If” on her 1993-1995 Janet World Tour;
Jackson’s outfit worn while performing “Scream” during the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 2009;
her stage costume worn on “MTV Icon: Janet Jackson” show in Los Angeles on March 10, 2001 while performing “All for You”;
a yellow two-piece suit with a red and yellow polka dotted scarf worn by Jackson while performing “Alright” on The Jackson Family Honors TV special that aired on February 22, 1994 and janet. tour;
Janet Jackson’s 2001 “All for You” music video ensemble; her 2001 All For You Tour costume; her 2008 Rock Witchu Tour Atelier Versace red chiffon sequined gown with Versace metallic red platform stilettos; a tan long-sleeve bodysuit with floor-length black fur coat worn by the pop/R&B diva while performing at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on July 2, 2010 and more.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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