Charles Manson Net Worth
Charles Manson net worth: Charles Manson was an American criminal and musician who had a net worth of $400 thousand at the time of his death. Charles Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in November 1934. He was an evil criminal who led the Manson Family in the California desert in the late 1960s. In 1971 he was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate and four others at her home. The next day members of his group murdered a married couple at his command. Manson was convicted through the joint-responsibility rule. He was also convicted for two other murders carried out by members of his group. Manson believed in a concept called "Helter Skelter" which he took from the Beatles song and to him implied an impending apocalyptic race war and that the murders would help bring on that war. Over the years Manson became a symbol of insanity, violence, and the macabre. He spent half of his life in correctional institutions. He was also a singer-songwriter who was associated with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys. The Supreme Court of California temporarily eliminated the state's death penalty in 1972 commuting his death sentence to life imprisonment. Manson was incarcerated at Corcoran State Prison for much of his life. In November 2014 Manson got a marriage license and planned to marry a 26 year old woman.
Charles Manson's wealth and Hidden Fortune?
From 1971 on, Manson was not legally permitted to profit from his crimes or image. However, if his estranged son is to be believed, that does not mean Manson stopped making money while he was in prison for more than 45 years.
According to a son who was fathered through a rape in 1967, Charles Manson has a fortune of several hundred thousand dollars stashed away somewhere. Manson supposedly earned the fortune by selling paintings, TV Shirts, photos, interviews and more through various websites that he operates. Manson could not directly access or benefit the money.
These claims came to light in 2014 after Manson married a 26-year-old woman. The son claims that she was only marrying him to access this hidden fortune.
Officially though, Manson could not earn money from music royalties, image licensing, book royalties, the sale of artwork or any other media appearances. He lived on a $35 monthly stipend.