Success eluding some Jackson siblings

March 23, 2008 at 5:36 PM
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NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- Several brothers of U.S. pop stars Michael and Janet Jackson are said to be struggling career-wise despite their more famous siblings' success over the years.

While both Michael and Janet Jackson have enjoyed very lucrative music careers, several of their siblings have not enjoyed similar success and are struggling in their everyday lives, the New York Post reported Sunday.

Original Jackson Five member Marlon, now 51, has gone from the Top 10 to stocking shelves at a San Diego supermarket.

Michael's 46-year-old brother, Randy, has taken to fixing cars in Los Angeles while reportedly waiting on a financial gift from the "Thriller" star.

The eldest Jackson brother, 56-year-old Jackie, has seen a music producing and Internet sales career fail and is attempting to help his son find success in the music industry.

Frank DiLeo, who managed Michael "Bad" tour, told the Post the pop star had a falling out with his siblings and has never looked back.

"Michael was not going to work with the family again," DiLeo said. "He was concerned only about building his legacy. He had to be bigger than Elvis."

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