After TARP cash-in, Wall Street looks to profit from Michael Jackson's death


Where there's weakness, there's always a way for Wall Street to profit. TARP gave a collapsing Wall Street the taxpayer money it needed to get back in the game. And last week Goldman Sachs Group (GS) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) posted big profits and plan to pay themselves big money. Next up is Michael Jackson -- his estate represents a juicy money-making opportunity for others on Wall Street.

The Jackson estate's most valuable asset is his 50 percent stake in Sony/ATV -- a music catalog that includes over 200 Beatles' songs -- that could be worth $1 billion. Four Wall Streeters -- Colony Capital -- a lender to Jackson's Neverland; Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Plainfield Asset Management -- which lent money against Michael Jackson's own catalog (Mijac) -- and the Power Rangers mogul Haim Saban -- have approached the Jackson estate about buying Jackson's 50 percent stake.