Murderous cult leader Charles Manson passed away in his hospital bed late Sunday night. He was the leader of the infamous cult The Manson Family, who went on a killing spree between July and August 1969, leaving nine people dead. Manson was found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate. He is accused of instructing his followers to who and how to kill. Although originally sentenced to death, Charles Manson lived out the remainder of his years at California State Prison in Corcoran, serving out a life sentence.
According to Mansons’ son, while in prison the former cult leader reportedly made a small fortune by selling paintings, TV Shirts, photos, interviews and more through various websites. This money was reportedly stashed away and hidden, as Manson can’t legally earn money from music royalties, image licensing, book royalties, the sale of artwork or any other media appearances. While in prison, Manson earned a stipend of $35 from the state. In 2014, Manson married a 26-year-old woman, who his son claims is after his secret fortune. Let’s see how much money is rumored to be stashed away…
Charles Manson’ Net Worth as of 2018: Estimated at $400,000
Charles Manson had an estimated $400,000 stashed away, earned from selling paintings, TV Shirts, photos, interviews and more through various websites. Manson has been locked away since 1972 after being found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths of seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate. He passed away on the night of Sunday, November 19, 2017.
Let’s take a look at Manson’s life of mayhem…
Charles Manson’ Early Years
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As a pre-teen, Manson was active in crime and mischief. He ran away from home and began supporting himself by burglarizing businesses at night. When he was caught, a judge sent the young Charles Manson to Boys Town, a juvenile facility in Omaha, Nebraska. However, he was far from reformed and befriended a boy named Blackie Nielson, with whom he stole a car and a gun, which they used to rob a grocery store and casino. They later linked up with Nielson’s uncle, a professional thief, and he took both boys under his wing as apprentices.
He then spent 1951-1957 in prison following his persistent pursuit of crime. A year after his release, he was arrested again after violating probation for attempting to cash a forged U.S. Treasury check. He wouldn’t get out prison until March 21, 1969. At the time, he had spent more than half of his 32 years of earth inside a prison or correctional facility.
Soon after his release, he was able to garner a following known as “The Mansion Family” in San Franciso, California. His natural charisma inspired members of the group. He also dosed members with acid and had sex with the female members of the group. One member of the group said that Manson had sex with her when she was only 14 years old.
The Manson Family Murders
"I lived with a bug for 17 years. Everyone hated this bug and said it was no good and bad. It had no eyes, no ears and lived its life on feeling, alone in the dark, no help, no claws, no fangs, no defenses. A helpless little bug. I watched it and thought how this life form can find any joy, why this life would want to live. I learned more from that bug than I did from my whole life before. I fell in love with another life form. That bug could feel what I thought. I set for ten years with no books, no TV, no radio, nothing but a candle making things with strings and toilet paper."—Charles Manson ✖ #CharlesManson #ATWARevolution #CeaseToExist #AllTheWayAlive #OneMind #Abraxas #BugLetter #Poet #InTheEyesOfADreamer #Singer #Music #EveryOneIsTheOne #CharlieManson #Manson #Heirophant #Charles #Life
Between July and August 1967, the Manson Family went on a killing spree, which left nine people dead. Although Manson never personally killed the victims, he instructed his followers to do his biddings. Therefore, Manson told his family who to kill and how they should be killed. For his role in the slayings, Manson received a death sentence in 1971, which was later commuted to life.
He led his followers on a Helter Skelter conspiracy theory that an apocalyptic race war was imminent between white and black people in America. The Manson Family planned to hide out while this predicted war takes place and when the war is over, The Manson Family would be absolute rulers over the victors of the war, who Manson predicts to be “now-satisified black.”
The Manson Family attempted to frame the Black Panthers for their murders, with the motive of inciting a race war.
Manson passed away in a hospital bed on the night of Sunday, November 19, 2017.
The grandson of Charles Manson, Jason L. Freeman is competing with a pen pal of the late mass murderer to obtain his grandfather’s remains.