Troubled pop icon Michael Jackson believes he's "won God's smile of approval" for his charity work over the years.

The 46-year-old BAD singer, whose child molestation trial begun last Monday (31JAN05), has taken part in extensive charity work for children, as well as those battling the AIDS virus, and he's certain his work hasn't gone unnoticed by a higher power.

He says, "I feel I won God's smile of approval, because I'm doing something that brings joy and happiness to other people."

In an interview with American news man Geraldo Rivera, Jackson also talks about his three children.

The father of eight-year-old PRINCE MICHAEL I, PARIS, six, and two-year-old PRINCE MICHAEL II, adds, "Other men have FERRARIS... my bliss is giving and sharing and having simple innocent fun."

07/02/2005 09:06