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Michael Jackson Biography, Age, Career, Death, and Net worth

Quick Facts about Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson

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Birth Name

Michael Joseph Jackson

Nickname (s)

MJ, King of Pop

Date of Birth

29th August, 1958

Place of Birth

Gary, Indiana

Age

50 Years (At the time of his death in 2009)

Ethnicity

African-American

Nationality

American

Zodiac Sign

Virgo

Occupation

singer, songwriter, and dancer

Marital Status

Divorced (At the time of his death)

Ex-Wives

Lisa Marie Presley

Debbie Rowe

Children

Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson Jr.

Paris Michael Katherine Jackson

Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II

Height

5.9 Ft

Weight

60Kg

Eye Color

Black

Hair Color

Black

Net Worth

$ 450 million (By the time of his death, 2009)

Who was Michael Jackson?

Michael Jackson was a renowned American singer, songwriter, and dancer best known for introducing dance moves such as “moonwalk” and “robot”. Jackson was a multi-talented musical entertainer who enjoyed a chart-topping career. He was one of the best-selling solo artists in history with the albums, “Bad”, “Thriller”, and “Off the Wall” having number one hits. Some of his big hit songs include “Thriller”, “Billie Jean”, and “Beat It”. His outstanding music-style made him the most-awarded artist in history whereby he pocketed several Grammy Awards, Brit Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and MTV Awards among many other awards. Michael Jackson passed on in 2009 at the age of 50 due to a drug overdose.

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What Kind of an Early Life did Michael Jackson Have?

Michael Joseph Jackson commonly referred to as Michael Jackson was born on the 29th of August, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. Michael was the eighth child of the ten children of Katherine Esther Scruse and Joseph Walter Jackson. Jackson came from a working-class African-American family whereby his father was a former boxer who later turned into being a crane operator. He also was a guitarist who played guitar in a local band called “The Falcons” in a bid to supplement the family’s income. His mother on the other hand was a homemaker and a devout Jehovah’s Witness.

Michael had eight siblings; three sisters, (JanetLa Toya, and Rebbie) and five brothers, namely; Randy, Marlon, Jermaine, Tito, Jackie, and a sixth brother, Marlon’s twin Brandon, died shortly after birth.

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His father believed that his sons were talented and therefore he modeled them by creating a musical group for them in the early 1960s. The group, which consisted of Michael’s elder brothers including Tito, Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon, and Michael later branded itself “Jackson 5”. Michael joined the group at the age of 5 years as a backup musician and amazingly he would later become the band’s lead vocalist.

What Career Statistics Described Michael Jackson?

Michael Jackson started his music career in the early ’60s as a member and lead vocalist of his family band, the “Jackson 5”. In 1968, the band got signed to Motown Records and relocated to Los Angeles where they released their first album, “Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5”. The album’s hit single, “I Want You Back was a chartbuster while three other singles, which include ”I’ll Be There”, “The Love You Save”, and “ABC”, all from the same album where bestsellers and each made it to number 1. On Billboard Hot 100.

While still working with the family band, Michael debuted his solo music career with the single, “Got to Be There” which was a big milestone in establishing him as a solo artist. In 1975, the Jackson 5 band changed its name to “The Jacksons”. Between 1976 and 1984, Michael became the band’s songwriter and incomparable creativity saw the group released six albums that had several hit songs that gave them enough popularity to make international tours.

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In 1979, Michael, together with Quincy Jones, launched his album, “Off the Wall”, which was a big hit peaking at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and making over 20 million copies across the world. It was also the first-ever to generate four U.S. top 10 hits.

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The year 1983, saw Michael release yet another blockbuster album entitled, “Thriller” which broke all records to become the best-selling album of all time worldwide. The album made 65 million-copy sales and peaked on the Billboard 200 for 37 weeks. In 1983, during a performance with his brothers, Michael introduced his signature dance style, “the moonwalk” which turned out to be an epic.

His other music credits include the chartbuster albums “Bad”, “Invincible”, and “Dangerous” as well as the singles, “Heal the World”, “Remember the Time”, “Black or White”, “Billie Jean”, and “We Are the World” among many others.

What Affairs did Michael Jackson have?

Michael Jackson tied the knots with Lisa Marie Presley in August 1994. They announced their marriage in a joint television interview with Diane Sawyer but unfortunately, two years later, in 1996, their love became sour and they divorced. Following their divorce, controversial rumors surrounded Jackson with many arguing that his marriage with Presley was a publicity ploy to restore Jackson’s image after child molestation allegations.

Later in the same year, the artist fell into a romantic relationship with Debbie Rowe with whom they walked down the aisle before the end of the year. The couple was blessed with two children gotten through artificial insemination. They had a son named, Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson Jr., and a daughter, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. The couple however divorced in 1999 and Michael received full custody of their two children. Later, Michael had a third child, Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II with an unknown surrogate.

In 2009, upon the death of Michael Jackson, his children were placed in the care of their grandmother, Katherine, as dictated in his will.

What Physical Body Statistics Described Michael Jackson?

Michael Jackson had a decent height of 5.9 Ft, which is, 1.75m or 175cm. He weighed 60Kg which is the equivalent of 132 lbs and had a body measurement of 38-28-13 inches. His eye color was black and so was his hair color, black.

What was Michael Jackson’s Net worth?

  • By the time of his death in 2009, Michael Jackson’s net worth was estimated to be $ 450 million.
  • In 2018, Forbes revealed that Jackson’s total career pretax earnings in life and death were $4.2 billion.
  • Jackson made his wealth through album sales, endorsements, and concerts and it is reportedly said that his annual earnings for 1989 stood at approximately $125 million, $35 million in 1996, and $20 million in 1997.
  • Sales of his recordings through Sony’s music unit earned him an estimated $300 million in royalties.
  • He is reported to have earned $400 million from concerts, music publishing (including his share of the Beatles catalog), endorsements, merchandising, and music videos.
  • In 2016, Forbes estimated annual gross earnings by the Jackson Estate at $825 million, the largest ever recorded for a celebrity, mostly due to the sale of the Sony/ATV catalog.
  • In 2018 Michael’s annual earnings were reported to be over $100 million, thus bringing Jackson’s postmortem total to $2.4 billion.
  • In 2020, Forbes reported that Michael Jackson was the highest-earning dead celebrity for all the years falling after his death with an exception of the year 2012.

What Achievements did Michael Jackson have?

  1. Throughout his life, Michael Jackson received 31 Guinness World Records.
  2. The artist was a 13-time winner of the Grammies including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and Grammy Legend Award.
  3. Jackson also managed to bag 26 American Music Awards.
  4. He was an 18-time winner of the World Music Awards.
  5. The singer was inducted into various Halls of Fame including the Hollywood Hall of Fame, Hollywood Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

What were the Laser Known Facts about Michael Jackson?

  1. Michael Jackson was an average who was particularly not good with spelling and grammar but was considered shy, creative, and always the best dressed.
  2. The costumes used in the “Thriller” video were gotten from Salvation Army.
  3. In 1984 alone, Michael won 8 Oscars.
  4. “Scream” was his most expensive video to make costing him $ 7000 000.
  5. He lived in an oxygen tent in a bid to attain long life and beauty.

What Controversies Revolved around Michael Jackson’s Life?

  1. In 1993, Jackson was charged with the offense of child sexual abuse in an event that ended up being settled outside the courtroom. The case settlement terms were not disclosed.
  2. In 2005, the King of Pop was again arraigned in court for similar charges of child sexual abuse among other crimes but in the end, cleared him saying he was innocent.
  3. Michael Jackson had a habit of canceling shows and this behavior saw his event manager Marcel Avram sue him for canceling his 1999 Munich concert.
  4. His death remains the biggest controversy to date. His family believes he was murdered and had Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor who prescribed the drugs that killed MJ, jailed for two years.

 

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