Michael Jackson

Real Name Michael Joseph Jackson
Birth Place Gary, Indiana, US.
DOB August 29, 1958
Nickname MJ, King of Pop
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actor, Record Producer, Businessman and Philanthropist
Height in centimeters- 175 cm

in meters- 1.75 m

in Feet Inches- 5′ 9″

Weight in Kilograms- 60 kg

in Pounds- 132 lbs

Physical Chest: 38 Inches

Waist: 28 Inches

Biceps: 13 Inches

Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Debute Album – Got to be there (1972)

Film – The Wiz (1978)

Likes Singing, Dancing etc.
Hobies Basketball, Reading
Net Worth $1 billion (Debt – $500 million)
Cause of death Cardiac arrest due to intoxication with propofol and benzodiazepine.
Website Official website

Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor, and philanthropist who was born on 29th Aug 1958 in Gary, Indiana, U.S. He was mainly known for his unique dance style which makes him popular. Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music.

Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, named by MJ. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous artists of various music genres.

Earnings and wealth

It is estimated that Michael Jackson earned about $750 million in his lifetime. Sales of his recordings through Sony’s music unit earned him an estimated $300 million in royalties. He may have also earned an additional $400 million from concerts, music publishing (including his share of the Beatles catalog), endorsements, merchandising and music videos. Estimating how much of these earnings Jackson was able to personally pocket is difficult because one has to account for taxes, recording costs and production costs.

Net worth during Jackson’s life

There have also been several detailed estimates of Jackson’s net worth during his life, which range from negative $285 million to positive $350 million for the years 2002, 2003 and 2007.

Net worth at time of death; U.S. federal estate tax problems

On July 26, 2013, the executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson filed a petition in the United States Tax Court as a result of a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) over U.S. federal estate taxes imposed on the value of Jackson’s Estate at the time of his death. The executors claim that the Estate was worth about $7 million. The IRS asserts that the Estate was worth over $1.1 billion, and that over $700 million in federal estate taxes (including penalties) are due. A trial was held from February 6 to 24, 2017. As of early June 2017, no decision has been rendered.

In 2016, Forbes magazine estimated annual gross earnings by the Jackson Estate at $825 million, the largest ever recorded for a celebrity. The majority was due to the sale of the Sony/ATV catalog. It marked the eighth consecutive year since his death where Jackson’s annual earnings were over $100 million.

Earnings after death

Year Earnings
2010 (USD 275,000,000)
2011 (USD 170,000,000)
2012 (USD 145,000,000)
2013 (USD 160,000,000)
2014 (USD 140,000,000)
2015 (USD 115,000,000)
2016 (USD 825,000,000)


  • Got to Be There (1972)
  • Ben (1972)
  • Music & Me (1973)
  • Forever, Michael (1975)
  • Off the Wall (1979)
  • Thriller (1982)
  • Bad (1987)
  • Dangerous (1991)
  • HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995)
  • Invincible (2001)


  • The Wiz (1978)
  • Captain EO (1986)
  • Moonwalker (1988)
  • Michael Jackson’s Ghosts (1997)
  • Men in Black II (2002)
  • Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls (2004)
  • Michael Jackson’s This Is It (2009)
  • Bad 25 (2012)
  • Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot (2014)
  • Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)


  • Bad World Tour (1987–1989)
  • Dangerous World Tour (1992–1993)
  • HIStory World Tour (1996–1997)
  • MJ & Friends (1999)
  • This Is It (2009–2010; cancelled)

Fast Facts

  • Scored four No. 1 hits (“I Want You Back,” “ABC,” “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There”) with the Jackson 5 in 1970 when he was 12.
  • His first solo No. 1 single was “Ben,” from the movie of the same name, in 1972.
  • His Thriller is the best-selling album in history. From its debut in 1982 through 1995, it sold more than a million copies a year.
  • Premiered his most famous dance move, the moonwalk, in 1983 on NBC’s Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever.
  • In 1985, paid $40 million for the rights of much of the Beatles’ song catalogue.
  • A 1993 appearance on Oprah Winfrey drew 62 million viewers.
  • Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with his brothers, in 1997; was inducted again, as a solo artist, in 2001.


  • 1983, Grammy — Best Male Rock Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1984, People’s Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Male Entertainer: Winner
  • 1984, People’s Choice Awards — Favorite Music Video: Winner
  • 1979, Grammy — Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Best R&B Song: Winner
  • 1984, Grammy — Best Long Form Music Video: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
  • 1995, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
  • 1989, People’s Choice Awards — Favorite Music Video: Winner
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics: Nominee
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1989, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Winner
  • 1985, Grammy — Song of the Year: Winner
  • 1983, Grammy — Best Recording for Children: Winner


  • Paris Jackson — Daughter
  • Prince Michael Jackson II — Son
  • Tito Jackson — Brother
  • Lisa Marie Presley — Ex-wife
  • Jackie Jackson — Brother
  • Katherine Jackson — Mother
  • Marlon Jackson — Brother
  • Rebbie Jackson — Sister
  • Janet Jackson — Sister
  • La Toya Jackson — Sister
  • Randy Jackson — Brother
  • Debbie Rowe — Ex-wife
  • Jermaine Jackson — Brother
  • Joe Jackson — Father
  • Prince Michael Jackson I — Son



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