It’s been a decade since the ‘King Of Pop’ Aka Micheal Jackson has passed away. The star passed away in 2009. He is also regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Even more, MJ used to live in an amusement park named Neverland Ranch. Before the passing of Micheal Jackson, net worth was $500 million.
The artist had a lavish lifestyle and used to spend his money greatly on his accessories. Further about the king of pop is on the deck below. So could you stick with us?
Before we get into the life f the king of pop, let’s take a look at some of his quick facts.
Micheal Jacksons Quick Facts
|Michael Joseph Jackson
|Date of Birth
|1958 /08 /29
|Gary, Indiana, U.S.
|Singer, songwriter, dancer
|Lisa Marie Presley (m. 1994; div. 1996), Debbie Rowe (m. 1996; div. 1999)
|5 feet 9 inches
|Montclair College Preparatory School
Micheal Jackson Wiki-Bio
Micheal Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, near Chicago. The Popstar was born on August 25, 1958. He was the eighth child of his parents. His parents were a working-class African-American family living in a two-bedroom house on Jackson street.
Jackson’s father’s name is Joseph Walter’Joe’Jackson and Esther Jackson. MJ grew up with 3 sisters(Rebbie, La Toya, and Janet) and 5 brothers(Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Randy). However, the sixth child, the twin brother Marlon twin Bradon, died shortly after birth.
Talking about the educational background of MJ, nothing much is known.
Micheal Jackson Career
MJ initially started his career with the band named Jackson 5 that was named by his father. The band was pretty famous during the ’60s and ‘70s. Initially, he worked as a back artist but due to impressive talent. He was later promoted to the lead singer. And after this, the steps towards success opened for MJ. Thus the group started doing international tours and started earning great fortunes.
Also, Micheal released his own 4 solo albums named Got To Be There(1972), Ben(1972), Music & Me(1973), and Forever Micheal(1975). ‘Got To Be There’ and ‘Ben’ are the best sellers from his first album. MJ’s fifth album established him as a solo performer. The album reached the top three on the billboard 200 charts and sold over 20 million copies.
MJ even recorded with the legend Freddy Mercury from 1981-1983. Besides this, Micheals hit album ‘Thriller‘ was released in late 1982. The album was the best selling in the US and the best-selling album that sold over 66 million copies. The album topped the Billboard 200 chart for 37 weeks and was in the top 10 of the 200 for 80 consecutive weeks.
Jackson partnered with Pepsi in 1983, and the agreement broke the celebrity endorsement. The deal was about advertising Pepsi on American soil. And so the deal was going pretty well. But owing to an accident, MJ’s hair was burned, and the agreement was closed for a while.
In 1987, MJ again released another album named ‘Bad.’ It is the first album to produce Top 5 singles in the United States. The album consisted of songs like ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,’ ‘Bad,’ ‘The Way You Make Me Feel,’ ‘Man In The Mirror‘ and ‘Dirty Diana.’ Again in 1991, the king of pop released another album named ‘Dangerous.’ It is certified seven times platinum and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide as of 2008.
Besides this, the king of pop also has played movies and several films. The Wiz, Men In Black 2, This is it; The Love Machine are some of his notable movies and cameos.
Micheal Jackson Net Worth
At the time of his death, Micheal Jackson’s net worth was $500 million. Most of his incomes were generated from his chart-topping albums, songs, and other advertisements that he had done.
He also had a lavish house of 12,598 square feet that was built on 2,698 acres of land. The house is located in the Valley of Santa Yenz. The house costs are estimated at $67 million. Because of his songs, tours, and company endorsements, he used to gain $50-$100 million a year when MJ was on the charts.
It is even said that Micheal would spend $30-$50 million yearly on his lifestyle.
Micheal Jackson Personal Life
The superstar had dated several girls during his period. But the most famous ones are Lisa Marie Presley and Debbie Row.
Talking about the first wife of MJ, Lisa is the daughter of the famous American singer Elvis Presley. The duo was introduced to each other by none other than the ‘King Of Rock n Roll’ Elvis Presley. However, at that time, Lisa was just a kid, and Micheal was nearly 16 years old.
The adult friendship between Lisa and Micheal started in 1992 in LA. The couple dated for some time. Then they got married on May 24, 1994. The couple didn’t have any children. But Lisa had 2 children from her previous marriage with Danny Keough. But sadly, the duo didn’t last long and thus resulted in a divorce. The divorce happened on August 20, 1996.
After the failed relationship with Lisa, Jackson again married Debbie Brown. The duo met somewhere in the mid-1980s. Firstly, the duo was just friends, and Micheal used to send her autographed merchandise. But later on, they started dating and thus were married. The duo married on November 13, 1996. The couple has 3 children together. Sadly the couple got separated on October 8, 1999. Although the couple got separated, Micheal took full custody of his children.
The relationship between Micheal and Lisa didn’t bore any children. However, Micheal had 3 children with Debbie. The first two children’s mother is Debbie, whereas the mother of the third child is still unknown. The duo’s firstborn was a son, who was born on February 13, 1997. The name of their son is Michael Joseph Jackson.
After this, Micheal again had another baby. The second born was a daughter, who was born on April 3, 1998. The name of their daughter is Paris Michael, Katherine Jackson. Micheal also has a third child, who was born on February 21, 2002. The mother of this child is still unknown. The name of the child is Prince Michael II.
After the divorce from Debbie, Micheal took full authority over the children. After the death of Micheal, the guardianship of his three children was passed to his mother. So currently, the children of the king of pop reside with their grandmother.
Micheal Jackson Allegations
Throughout his career, Micheal has faced many accusations. He is mostly accused of child sexual abuse. He was dragged into these types of cases several times. But thankfully, all the accusations were false and didn’t cause too much damage.
The king of pop has gained many awards throughout his career. Most of his awards are through his chart-topping music, and some are from his social and charity works.
Some of the major awards of Jackson are ‘Grammy Awards for Album of The Year,’ ‘Record of The Year, Best RnB Song of The Year,’ ‘Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award,’ ‘Grammy Award For Song Of The Year.’
Sadly, the king of pop didn’t live a long life. And on June 25, 2009, the king of pop left this world due to the overdose of a drug. Micheal died just three weeks before the show that was due to begin in London. All tickets for the concert were already sold.
Jackson had died of a propofol overdose. The news of his death was spread on the internet like a wildfire causing several sites to collapse due to the overload of users. The body of the famous star is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
Social Media Presence
Although it has been a decade since the musician passed away. But still, he has accounts on all social media platforms. There are new posts on his Instagram account till this day. The icon has embossed a lot of fans and followers during his era. So, still today people love and love the wors that he has done.
Instagram– 3.2 million followers
Facebook– 66 million followers
Twitter– 2.2 million followers
Youtube– 13 million subscribers