The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who can best be described as the most successful and the greatest entertainer of all time and also the best-selling music artist of all time. Even though he is no longer with us since he died in 2009 during his career, Michael Jackson regularly topped the world chats and grossed millions in sales, and that was even replicated after his death. So for a man who topped the list of the highest-earning dead celebrity in 2015 and 2016 as he earned $825 million, how has he received such a Michael Jackson Net Worth.
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Michael Jackson was the son of Joseph Walter “Joe” Jackson and Katherine Esther Scruse. They gave birth to him in 1958, and he was the eighth child out of the ten children in that family.
As he grew up, he didn’t have the best relationship with his father as he alleged that the father regularly abused him by whipping him. When he was just six years of age, he joined his father’s band, Jackson 5, that was comprised of his brothers as one of the lead vocals. As a member of the group, they won a major local talent in 1965 that led to the club performing at local clubs, lounges, and even organized concerts.
The group had chart-topping songs that they recorded that’s “I’ll Be There,” “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” and “The Love You Save.” That’s when Michael emerged as a talented musician and as the lead singer.
Jire his death, Michael had married Lisa Marie Presley in 1993, and in 1995 they divorced. He later married Deborah Jeanne Rowe, who is the mother of Jackson Jr and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson. They divorced in 1999.
Michael Jackson’s career started when he was young when he became a member of the Jacksons band. He went ahead to record his first solo album in 1979 Off the Wall, and it became his first album to produce 4 top 10 songs in the US and also on charts it was at position three in Billboard 200.the album had hits such as “She’s Out of My Life,” “Rock with You,” “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” among others.
His sixth album Thriller, released in 1982, was one of the most successful albums of his and the best-selling album of all time. It sold more than 65 million copies and stayed on top of the Billboard for 37 weeks. Some of the hit songs in the album are “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” “Billie Jean,” and “Beat It.”
Apart from the two albums, Michael released several others, among them Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), History: Past, Present, and Future, Book I (1995), and Invincible (2001).
He died in 2009, and his death caused global grief where websites crashed, and many televisions aired Jackson specials. It was one of the most grieved losses in the entertainment industry.
Awards & Achievements
Michael Jackson is a legend, and he is one of the most awarded artists in human history. He has been inducted into several halls of fame, such as Hollywood Walk of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Dance Hall of Fame, Rhythm, and Blues Music Hall of Fame among others. He has won 13 Grammy Awards, 26 American Music Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 39 Guinness World Records, 18 MTV VMA Awards, 16 World Music Awards, 12 Soul Train Awards among many others
Net Worth & Salary of Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson’s net worth amounts to $500 million. Currently, Michael Jackson’s annual gross earnings amounting to $825 million have made him become the highest-earning celebrity and, for that matter, a dead star. It’s estimated that during his lifetime, he earned himself $750 million, which $300 comes from royalties and $400 from concerts, endorsements, music videos, merchandising, music publishing catalog, and many more avenues.
Sadly, Michael Jackson’s net worth soon might be reduced significantly if the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can win they’re a case of $700 million, which they claim Michael owes them.
Michael is a legend whom many will remember as the greatest pop icon and the greatest entertainer of all time. He is a man many feels he left this world too soon, but since it was the will of fate, his legacy music still lives on our hearts. R.I.P Michael Jackson.