Michael Jackson Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, Awards and Death.
“When they say the sky is the limit, to me that’s really true”, these lines by Michael Jackson beautifully suffice his life and his love for music. A music aficionado and enthusiast, Jackson changed the way people looked on to music and created a never-ending craze with his chartbusters and best-sellers.
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.
Michael Jackson’s career started off 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.
As of October 2020, 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 celebrity.
Its 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.
The King of Pop passed away unexpectedly following a cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009. His sudden and tragic death raised a global outburst of grief as millions mourned his death.
A televised memorial was held on July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. While 17,500 free tickets were issued to fans via lottery, an estimated 1 billion viewers watched the memorial on TV or online.
Memorials were constructed and statues were unveiled all over the globe in the aftermath of his death. The Lunar Republic Society renamed a crater on the moon Michael Joseph Jackson in his honor.