Michael Jackson is still one of the most well-known pop stars and entertainers of all time, despite his absence of more than a decade. Here are 31 things you didn't know about the king of pop.
1. The date of birth
2. Aspirations to be Spider-Man
Jackson was so desperate to play Spider-Man that he decided to buy marvel comics when it went bankrupt just so he could play him.
After his dream to play Spider-Man went unfulfilled because of the failed bid to purchase marvel comics, Jackson unsuccessfully tried to win the role of professor x in the X-Men movie franchise.
3. What is your favorite type of takeout food?
Jackson says that his favorite cuisine to order for takeout was Mexican.
4. His death caused the internet to crash.
On the day of Jackson’s death, June 25, 2009, at 3:15 p.m., Wikipedia, aol, and twitter all crashed at the same time.
5. Owed debts and passed away
Despite having $1 billion in assets at the time of his death, Jackson was said to owe $500 million.
6. Gabonese royalty
Residents of Gabon, ivory coast, bestowed the title of king on Jackson, rendering him royalty in this remote corner of the globe.
7. Amassing penalties:
Jackson was once said to have racked up $1 million in library fees due to overdue books.
8. Couldn't get away from llamas:
Although many fans are familiar with Jackson’s beloved pet llamas, Louis and Michael are less well-known.
9. Medical center in his name:
after being so impressed with the treatment he received at the brotman medical center in California following the accident in the Pepsi commercial, Jackson donated $1.5 million to the hospital, resulting in the naming of the “Michael Jackson burn center.”
10. Michael Jackson's House Was Sold For A Bargain Price.
The Neverland Ranch Mansion Was Advertised For $100 Million In 2015, But Was Reduced Several Times Before Being Purchased For $22 Million By The Pittsburg Penguins Co-Owner In 2019.
11. Honorary Soccer Team Director:
Following His Friendship With Uri Geller, The Co-Chairman Of Exeter City Fc, Jackson Was Elected An Honorary Director Of The Soccer Club.12. His Sister Claimed He Was A Pedophile
Not A Stranger To Controversy, Jackson’s Own Sister Latoya Once Said That She Thought Her Brother Was A Pedophile.
13. Pinocchio Soft Spot
The Legendary Singer Said That Disney's Pinocchio Was His Favorite Animated Character Of All Time.
14. A baby brother was lost
Although the Jackson family is well-known, many people are unaware that Marlon had a twin brother named Brandon, who died tragically within 24 hours of his birth.
15. Top security for Neverland
the security of Jackson’s Neverland ranch in Santa ynez, California required the employment of at least 40 security guards patrolling the grounds at one time.
16. On the walk of fame, two stars
On the Hollywood walk of fame, Jackson has not one, but two stars, representing his work as a solo artist and as a member of the Jackson 5.
17. He married the nurse who worked for his dermatologist.
While everyone knows that Michael Jackson was once married to Lisa Marie Presley, it is less well known that he also married the dermatologist's nurse.
18. Michael’s father played in a blues band
to earn extra money on the weekends, joe Jackson performed in a blues band known as the falcons.
19. Scared of father
Jackson said that he lived in fear of his father, saying that he would beat him with a belt when he made mistakes performing as a toddler within the family band.
20. Left his father out of will
after Jackson’s death, it had been revealed that he left his father and siblings out of his will, choosing to go away his estate to only his mother and his children instead.
21. Jackson’s daughter claimed her father was murdered
Jackson’s daughter, Paris, claimed that her father’s doctor at the time of his death murdered him, casting doubt on the professionalism of Conrad Murray.
22. “bad” was originally planned as a duet
the hit song “bad” was originally alleged to be a duet between Jackson and prince, however, prince turned down the chance thanks to the lyrics of the song.
23. He lived during a two-bedroom house
while growing up, Jackson lived during a small two-bedroom range in gary, indiana, along side his eight siblings and fogeys .
24. Jackson and siblings got start at the chitin’ circuit
the Jackson 5 got their musical start at a gaggle of nightclubs and musical venues throughout the deep south and therefore the Midwest referred to as the chitin’ circuit.
25. “thriller” preserved by us library of congress
“thriller” is that the only music video preserved for posterity by the us library of congress, recognizing its contribution to American media and culture.
26. Received humanitarian award
because of his important work supporting various HIV/AIDS causes, Jackson was presented with a humanitarian award by former president Reagan .
27. First public song
the first song that Jackson ever crooned for the general public was “climb every mountain,” performed at the young age of 5 .
28. Cheap costumes
while they'll have looked as if they cost a fortune, the amazing costumes from the favored “thriller” music video were all thrift shop bargains found at the salvation army .
29. Jackson was almost killed within the 9/11 attack
Jackson was scheduled to be attending a gathering at the planet trade center on the morning of 9/11 , however, he missed the event because he overslept.
30. Incredibly shrinking waist
Jackson’s longtime costumier , Michael bush, once revealed that the entertainer had a 28-inch waist that might sometimes shrink by a whole inch after performing particularly strenuous dance routines.
31. Jackson height
Michael Jackson had a bigger than life stage presence, however, he was only 5′ 9″ and a 9.5 shoe size.
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