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The Michael Jackson brand is alive and well-paid: the pop legend has made more money in death than he ever did alive.

Worldwide box office now is over $300 million. And Michael has almost 60 million Facebook friends. He's the biggest selling artist on iTunes and he's sold approximately 50 million albums since he passed away.

Birth name Michael Joseph Jackson
Born August 29, 1958
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Died June 25, 2009 (aged 50)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres R&B, pop, soul, dance, disco, funk, new jack swing,
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actor, dancer film producer, record producer, screenwriter, director, philanthropist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums, beatboxing, percussion
Years active 1964–2009
Labels Steeltown, Motown, Legacy, Epic, MJJ Productions
Website www.michaeljackson.com

In the News

According to Global Language Monitor, the coverage from the death and aftermath to the funeral of Michael Jackson tops Pope John Paul II as No.1 media (noting the longer time frame and contentious circumstances re. the former)

The King of Pop proved to have earning power well past his days on Earth. In October of 2017, Forbes announced that Jackson had topped the publication’s list of top-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year, raking in a sizable $75 million.

  • Earnings 2016 $825 Million
  • Earnings 2015 $115 Million
  • Earnings 2014 $140 Million
  • Earnings 2013 $160 Million
  • Earnings 2012 $145 Million
  • Earnings 2011 $170 Million

Charity King

*The Guinness Book of World Records is a reference book published annually, containing a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

Michael Jackson holds Guinness World Record (highest-earning deceased artist) with the Most Charities Supported  by a pop star.

Discography | Studio albums | Compilation albums | Singles | Songs | Tours | Videography | Filmography | Television