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Michael Jackson Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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What is Michael Jackson’s net worth? $500 million

How did Michael Jackson earn his money and wealth?

King of pop, that’s how the world remembers the greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson. He passed away on 25th June 2008, and it is said that he is one of the most awarded musicians in the history. He was born on 29th August 1958 and has achieved so much in his career. He was also a songwriter as well as a dancer who has ruled many hearts in the 20th century. He also became an iconic sensation worldwide for 40 years due to his fashion sense, dance, and music. He was raised in Gary, Indiana with his nine other siblings. Michael joined the Jackson Brothers in 1964 which included his brothers Tito, Jackie, and Jermaine along with Marlon.

Later on, their group won a huge local talent show. Their songs like “I Want You Back” (1969), “The Love You Save” (1970), “ABC” (1970), “I’ll Be There” (1970) ranked number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Later on, Michael became a solo performer after 1970. Out of his first four singles Ben (1972) and Got to Be There (1972) received a greater response from the audience. In 1978, Jackson moved to New York City and worked on his first filmed named The Wiz where he starred as the Scarecrow.  In 1980, he also won three awards at the American Music Awards on his solo song named “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” for Favorite Soul/R&B Single, Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist as well as Favorite Soul/R&B Album.

He also won awards like Top Black Album, Top Black Artist and a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his song “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.” He was also awarded for American Music Awards in Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album category in 1981. He became very successful after gaining 37 percent of profit in his wholesale album. From 1981 to 1983, he had worked with Queen singer Freddie Mercury on songs like “There Must Be More to Life Than This,” “Victory” and “State of Shock.”

Michael also found interests in films and songwriting where he contributed to a storybook for the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. He won a Grammy for Best Recording for Children for 1983 for the songs named “Someone in the Dark.” His success reached to new heights when he released his sixth album Thriller. He took home eight American Music Awards, seven Grammys and Award of Merit for his hit album. His album became one of the best selling albums of the world which had sold more than 66 million copies. His other songs like “Beat It,” “Billie Jean” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” ranked top 10 in Billboard Hot 100 top.

According to sources, his songs estimated for more than 400 million records which were sold all around the globe. He had climbed the ladder of success by releasing iconic singles like Dangerous, Heal the World, Black or White, Remember the Time and many more which are still famous. He had also won the “Living Legend Award” at the 35th Annual Grammy Awards in 1993. Before his death, he was working hard on his concert named This Is It which was never released, but fans can find his concert rehearsal videos online. He also owned a huge Neverland Ranch which is now worth more than $90 million.

What are the highest selling albums of Michael Jackson?

1 Thriller (1982): 66,000,000 units
2 Bad (1987): 35,000,000 units
3 Dangerous (1991): 32,000,000 units
4 Off the wall (1979): 20,000,000 units
5 HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I (1991): 20,000,000 units
6 Invincible (2001): 6,000,000 units

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