The King of Pop Michael Jackson was born Michael Joseph Jackson on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, U.S. to Joe and Katherine Jackson. Jackson began his music career alongside his fellow brothers and family members in the Jackson Five. He began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those of “Beat It”, “Billie Jean”, and “Thriller” from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, with estimated sales of 65 million copies worldwide.
Michael Jackson Height, Weight & More
Michael Jackson Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
Michael Jackson Weight: 136 lbs (62 kg)
Michael Jackson Body Measurements:
Arms / Biceps: 13″
Michael Jackson Shoe Size/Feet Size: 9.5 (US)
Michael Jackson Star Sign: Virgo
Michael Jackson Hair Color: Black
Michael Jackson Eye Color: Black
Date Of Birth: 29 August 1958
Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, United States
Date of Death
25 June 2009, Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States (aged 50)
Cause of Death: Acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication and involuntary manslaughter
Birth Name: Michael Joseph Jackson
Nickname: The Gloved One, Wacko Jacko, Jacko, King Of Pop, MJ, Smelly, Applehead
Spouse: Debbie Rowe (m. 1996-1999), Lisa Marie Presley (m. 1994-1996)
Parents: Joe Jackson, Katherine Jackson
Children: Prince Michael Jackson II, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.
Siblings: Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Brandon Jackson
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actor, Record producer, Businessman, Philanthropist
Education: Montclair College Preparatory School
Called the King of Pop, Jackson’s contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.