Michael Jackson interesting facts
July 17, 2009 | In: People facts
He gave his first public performance at the age of 5 singing Climb Every Mountain.
As a teenager, he had terrible acne.
Michael Jackson released his first single in October 1969 at 11 years old with The Jackson 5.
Jackson’s Billie Jean was the first video by a black artist to air on MTV.
In 1994, Jackson married Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1996.
He won 13 Grammy Awards .
In “The Wiz” (1978) Jackson took on the role of the Scarecrow in a re-imagining of “The Wizard of Oz.
Jackson paid $47 million for the publishing rights to the Beatles back catalogue in 1985 and sold a share of to Sony in 1995 for $95 million.
Michael once said in an interview that he made all his money from the cows at Neverland Ranch. You know, because having the best-selling album of all time isn’t paying the bills.
Michael’s Neverland Ranch was host to a private zoo and an amusement park. It was open for various children’s charity events.