25 Insane Facts about Michael Jackson that you probably didn’t know

25 Insane Facts about Michael Jackson that you probably didn’t know

You may be an avid lover of Michael Jackson, but even you may not be fully aware of just how awesome he really is. For instance, Did you know that Michael Jackson wanted to buy Marvel to play Spiderman .? Or Jackson would wear a black armband to remind people of all the children suffering in the world..?

Clearly, there’s more to the King of Pop than meets your ears. So, in this post, I am gonna help you know some crazy, insane, and awesome facts about Michael Jackson that will make you love him even more.

Awesome Facts about Michael Jackson

25 Awesome Facts about Michael Jackson that you probably didn't know

1. With over 1003 awards, Michael Jackson is the most awarded music artist of all time. After King of Pop, the next two spots belong to Queens, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift.

2. Michael Jackson’s insane collection of awards includes 13 thirteen Grammys, 40 Billboard Awards, 26 American Music Awards, and 23 freaking Guinness World Records. Michael even has the title from the Guinness Book of World Records for most successful entertainer of all time. 

3. Of all the honors and achievements in Michael Jackson’s incredible career, one particularly shows his generous commitment to charitable causes. In 2000, Guinness World Records honored Michael for supporting 39 charities, a record for the most supported by a pop star, with hundreds of millions of dollars estimated to have been raised by his efforts.

No wonder he is hailed as King of the Pop.

4. Apparently, Jackson would wear a black armband to remind people of all the children suffering in the world.

5. Michael Jackson is also the third biggest selling pop artist ever. The only two that have beaten Michael for the top spot are the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

Crazy Facts about Michael Jackson

25 Insane Facts about Michael Jackson that you probably didn't know

6. One of the most surprising facts about Michael Jackson is that he wanted to buy the movie rights to Spider-Man at one point. According to Stanley, he wanted to play the web-head himself and realized that the only way this might be able to happen is if he bought Marvel itself. For better or worse, things didn’t go his way.

Read More: 30 lesser-known Spiderman Facts That Every Fan Should Know

7. In 2000 Michael Jackson went to crack Marvel again, except this time he didn’t try to buy anything. He just simply auditioned for the role of Charles Xavier, AKA Professor X, in 2000’s “X-Men.”

The “X-Men” producer Lauren Schuler Donner recalled her chat with the pop star about his potential casting in the role.

“I said to him, ‘Do you know Xavier is an older white guy?’ And Michael said, ‘Oh yeah. You know, I can wear makeup,'” Donner said. As a fan of Michael, I feel sad for my man.

8. Jackson wasn’t a superhero actor but rather a pop music superstar, His biggest album was arguably Thriller, the album had seven hit singles in the top ten of the Billboard chart.

In fact, it’s so insanely popular it even sells around 130,000 copies every year in the U.S.A. to this day. Boomers don’t change, Do they.?

9. There were rumors that the barcode on the album was Jackson’s personal phone number. of course, it was Bullsh*t. But anybody with this phone number in any particular state would get tons of phone calls. For instance, when the rumor was out there, the Hair Studio in Bellevue Washington, received up to 50 calls a day.

10. In 1985 Jackson paid a whopping 47.5 million dollars for the publishing rights to a catalog that included two hundred Beatles songs. Ironically it was Paul McCartney himself who told Jackson it was a good idea to invest in music rights.

Insane Facts about Michael Jackson

25 Insane Facts about Michael Jackson that you probably didn't know

11. Billie Jean music producer, Quincy Jones, and Michael Jackson had a tough time producing the song. As a matter of fact, Billie Jean was mixed and remixed 91 times before they settled on it.

12. During the morning of the September 11 attacks, Michael Jackson was supposed to have a meeting in one of the Twin Towers. However, MJ overslept and missed the meeting at the doomed buildings.

According to Michael, he had his mother saved his life as he was on the phone with her the night before, where they talked until the late hours. Michael managed to avoid being a victim of the most deadly terror attack in New York City.

13. Interestingly, Michael Jackson bought the Oscar that David O. Selznick won for the movie Gone with the wind for 1.54 million dollars in 1999. 

14. As of 2022, Michael Jackson’s net worth is estimated to be $500 million.

15. In 2016, Forbes ranked him as the highest-earning deceased person ever, earning a colossal amount of over 825 million dollars.

Facts about Jackson 5

25 Insane Facts about Michael Jackson that you probably didn't know

16. Michael Jackson was one of nine children, meaning he had eight siblings. MJ was one of the youngest children of the family, as he had six older siblings and only two younger siblings.

17. It was with four of these siblings that Michael Jackson started his first band, Jackson 5, and started performing with them at the age of 6.

18. The Jackson 5 was managed by their father, Joe Jackson, who allegedly was tremendously strict. Joe would make them rehearse for long hours and deny them time to play unless it was with musical instruments.

19. Michael openly spoke about the methods his father used to discipline the Jackson 5 and how he would whip them during rehearsals when they made a single mistake. Michael Jackson himself told Oprah Winfrey he felt sick to his stomach both as a child and even as an adult when he performed in his father’s presence. He had a tormented childhood, which he never really got over.

20. In 1969, Jackson 5 released their first hit I want you back, on the album “Diana Ross presents Jackson 5”. This is the song that baby Groot dances to in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Lesser-Known Facts about Michael Jackson

25 Insane Facts about Michael Jackson that you probably didn't know

21. Jackson had the skin condition vitiligo, which is why in the late 80’s his skin color changed. But there was a lot of speculation that they had bleached his skin because of all the plastic surgery that he had done.

To the speculation, Jackson claimed he only had two surgeries one for his nose and one for his chin.

22. Michael Jackson’s obsession over his appearance is mainly due to his abusive father, who would always troll his physical appearance and even call him fat nose. This led to Jackson having four rhinoplasties and excessively fussing about his face, skin, and body for the rest of his adult life.

23. In order to live longer and be very good-looking, Michael Jackson even used to sleep in a hyperbaric chamber known as an oxygen tank.

Although, he eventually donated the bed to a medical center in California as a therapeutic aid for burns victims.

24. During the trial of the People v/s Michael Jackson, an 18-month trial in which he was accused of multiple accounts of molestation of a minor fans held vigils outside the courthouse throughout the trial was publicized throughout the media. But eventually, he was found not guilty on all counts. 

25. Originally, Billie Jean director Steve Barron was going to direct it, but Barron’s idea was for Beat It to take place on a ship full of white slaves, with Michael Jackson as the slavemaster. Thankfully, he was removed from directing the song.

Instead, MJ brought in Bob Giraldi, who’d never directed a music video but who’d made a TV commercial that Jackson liked.

That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had fun while reading 25 Mind-Blowing Michael Jackson facts.

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