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Financial Ups and Downs

Despite earning a staggering $1.1 billion (or $2 billion adjusted for inflation) during his lifetime, Jackson’s lavish spending habits left him with approximately $350 million in debt at his death.

Family Background

Born to Joseph Jackson, a boxer and crane operator, and Katherine Esther Scruse, a devout Jehovah’s Witness who also worked part-time in a department store, Michael hailed from a large family with three sisters and five brothers.

Michael Jackson’s legacy transcends as one of the greatest entertainers in history. His contributions to music, dance, and fashion solidify his global influence.

Innovative Dancer

In his 1988 video for “Smooth Criminal,” Jackson executed an impossible 45-degree tilt. To achieve this, he invented a special shoe and patented the design.