Early Life Born August 28 th, 1958 Father Joseph and Mother Katherine 9 brothers and sisters
Jackson 5 Joined at age 5 in 1964 Tito, Jackie, Jermaine, and Marlon 10 albums from 1969 to 1975
Solo Career First solo album in 1972, “Got to Be There” 10 studio albums, last in 2001 Sold over 200 million copies combined
Thriller 1982 “Thriller”, “Beat It”, “Billie Jean” Sold over 110 million worldwide Won record 8 Grammys in 1984
Marriages and Children Lisa Marie Presley 1992-1994 Possible PR move Debbie Rowe 1996 - 1999 Three Children Prince Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson ○ Born to Debbie Rowe Prince Michael Jackson II ○ Born to surrogate mother
Neverland Ranch Santa Barbara, CA Purchased for $30 million Home from 1988 to 2005
Sexual Abuse Accusations 1993 Even Chandler accused Jackson had sexually abused his son, Jordan Chandler Police raided house, found nothing Out of court settlement 2005 13 year old, Gavin Arvizo, accused Jackson of molestation Found innocent Hurt his public opinion
Appearance Broke nose during 1979 dance rehearsal Hair caught on fire during Pepsi commercial in 1984 Diagnosed with vitiligo and lupus in 1986 Treatment for lupus made skin even lighter.
Health Abused by father as child Addicted to Painkillers Started taking them after Pepsi accident Weight loss Possible anorexia At times weighed on 100 lbs.
Death Acute propofol intoxication Autopsy showed balding, punctured arms, and weighed 136 lbs. Will Left everything to mother, 3 children, and charities Mother granted custody Ruled homicide in November 2011 Conrad Murray
How will he be remembered? Successful Musician Sexual Assault Cases Sympathy from Murder Case
Record Sales After Death Sold over 1 million albums in week after death Owned the top 12 spots on Billboard 100 list 3 weeks after Years most albums sold in 2009 8.2 million
Michael Jackson’s: This is It Documentary film about upcoming tour October 28 th, 2009 Extended past initial two week release Grossed $260 million at box office
Michael Jackson: The Experience November 23 rd, 2010 Motion dancing video game 360 Kinect, PS3 Move, and Wii 30 songs from his lifetime Plus downloadable songs Sold over 3 million copies
Future Outlook Unreleased Material Cirque Du Soleil Neverland Ranch
Unreleased Material Jackson Estate signed deal with Sony $250 million Expires in 2017 10 albums worth of unheard songs
Cirque Du Soleil Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour Will tour Canada and United States Permanent show in Las Vegas starting 2013 Jackson Estate receives revenue The Beatles and Elvis Presley have also had tours
Neverland Ranch as MJ’s “Graceland” Wished to be buried there to become a destination like with Elvis Estate tried to make it State Park Lack of funding Locals did not want to busy traffic in area Would bring in millions over time
Comparing Wealth of Deceased Musicians Top the dead celebrity list in 2 years since death Elvis number 2 John Lennon 5 Jimi Hendrix 11 Where will he be in years to come?