2. Jackson’s waxwork features in five Madame Tussauds museums across the world. Only Elvis Presley and Madonna have more Tussaud figures – they have six each.
3. Jackson’s total lifetime earnings from royalties, solo recordings and music videos, revenue from concerts and endorsements have been estimated at $500 million (#271 million).
4. Jackson has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for radio play, located at 1541 Vine Street, and one for recording at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard.
5. Jackson received a Presidential Humanitarian Award from Ronald Reagan in 1984 for his support of charities helping people overcome alcohol and drug abuse.
6. Michael Jackson is the seventh of nine children.
7. Jackson fought fellow 50 year old Madonna on MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch – he lost.
8. Three of Jackson’s albums – Bad, Dangerous and Thriller – are among the bestsellers of all time.
9. Thriller remains the biggest-selling album since records began.
10. Jackson has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »