Father: his dad’s name is Joseph (or just Joe), he was born in 1928. He was a manager of the band that consisted of his children. He was quite abusive, ambitious man, who wanted his children to become successful by any means.
Mother: his mother’s name is Katherine. She was born in 1930 and married Joe in 1949.
Siblings: He had 9 siblings. All of them were to this or that extend into the showbiz but the most successful of the family after Michael himself is Janet, who is now a famous solo singer. Michael once accused his brothers of being too lazy and unambitious.
Wives: he was married twice (from 1994 to 1996 and from 1996 to 1999).
Kids: Michael had 3 children. The first two named Paris-Michael Katherine and Prince Michael Joseph were by his second wife Debbie Rowe in 1998 and 1997 respectively. And his last kid named Prince Michael II was born in 2002 by an unknown surrogate mother.
Sexual orientation: straight
One of his first romances was his relationship with actress Tatum O'Neal in the 1970s. In 1981, he started dating with Brooke Shields. Later, in 1994 he married Elvis’s daughter Lisa and stayed with her for only 19 months. In 1996, he married for the second time in his life on Debbie Rowe and this marriage lasted for 3 years.
Just before the death, Michael’s net worth was approximately 600 million dollars. He was one of the most famous and profitable musicians of all time, who earned millions of dollars a year. His sources of income included not only his own music sales and concerts but also royalty generated by other performers’ works he bought as well. However, he used to spend money even faster than he was earning it.
Place of living: Michael owned a handful of luxurious houses. For about 17 years he was living in his famous Neverland Ranch, which he bought in 1988. He also owned a mansion in Las Vegas and French Chateau house in LA.Cars: he drove different cars, one of the most famous of them was his Rolls Royce Limo.
What was his full name?
He became famous under his real name, and his less-known middle name was Joseph.
How did Michael’s career start?
His talent was obvious to anyone from a very early age. He was four years old when he began singing with his brothers Marlon, Jermaine, Jackie and Tito in the Jackson 5 band, managed by his father.
What was his childhood like?
Michael was a very joyful, energetic, and talented kid. From the age of 5, he had to cope with a quite stressful schedule, which consisted of concerts, rehearsals, and home education. He had absolutely no time for games and hanging with other children.
How many awards did he win?
Michael is known as the most awarded singer ever. The list of his achievements includes 25 American Music Awards, 13 Grammies, and 39 Guinness Records, just to name the few.
What plastic surgeries did he have?
It is obvious that Michael had lots of plastic surgeries (on his nose and chin in particular) that destroyed his face in the end – some people count up to 100 surgeries. However, the singer claimed that he had just a few surgeries for health reasons only. After his death, his mother admitted that her son was addicted to plasty and everything started from his nose – he hated its width. As for the drastic change of his skin color, which is thought by some to be the result of a medical intervention, it was really a result of vitiligo disease.
What were the biggest scandals around him?
Such fame always comes with the scandals, so there were lots of them around Michael. Probably, the biggest one was when he was accused of child sexual abuse (many times). Later, he was accused of molesting his own children. The other scandal was around his skin disease: many people thought that he edited his genes somehow to look like a white man.
What was the reason of his death?
He died in 2009 because of cardiac failure, which was caused by acute soporific drugs intoxication.