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Check out these interesting facts about Michael Jackson as we remember him on what would have been his 55th Birthday.

1.Michael Jackson was a billionaire at 18
2. Elizebeth Taylor gave him the nickname “King of Pop”
3. Michael Jackson is the only artist to have sold 500 million records + outside US.
4. Michael Jackson’s death crashed the whole internet especially google, wiki, youtube, yahoo, msn, facebook and twitter on June 25, 2009.
5. Michael Jackson Music catalogue is worth 25 billion.
6. Michael sponsored the education of 10,000 kids through the HEAL THE WORLD FOUNDATION. Michael Jackson Dangerous World Tour started on June 27, 1992 and ended on November 11, 1993, entertaining 35 million people at 67 concerts. All of the profits from the concerts were donated to the Heal the World Foundation.
7. Billie Jean was the first video by a black artist to air on MTV.
8. Michael  Jackson had more than  11 surgeries including  nose jobs, cheek implants, square jaw, eyebrows and skin bleaching.
9. Michael Jackson fought fellow 50 year old Madonna on MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch …and lost.
10. His favorite superhero was Morph from the X-Men.
11. Michael Jackson received a Presidential Humanitarian Award from Ronald Reagan in 1984 for his support of charities helping people overcome alcohol and drug abuse.
12. Michael Jackson really is a King in West Africa – he was given a royal title by villagers in Gabon, Ivory Coast in 1992.
13. He owns the patent for a stage shoe device that allows performers to lean forward and appear to defy gravity.
14. He appeared on a postage stamp in the Virgin Islands in the mid-1980s after locals voted him the superstar they’d most like to honor.
15. . Michael Jackson wore his trademark black armband to remind fans of the suffering of children around the world.
16. Thriller remains the biggest-selling album since records began.
17. M.J.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.
18. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State Anthem South Carolina on My Mind, recorded by Hank Martin and Buzz Arledge.
19. MC Hammer once challenged Michael Jackson to a dance-off. He was told to Beat It… Jackson reportedly responded, “I’ve seen your videos and every single dance move you use, you got off of me.”
20. Billie Jean was the first video by a black artist to air on MTV