Michael Jackson: One Of Today’s Super Rich And Super Generous Mega Philanthropists

Sources: Fortune – By Daniel Bukszpan | Sent by Cherrelle | All Things Michael


Michael Jackson

The King of Pop. The Gloved One. Michael Jackson.

His physical form may have departed this world in 2009, but he remains one of the most influential musicians on earth, and his 1982 album “Thriller” remains the best-selling album of all time, selling 29 million copies in the U.S. alone.

While some philanthropists make one or two large mega-donations, Jackson preferred to make smaller contributions to multiple charities, so many in fact that Guinness World Records recognized him for supporting more charities than any other entertainer. His donations included $600,000 to the United Negro College Fund, $100,000 to the Children’s Defense Fund, $500,000 to Elizabeth Taylor’s AIDS Foundation, and over 35 others, for an estimated total of over $300 million given to charity all together.

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4 thoughts on “Michael Jackson: One Of Today’s Super Rich And Super Generous Mega Philanthropists

  1. It is good to know there are people like me who have MJ posters in their bedroom, books in their bedroom and lounge bookcases, and DVDS and CDs, so I Am Not Alone’! I am 72! Never too old! Love to all.

  2. Every time I read any article about Michael Jackson, I get tears in my eyes. He was such a phenomenal person, in every way. He made a real impact on my life and I am sure he did so to others. I MISS HIM DAILY!! Even though I am 69, I have posters of him all over my bedroom.
    If only others would follow suite this world would be a better place

    • Hi Kris! Your comments really touched my heart. It is so wonderful that Michael that Michael has always touched so many people of all ages and backgrounds all over the world and his legacy is still going strong. My room is the same way and I am in my 40’s. Nice meeting you and take care.♥

    • Hi Kris,
      I’m 66 and I have a huge MJ library and memorabilia in my study and other places around my house. I, too, miss him every day! You’re in good company here!

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