Michael’s Guinness World Records:
Guiness World Records: (London, England / 2006)
- Youngest vocalist to top the US singles chart (aged 11, fronting The Jackson Five)
- First vocalist to enter the US single chart at No.1 (‘You Are Not Alone’)
- Most weeks at the top of the US album charts (non-soundtrack; 37 weeks for ‘Thriller’)
- Most successful music video (‘Thriller’ sold over 1 million units)
- First entertainer to earn more than $100 million in a year
- Highest paid entertainer of all time ($125 million in 1989 Forbes list)
- Most successful entertainer of all time
Guiness Book Of World Records: (2006)
- Best-selling Album Of All Time: ‘Thriller’ with global sales of over 51 million copies to date
- Longest Music Video: ‘Ghosts’ (USA, 1996), with 35 mins
- Most Valuable Sculpture By A Living Artist: ‘Michael Jackson and Bubbles’, a porcelain sculpture created by the artist Jeff Koons in 1988 sold for $5,616,750 at Sotheby’s in New York on May 15, 2001. The piece measures 106.7 x 179.1 x 82.6 cm (42 x 70.5 x 32.5 in).
- Most Grammy Awards Won In A Year By A Person: At the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984 Michael Jackson won eight Grammy awards.
- Most Valuable Oscar: David O Selznick’s 1940 Best Film Oscar for ‘Gone With The Wind’ (USA, 1939) was bought by Michael Jackson, for $1,542,000 on June 12, 1999, at Sotheby’s, New York.
- Honorable Mention – Greatest Distance Moonwalked in One Hour: Adam Hall of San Francisco, California, was over the moon aftering moonwalking through the backstreets of Denver, Colorado, for a distance of 2.41 km (1.5 miles) in one hour on October 22, 2002. A “moonwalk support crew” shadowed 25-year-old Adam in an automobile, measuring his distance with an odometer.
March 14, 2006 in London:
Guinness Book Of World Records: (2000)
Listed in the 2000 edition of the Guiness Book Of World Records for breaking the world record for the most “Charities Supported By a Pop Star”. It states that Michael Jackson has supported 39 charity organizations either with monetary donations through sponsorships of their projects or by participating in their silent auction.
- Guinness Book Of World Records: (1993)
Lifetime Achievement Award for most world records in the world of entertainment
- Guinness Book of World Records: (1986)
Largest Endorsement for Product Promotion ($15 million for Pepsi)
- Guinness Book Of World Records: (1984)
Best Selling Album Of All Time, “Thriller”
1984 for Thriller: