10 things you didn't know about Michael Jackson

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10 things you didn't know about Michael Jackson
Happy Birthday to Michael Jackson! —The King of Pop would have turned 58 in 2016.

1. He's the most-awarded artist of all time.

He won more awards than any other musician dead or alive, including 23 Guinness World Records, 40 Billboard Awards, 13 Grammys and 26 American Music Awards.

2. He's made more money than any artist after their death.

In the first year after his passing, his estate made $1 billion.

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3. Michael Jackson's famous "Moonwalk" is modeled after the mime artist, Marcel Marceau's routine.

4. He invented patented boots that allows the wearer to "defy gravity."

He wore them to pull off his famous "lean" in the "Smooth Criminal" music video.

5. "Billie Jean" was the first music video by a black artist to air on MTV.

6. He bought publishing rights to most of The Beatles' catalog for $47 million.

7. The costumes in the "Thriller" video all came from the Salvation Army.


8. He was the godfather of Lionel Ritchie's daughter, Nicole Ritchie.

9. He won eight Grammy's in 1984, the most ever won by one person in a single year.

10. His 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch has a theme park, zoo and movie theater and was valued at $100 million.

Click through the gallery to see photos of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch:

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Workers standby at the train station at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
LOS OLIVOS, CA - JULY 08: General view of the front gate at Neverland Ranch on July 8, 2009 in Los Olivos, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
The clock atop the train station is seen at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The train station at Neverland Ranch is shown in Los Olivos, Calif., Wednesday, July 1, 2009, as preparations are made for a possible memorial service for the late pop star Michael Jackson at his former residence. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
The front of the main house is seen at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The master bathroom in the main house that was once used by Michael Jackson is seen at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
FILE - - This July 2, 2009 file photo shows an ice cream cart given to Michael Jackson by actress Elizabeth Taylor that sits next to the pool behind the main house at the Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif. In 2014, Jackson's playtime palace sits empty now. The backyard circus and laughter of children are long gone, but the house and its fanciful memories live on. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
A chandelier hangs over a lofted main entryway of the main house at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A long banquet table stretches out under a tree in the grounds behind the main house at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The front of the main house at Neverland Ranch is seen in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Across the foyer of the main house, doors are open leading to the back grounds at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Site workers walk through the main entrance below at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The interior of the pool house is at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. When Michael Jackson lived her it was full of arcade games. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A bronze statue of three children fishing in the creek is seen silhouetted behind the main house at Michael Jackson's former home, Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The swimming pool behind the main house is seen at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A tennis court is seen behind the pool house at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A walk-in closet between the master bedroom and the master bathroom is seen at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. Michael Jackson's "secret room" is hidden around the corner in this closet. The hidden "secret room" was used by Michael Jackson to store valuable items (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A hallway lined with windows leads away from the master bedroom of the main house at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The wine cellar under the pool house is seen at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A upstairs room in the main house is seen at Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Bronze statues line the drive leading to the front of the main house at Neverland Ranch is seen in Los Olivos, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A ring of fresh whtie roses encircles a reflective sign on the front gate of the Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., predawn on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 27: Aerial view of Neverland Ranch, once the home of famed singer Michael Jackson, in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California (Photo by Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Neverland Ranch-- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Inside Neverland Ranch -- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Inside Neverland Ranch -- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Inside Neverland Ranch -- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Inside Neverland Ranch -- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Inside Neverland Ranch -- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Neverland Ranch-- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Neverland Ranch-- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Inside Neverland Ranch -- NBC News' Matt Lauer gets an exclusive behind-the-scenes of Neverland Ranch, where Michael Jackson lived for 15 years, getting a rare look inside the private world of the King of Pop (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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