Michael Jackson The Humanitarian

Michael Jackson The Humanitarian

I’m starting with the man in the mirror I’m asking him to change his ways And no message could have been any clearer If you want to make the world a better place Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
— “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was the undisputed King of Pop. Whether you loved him or not, he changed the face and sound of music forever. He also changed a lot of lives for the better along the way.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jackson gave generously to the United Negro College Fund; the AIDS project in Los Angeles; various programs for Africa, Thailand, India, Poland and Romania; the Make a Wish Foundation and many, many more known and unknown charities.

Jackson was only 12 years old and singing with the Jackson 5 in 1970 when he performed at his first benefit concert. It would be the first of many. In 1981, the Jackson 5 organized and held a concert for the Atlanta Children’s Foundation. Later, Jackson co-wrote the hit song, “We are the World,” raising almost $70 million to help combat famine in Africa, and after the terrorist attack of September 11, he helped raise $15 million with a self-organized benefit concert.
Apart from concerts, Jackson also donated his personal time and money. After his notorious hair-on-fire incident while filming a commercial for Pepsi, he donated millions of dollars, including his entire salary from the Pepsi endorsement, to the Michael Jackson Burn Center for Children.

He held an art auction to raise over $2 million to provide assistance to needy families in South Africa. The British Children’s Charity and the Heal the World Foundation also received generous amounts. Elizabeth Taylor’s AIDS Foundation received $500,000, and “Families Caring for Families” was blessed with $5.5 million.
He supported the 1995 Million Man March, gave to needy children in Romania and Bangkok, and assisted the “Motown Museum Historic Foundation.” Children in Bombay received millions of dollars and children in Poland received almost a million dollars worth of toys.

These numbers are the type that boggle the mind. Most of us don’t write checks with five numbers before the decimal, let alone six and seven of them. In all, Celebrity Net Worth estimates that in addition to large amounts of time and effort to support charities and causes, Michael Jackson gave in excess of $100 million over the course of his life to try to make the world a better place.

Michael Jackson was a true humanitarian. He was 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." He had supported 39 charitable organizations either with monetary donations, through sponsorships of their projects or the participation in their activities.:

- AIDS Project L.A.

- American Cancer Society

- Angel Food

- Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles

- BMI Foundation

- Inc., Brotherhood Crusade

- Brotman Burn Center

- Camp Ronald McDonald

- Childhelp U.S.A.

- Children's Institute International

- Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund

- Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation

- Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)

- Dakar Foundation

- Dreamstreet Kids

- Dreams Come True Charity

- Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation

- Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

- Love Match

- Make-A-Wish Foundation

- Minority Aids Project

- Motown Museum


- National Rainbow Coalition

- Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund

- Red Cross

- Rotary Club of Australia

- Society of Singers Foundation

- The Carter Center's Atlanta Project

- The Sickle Cell Research Foundation

- Transafrica

- Unesco

- United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

- United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope

- Volunteers of America

- Watts Summer Festival

- Wish Granting

- YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw.

But it was found that Michael Jackson supported even much more organisations! Here are the others:

- Democratic National Committee

- Community School/Safety Havens Initiative

- Lupus L.A.

- United Nations High Commission for Refugees

- Atlanta Children’s Foundation

- Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Social Change

- Foundation for the Junior Blind

- Oneness

- Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

- The International Child Art Foundation

- Go For Your Dreams
- Opportunity Village

- Off-Road-Kids e.V


- T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research

- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

- National Solidarity Fund, Family Caring for Families

- Operation Christmas Child

- Children's Defense Fund

- Children's Diabetes Foundation

- Boys and Girl Clubs

- Ghandi Foundation for Children

- Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's

- Heal L.A.

- Prince’s Trust

- Youth Sports & Art Foundation

- Jane Goodall’s Ape Research institute

- Children’s Wish Foundation

- Give For Life

- Wishing Well Fund

- MusiCares and Camp Good Times

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