Happy Birthday Michael Jackson
If Michael Jackson were still alive, he would have been celebrating his 56th birthday today. Though he passed away five years ago, fans, televison and radio stations are celebrating the King of Pop as though he never left.
In many ways, he hasn’t. According to Forbes, songs from his latest posthumous album, Xscape, have been soaring across the summer airwaves. And from a financial perspective, Jackson couldn’t be more alive: he’s raked in over $700 million in the past half-decade–the most lucrative stretch of his career since the late 1980s–and has out-earned every living act measured by FORBES over that span.