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Portrait presentation: Michael Jackson

I) How I’ve become Jackson’s fan
When I first heard at the Thriller album, at 7 years old, I really enjoyed it. I was sensitive to the voice, the dynamicrhythm of the songs, the perfect instrumentals… Years after years, I have become addicted to his music I still listen today.
Usually, when you are fan of an artist, a sportive or more generally afamous people, you try to learn more about his personal life. So, I made my own researches and I have become fascinated by the personality of the man.

II) An extraordinary human being
Facts:Following the 1984 Victory tour, Jackson donated his $5 million share from the tour's profits to charity.
On May 14, 1984, Jackson was invited to the White House to receive an award from PresidentRonald Reagan for his support of charities that helped people overcome alcohol and drug abuse.
Then, he co-wrote the single "We Are the World" in 1985 with Lionel Richie, which was released worldwideto help the needy in the U.S. and Africa. Both artists were among the 39 musicians who recorded the song. The project raised millions for famine relief.
From 1985 to 1990, he donated $500,000 to theUnited Negro College Fund, an American philanthropic organization that gives college tuition money for black students.
Jackson donated 100 percent of the profits from him single "Man in theMirror"(1988) to charity.
When Ryan White, a hemophiliac teen from Indiana was kicked out of school in 1985 because he contracted HIV from a contaminated blood treatment, Jackson became one of his advocates.After White's death in 1990, Jackson helped draw public attention to HIV/AIDS, something that was still controversial at the time (1990). He publicly pleaded with the Clinton Administration at BillClinton's Inaugural Gala to give more money to HIV/AIDS charities and research.
In 1992, Jackson founded the Heal the World Foundation. The charity organization brought underprivileged children to...
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