Michael Jackson was born on 29th August 1958, in Gary, Indiana. He influenced lots of people, this includes the Jonas Brothers, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake and many more. Lots of people admired his songs and became fans. He expressed his feelings through his music. Michael Jackson was talented in many ways.
So, what did he do to change people? When Michael got a disease called "Vitiligo," he started to get patches of white over his skin. These started to get bigger and eventually went all over his skin. He caught the disease in 1984 and it had got all over his skin in 1987. Then his skin got paler in 1995. This didn't stop the popstar from doing his favourite thing, singing. He still sung and made new songs and kept on dancing. This made people think that it doesn't matter what colour your skin is, it's whats inside that counts.
Unfourunetly on 25th June 2009 the King of Pop died. Jackson was only 50 years old when he died. Some people say he is a good example to people who judge others by their skin.
Also he gave a lot of money to charity and made the "Heal the World Foundation." He encouraged his freinds and fans to contribute with charities in the songs, "We are the World," "Earth Song" and "Heal the World." This was a popstar with a difference.