What made Michael Jackson an icon?

Michael Jackson is regarded as the greatest entertainer of all time. His contributions to the culture and music were immense. The reason he was considered an icon was due to his

variety of works.

First of all he was among the best selling artists of all time. Also, his music broke all the

boundaries that kept the black people away and was largely responsible for promotion of welfare of children and poor people. The controversies surrounding him made him a more popular figure. Many of his songs were related to humanity and welfare of people. The changing colour of his skin and even the worst controversies made him an icon and gain respect in the eyes of people.