Michael Jackson’s Global Impact

Travel Blog  •  Alicia Imbody  •  06.26.09 | 4:02 PM ET

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Love him or leave him, Michael Jackson’s international impact—from pioneering popular music and breaking down the race barrier in the entertainment world, to influencing foreign policy and perplexing people across the globe—cannot be denied.

As the world reacts to his death, we take a look at a sampling of global responses and remember some of his lasting impressions. 

Alicia Imbody is a former World Hum intern and an international development consulant based out of Washington D.C.

3 Comments for Michael Jackson’s Global Impact

Galina Tulchinsky 06.26.09 | 7:57 PM ET

When I heard the sad news I was devastated and want everybody to visit his last home in Bel Air, until we hear about funeral.

Ling 06.27.09 | 9:26 AM ET

We Are the World was his finest hour. Hard to top that as an artist - not just Michael Jackson, but any artist. Be hard for the world to come up with another King of Pop.

Rhett P 07.02.09 | 4:42 AM ET

Undoubtedly, the King of Pop have had made a dramatic change in everyone’s lives, he mesmerized everyone. In addition, he brought a broader pathway and opened up a wider vein for more musicians to come on board. As he has passed away, many people are looking for Neverland Ranch photos.  Neverland Ranch photos are somewhat of a rarity, as few people entered the now dilapidated estate over the last few years, many of the most recent snapshots are all aerial photos.  The ranch almost slipped into foreclosure, and was bought by Colony Capital, an investment firm, with Jackson still owning a stake, despite falling behind on the secured loans for the property.  The debt concerning Neverland still has to be settled, and it’s been made clear that Jackson won’t be buried there.  Secured loans may be needed to pay it off, and recent Neverland Ranch photos aren’t much to look at.
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