This is how Michael Jackson lost all his money

The eccentric singer began at the age of 6 with his brothers as the lead singer of the border-breaking quintet, The Jackson Five. The group found success throughout the ’70s with hits like “I Want You Back” and “ABC,” but as Jackson grew from child star to teen idol, he yearned for his own stardom and embarked on a solo career.

With the release of his fifth solo album “Off The Wall” in 1979, Jackson finally established himself as a solo artist to be reckoned with.