Bigi Jackson, who was previously known by the nickname Blanket, is an American YouTuber and TV personality, who is perhaps best known for being the youngest son of the late legendary singer-songwriter, dancer and philanthropist Michael Jackson, who was widely regarded as the ‘King of Pop.’
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Bigi was born Prince Michael Jackson II in La Mesa, California, under the Pisces zodiac sign on 21 February 2002. He is the son of Michael Jackson, who succumbed to acute anesthetic propofol intoxication at the age of 50 in Los Angeles, California. Bigi was seven years old when his dad died on 25 June 2009. He was born through surrogacy, and hasn’t disclosed the name of his mother. Bigi spent his childhood days in Sycamore Valley Ranch, previously known as Neverland Ranch. His father sparked his interest in music when he was a child, and he began singing when he was four.
Jackson attended the Sherman Oaks-based elementary – The Buckley School. He hasn’t revealed where he matriculated from.
When Bigi was nine months old, his father held him – using one arm around his waist – over the edge of a balcony at Hotel Adlon in Berlin, Germany, which sparked public outrage. Michael later issued an apology for endangering his son’s life, stating that he only wanted to show him off to his fans and didn’t intend to deliberately endanger him.
After the death of his father, Bigi stayed away from the public glare, unlike his step-siblings, which saw him nicknamed the ‘invisible boy.’ He dropped the nickname ‘Blanket’ in 2015.
Bigi is an environmentalist, who’s commented at the United Nations (UN) COP26 session: ‘I do think it’s important that we all know about it (combating climate change). And I think we have some work to do, but our generation knows how important it is’.
— Prince-Pαris-Bigi J. (@PrinceParisBigi) December 2, 2018
Bigi made his first film appearance in the 2003 documentary film, “Living with Michael Jackson,” which follows the interview of his father and the British reporter Martin Bashir. His following appearances were in the live telecast “Michael Jackson Memorial Service” in 2009, the TV Special, “The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards” in 2010, and “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in the same year. In 2011, Bigi made a brief appearance in “The X Factor” live performance show, and later in the 2019 documentary movie “Leaving Neverland.”
Bigi often creates film review videos together with his brother – they post them on the YouTube channel, Film Family, which was launched in May 2019 and currently has around 50,000 subscribers. Their most viewed videos include “Sonic the Hedgehog: Movie Review,” which has over 230,000 views, and “The Way Back,” which has almost 140,000 views.
Bigi is active on Instagram (@bigisjackson) with close to 35,000 followers, and he joined Twitter in September 2012 and is currently followed by around 5,500 fans.
Bigi hasn’t commented about his dating life, and is seemingly single as of 2023. He is very close with his step-siblings – in 2020, his sister wished him a happy 18th birthday and wrote a heart-warming message admitting how proud she was of the handsome, insightful, kind, and funny young man he had become. Bigi considers his big brother, Prince Michael Jackson his best friend – they share many similar hobbies as seen on their YouTube channel.
Bigi Jackson’s Siblings
Bigi’s oldest step-sibling, Prince Michael Jackson (commonly known as Michael Jackson Jr.) was born to Michael Jackson’s ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, in February 1997, which makes him 26 years old as of 2023. His godparents are Elizabeth Taylor and Macaulay Culkin. Prince is an alumnus of Loyola Marymount University, from where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He’s a motorcycle fanatic and is fond of documenting his riding adventures on his YouTube channel. He is also a reality TV personality and producer.
Bigi’s stepsister, the model and actress Paris Jackson, was born in April 1998 and is currently 25 years old. – she’s the biological sister of Michael Jackson Jr. Paris has posed for various brands including KVD Beauty, and has appeared in the teen TV comedy series “Sex Appeal” and the anthology TV series “American Horror Story.” Paris was devastated by the death of her father, which drove her to depression. She previously disclosed that she has tried committing suicide multiple times – she was hospitalized in 2015, after she tried to kill herself.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Bigi is of African-American ethnicity and has a set of dark brown eyes and long black hair. He’s 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs approximately 130lbs (59kgs).
Shortly after turning 18 in February 2020, Bigi purchased a $2.6 million six-bedroom luxury home in Calabasas, California. He inherited a good sum from his father, who was worth as much as $600 million at his death. In his will, Michael Jackson left his children an annual allowance of $8 million and a trust fund of $33 million – Bigi will receive the amount once he turns 30. His estimated net worth in 2023 is believed to be as much as $30 million.
Who Bigi Jackson’s Father, Michael Jackson Was – A Brief Biography
Michael Joseph Jackson, who was among the most influential cultural figures of the 20th century, was born in Gary, Indiana, on 29 August 1958 to Katherine and Joe Jackson. In his career, which spanned four decades, Michael became a global figure for his highly publicized personal life and contributions to dance, music, and fashion. He’s particularly remembered for popularizing the moonwalk dance move.
In 1964, Jackson made his debut as a member of the pop band The Jackson 5, which also comprised his brothers, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, and Tito. He began his solo career in the early ‘70s after signing with Motown Records, and released ten studio albums, three video albums, and 19 compilation albums before his demise. Some of his most famous albums were “Forever, Michael” (1975), “Thriller” (1982), and “Invincible” in 2001. Michael became a figure of speculation and controversy after he changed his appearance in the mid-80s.
Michael was one of the world’s s best-selling musicians of all time with a sale of at least 400 million records, particularly “Thriller”. He had 13 number-one singles on The Billboard Hot 100. His honors include a Golden Globe Award, 15 Grammy Awards, 39 Guinness World Records, and six Brit Awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice and his other inductions include the Dance Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, among others.
Jackson was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, which is situated in Glendale, California.