How tall is Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's Height

5ft 9in (175 cm)

American Singer best remembered for songs such as Billie Jean, Thriller, Beat It, Smooth Criminal, Black or White, Man in the Mirror and Bad. On his own driving license in the 1980's he had his height down as 5-09 and weight as 120 pounds. Songwriter Siedah Garrett mentioned "He was a few inches taller than I am, and I'm 5'7".


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Average Guess (47 Votes)
5ft 9.48in (176.5cm)
Harris said on 24/Feb/17
Eddie Murphy has been argued to be a lift-wearer in the past, for example here he's looking a smidgen taller than verified 5ft 10 Mike Tyson in 1989: Click Here and here's Michael looking about an inch shorter than Murphy at the same event, who we'd just seen appear the same height as Tyson: Click Here

By the way, here's the peculiar estimate from Howard Stern on Jackson's height that James mentioned: Click Here skip to minute 4:55
Hijopotamus said on 22/Feb/17
Liberian Girl, he did NOT have massive plastic surgery?
loooool
Liberian Girl said on 21/Feb/17
Michael had a couple of body doubles he used, thus the difference in heights, weight,body built and no he didn't had massive plastic surgery either, the changes you see are the faces of the body doubles.

"Exactly which Michael Jackson are we talking about anyway" #lyrics from Liberian Girl
RisingForce said on 13/Feb/17
Schumacher's official site only said he was 174 cm, which is why he's listed here at that height. I think the question should be whether Jackson is 5'8" or 5'9". Both the 5'9.5"-5'10" claims and 5'7" claims for him are impossible for me to believe.
Harris said on 12/Feb/17
Jackson's medical record: Click Here Click Here
Johnson said on 11/Feb/17
Schumacher is 175.5 guys, as tall as MJ. MJ could bust a gut and that's why they said he could be under 5'10...
RisingForce said on 10/Feb/17
I don't doubt Jackson is losing height with Schumacher, but he winds up looking at least an inch shorter and it doesn't look like Schumacher is pushing down there. I don't see Jackson stretching out above 5'8" there, but even if we're VERY generous and say he could be the same height, that's 5'8.5" and I do admit Jackson could've been that tall. Fair enough on Sly who could look 5'11", but while it's true Brando wore lifts by that point and Sinatra was said to as well, consider Brando was only 5'8.75" peak and very likely shorter when he was well into his 60s and obese and Sinatra was no more than 5'7.5" peak, very likely shorter by age 70. As for Murphy, that's a good point about Tyson, but Murphy's shoes look flat with Jackson while Jackson himself has heels. It's certainly hard to make the case Murphy has a footwear advantage there.
RisingForce said on 9/Feb/17
Based on the impression he gives, it's difficult to believe he'd be less than a slim 5'9" guy and I understand the taller guesses, but looking at the comparisons with other people, I believe he's 5'8" or at the most, 5'8.5". He looks clearly shorter than 174 cm Michael Schumacher in the picture below. Michael is wearing boots with heels close to 2 inches and still noticeably shorter than Eddie Murphy who isn't wearing boots or heels and is listed here at a very believeable 5'9.25": Click Here I can believe Michael's posture is making the difference look even greater, but here's a video where Michael has the same boots: Click Here The difference isn't as big, but Murphy is still half inch to an inch taller despite Michael's heels being at least a half inch thicker than Murphy's.
MJKoP said on 2/Feb/17
Thanks for the encouraging words, Rob. I try to ignore all the drivel...btw, how tall would you guesstimate him as? In the one video where he's standing and out among the pubic, he looks tiny. Unless he's surrounded by giants, he's gotta be shorter than me!

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Editor Rob: I only ever seen a couple of his videos, but he was always sitting down....

I don't know if it's surprising or not...he sounds taller than he looks.

I'd estimate him as being between 5ft 4 and 5.
Warren said on 31/Jan/17
@MJKoP
u just gonna check to his car license of thriller era, that's the fact (of course 5'9" is barefoot)
Editor Rob: I forgot to mention this to MJK, I seen you having a bit of an ongoing run in with the 'Hood', good luck with that btw...comments from his minions are pretty ridiculous and actually very defamatory!
Darryl178 said on 29/Jan/17
Michael Jackson with:

5’8 Giorgio Armani: Click Here (he’s a famous costume designer Rob, you should add him)
5’6 Oprah Winfrey: Click Here Click Here
6’ Nelson Mandela: Click Here Click Here Click Here (lady in the middle is 5'3 Elizabeth Taylor)
5’9 Will.I.Am: Click Here
5'11 Lionel Richie: Click Here Click Here
6’2 Donald Trump: Click Here Click Here
6’ Tyson Beckford: Click Here Click Here

This listing is spot on, and I could see an argument made for something taller. He’s slouching a bit in most of these pics, but still manages to look at least 5’9.
MJKoP said on 27/Jan/17
lasla said on 25/Jan/17
rob, do you think that MJ could drop to 174cm at ninght?
Editor Rob: on a bad day after being chased about Neverland by an over enthusiastic Bubbles, sure...he might drop a little under 5ft 9.


Lol. You could've gone in a completely different direction with that joke, but I'm sure glad you didn't. I still think a flat 5'9" is too low for Michael. The votes give him precisely 5'9.5" as of right now...how about an upgrade, Rob?
Editor Rob: I could understand 9.25 more than 9.5.
Harris said on 27/Jan/17
Rob is it possible Jackson reached a full 5ft 10 in the morning? Could that explain the 5ft 10 "reported" measurements?

Michael Bush (MJ's personal costume designer) mentioned MJ was "five feet ten inches" three times in King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson...he worked with MJ for nearly 25 years...
lasla said on 25/Jan/17
rob, do you think that MJ could drop to 174cm at ninght?
Editor Rob: on a bad day after being chased about Neverland by an over enthusiastic Bubbles, sure...he might drop a little under 5ft 9.
James said on 9/Jan/17
What's really bizarre is Howard Stern described meeting with Jackson in 1995 about plans for an interview (which didn't end up happening) and said in his book Miss America, "I'm sizing him up and I am surprised by how tall he is". He also said Jackson was wearing penny loafers!

Here's a long transcript from his book in relation to the above, Click Here

Furthermore, on his radio show he specifically said Jackson looked 6ft2 to him, and concluded that he (Jackson) was almost as tall as Stern himself (Stern's a legit 6ft5+)!! 😳 🤔
Editor Rob: Stern is a funny guy at times, he must be having a joke, he can't have mistaken a guy under 6ft for being 6ft 2 ... 😀 😃
blink said on 9/Jan/17
Well the other day i was just looking pics of mj at his peak with paul mccartney and also with stevie wonder and i got impressed mj at his peak was very probably in the zone of 5ft9.5-5ft10.He just looked at the same height with Mccartney.
James said on 4/Jan/17
Rob, how tall do you think Jackson looked proportionally?
Editor Rob: James, proportionally he had a 5ft 9 or 10 look, maybe even in some photos looking on his own like he could pass for 10.5!
blink said on 2/Jan/17
Rob what do you think about an upgrade for mj? I was watching photos of him with 5/9.5 eddie murphy and they are about the same height so i think michael jackson was 176 cm
Editor Rob: well I'm still ok with 5ft 9, but I understand 9.25 range isn't impossible.
Hijopotamus said on 2/Jan/17
Is MJ wearing flat shoes in that pic with Reagan?
If so he must be 5'11" back then.
mister_lennon said on 2/Jan/17
175-176
@drillwing said on 1/Jan/17
Michael could have been a fraction or so taller than 5'9" in his prime. When stood up straight, he seemed to gain unexpected height:

MJ with 5'4.5" Diana Ross (who's in thicker heels): Click Here
MJ with 6' Reagan: Click Here (Reagan is looking down a bit, but has a higher heel than MJ)
MJ with 5'10" Rob Lowe: Click Here
MJ with 5'11" (max) Barry Gibb: Click Here
MJ with 6' Stevie Wonder: Click Here
MJ with 5'11" (max) Brooke Shields: Click Here
MJ with 5'8" Dick Clark: Click Here
Harris said on 26/Dec/16
Screenwriter Darlene Craviotto wrote a book about working with Jackson on a script, and mentioned "He's taller than I expected. I'm 5'7" and he must be at least 5'9" or 5'10" with a lean, strong body, but with the kind of shoulders you see on an adolescent boy: They haven't quite filled out yet"
James said on 20/Dec/16
Rob how did he get away with a 5 ft 11 listing on his mugshot?
Editor Rob: James he could have looked it if he was standing in front of a wall chart, with a short officer.
passionatesight said on 17/Dec/16
@jtm, Michael is only slightly closer to the camera in those photos, and Landis (in the first pic) is actually tilting his head up significantly higher than Michael's!

Michael was obviously somewhere in the 5ft9 range but it's hard to pinpoint exactly where. 5ft9.5 was passable for him at times I guess.
jtm said on 29/Nov/16
he's closer to the camera in those pictures and Landis looks like he is losing more height.
ArthurJohn said on 27/Nov/16
Michael wasn't much shorter than Landis

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Considering that Rob himself met Landis, Click Here and thinks Landis may have hit 5'10.5" at peak, Jackson could look a solid to a strong 5'9" at the very least with Landis. Michael's posture could of course make him look shorter at times, whether that's dropping his weight on one leg, detracting his spine or slanting his neck and head downwards.
jtm said on 26/Nov/16
that's true but I think Landis was at least 2.5 taller.
MJKoP said on 25/Nov/16
jtm said on 24/Nov/16
look at the picture with john Landis dural posted on march 18 2014.


Lol, look at how much height Michael is sacrificing with his stance!
jtm said on 24/Nov/16
look at the picture with john Landis dural posted on march 18 2014.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/16
175cm seems a bit low, more 176-177cm range I think.
ArthurJohn said on 22/Nov/16
Michael's latest modelled wax figure at Madame Tussaud's was launched for display in Japan in 2010, and the stats that were given for it were 177 cm and 32 kg (of course this wasn't Michael's actual weight, but of the waxwork). 177 cm is between 5'9.5" and 5'10", and we must remember that Tussaud's do measure most of their portrayed celebrities in the museum, and Michael was amongst one of them.

Its specifically this figure the stats were given for,
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And this is a reference for the waxwork stats,
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ArthurJohn said on 12/Nov/16
@Johnson I agree with you, he certainly didn't look more than 5'9" with Schumacher, however i'm referring to his peak height, as it has been documented that Michael had been suffering from arthritis and other spinal problems in the last decade of his life. This most definitely would have taken a toll on his height.

On a side note, I remember Deborah Nadoolman described him at just 5'6" and 99 lbs, whereas Howard Stern described him at a whooping 6'2"!
Johnson said on 12/Nov/16
@ArthurJohn look the pic messages below with Michael Schumacher. It is difficult MJ being taller than 5'9
ArthurJohn said on 4/Nov/16
Rob, have you thought about adding Michael's siblings?

Jermaine is officially listed at 6'1" (1.85 m)
Jackie is officially listed at 6' (1.83 m)
Marlon is officially listed at 5'8" (1.73 m),
Rebbie is officially listed at 5'2" (1.57 m) on IMDB, and these (apart from Janet, Latoya and of course Michael) are the only available Jackson sibling heights available

Plus, do you reckon Michael could have peaked somewhere around 5'9.25"?
Editor Rob: there is a chance he could have been 176, I wouldn't rule it out.
Cliff said on 1/Nov/16
Rob, for the record, here 's the link to the JET magazine article from 1979 that ArthurJohn mentioned. Michael was 21 at the time:

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It does mention he's 5ft9.5, which I'm guessing might of been his peak height.
Editor Rob: it might have been a height Jackson himself was giving.
ArthurJohn said on 31/Oct/16
Michael stated he was 5ft 9.5 in 1979 in a written interview with JET Magazine promoting his album Off the Wall. I think this explains why he'd sometimes claim 5'9", and other times 5'10".

I think his childlike persona can give that "little" impression that some get of him, which is probably why so many celebrities and journalists were surprised by his height when meeting him.
MJKoP said on 30/Oct/16
I do have to admit that it's hard to buy Michael having been over 5'9" based on the picture Johnson posted.
Zachary said on 30/Oct/16
bruno mars is is only 164cm?
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Oct/16
What a load of utter rubbish you get from the papers! I remember back in 2005, there were concerns for his health as he had lost an alarming amount of weight and some journalist was guessing at his weight and added '...which is very low considering he's a 6ft guy!'
Up until then, I had only read
that he was 5ft10, and I was fairly surprised at even that!
But 5ft9 on his driving licence?
What's the point of so much drivel? Bigging him up hardly made him a better singer and if he'd been 6ft for his type of reported weight (again variable but I did read 105!) I doubt if he'd have had the energy to dance!
Johnson said on 27/Oct/16
He is the same height as Michael Schumacher. Look at

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Heylo said on 26/Oct/16
It's weird that R. Kelly (who's 6'1) described Michael as a "tall avatar". Michael couldn't in any normal looking footwear look tall to a 6'1 guy unless the 6'1 guy had very low standards for what tall really means.
Warren said on 22/Oct/16
I do bellieve he is 5'9" barefoot, small head and skinny body with long legs makes him taller
MJKoP said on 21/Oct/16
Anyone who has properly functioning vision could easily conclude that 5'9" and 157 lbs was an impossibility at any point in his life. He either weighed much less than that, or was significantly taller.
dave510 said on 20/Oct/16
Michael's manager, Tohme stated he weighed Jackson at 157 pounds! This was apparently a day before his London announcement in 2009.

This information was published in the book Untitled: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson.

It was also reported he stood slightly under 5'10" and that his weight dropped to 130 from 157 within a month!
MJKoP said on 16/Oct/16
Thanks for the reply, Rob, but it perplexes me to this day why you didn't set up a straight-out-of-bed measurement during your meeting. Every time he was on the stadiometer it was at either undeniably at his very lowest point of the day, or there were unknown factors at play such as his immediate prior activities. He only claimed to be 5'8" in the morning, so why not get him then and eliminate any room for dispute? From your "Grapple" article, you made it abundantly clear that from the get go you had no intention of treating fairly and that the primary goal of your visit was to catch him in a lie. I believe that you didn't want Glenn on your site anymore irregardless of what his true height was, and did everything within your power to ensure he'd be as far from the 68 inch notch as possible. And needless to say, yes, I'm still friends with him. He's an amazing guy in my eyes, and I know many others would agree! :)

PS. I was basically just joking around in my last entry. Him returning is a non-issue, as far as I'm concerned...with everything that's been written and posted about him, I'm pretty positive he wants nothing to do with CH, even if you were to beg him.

Editor Rob: I offered him a third chance to get an earlier measurement, but he never managed to return...though his second measurement was 1/3rd of an inch taller than the first, so he had some form of recuperation.

The primary goal was to show visitors his barefoot height, something many were curious about. He turned up of his own free will...seen me at my low height and I seen him at a couple of heights...the highest of which was still an inch away from 5ft 8.

I personally wouldn't claim 5ft 8 to people if I shrank under 5ft 7.

I think you need honesty in height, especially if you are a major part of a website which is comparing celebrity heights.

As for Michael's height, somewhere in 5ft 9-9.5 range is a common guess for him...
MJKoP said on 15/Oct/16
DO YOU REMEMBER THE TIME when that KnowItAll/Frank2 character insisted Michael was only 5'7"? I know opinions on height aren't always BLACK OR WHITE, but with such DANGEROUSly low estimates, I'm glad that contributor decided to BEAT IT. If the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office clocked The Gloved One in at 5'11", then I guess THIS IS IT. I'd personally be THRILLED if the master of measurements himself were allowed to post on this site again. I know some of his antics drove people OFF THE WALL, but he wasn't a BAD guy and will always be an important part of celebheights HISTORY. Hey, Glenn - I WANT YOU BACK!!!
Editor Rob: at least you've not lost a sense of humour. Frank2 is still around, lurking in the shadows :)

people can change of course and I know folk from 6-7 years ago might have different attitudes or accept things differently.

You are still friends with G I presume, so how could a guy like Glenn ever return a changed man and either accept or go with 5ft 7, or simply avoid the topic of his own height completely and stick to posting and talking only about celebs heights...

I don't know if that could ever be done...it would though be the only way to avoid conflict/arguments and would need on my end, moderating completely any mentions about his height....not an easy task.
dave510 said on 13/Oct/16
Rob, might you wanna add that he was listed 5'11 at the police station at the top of the page?

Or pehaps even add that his clothing designer (Michael Bush) stated Jackson was 5'10, since these are public mentions regarding his height?
Warren said on 13/Oct/16
He is 5'9" barefoot, not short, his proportion is awesome
joyer said on 9/Oct/16
Karen Faye has claimed 5'8", 5'8 3/4" and 5'9". Just look on twitter and in the search box type in "from:wingheart height".

KAREN FAYE IN 2015 SAID: "Michael was my height...and I am 5'9. We stood side by side in our stocking feet to test this, so this is factual. His weight fluctuated over the years. I never put him on a scale, so I can not confirm his weight. I can only confirm what I was told."

His clothing designer Michael Bush said Michael was 5'10" and had a 28-inch waist after doing measurements for clothing.
James said on 9/Oct/16
Michael Jackson and Leif Garrett were both 5'8".
Daniel said on 9/Oct/16
He was 5'8". Look at Karen Faye's tweet @wingheart posted in 2016/03/11. She stated that she was same height as Michael. And another tweet in that day, she also said that she is 5'8". It means that Michael was 5'8" too.
He could be 5ft 8.5 considering the official height of him, 5ft 9.
dave510 said on 4/Oct/16
Jackson has stated both 5'9" and 5'10" throughout the 80s up until 2009. The 5'11" report on his mugshot isn't realistic since he was shorter than a 179 cm peak John Landis!

All those 6 foot plus reports are completely unrealistic! He never looked that tall. 5'10" at the most (most likely in the morning) and 5'9" ish at night.

Just because he looked tall by frame and build doesn't mean he actually was.
so said on 30/Sep/16
Looked quite tall due to his slenderness and well fitted/cropped clothing. A legend.
so said on 30/Sep/16
Looked quite tall due his slenderness and well fitted/cropped clothing. A legend.
dave510 said on 29/Sep/16
Rob, have you ever seen Jackson's statue at Madame Tussauds? If so, how tall did "he" appear to you?
Editor Rob: unfortunately I haven't been to Tussaud's.
makedonaldrumpfagain said on 25/Sep/16
he has to be taller than 5'9 because maccaulay culkin is 5'7 and he was way taller than him in the video for black or white
makedonaldrumpfagain said on 25/Sep/16
he has to be taller than 5'9 because maccaulay culkin is 5'7 and he was way taller than him in the video for black or white
dust1 said on 23/Sep/16
rob, how tall do you think jackson looked in terms of psychique/build?

and also, what would you say his morning height was?
Editor Rob: morning height for Jackson I believe would be almost 5ft 10 in his 20's. He had a very slim physique but a fair amount of strength for a guy who didn't weigh that much.
Pink watter said on 22/Sep/16
How about his brother Jermaine Jackson Rob? He is 6,1 (185 cm tall) thats right?
Editor Rob: never looked at his brother much, but certainly could look several inches taller than Michael.
Warren said on 21/Sep/16
@dave510
@MJKoP
We have to remember that Brooke Shields is 5'11, Michael is 6ft? oh come on
dave510 said on 19/Sep/16
Suprisingly, 5'8.5 listed Pharrell Williams claims to have met Michael several times and said Michael was "very tall" and estimated him at over 6ft!

This is odd since Pharrell and Michael should be of similar heights. Here's a transcript from Pharrell in where he mentions Michael's stature - Click Here
Brightside said on 10/Sep/16
Jackson was no a shade under 5'9. Everyone on here stop downgrading heights. 5'9 with excellent bone structure, broad shoulders, large hands etc
Nikki . B . Lane said on 21/Aug/16
really mjkop how well do you even know him . im just asking .
MJKoP said on 20/Aug/16
A lot of those who have met him(including some big names), swear up and down that he was over six feet tall.
TJE said on 8/Aug/16
Paris looks nothing like Mark Lester
Micho said on 6/Aug/16
Sure there is possibility that Paris is MJ's biological dauther... Click Here This is Jennifer Beals, She is black I said enough!
Warren said on 5/Aug/16
Biologically not by MJ probably we all know. Just she doesn't looks like MJ.
Paris Jackson really looks like Mark Lester & Debbie Rowe, I bet made by them.
Johnson said on 3/Aug/16
@Arch Stanton @Micho it's not skin color. I know what a mixed race person look like... I know plenty british mixed race people. And even 25% black as the footballer Rose Barkley. Paris Jackson and his brothers ARE NOT biological kids of MJ. Period
Arch Stanton said on 3/Aug/16
African American people TYPICALLY have darker skin. Jackson had dark skin when younger. Don't start the colour and racism BS here, please. More than just skin colouring, nose, head shape and hair type. She just doesn't look half African American.
Micho said on 2/Aug/16
Arch Stanton,I'm African-American and my skin is pretty much more white than brown...What are you trying to say?
Arch Stanton said on 2/Aug/16
Micho said on 28/Jul/16
As I saw...Paris has vitiligo,just like Michael Jakscon,so she is his daughter...But yeah I think she is around 5'7!

Jacko was African American. There's is absolutely no way Paris Jackson is biologically Jacko's daughter.
dave510 said on 29/Jul/16
Rob what would be your lowest and highest estimate for Jackson?
Editor Rob: a fraction over 5ft 9 and 5ft 8.5
Micho said on 28/Jul/16
As I saw...Paris has vitiligo,just like Michael Jakscon,so she is his daughter...But yeah I think she is around 5'7!
Warren said on 24/Jul/16
@Francis
Paris Jackson looks around 5'7-5'8 barefoot.
James said on 24/Jul/16
They're not his children.
Francis said on 18/Jul/16
Rob, how come her daughter is 5'9"? It's very weird. I know that sons tend to be the same height or even surpass their fathers. Daughters usually are 3-4 inches shorter? How did she end up so tall?
Editor Rob: I've not seen enough of her to really tell if she is quite that tall.
CS said on 17/Jul/16
That's wrong, if you saw his exhibition, you could see he was clearly 6ft which it stated by his official tour of all his clothes by his management
Warren said on 17/Jul/16
I mean he has tiny head and long legs and arms so looks taller rather than shorter.
dave510 said on 10/Jul/16
Jackson had his height written as 5'9" and weight 127 pounds on his psychical medical report back in February, 2009 (his last psychical while alive). This means he gained 9 pounds by the time he had his autopsy done!

what would be your minimum and maximum estimation on his height, Rob?
Warren said on 8/Jul/16
No way, he looks tall rather than short, he has good propotion of body, nothing has shorter than 5'8
dave510 said on 25/Jun/16
Interestingly enough, Dick Zimmerman claims to stand 6'1" and said upon meeting Michael in the early 80s - they were both the same height!
James said on 22/Jun/16
Jackson was wearing heels too.
andre said on 21/Jun/16
wacko jacko is 5ft7.5 barefoot
dave510 said on 20/Jun/16
Garrett was wearing heels in the video clip
thatdude said on 20/Jun/16
to ANTHEM

michael jackson was actually taller than his 1985 madam tussadu's wax figure,you can clearly see it in this video at minute 00:41 Click Here,
Tom said on 19/Jun/16
He can't have even been 5'9" because he was shorter than Leif Garrett in 1980.
5'11 Guy said on 18/Jun/16
Click Here Any words,Rob?
Editor Rob: she's not really fully on the box, just one foot, but in other photos of them posing she certainly looked a good 3 inches shorter.
5'11 Guy said on 15/Jun/16
Rob,is there any chance you'll meet any of his brothers?
Editor Rob: unfortunately would be unlikely.
Micho said on 7/Jun/16
I don't think that authopsy would lie about his height,but weight...I'm 5'11 and 138 lbs, almost like Mike and I don't look skinny like him at the time of This is it era...
Tom said on 6/Jun/16
69 inches is 5-9.
plus said on 6/Jun/16
@Angela 69 inches is 5'9
Angela said on 6/Jun/16
Michael Jackson's autopsy report states he was 69 inches tall--that's 5 foot 7 1/2 inches tall. And he weighed 136 lbs at death.
Phil said on 22/May/16
5 foot 10 or 5 foot 9.5
Micho said on 12/May/16
In this pic Mike was behind Eddie + his awful posture made him inch or two smaller than him Click Here
5'11 Guy said on 11/May/16
Well,he gets 5'9 with Stevie Wonder for sure.
Mateus capivara said on 10/May/16
I Think in yearly times he can look 178 cm tall with his dancer shoes
5'11 Guy said on 10/May/16
Click Here note that MJ gets 5'11 in heels!
5'11 Guy said on 10/May/16
Click Here MJ and 5'11 to 6' Brooke Shields,he looks about 5'10 or 9 and no less than 5'9 for MJ!!
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Warren said on 9/May/16
5'8 for michael? It's impossible, just go check to his car licence of thriller era, he has definitly 5'9.
Alxr37 said on 20/Apr/16
There is no way mj was 5'8
David said on 19/Apr/16
Michael Jackson was 5 ft 8,No he never lost height,not even a quarter of an inch.Janet Jackson is 5ft 2 and never was over.Whitney Houston was definetley 5ft 8.Elvis was an inch taller than 5ft 10er Lee Majors.Bruno Mars don't buy he was anything above 5ft 4.Rob where are you getting thse factual heights from.They are not accurate i just know.Lionel Richie is 3 inches taller than Jacko just look at the pictures of them together,google it.A guy i met back in 1998 and 1999 and in the noughties was really short called Chris how unfortuante that was to have met.
Jhj said on 16/Apr/16
Have you ever thought about doing a peak height for MJ, Rob? He clearly looked shorter in his later years and started wearing heeled boots, and as his autopsy stated that he had spine degeneration and osteoarthritis its very possible that he lost some height, maybe half an inch or so.
Tom said on 13/Apr/16
I doubt he was ever any taller than 5-9. Very thin guy which made him appear taller.

I hope he's resting in peace. What a tortured life he led.
MJKoP said on 12/Apr/16
A lot of reputable celebrities who have met him peg him at over six feet tall. With a proper stance, he could've been very close to six feet tall in his flat(1 inch) penny loafers.
Danimal176 said on 10/Apr/16
Michael Jackson and 5'4" Martin Scorsese in 1987:

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Compare that with Johnny Dep with a much older Martin Scorcese:

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5'11 Guy said on 25/Mar/16
Damn MJ looks 5'6 with Bill Cliton and 5'11 with Barry Gibb...Most confusing height ever!!!!
5'11 Guy said on 11/Mar/16
MJ looks here as same as Eddie Click Here
5'11 Guy said on 8/Mar/16
How tall MJ looks with Coorey Feldman,Rob?? Click Here
Editor Rob: maybe a bit over 5ft 8 without knowing either of their shoes.
Peter said on 7/Mar/16
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At the end video, Michael and Diane Sawyer listed as 5'9" walk side by side and it is clear that Michael is taller.
5'11 Guy said on 22/Feb/16
You can easily determine someone's height simply with their eye level. A 6'1" person would have an eye level of 5'8". A 6'2" person would have an eye level of 5'9". A 6'3" person would have an eye level of 5'10" and so on.Bill clinton(6"2) has an eye level on Michael Jackson...
Johno said on 4/Feb/16
Upto 5'9 --- yeh.
5'11 Guy said on 24/Jan/16
I met his coreographer and dancer LaVelle Smith Junior...Guy seems to be strong 5"9 and he was as same height as MJ...(sorry if my english is bad)
Celeste said on 17/Jan/16
I visited Madame Tussaud's and stood next to Michaels statue, I was taken by surprise how much taller he was than I thought, I am close to 5'8" and even with slightly heeled shoes on it felt like he still was taller than me by a few more inches, odd. I still don't think he was over 5'10" though, a strong 5'9" would have been his tallest I think.
Micho said on 10/Jan/16
Rolling Stone magazine:"Jackson was painfully thin – although pushing six feet, he weighed only 127 pounds – and he'd suffered several injuries over the years".
RacingJamie said on 4/Jan/16
Rob, what would you do if you were to meet Michael...and he was 5ft 4!
Editor Rob: I'd say: Stop Slouching and Stand Taller.
Micho said on 3/Jan/16
He is an inch taller than 5"10.5 Luciano Pavaroti.How is that possible????
Randy said on 28/Dec/15
"He was a surprisingly tall man - over six feet in fact. To think that such a tall man could be felled by something like this is really quite something." - Paul Gambaccini on BBC News in June, 2009 after Michael's death

Sorry about my last comment, this is what he actually said in full. Over, not under. Where got these figures...I don't quite know...
Randy said on 28/Dec/15
"Michael was much taller than people realise. He was almost 6 foot."
— Paul Gambaccini on BBC News in June, 2009 after Michael passed away.
RacingJamie said on 28/Dec/15
he's been described as everything from 5'4 to 6'2

One girl described meeting Michael and said he was slightly shorter than her and that she's only 5'5, she estimated him as between 5'4 and 5'4.5
On the other hand, Howard Stern described meeting Michael and said he looked 6'2 to him

I'd say both of those estimations are WAAAY off, and that he was around 5'9, more or less around that.
morrisons said on 25/Dec/15
yeah guys i don't think he could stand up straight even when young

i found this photo on google, Click Here
lulu bangugu said on 25/Dec/15
hi Rob,what happened to my links?
Editor Rob: I fixed them, with links they need a space before and after for them to get converted properly.
Anthem said on 24/Dec/15
According to Madame Tussauds, they accurately measure each part of the body, here's an example Click Here

He was reportedly measured by them in November, 1984, so his height would have been taken during his peak of age 26. He definitely wasn't 5'11, he looked exactly 5'9, not under or over. Exactly an inch taller than me at 5'8.
lulu bangugu said on 24/Dec/15
Michael was a hunchback of the worst kind Click Here Click Here
in these picture taken at the same event he looks shorter than 5'10 rob lowe when standing hunchbacked Click Here then looks taller when standing straight Click Here
this explains why so many people that met him said he was taller than they expected
coatguy said on 22/Dec/15
Rob, I know he's dead, but if you were to meet Michael, how much do you really think he'd edge you by?
Editor Rob: I think he'd still look near 5ft 9 if in early 40's...I do wonder if by his final couple of years he could have lost a little bit with general wear and tear.
warren said on 22/Dec/15
he was 5'9. but he looks so tall because he has long legs and long arms and small head.
his head is smaller than women.
Anthem said on 21/Dec/15
I've just been to Madame Tussauds a few days ago, he looked around 5'9, maybe slightly over. I'm 5'8 and he owned me by at least an inch. His head looked quite big, 9 inches ish. He's as average as average can get really.
RisingForce said on 20/Dec/15
Didn't he claim 5'10" in his autobiography from the 80's? In any case, I think he's 5'8" or 5'8.5" max, since that looks more believable in comparisons. I agree his build can give him a 5'10" impression, but he can look just 5'7" in comparisons due to his posture. Remember, he was shorter in cowboy boots in full body pics and a video than a 5'9" range Eddie Murphy was in flatter looking shoes.
Cantchooseaname said on 5/Dec/15
This guy had serious back problems, no wonder he always slumped over and had a low posture

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Some say he was a 6 footer that wanted to look smaller, others say he had serious spine problems.
I mean...the guy had been standing like that since his late teens....Click Here
Cantchooseaname said on 29/Nov/15
Only slightly shorter than John Landis (listed 5'10.5" here), he could look around 5'9.5" with him

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Click Here (Landis is leaning in this one)

Rob, do you mind doing a comparison with the photo i just posted and your photo with Landis to compare?
Cantchooseaname said on 25/Nov/15
Michael Jackson was stated to have rigor mortis all over his body in his autopsy. Rigor Mortis would shorten height with tightening of muscles, and he was measured at 5ft 9, meaning its very likely he was taller than this.

Not to forget, he was stated to also have degenerative osteoarthritis in his spine. Again, that would shorten height.
andre said on 18/Oct/15
Rob why he is same height or even shorter then frank sinatra

please see their picture in google and tell me
[Editor Rob: sometimes Sinatra could wear lifts, sometimes Jackson might have stood a little loose. He could quite close to an ageing Brando, who himself might have worn lifts.]
plus said on 8/Oct/15
He was 5,9. Driver's license stated that in the 80's. There's no fractions so he can be from 174,5 to 176 more ore less

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175 cm sounds right and accurate
Bambiohe said on 7/Oct/15
Michael was at least 5'9" never did he look short. Which is always the case when youre 5'9" or raller. He even looked 6'0" when he was on stage.if he was 5'8" or shorter he eouldnt have looked nearly as tall as he did. Even with "elevator boots" or whutever.
coatguy said on 6/Oct/15
Rob, the photo of Michael with Lisa Presley - Lisa is CLEARLY nearer the camera, there's even other better photos showing Jackson to be a lot taller than her

Have a look at it again, Jackson's a strong 5ft 9er
plus said on 5/Oct/15
Michael was 5,9, at least in his last years, he could have been 5,9.25 younger. But just look at the pics with NSYNC. He is no taller than Chris (174-175) and Lance (175 cm)
Noni said on 3/Oct/15
It seems like every once in a while someone on this page will post pics where he clearly could've been under this listing. They also seem to go completely unnoticed or commented on. Rob, feel free to comment on any of the following.

MJ with:
5'4 Diana Ross: Click Here
5'3 Martin Scorsese: Click Here Click Here Click Here
5'3 (maximum) Janet Jackson: Click Here
5'2 Lisa Marie Presley (MJ is also in boots with 2-3 inches): Click Here

And then a couple of obvious ones with Reagan and Bush, 6'1 and 6'2 respectively: Click Here Click Here
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't say he looked far off 5ft 9 in those images, a couple he might be a bit further away and look an inch smaller though, with reagan/bush especially, but with Scorcese, I think close to 5ft 9 looks possible.

I forgot though, sometimes (as with Lisa), you can see he wore heeled boots...]
Randy said on 28/Sep/15
A recent news article features statements from Michael's Irish plastic surgeon. The surgeon says

"Michael was slightly taller than I had expected"

Here's the article Click Here
ask said on 28/Sep/15
Rob, have a look at these photos. Michael easily looks taller than 5ft 9.

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Heylo said on 26/Sep/15
You should add a better photo of him. Michael next to Eddie Murphy in 1989 is a good suggestion.
clarkson said on 24/Sep/15
i was just watching his videos on DVD, he gives me the impression as being lanky and tall, i'm shocked to find out he's only average height.
Pea Sea said on 18/Sep/15
5' 9" is correct. He was the same height as Jon Bon Jovi.
sparkly said on 16/Sep/15
What's your favourite MJ track Rob
[Editor Rob: too many great songs stretching back to all the Jackson 5 hits, I don't think I'd have a favourite.]
Jim said on 13/Sep/15
Rob, what height do you personally believe Michael was?
[Editor Rob: I think in his 30's he was an honest 5ft 9, at times looking taller or shorter, moreso in his last couple of years.]
Matthew Halliday said on 7/Sep/15
Hi Everyone the reason Michael Jackson was different heights at different times is because he could have being impersonated by different people black adult Michael was a smaller person than white Michael.
Heylo said on 29/Aug/15
I think he could have been 176cm judging by the photos with Eddie Murphy.
Before I read about his height I thought he was 6ft or something, To me, he looked tall but now when you look back at photos you can see that he looked very average. It was just his slim figure and build. He had long legs, big hands and wide shoulders which is all stereotype characteristic of a tall man.
coatguy said on 29/Aug/15
Wow, nice quote from Garrett, where did you hear/find it, Rob?
[Editor Rob: it's on her twitter feed]
Tim said on 25/Aug/15
Always looked like a strong 5'9, are you going to add a peak height for MJ, Rob? As listed below his medical issues surely caused him to lose some height, so possibly 5'9.5 when he was younger.
coatguy said on 24/Aug/15
Steve, actually there is a photo of Michael and Dick Clark in 1988. Michael looked almost 2 inches taller than him! And they both were in line!

So either Michael shrunk a whole lot by 2002 or it was camera angles.

I would post the photo but I'm not exactly sure how to shorten links.
Steve said on 22/Aug/15
He never appeared to be tall, not at least to me.

Here is is not looking any taller, perhaps even shorter than 5'8" Dick Clark

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coatguy said on 21/Aug/15
Rob you might want to read this. Here's all info gathered on his height

• He was measured 5'9 on his autopsy but the report also states he had spine degeneration and osteoarthritis which shortens height and causes it lose its water

• Staff said his dancers had to range from 5'9 to 5'11, which she said is around his barefoot height

• He claimed he had a massive growth spurt as a teenager and went from 5ft to 5ft 10 and felt uncomfortable with the sudden change, he said this in his book, Moonwalk. His sister Latoya confirmed this.

• He was billed at 5'11 on his mugshot, but likely wore shoes with a heel

• Howard Stern described Michael as 6'2, others such as Bo Jackson, Adam Curry, Raymone Bayne, Carson Daly, Mary Hart, Bruce Springsteen and David Gest have also described Michael as being 6'+

Michael was a solid 5'9, but I wouldn't rule out 5'9.5 for him. He looks slightly above average height.
weirdo said on 17/Aug/15
In autopsy he was listed at 5"9...so autopsies lie?
Rez said on 16/Aug/15
Oprah and Michael 12:03
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DogMan173cm said on 15/Aug/15
Rob, would you say he's a weak 5'9 or strong 5'9
[Editor Rob: I think that can be hard to say, at times he really could be a strong 5ft 9er.]
Alex said on 15/Aug/15
In videos he always looks at least 5'10
an anonymous peach said on 15/Aug/15
175-176cm was most likely. He was extremely skinny and had long legs which seemed to fool people into thinking he was taller.
DogMan173cm said on 13/Aug/15
I think the reason he looked so tall was because of his thin, lanky build and long legs.

I've seen him, 5'9.25"-5'9.5" is what he could have peaked at. I'm 5'8", he looked over an inch taller than me.
man170cm said on 12/Aug/15
Rob, do you think Jackson could have been as tall as 5ft 9.5 in his peak, maybe 5ft 9.25? He definitely looked taller than just a flat 5ft 9.
[Editor Rob: at times Jackson could give a bit over 5ft 9 appearance. ]
Cycle said on 9/Aug/15
Have you ever been a fan of MJ, Rob?
[Editor Rob: Cycle, I appreciate he made great music.]
Steve said on 5/Aug/15
He never looked 5'11" to me. Max look was 5'9".
184.3cm (Night) said on 5/Aug/15
Its possible he scraped 5'11 with those 2 inch boots hes wearing with Eddie Murphy. Eddie would be 5'10 in a dress shoe he looks slightly taller. I think 174 cm is also possible but Rob's listing seems fine.
Smart said on 5/Aug/15
Rob, have you seen This is It? If you have, how tall do you think he looked in it?
[Editor Rob: Smart, I have never watched This is It. ]
weirdo said on 3/Aug/15
In music video with 5"9 eddie murphy he looked
as same as him...so 5"9 or aproximately 5"10...
Marshall said on 3/Aug/15
Michael's height sure is confusing, he can look anywhere from 5'8.5" to 5'11"
jtm said on 2/Aug/15
he wan't even 5'9. look at the pictures with eddie murphy.
Royce said on 2/Aug/15
I'm a lifelong fan of MJ but I'm going to post the following pics just to show how he could have easily been under 5'9. I've been to this site frequently in the past so I understand some people won't even look at these and just continue to say "he was 5'10". One thing that posters below have been saying is how tall he looked. Long arms, long torso, huge hands and a perfectly proportioned (although incredibly skinny) body gave him that imposing figure when standing by himself.

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Pay attention to the last two. It's generally accepted Eddie Murphy is around 5'9, MJ is in heavy boots with nearly 3 inches of extra height. He's eye level with Murphy, maybe a smudge taller than him. Murphy is obviously in regular dress shoes.

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C'mon people!
Crypto139 said on 30/Jul/15
After watching some videos of him I am shocked that he is this low. He looks tall honestly. I will say there is no way he is Rob's height or under that. A few guys always seem to look taller than their listing though. MJ, Andrew Garfield, Peyton Manning, Charles Barkley, and I guess James May from Top Gear. Though for MJ and Garfield it is their slim build I guess. Not sure about the others they just look taller than they are.
Jack said on 29/Jul/15
Rob, do you reckon at peak he could have been a bit taller than 5ft 9?
[Editor Rob: sometimes he could pull off looking over 5ft 9]
MJjjj said on 25/Jul/15
he is 178cm
thedude said on 23/Jul/15
michael jackson's costume designer Michael Bush stated that Michael was 5'10, WHO COULD KNOW BETTER about michael's height than the guy that made his costumes for 25 years?
Micho said on 19/Jul/15
He look like almost tallest of his brothers,except randy...I think peak for him is 5'10!
Micho said on 15/Jul/15
MJ looked very tall besause of his very slim figure!
About 5 10 said on 11/Jul/15
Michael Jackson looked 5' 9" with Jon Bon Jovi.
Micho said on 11/Jul/15
Someone said he was 5"7?If he was 5"7 Martin Bashir is 5"3...LOL
Bill said on 11/Jul/15
I've seen footage of Michael Jackson on the day he was taken to court and got his mugshot taken. He was wearing flat loafers, no more than an inch. He was measured 5'11 with them on, that would make him 5'10 or near it minimum barefoot. He even claimed 5'10. His autopsy had him at 5ft 9, but also stated spine degeneration and arthritis which would have impacted on his height. Rob, what do you think?
Unknown said on 11/Jul/15
He looked about 5 ft 10 in during his prime. Might have gone down to 5 ft 9 in in his last years due to the numerous health problems he had during his life. The 5 ft 11 in listing by the SBSO in 2003 was obviously his height in shoes.
Micho said on 6/Jul/15
5"9-5"10 never looked shorter than this
Alex said on 4/Jul/15
He had big heels so to me he's about 5' 9
Micho said on 2/Jul/15
in Bosnia Michael wore very big heels(around 1-2 inches) looked taller than 5'10 me, so possible height for him is 5'10-9
Ana said on 30/Jun/15
IF YOU'RE DOUBTING Michael Jackson's height as between 5'11-6'...it shows how brain-WASHED and ignorant you are who ever you are out there!...Read HIS license and when he was at the police station and see just how ignorantly wrong you are!!
Micho said on 27/Jun/15
I saw Michael when he was in bosnia...I'm 5'10 MJ looked 5'11 with heels,so 5'10 maximum for this guy!

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