How tall is Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's Height

5ft 9in (175.3 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 (98 Votes)
5ft 9.28in (176cm)
Warren said on 18/Nov/17
Talking about "AMA 1980"? can't see their feets
James said on 15/Nov/17
If Jackson was 5'11" then Leif Garrett was 6'2".
Harris said on 15/Nov/17
One of the staff who worked on Jackson's last tour mentioned that the male dancers needed to be "close to Michael's height" and asserted 5'9"-5'11" as the ideal range, and as for females added 5'5"-5'7" as being the ideal, as they couldn't be taller than Michael "in heels": At 4:20 on in Click Here
Arif said on 15/Nov/17
U guys can know his height by searching in Google,' Santa Barbara County Sheriff of Michael Jackson.
There it's written 5'11' in 2003 when he was arrested.
I'm sure you'll get the real result by searching it
James said on 14/Nov/17
There's no way Jackson was even 5'9" because he was shorter than Leif Garrett.
Warren said on 11/Nov/17
At my imagine but I think he wouldn't edge out her if he's bare foot, at most the same height as her or at least a week half an inch shorter than her
kazumastyle said on 10/Nov/17
rob look at the weird curvature of michael's spine in this picture,standing straight mike would have been at least an inch taller than naomi campbell.this is the only explanation as to why a lot celebrities described him as a tall man,he probably stood taller in his private life just like he talked with a deeper public he tried to give a young ,shy smallish image of himself

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Raj said on 6/Nov/17
@Rob definitely taller than Doody- he was 5'9.5 at least,

here with 5'9 Freddie Mercury:Click Here:

here with 5'10.5 Mr T: Click Here

and another with Mike Tyson: Click Here
Harris said on 3/Nov/17
Yes, but I think it has a lot to do with angles and how the camera may distort certain images or film, which usually eliminates the further a camera is from the object. Their shoulder-levels in those two caps are fairly close for instance, but their heads are almost comically obscure in size. The screenshots I posted, I feel, provide a more realistic comparison based on how far the camera is, their entire bodies being shown, with decent enough postures standing beside each other. But it does show how much comparisons can be deceptive as a whole, and in a quite significant manner.
MJKoP said on 2/Nov/17
@Harris: The height difference appears to be a LOT more than those caps indicate. Here are a few caps which might provide a better comparison:

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But for the fairest and most balanced view, just check out the entire "making of" reel:
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Harris said on 1/Nov/17
Here are some screenshots of MJ with John Landis who Rob lists at 5'10.5" peak, and he doesn't really look much shorter to me:

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Harris said on 1/Nov/17
Rob here's a few screenshots of Jackson with John Landis, who you've met and list at 5'10.5" peak, and he doesn't really look much shorter to me:

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Editor Rob: with landis, I'd still say Jackson could seem roughly 5ft 9
Raj said on 30/Oct/17
He could look taller than 5'9 listed. Look here with 5'10 Mike Tyson...nothing in it - Click Here:
Editor Rob: there was another photo underneath that with harrison and alison doody who claimed 5ft 8.5, he looks taller than doody!
MJKoP said on 29/Oct/17
@Harris - Only three big celebheights names I can recall who claimed to have met him.

1. Glenn - Initially steadfastly insisted Michael was no taller than himself at 5'8", after "meeting" a heavily disguised MJ in an alleyway behind a bookstore, where the security guard threatened to arrest Glenn if he made any requests, hence his explanation for no photograph. Of course it turned out Glenn was 5'6.5", and, like he did with a number of celebs, he increased his estimation as the years, from 5'9" to 5'10", even admitting that 5'11" was possible, but 5'10" was probably the safest bet.

2. Frank2/KnowItAll/Steve/Tom(?) did almost literally the exact opposite. Started out claiming MJ was 5'9" from an alleged up close and personal extended encounter inside a recording studio in 1988 and shortly after Jackson's death in 2009, changed his tune to 5'8" tops, and then down to 5'7" when he returned as KnowItAll, even saying he thought Mike could've even been as low as 5'6".

3. Self-purported 6'6" Brad spoke of Michael walking by him in a public courtroom in the year 2002(?), and for quite some time maintained MJ was "as listed" at five-foot-nine, but then boosted his guess to 5'10", subsequently adding that anything under 5'9.5" was "absolutely insane".

As you can see, at least the first two of these guys should probably be taken with a grain of salt the size of planet Jupiter. ;)
Harris said on 28/Oct/17
MJKoP: From your recollection, what do you remember of those who claimed to have met him on the site and their estimations, as you appear to have good memory of these types of things.
JJAK said on 28/Oct/17
Wait always wore big heels and looked short..
So how is he 5 9 or 5 10 looked a weak 5 8 in music vids.
MJKoP said on 27/Oct/17
Harris said on 21/Oct/17
Hey Mr. R, from what I recall didn't you meet Jackson or see him in person at one point? What was your guess on his height if so?

I could be wrong, but I don't ever remember Mr. R mentioning Michael Jackson or his height. But from what I know, my estimation for his estimation(see what I did there?) would be 5'8" or 5'8.5" tops.
Harris said on 21/Oct/17
Hey Mr. R, from what I recall didn't you meet Jackson or see him in person at one point? What was your guess on his height if so?
Harris said on 7/Oct/17
How much would you estimate his cowboy boots give here Rob?

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Editor Rob: hard to actually say, it just might be a funky attached heel section and it's not quite as big as it looks at first glance, maybe 1.5 inches.
Warren said on 29/Sep/17
But John Landis who is 5'10.5" at his peak makes kill ur opinion
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thechecker said on 26/Sep/17
Michael jackson was 5'10-5'11,he always slouched and that made him look shorter.Can't trust his autopsy height,look at whitney houston's autopsy of 5'6,2pac at 6'0,bobbi kristina at 5'6 e.t.c for some reason autopsies heights can't be trusted
Harris said on 25/Sep/17
He looked a few inches taller than Tatum O'Neal, listed here at 5'7": Click Here Click Here (her heels should be more clear in this pic) Click Here and at least an inch taller than 5'8" Grace Jones backstage of the Bad Tour where he would have been wearing penny loafers: Click Here I'm unsure of Grace's footwear though...I'm sure she's not in any type of high heel given her listed height on here. Anyway here's the same pic of the group shot I posted yesterday, but just in higher resolution: Click Here
Harris said on 25/Sep/17
Michael oddly looks as tall as 6' Stevie Wonder in this image, with no footwear advantage: Click Here Stevie's on the far right. Towards left is Frank Sinatra, who was 5'7.5" peak and an avid lift-wearer at this time...i'm unsure on how big Sinatra's lifts could have been...but anything more than 5'10" for him in them seems highly unlikely, hard to imagine 4"+ lifts! Anyway, in other photos Michael usually never looks more than a couple of inches shorter than Stevie at the most. Overall, he could seem as though he had some sort of elastic spine...quite odd. But he generally looked closer to Rob's listing of course.

He looked the same height as Steven Tyler back in '77, who Rob lists at 5'9", though Steven could look taller than that at his peak sometimes: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Warren said on 24/Sep/17
Ok then maybe 2.5cm/full an inch or more like 3cm but, this one isn't Click Here
Courtney said on 23/Sep/17
Click Here Are you guys serious? These shoes aren't flat at all. My guess is strong 173.5cm.
Harris said on 21/Sep/17
Jackson with 5'11" Richie, 5'6.5" Quincy Jones and 5'4.5" Diana Ross (in stiletto's) in '84: Click Here from 3:20 on, bear in mind Jackson stands in that bent-knee pose at times.
Warren said on 18/Sep/17
at least I can see the flat that one, even not full an inch u posted imo
MJKoP said on 17/Sep/17
Darryl said on 16/Sep/17

Wrong. His Billie Jean dance penny loafers were as flat as flat could be.

Doesn't seems 'Flat as flat could be' Click Here

Okay, so you're taking me literally....the heels on those seem barely one half of an inch, with no inner-compartment lifts obviously...contrast with most footwear yielding a good solid inch, if not more. You'd practically have to be walking around in socks to have any less of a footwear advantage.
Darryl said on 16/Sep/17

Wrong. His Billie Jean dance penny loafers were as flat as flat could be.

Doesn't seems 'Flat as flat could be' Click Here
Warren said on 16/Sep/17
I'm the same with u MJKoP, and I also think his Billie Jean loafers give only 2cm or an inch imo, which is flat
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Adijos said on 13/Sep/17
Hi Rob! Here are photos of Michael Jackson from Britney Spears:
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Personally I think Britney might be in the 5'4½" range but her current record is not the worst, I think she is probably 163-164 cm. Based on how Michael looks next to her, I think Jackson honestly deserves a range of 5'9¼". Really, I think 176 cm is the most honest and best for him.
Adijos said on 13/Sep/17
Hi Rob! Here are photos of Michael Jackson from Britney Spears:
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Personally I think Britney might be in the 5'4½" range but her current record is not the worst, I think she is probably 163-164 cm. Based on how Michael looks next to her, I think Jackson honestly deserves a range of 5'9¼". Really, I think 176 cm is the most honest and best for him.
MJKoP said on 12/Sep/17
Darryl said on 11/Sep/17
Okay. Nobody gives a chance him about being strong 172cm but look at this! He had heeled boots all the time even his Billie Jean dance shoes are have wedge.

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Wrong. His Billie Jean dance penny loafers were as flat as flat could be.
Darryl said on 11/Sep/17
Okay. Nobody gives a chance him about being strong 172cm but look at this! He had heeled boots all the time even his Billie Jean dance shoes are have wedge.

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Harris said on 3/Sep/17
He doesn't look far off Mandela's height (listed 6') in this video: Click Here, starting from 2:00 min; note he wore cuban heels that event as can be seen here: Click Here Click Here and without heels Click Here Click Here Click Here and here's some rare pics of him with 169 cm Quincy Jones: Click Here Click Here imo Rob has his height correct, 174 cm is probably more arguable for his later years though...he apparently had lupus which commonly causes arthritis and spine degeneration; both conditions were mentioned in his autopsy, so it's more than safe to say he'd lost some height by then.

Not to forget he also pulled off looking closer to 180 cm with 6' Stevie Wonder, in heeled boots obviously: Click Here Click Here (shoes are shown in this pic) and then a couple of pics with normal footwear from '86: Click Here Click Here at 8:50 minute mark in Click Here he looks no less than a couple of inches shorter than 5'11" Lionel Richie in a full view shot for a brief 7 seconds.
Richardspain said on 2/Sep/17
A legend! The best! Great Michael!

I think he was around 175cm or nearly 175cm barefoot.

Rest in peace Michael we'll never forget you always in our hearts you'll be there
Richardspain said on 2/Sep/17
A legend! The best! Great Michael!

I think he was around 175cm or nearly 175cm barefoot.
Joshua said on 2/Aug/17
He's 5'10
Warren said on 25/Jul/17
@Michael Jackson
I'd say 174, 175 is still fine for him bro :)
MJKoP said on 24/Jul/17
Michael Jackson said on 24/Jul/17
Michael was honest everything, height as well

Pass. Too easy.
Michael Jackson said on 24/Jul/17
172 and 173 guesstimaters are really ridiculous gifts to him.
Michael was honest everything, height as well, Thriller era to Invincible era were 175-176, This Is It era was 174-175.
Darryl said on 23/Jul/17
But she is barefoot dude. MJ had 'heels' not Air Max kinda shoes actual heels.

and i found this photo recently MJ barefoot but angle is really weird i can't understand much.

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Warren said on 21/Jul/17
The shoulder level's much higher than Naomi and Michael was open his legs tho
Darryl said on 20/Jul/17
Do you guys think does he look 172? tallest looking 172 I've ever seen lol (Warren)

He's wearing cuban heels and Naomi Campbell is barefoot (5.9) Yeah i still think he was a strong 172cm plus 3.5-4cm heels Click Here
Peter175 said on 19/Jul/17
Depp has looked 5'10 at times. Michael has a higher chance of below 5'9 than above it imo.

But that said he still looks a solid 175 most of the time. 174-175 is his range
Michael Jackson said on 18/Jul/17
Warren said on 16/Jul/17
more like 173, yeah at least it

That's too short, Michael was 174-175 range
Richardspain said on 18/Jul/17
To be honest is very difficult know the M.jackson's height because usually he was wearing lifts and tall hair. But in my opinion he was between 175 and 178 cm never less than 175 but not more than 178

Exactly exactly I don't know.
Harris said on 17/Jul/17
Karen Faye did state she was 5'8.75" and 5'9" also. She claims to have scoliosis and reasoned with that after a fan posted a question asking why she claimed 3 different heights Click Here . She stated Michael was 5'9" in multiple tweets, and also mentioned Michael being slightly taller than herself Click Here

Here's a pic of both Karen and Jackson: Click Here even with her upright posture and Jackson's loose stance, he still looks a smidgen taller there.

Just for the record, Michael Bush stated Jackson was 5' 10" and had a 9-1/2 US shoe size in this interview: Click Here Madame Tussaud's claim of 177 cm is close to Bush's claim, though I of course couldn't be sure he was actually even that tall. Nonetheless, both claimed to have measured him in his prime. I also think Rob could do with putting a little more info in the description at the top of the page given all the public references to his height.
Joshua said on 17/Jul/17
Warren said on 17/Jul/17
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Warren said on 17/Jul/17
Do you guys think does he look 172? tallest looking 172 I've ever seen lol
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Harris said on 17/Jul/17
Rob, who in your opinion would measure taller at peak, Jackson or Johnny Depp?
Editor Rob: I think both at 5ft 9 seems reasonable from all I've seen.
Rising - 174 cm said on 16/Jul/17
The Karen Faye tweet would be worth mentioning at the top. Shows people who knew Michael could think he was 5'8"ish as well as six feet!
MJKoP said on 16/Jul/17
Michael Jackson said on 14/Jul/17
On that site I read like Warren said "no one can beat Michael Jackson." and RisingForce said "Michael Jackson was FAR more talented than Bieber in everything to do with performing and it's not even close." and MJKoP said "I, like many others, believe his marginal talent is far overrated." are pretty sure and Yes he is forever. although I don't think that I hate Bieber as well.

When did I ever say anything even remotely similar to that? If I were to cite MJ's top TRILLION flaws, "marginal talent" wouldn't even come close to making that list. I've always considered him to be one of the most talented people EVER, irregardless of his personal life, which I'll fully admit left a lot to be desired.
Harris said on 16/Jul/17
@andre, his autopsy listed his height at 5'9", not 5'7". Click Here

Rivera Geraldo (listed 5'9" here) mentioned Michael being at least as tall as he was at 8:20 in this video Click Here even said Geraldo was only an inch shorter than himself when he met him years back! Speaking of his mysterious disappearance, I sure do miss Frank2, he was entertaining I must admit...
Warren said on 16/Jul/17
more like 173, yeah at least it
Darryl said on 16/Jul/17
His presence on stage without show Click Here with decent heels. I still think he was a strong 172.
Michael Jackson said on 14/Jul/17
On that site I read like Warren said "no one can beat Michael Jackson." and RisingForce said "Michael Jackson was FAR more talented than Bieber in everything to do with performing and it's not even close." and MJKoP said "I, like many others, believe his marginal talent is far overrated." are pretty sure and Yes he is forever. although I don't think that I hate Bieber as well.
andre said on 14/Jul/17
when michael told 5ft9 is with shoes not barefoot accept it rob
andre said on 14/Jul/17
rob is autopsy says he was 5ft7 why he is so much taller here ? answer me thanks
Editor Rob: sometimes bodies may not be in optimal state for autopsy, plus there might be some wrong measurements of a body.
Canson said on 10/Jul/17
As listed
james deen said on 6/Jul/17
always thought he was close to 6 feet. The long legs and wide shoulders definitely give that impression. Amazing performances can give a higher than life impression as well :)
Michael Jackson said on 5/Jul/17
Left one is Randy.
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Michael Jackson said on 5/Jul/17
172cm is Randy not Michael. and Randy also could look over 180cm at his single taking
cause he unusually has long legs Randy also is. Michael was 174-175 zone.
Warren said on 2/Jul/17
Warren said on 30/Jun/17
Yeah, his posture was amazing. Wide shoulders and long legs.

Why r u same posting with my name btw? agree ur opinion tho
Darryl said on 2/Jul/17
Sorry for the auto correct mistakes.
Darryl said on 1/Jul/17
@Michael Jackson 172cm what a JOKE, even 173cm is too low for him and doesn't look 172-173cm.
he can look 183cm at his single taking.

Dude, all of his shoes was custom made and actually he used to dance with heels in his teenage years. If you look more focused on his shoes you can see the feet line. + Heel and on the stage he was stand always much more close to crowd (Naturally) and his slander posture gives the illusion.
Harris said on 30/Jun/17
Here's a full shot of Jackson with 6'2" Bill Clinton in 2000: Click Here, he's got on dress shoes with a thick heel but can pull off looking near 5'10" there, if subtracting an inch from his height. Here's a short video of the two with Diana Ross in stiletto's: Click Here and a shot from it: Click Here. He had on Cuban heels in this event, so a solid 5'9" is probably the most reasonable based on that.

Something I have noticed is Michael's posture. It always seemed pretty loose rather than upright and erect and sometimes just plain awful. The photos with Donald Trump I posted a few months back, below display that very well I think. His height could certainly swing back and forth a bit, but I think a solid 175 cm range is more likely spot on than anything else.
Michael Jackson said on 30/Jun/17
172cm what a JOKE, even 173cm is too low for him and doesn't look 172-173cm.
he can look 183cm at his single taking.
Warren said on 30/Jun/17
Yeah, his posture was amazing. Wide shoulders and long legs.
Warren said on 27/Jun/17
If he actually was 172cm, he looks super tall
Warren said on 27/Jun/17
Even 173cm is too high for Michael in ur opinion?
I think 173cm is his lowest and I hope, but I agree EO shoes r maybe about 3cm like nike air force 1's
let's say 173cm
Darryl said on 27/Jun/17
So what the pic? we can't see his shoes according to ur pic
I easily can see 4-5cm taller than GL

Click Here (Picture of Captain EO, the same outfit, same day at shooting)

Click Here Part of Captain EO when he's dancing (He's singing & dancing marvelous btw)

Full white shoes and i kinda see the line about 3cm if i'm not wrong it's not flat at all, maybe Rob can help us with the shoe.
Warren said on 26/Jun/17
Darryl said on 19/Jun/17
All of his shoes are heeled and even with heeled boots he's slightly over through George Lucas who is 169cm.

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I think he's was a strong 172cm

So what the pic? we can't see his shoes according to ur pic
I easily can see 4-5cm taller than GL
Darryl said on 25/Jun/17
You can clearly see there Michael and Diana both have heeled shoes (She is 164cm) and they almost at same height. I still believe he was a strong 172cm.

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Warren said on 19/Jun/17
small face makes him look taller
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Michael Jackson said on 19/Jun/17
It's okay to say he's 174cm, I'd say 175cm tho.
Peterson188cm said on 19/Jun/17
Michael Jackson Height: 5ft9.25 (175.8cm)

out of bed: 5ft10 (177.8cm)
during the day/night: 5ft9.25 (175.8cm)
Darryl said on 19/Jun/17
All of his shoes are heeled and even with heeled boots he's slightly over through George Lucas who is 169cm.

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I think he's was a strong 172cm
Warren said on 18/Jun/17
His head size is tiny that makes him look taller
but I'm sure he's not over 175 alot, I think 175 at the most
I'd put 174 for Michael
Mj said on 16/Jun/17
Michael was 5"9 (175cm) barefoot, up to 5"10 (178cm) with shoes. Shoes throw off everyone's height. I'm 179cm but easily almost 6 feet tall in any pair of shoes.
Also his lanky 120 pound build makes him seem taller.
Peter175 said on 14/Jun/17
Rob, do you have a idea why everyone seems to think Michael was a clean 5'10 and sometimes above? He never looks above 5'9 to me if you pay attention to his shoes. He's definitely not a strong 5'9 but probably not as low 174 either. With Brando and his sister this is the most I can see him as.

Any idea why everyone seems to say he's 5'10 even when google lists him as 5 9?
Warren said on 2/Jun/17
His inseam must be about 85cm without shoes if he was truly 175cm, that makes him look taller than actually has
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Warren said on 31/May/17
@Michael Jackson
Yeah, of course I don't hope that Michael was 173 :)
but look at those Karen Faye's Tweet and with Frank Sinatra
Michael could look 5'8" even if Frank Sinatra used lifts or if he was taller than 171 listed
Warren said on 31/May/17
@Michael Jackson
Yeah, of course I don't hope that Michael was 173 :)
but look at those Karen Faye's Tweet and with Frank Sinatra
Michael could look 5'8" even Frank Sinatra used lifts or he was taller than 171 listed
Michael Jackson said on 23/May/17
My friends, Michael was atleast 174-175cm barefoot and showed us that you said at his car licence of thriller era.
I agree 174-175cm but 173cm...
Scarlett Rose said on 21/May/17
I read somewhere that Michael Jackson was about 5 feet, 11 inches tall. He looks about an inch smaller than Princess Diana in photos, but there is no telling how high her heels were. I was going by their shoulders. I would say no less than 5 feet, 9 inches. He certainly had long legs.
MJKoP said on 21/May/17
One of his doctors said he was 93 pounds during his trial. Sure, he looked gaunt and seemed weak, but a six-foot-plus man at that weight would likely have been deemed unfit for a courtroom, and probably have fallen into a coma. I'm certain he was taller than Rob, though.
Harris said on 17/May/17
To make things more odd, the doctor that listed Jackson's height at 6ft on his medical had apparently treated Jackson for 10 years up to that point, so one would think he'd have known his height pretty well, considering he also kept a history of his weight. Although a 5'9" range Jackson makes the most sense to me, I still find it weird a rather significant amount of celebrities and journalists pegged him at 6' or over based on personal encounters. Jackson himself did claim 5'10" in his autobiography though.

Red Skelton, who was a weak 6'2" at peak according to this site, appeared only slightly taller than Michael, who was in a heeled boot: Click Here Click Here Click Here I'm not sure how much height Skelton possibly lost by this point (1992) but I wouldn't have thought he dropped much under 6' by age 88. Also, here's a rough pic of Mohamed Al Fayed with a maybe 5'10" Lady Diana in heels: Click Here Click Here and here's Fayed with Michael: Click Here. Fayed is listed at 5'11" on IMDB.
Warren said on 16/May/17
I do believe 5'7" is Marlon who listed 173cm Michael's one age senior brother
Compared to Marlon, Michael always had at least 4cm taller than him
so michael is around 174cm, even could be Rob's height
MJKoP said on 14/May/17
Michael's true height?

Too tall to be midget,
Too short to be giant,
He's stuck in the middle,
Now don't be defiant!
RisingForce said on 13/May/17
It's true that we can never conclude too much when footwear is unknown and it has been written Sinatra wore lifts, but I haven't seen too many examples of this compared to say, Dean Martin. Right now, I'm undecided personally on whether Michael was a 5'8" guy or 5'9" anyway having previously been convinced of 5'8". I don't actually believe he could be 5'7", so naturally we should assume Sinatra had more footwear if he looked at least as tall, or taller, although even if we assume Sinatra was still peak height and they were the same height that day, for Jackson to be 5'9", he'd have to be in his flatter dancing type shoes and Sinatra in 2" footwear. Entirely possible, though it's likely Sinatra was more a flat 5'7" by age 69 so that means he'd need footwear that adds 2.5", a little more doubtful, imo and naturally, you get into the 2.5"-3" if Sinatra was taller.
Harris said on 10/May/17
To be fair, we can't see Frank Sinatra's footwear, and on top of that he was famously known for wearing lifts...
RisingForce said on 9/May/17
I definitely think he's far from a guy who needs an upgrade. Admittedly, one of the posts a while back did show he could look 5'9", but it's far from clear he was that tall, especially with the recent statement. There are still those puzzling comparisons like with Frank Sinatra who was never more than 5'7.5" to begin with and 69 years old. Video: Click Here (You see them with each other plenty of times from the 28 second mark until the end of the 45 second video A couple of photos: Click Here Click Here One thing is for sure, Michael wasn't standing taller than Frank during that meeting. There are also many photos of Michael with 5'6" George Lucas and he never looks more than a couple of inches taller, sometimes less. I believe it was only much later that Lucas started to wear big heels a lot. Though I don't know It's weird, you'd think Michael had a retractable spine! But I think Michael claimed 5'10" back in the 80s, so he's almost certainly not taller than that.
Warren said on 8/May/17
Hi @MJKoP, u still think Michael has 6 feet btw? I know that u r extremely Michael's fan
MJKoP said on 8/May/17
Oh, and @Warren, "these days"?!?! He's been dead since '09.
MJKoP said on 7/May/17
Well, I must admit that Karen Faye's Tweet certainly annihilates all of the fans and fellow celebrities who thought he was over six feet.
Johnson said on 7/May/17
In Cuban heels with Michael Jordan

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Warren said on 4/May/17
Rob, could be 173-174 for Michael? I'd put 174 for him these days
But yes Michael has skinny body with long legs and long arms and small a head
He has good proportions that makes him look taller than he really has

Michael's makeup artist said on this twitter
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Editor Rob: it's an estimate from someone who spent a fair amount of time, he thought 5ft 8ish....he's not going to be 2 inches off, but you could argue in late 40's Michael may not have stood as great as he did in his 20's.
Ole said on 30/Apr/17
I think he looks a lot taller in the "bad" videoclip (Click Here) probably because of his slender posture, but i'd say he's about 5'9. Mainly because of reference pictures.
Harris said on 25/Apr/17
Rob, here's a pretty odd medical report on Michael Jackson listing his height at 6ft!

Click Here (towards bottom of page): "Medical record from May 13, 2003: Height: 72 inches (6 feet) Weight: 140 lbs Allergy: Demerol Medications: Denied" and what makes it even stranger is all those 6ft estimates from some of those who'd met him, e.g: Stacy Brown who stated "he's 87 pounds and six foot tall" Click Here, Howard Stern, Pharrell Williams, Adam Curry (Click Here) etc.....was he the rubber-band man?
Editor Rob: the magical stretching entertainer...5ft 8 one minute, six foot the next.

He must have carried about one of those elongating mirrors to fool people!
MLK8 said on 13/Apr/17
He could look at least the same height, at times slightly taller than Luciano Pavarotti (listed at a feasible 5'10.75") in this video here: Click Here 1:25 to 1:30 and 2:25, noting he had about an inch footwear advantage over Pavarotti's shoes: Click Here Click Here and Jackson could also look near Barry Gibbs's height in heeled boots (listed 5'11" here): Click Here skip to 4:00 for best angle
Warren said on 12/Apr/17
at the very least 5'9" barefoot at night
andre said on 7/Apr/17
5ft7 barefoot at night
trumpslave said on 7/Apr/17
Rob this guy deserves an upgrade clearly he was taller than flat 5ft9 mj surely was 176 or 177 cm
John said on 31/Mar/17
Looks 5ft 10.25 with almost everyone, with shoes. So I'd say he's 5ft 9.75 barefoot.
176 said on 25/Mar/17
RisingForce said on 12/Mar/17
A lot of those pics are walking pics, which are bad for height comparisons. Check out the side by side pic indoors I posted of Jackson and Reagan below. Beginning of the video and then from 6:15 on Click Here Tough to tell because of ground level, but certainly 5'9" is the most I could see based on this. Michael and 5'10.5" Brooke Shields: Click Here Hopefully, someone has a better shot of Brooke's shoes, but I don't think she has any more than a low or more modest heel, but towers over Michael by nearly 4 inches.
Darryl178 said on 11/Mar/17
I've always felt his childlike submissive act (high-pitched voice, shy etc...) could leave off a small impression, whereas his slim build and body proportions left off a tall impression. I believe he topped out somewhere between 5'9" and 5'9.5" in his younger years, though more realistically around the 5'9-9.25" area as that's what he generally looked, but its fascinating to me, because he could look much taller than he was in videos and concert footage! Here's a great example: Click Here

...Here's my third set of photos of Jackson with:
5'8" Dick Clark: Click Here Click Here Click Here
6' Ronald Reagan: Click Here Click Here
6'1.75"-6'2" Don King: Click Here Click Here
5'11" Lionel Richie: Click Here Click Here
6'2.25" Morgan Freeman: Click Here (note; Jackson's in a 2-inch heel here).
5'2" Lisa Marie Presley: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Harris said on 3/Mar/17
Jackson with Trump, who was no less than 6ft 2 at his peak: Click Here Click Here Click Here and Jesse Jackson: Click Here

Rob, what do you think is the tallest Jackson could've hovered at in the morning during his prime?
Editor Rob: I think he could have been 5ft 10 morning, if he was a solid 5ft 9 guy...certainly with trump, if trump was 6ft 2 Jackson looks a bit over 5ft 9 there!
andre said on 1/Mar/17
michael always been 5ft9 with shoes no taller then that
RisingForce said on 28/Feb/17
Well done, I've been waiting for good comparisons where Michael looks at least 5'9" and he does throughout most of your pics. Although there are photos throughout the years where he looks shorter than that with Osmond. But Michael looks near 4" shorter than Reagan who was likely only 6' flat by this time, but did probably have at least a half inch shoe advantage, but Nancy was no more than 5'4", if not shorter so not above 5'6" in her low heels and Michael doesn't look much more than 3" taller to me : Click Here He could also look shorter than Cher, who at 5'6", certainly couldn't reach much more than 5'10" even in mega heels: Click Here But I'm leaning more towards 5'8.5" than 5'8" now
Canson said on 27/Feb/17
Solid 5'9
Darryl178 said on 27/Feb/17
Michael Jackson looked a strong 5’9” range guy a lot of the time, although its possible he lost a bit of height in his later years as his health somewhat declined. Anyway, here’s some photos of Jackson with:

5’2 Taylor Dayne: Click Here
5’11 Florian Zimmer: Click Here
6’2 President H.W. George Bush: Click Here Click Here Click Here (Jackson does look 5’10 with him, but is in boots with a near 2-inch heel, so would appear more around 175-176 cm in a standard shoe)
5’10 Kenny Ortega and 5’8 Donny Osmond: Click Here
6’2 Jesse Jackson: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here (both Jacksons are in dress shoes)
6’1 Warren Beatty and 5’8 Bret Ratner: Click Here
5’6.5 Quincy Jones: Click Here Click Here Click Here
5’6 Debbie Gibson: Click Here Click Here
John said on 25/Feb/17
I think that due to his daily stature and posture in the past, even before 2009 when he passed away, I alaways see his height with the celebs is always stay at 5ft 9.125 to 5ft 9.25in range
RisingForce said on 25/Feb/17
Yes, but again Murphy's shoes look flat with Jackson, there's no bulge and they're not boots. Meanwhile, Jackson has big heels near 2 inches so even if Murphy did sneak in lifts, that would just make his shoes similar to Michael's. It's quote the leap of faith to draw the conclusion Jackson is as tall or taller than Murphy. It's not just Murphy either. There's been no suggestions I'm aware of that 174 cm Michael Schumacher wears lifts.
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?
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!

Click Here
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
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 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
@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,
Click Here

And this is a reference for the waxwork stats,
Click Here
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:

Click Here

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

Click Here
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 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
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
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

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!!
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.
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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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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

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