Who do you think is the most well-known human being ever? Otherwise stated, who do you think is the most recognizable human being ever? What I mean by "recognizable", is that, if you state a particular name of that human being to a person, that person would possess knowledge of that particular name about whom you are discussing. Many people think that it is a facile question to answer, but, in actuality, it is not, for several reasons. For a person to be the most well-known human being, or to be one of the most well-known human beings, that person would have to be the most recognizable of all other persons throughout the world who had lived, and who are living. My answer would probably be Michael Jackson, because according to some sources that have been mentioned by several people and other sources, which I am trying to discover, it has been stated in those sources that more than ninety-eight percent of the human population recognizes Michael Jackson, and those sources were supposedly created more than ten years ago. Ever since I was born, I have heard news of famous people dying, and how their deaths have affected the mass media; but the death of Michael Jackson was extraordinary. I have never experienced a death of a famous person having such a wide impact as the death of Michael Jackson. His death was constantly mentioned in the news media. Not even the deaths of Princess Diana, Pope John Paul the second, Mother Teresa, and Elvis Presley were given as much attention as the death of Michael Jackson. That made me posed an interesting question: Is Michael Jackson the most well-known human being in the world? I do not know for certain if he is, but if he is not, he is definitely in the top ten, if not, the top five. I am very confident that he is the most recognizable human being in the world, because I have never met anyone, regardless of race, age (newborn infants do not count), gender, socioeconomic, ethnic, national, or cultural background, who did not recognize him. I was talking to my ten-year old cousin about Elvis Presley and Madonna, and she startled me. She had no clue who those two people were. She replied to me by saying, "Who is Elvis and Madonna?". I showed her pictures of Elvis Presley and Madonna, and she still had no clue who they were. However, she recognizes Michael Jackson. What is amusing about the level of awareness of Michael Jackson, is that, he was already exceedingly well-known before he died; yet, when he died, his level of recognizability augmented. That implies that a significant number of people who did not recognize him when he was alive, recognizes him now. It is rare to find a human being (infants do not count) who does not recognize Michael Jackson from anywhere in the world. I have read about a man who was visiting several villages in Africa. He displayed pictures of famous people from the Western world to small children in the villages. He displayed to them pictures of Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Barack Obama, Madonna, Albert Einstein, Britney Spears, Eminem, Tupac, Angelina Jolie, Tony Blair, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan; Elizabeth the Second, Adolf Hitler, Elvis Presely, Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Paris Hilton, The Beatles, David Beckham, Pele, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Michael Jackson, and a Western representation of Jesus Christ. What surprised the man, was that, the only people the children recognized were Jesus Christ and Michael Jackson. Not only did the children not recognize the pictures, they had no clue about the names associated with the pictures. Another male who was a sociologist had gone to remote areas of Asia, and had stated that none of the people whom he met in those areas recognized Elvis Presley, Barack Obama, Madonna, and The Beatles, but all of them recognized Michael Jackson and Jesus Christ. It is instances similar to the ones above that makes me think that Michael Jackson could possibly be the most well-known human being of all time. Think about this, if it is true that more than ten years ago, more than ninety-eight percent of the human population recognized Michael Jackson, imagine how many people recognizes him now, since his death. Possibly more than ninety-nine percent of the human population, and there are more than six billion and nine hundred million human beings. Consequently, if you meet someone who does not recognize Michael Jackson, remember this -- that person is in the extreme minority of human beings.