366 Fast Facts

Fact #56

In 1980, singer and performer Michael Jackson secured the highest royalty rate in the music industry—37 percent of the album's profit.

Fact #78

As a child Muhammad Ali was refused an autograph by his idol, boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. When Ali became a prize-fighter, he vowed never to deny an autograph request, which he has honored to this day.

Fact #271

Soul singer Aretha Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Fact #356

Black civil rights activist Ida B. Wells was one of the first American women to continue to keep her last name after her marriage.

Fact #361

Oprah Winfrey became the first female U.S. billionaire in 2003.

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