Janet Jackson was born Janet Damita Jo Jackson on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana. She is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. The youngest of the Jackson family, Janet Jackson has an estimated personal net worth of $175 million.
Janet Jackson Net Worth: Career Beginnings
Hailing from a family of musical geniuses, Janet found a career in music. Her brothers, including the late pop legend Michael Jackson were members of the music group Jackson 5. After the group began to move up the popularity ladder, Janet at the age of 4 together with her family moved to Encino, California. She made her first musical performance at the age of 7. But music wasn’t the only talent Janet had, she was also a good actress and before delving further into music, she explored her acting prowess. Janet starred in a number of variety TV shows including The Jacksons, Good Times, Diff’rent Strokes and Fame.
Janet Jackson Net Worth: Musical Breakthrough
At the age of 16, Janet with the help of her father Joseph Jackson landed a record deal with A&M records. She released her eponymous debut album in 1984. Two years later, her follow-up album “Dream Street” was released.
In a bid to become an artist in her own right, literally, Janet broke business ties with her family. She then released her third studio album “Control” (1986) which was a hit, peaking atop the Billboard 200. It sold over 14 million copies worldwide and was certified platinum five times by the RIAA.
Janet’s subsequent albums were even more successful, setting award-winning records and producing multiple chart topping singles. In 1991, she established herself as the Queen of Pop after signing a record deal with Virgin Records. Worth between $30 million and $50 million, the record deal made Jackson the highest-paid recording artist of that time.
Janet Jackson Net Worth: Continued Success
Janet released her first album with Virgin records in 1993 and made her debut film feature the same year in Poetic Justice. Her fame and success with the entertainment industry peaked throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s. However, the pop icon has shown no signs of slowing down, she began her own record label called Rhythms Nation in 2015. Her 2015 album “Unbreakable” debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200. It produced a lead single “No Sleep” which featured J. Cole. Her Unbreakable World Tour ended in March 2016.
Since 2012, Jackson has been married to billionaire Qatari business tycoon Wissam Al Mana who has a net worth of $1 billion. The couple parted ways in April, 2017.
Janet has sold over 160 million records in the course of her career. In 2013, Variety revealed that Jackson has grossed over $1 billion from her music efforts in the past 20 years. She is one of the most awarded artists in the world.
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