Janet Jackson, the youngest of the Jackson siblings, is a singer known for her innovative and socially impactful records. The 56 year old is also a songwriter, actress, and dancer who often performs at elaborate stage shows.
Jackson started her career at the tender age of seven by performing with her brother Randy at the MGM Casino in Las Vegas. Over the years, she has been able to generate huge wealth. Multiple reports on the internet suggest that she is a billionaire. So how much is her exact net worth? Read on to find out.
Janet Jackson Net Worth
As per the website Celebrity Net Worth, Janet Jackson has a net worth of $180 million. This is contrary to the reports that she is a billionaire. Born in 1966 in Indiana, Janet is the youngest of the 10 Jackson children.
After the famous Jackson 5 signed a deal with Motown, the family moved to Los Angeles, where Janet started performing on the variety show The Jacksons with her siblings. She then went on to star in the shows Good Times (1977) and A New Kind of Family (1979) and landed a record deal with A&M Records.
The singer released her first solo album, Janet Jackson, under the management of her father in 1982 and followed it up with Dream Street in 1984. She then moved away from her family’s management and released her third album, Control, in 1986, which won six Billboard Awards and four American Music Awards.
With her fourth album, Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989), the singer cemented her position in the music industry as a solo artist. The album reached number 1 on Billboard 200 chart. The lead single, Rhythm Nation, won her a Grammy Award, and its music video made her a fashion icon.
Janet then signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Virgin Records and launched her album janet in 1993, again debuting at number 1 on Billboard 200. She continued to ride high on success with The Velvet Rope (1997), All For You (2001), Damita Jo (2004), 20 Y.O. (2006), Discipline (2008), and Unbreakable (2015).
The singer was named the second most successful recording artist of the decade 1990-1999 after Mariah Carey by Billboard magazine. In her long career, she has won five Grammys, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Acting Career and Personal Life
Jackson has also appeared in a number of films, including 1993’s Poetic Justice, 2000’s Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, 2007’s Why Did I Get Married? And 2010’s For Colored Girls. The pop star got married to dancer Rene Elizondo Jr. in 1991. The couple divorced in 2000, and Rene was paid $10 million in settlement by Jackson.
In 2012, she tied the know with Qatari businessman and billionaire Wissam Al Mana, which gave rise to the reports that the singer was a billionaire herself. The couple separated in 2017. Janet has also invested heavily in property.
She bought a 2,100-square-foot 3-bedroom apartment in New York City in 1998 for $2.8 million. The estate was listed for $9 million in April 2022. The singer finally sold it at $8.8 million in August of the same year.
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