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The youngest of the Jackson family of entertainers – singer and actress Janet Damita Jo Jackson – was born on 16 May 1966, in Gary in Indiana USA. The tenth child of Katherine Jackson and Joe Jackson, Janet grew up surrounded by music, and with a long succession of popular singles, is indisputably one of the world’s most successful current performers – and, with more than 140 million confirmed record sales to her name, one of the best-selling as well.
So just how rich is Janet Jackson, as of mid-2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Janet has a net worth of $190 million, built-up over the course of her career which began ,in the mid-1970s. Well known for her thought-provoking lyrics and masterful with her music, though her appearances as an actress in various cinema and television productions – including the 2000 romantic comedy “The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps”, in which Jackson starred opposite Eddie Murphy – have certainly helped her net worth along as well.
Janet Jackson Net Worth $190 Million
Janet Jackson could almost be said to have been destined to become involved with the music industry – at the time of her birth, the older Jackson children – her brothers Jackie , Tito, Marlon, Randy and Michael Jackson – were already making appearances as the Jackson 5. Janet Jackson’s earliest performances would be in connection with her brothers’ act – first in Las Vegas, then later in the Jackson family’s own variety show entitled simply “The Jacksons”. After these early appearances, Janet – who had previously been considering careers outside show business – finally became set on being a performer in her own right. In 1977, following the success of “The Jacksons”, Janet Jackson landed her first independent role as part of the CBS sitcom “Good Times”.
By 1982, Janet Jackson had attracted enough interest to be able to sign a contract with a recording studio of her choice, A&M Records. That same year, Jackson produced her debut self-titled studio album, which proved a moderate success despite a lack of publicityation prior to its release. However, it would be Janet Jackson’s third album, “Control” – the first she produced without any oversight by her father – that would earn her true recognition. Topping the charts, “Control” sold more than fourteen million copies, giving Jackson’s net worth a huge early boost and winning her multiple awards – including a record four American Music Awards for a single album. After this, Janet Jackson’s career looked set to break out from under the shadow of her family name, with her following album – “Rhythm Nation 1814” – proving equally successful, landing her a lucrative contract with the recording label “Virgin Records” at the conclusion of her deal with “A&M”. A number of hugely popular albums followed, including the 1993 “Janet” (twenty million copies sold) and the 1997 “The Velvet Rope” (ten million copies sold), considerably boosting her net worth.
Janet’s subsequent list of singles such as “Nasty“, “That’s the Way Love Goes“, “Rhythm Nation“, “Together Again” and “All for You” contribute to her holding the record for the most consecutive top 10 hits of 18 on the US Billboard Hot 100 , ranking her at number seven on its list of All-Time Top Artists, and fifth on the Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years in 2010. Over the course of her career, Janet Jackson has been confirmed to have grossed over $1 billion dollars from sales.
When talking about Janet Jackson’s personal life, she has been married three times , firstly to James DeBarge in 1984, but which was annulled the following year for undisclosed reasons, and then to producer Rene Elizonda from 1991 to 2000. She secretly married Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana, the executive director of the “Al Mana Retail Group”, in 2012, and she had their son before divorcing not long after in 2017.