La Toya Yvonne Jackson, known simply as La Toya Jackson, is a famous American businesswoman, television personality, author, actress, as well as a singer and songwriter. La Toya Jackson is a sister of Rebbie Jackson, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Marlon, and Tito Jackson, with whom she appeared on a popular variety show called “The Jacksons”. In 1980, she released a debut album called “La Toya Jackson”, which signified the beginning of her solo career. The critical reception of the album turned out to be generally positive, which inspired La Toya to continue performing as a solo artist. Her big breakthrough came in 1984 with the release of “Heart Don’t Lie”, which peaked at #149 on the Billboard 200. The album proved to be Jackson’s most successful studio work, as it spawned such singles as “Heart Don’t Lie”, “Hot Potato” and “Private Joy”. Up to date, La Toya Jackson has released 10 studio albums, the most recent of which entitled “Stop in the Name of Love” came out in 1995. For her contributions to the industry, Jackson has been awarded a Grammy Award, five Outstanding Song Awards, and received a US Congressional Tribute for taking part in the “Stay in School” campaign.
La Toya Jackson Net Worth $4 Million
A well-known singer and songwriter, how rich is La Toya Jackson? According to sources, in 1996 she received $5 million from her contract with “Moulin Rouge” in Paris. In regards to her overall wealth, La Toya Jackson’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million, most of which she has accumulated due to her involvement in the music industry, both as a solo artist, and a member of the Jackson family.
La Toya Jackson was born in 1956, in Indiana, United States. She started her career when she was 16 years old, after joining her siblings on various shows in Las Vegas, and other cities. She caught a lot of attention when she appeared opposite her family in a series called “The Jacksons”, and later appeared in a musical entitled “The Wiz”. Initially, La Toya, Janet and Rebbie formed a trio, yet the group disbanded before they released any material together.
Following the success of her debut album, La Toya ventured into business and became partnered with the “David Laurenz for La Toya” fashion line. She then became a model for “Mahogany Image” company, and launched her own perfume called “La Toya”. Jackson’s later career was overshadowed by abuse, exile from the Jackson family, as well as seclusion. Le Toya returned to the music industry in 2004, with the release of a single called “Just Wanna Dance”. In 2007, she co-starred in a reality television series called “Armed & Famous” with Trish Stratus, Jason Acuna, Erik Estrada and Jack Osbourne. Her most recent work entitled “Starting Over” was released in 2011.
In regards to her personal life, La Toya Jackson married her former manager Jack Gordon in 1989, yet the couple split up in 1996, due to Gordon’s abuse. She is currently in a relationship with Jeffre Phillips.
Said that she was forced into marrying Gordon by her father.
The Jacksons were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
Suffers from ailurophobia (fear of cats).
Aunt of Jermaine Jackson II, Valencia Jackson, Brittany Jackson, Marlon Jackson Jr., Prince Michael, Prince Michael II, and Paris Jackson.
Daughter of Joe Jackson, and Katherine Jackson.
Sister of Rebbie Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, and Janet Jackson.
She was the first Jackson girl to have a solo career. Her first album was released in 1980. She recorded six albums in the eighties and four more in the nineties. Her biggest hits include Bet'cha Gonna Need My Lovin', Heart Don't Lie and You're Gonna Get Rocked.
As of October 2004, she has still not released her new album Startin' Over, the release of which has been delayed several times. She is very proud of this album, since most of the songs are very personal, about her abusive marriage and her newly found peace with her family. The first single from the album, Just Wanna Dance, reached No. 13 on the Billboard Dance charts.
Her song, Free The World, was inspired by the 9/11 attacks. The song is available on her website for download.
Hit #103 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1980 with "If You Feel the Funk" (Polydor 2137)
She is exactly six years younger than her older sister, Rebbie Jackson. They share the same birthday: May 29
Singer, sister of Michael Jackson.
[on her brother Michael Jackson's fears] He said, 'If anything happens to me, if I die, it's because someone murdered me. They're trying to kill me.' It wasn't that he was being delusional; they did this over the catalogue... He owned The Beatles catalogue. Most entertainers out there, he owned their music. He would say, 'They're going to kill me over that catalogue. It's dangerous.' Look what happened.
On Janet's wardrobe malfunction: "With Jan, I truly feel that it was an accident. I think it's totally unfair Jan [sic] took the rap for it. I also think that it was totally blown out of proportion. You have to think about this, too: Jan didn't expose her breast. Justin did it. (Laughs.)" (Gaywired.com interview, 06.13.05)
On gay marriage: "It is so difficult in the world for people to find love, true love. When people are in love, I don't see anything wrong with it in the world. If they choose to live their lives and get married, why should we interfere? A lot of people don't agree with me, but that's how I feel." (Gaywired.com interview, 06.13.05)
About her new album 'Startin Over': "Things are quite different today than they were in the past. When I first started, I had absolutely no experience whatsoever. From growth, being around a certain individual, and letting someone have that power and control over me, taught me a great deal about people, a great deal about life, about what you should do and what not to do and take your own position on life. That's what Startin' Over is about, because that's what I decided to do." (Gaywired.com interview, 06.13.05)
"I think all women are beautiful and attractive - very precious. I think everyone on this earth is beautiful. You can find beauty in everything. I try to look at life that way." (Gaywired.com interview, 06.13.05)