When you hear the word “Jackson”, what resonates in your mind promptly? Pop music? Then you’re absolutely right because the Jackson clan actually defines the pop music. Jackson family and the music have an inseparable relationship. Janet Damita Do Jackson, the youngest of her nine siblings including Michael Jackson, was born on May 16, 1966 to Katherine Esther and Joseph Walter Jackson in Gary, Indiana, USA. Who knew, the little girl who dreamt of becoming a horse racing jockey, was destined to become one of the most famous artists in the history of pop music.
Born into the family of music icons, Janet Jackson barely focused on her education. In her early age, she attended public school in Encino, California and later switched to Valley Professional School, from where she graduated in 1984. Walking in the footprints of her family, Janet made her public debut performance at the tender age of seven at a Las Vegas nightclub. Unlike her brothers, she made her way to popularity through acting. In 1976, she appeared for the first time on a television show ‘the Jacksons’. In 1982, she made her recording debut by releasing her album ‘Janet Jackson’. Her third album ‘Control’ released in 1986 gave her a career boom. Since then, she never looked back. Today her legacy says it all.
Janet married three times. Currently her husband is Wissam Al Mann, a businessman. The two married in 2012. Before that, she divorced her previous husbands singer James DeBarge (1984-85) and artist Rene Elizondo Jo (1991-2000). Out of three marriages, Janet has one child named Eissa with her husband Wissam Al Mana. She became mother in January 2017.
Janet Jackson Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $185 Million US Dollars
Janet’s net worth is estimated to be around $185 million US dollars as of 2017. Being a singer, songwriter, film producer, record producer, an actress and author Janet earned $81 million in music and book publishing. At present she is believed to be earning around $20 million in salary annually. Her income from endorsement and sponsorship is estimated to be $4.5 million. Being the world’s most awarded artist Janet placed nine consecutive music albums at top ten in US Billboard 200. Some of her the highest earning music albums are –
Number one $30 million
Discipline $25 million
20Y.O. $19 million
Damita Jo $14 million
Janet Jackson Assets
Among many mansions and villas the veteran singer owns a magnificent 4636 square foot house called Drive Henderson worth $0.5 million. Along with that she also owns an opulent 3000 square ft apartment for $30 million, the second highest paid price for a New York apartment, in prestigious glass-walled Trump Tower. The singing beauty is an ardent lover of cars too.
She possesses 4 lavish cars- Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder car (white), Lamborghini Murcielago car (white), Aston Martin Vanquish car (gray) and Bentley Continental GTC car (white) which cost around $0.3, $0.4, $0.2 and $0.2 million respectively. Janet loves wearing Christian Louboutin Balota platform sandals and Tom Ford sunglasses.
Janet Jackson Business Model
Janet Jackson is an artist blessed with many talents. Aside from her thriving music career she is also an actress, author and a film producer. Janet started her career as an actress. She has been starred in 5 movies and 8 television shows. In 2011, Janet signed a production deal with Lionsgate studio to produce a feature film. In same year she released her self-help book named “TrueYou- A journey to finding and loving yourself” co-authored by David Ritz.
These statistics shows how successful artist she is. Over her career, she sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide. This milestone makes her the eleventh best-selling female recording artist in the US. Her album Rhythm Nation released in 1989 touched the sky of success and inscribed her name in the richest personality club of Hollywood world. She earned most of her money from album tours.
When you’ll listen her songs, you’ll fall in love with her voice. She has sung numerous melodious songs that you would love to play again and again. But there are some you can’t even afford to miss. they are- Nasty, That’s the way love goes, Rhythm nation, What have you done for me lately, Black cat, Miss you much, Love will never do without you, When I think of you. Jackson’s talent not only limited to the music but she is also an outstanding actress. Her must watch movies are- Poetic justice, Why did I get married too, and Nutty professor ΙΙ: The Klumps.
Recently the actress turned singer has been in buzz about her pregnancy and child. She has borne her first child in this January only. Currently she is off her music arena and enjoying her motherhood. While Janet continues to enjoy her new mother life, her ex-husband DeBarge has dragged her in another controversy.
Lately he claimed that he had a secret daughter with Janet. But the DNA results put an end to this rumour. Of late rumour mills have also been abuzz with the news that Janet has converted to Islam. The official confirmation hasn’t come from the singer though. And it still remains to be a hot subject matter for her fans.
Though Janet started her journey under the shadow of her brothers but she is a self-made star. She touched the milestone of success and continues to be one of the most famous solo female artists. She dominated the pop world for more than two decades. Presently she is enjoying the best phase of a woman’s life. We wish her lots of love and await to see her again in the music arena.