Janet Damita Jo Jackson, an American actress and recording artist, is thought to be worth $175 million. The youngest member of the illustrious Jackson family, Janet has always delighted in the limelight. Few famous siblings are able to break out of the shadows of their more well-known siblings and establish themselves as superstars in their own right with unique personalities. In order to become one of the biggest female pop and R&B performers of the 1980s and 1990s, Janet Jackson did exactly that. Jackson’s career as a hitmaker has been a model of consistency from her breakthrough in 1986 with the album Control; in terms of long-term pop chart success, she is comparable to Whitney Houston and Madonna.
The fact that Jackson maintained a very high standard of quality control was a major factor in this. Her singles were always expertly constructed, with enduring pop hooks and cutting-edge production that kept up with current urban R&B trends.
Since then, the younger sister of the late M.J. has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and scored 10 No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, making her one of the most successful musicians in modern music history. Although Miss Jackson’s album 20 Y.O. barely registered on the charts, don’t write her out just yet. For the seasoned artist, tours have proven to be a sizable source of income.
She was the ninth child in the Jackson family, and by the time she was born, her older brothers had already started working as the Jackson 5. She was bitten by the acting bug at a young age, making her stage debut at age seven with the Jackson 5, and at age 10, when producer Norman Lear chose her to join the cast of Good Times, she started her sitcom acting career. Janet Jackson was the tenth child and youngest child of Katherine Esther and Joseph Walter Jackson when she was born in Gary, Indiana, on May 16, 1966.
Wissam Al-Mana, a businessman from Qatar, and Janet got married in January 2012. Three months after the birth of their son Eissa, the couple decided to end their marriage and file for divorce in April 2017. To split custody of their one child, the couple came to an agreement.
The couple made news in June 2018 after the singer contacted the authorities after her son’s carer complained about Wissam’s harsh behaviour, which supposedly scared the child. The nanny had to lock herself in a bathroom in order to phone Janet and inform her of Wissam’s inappropriate behaviour. To check on her son, the singer promptly dialled the police.
Source of Wealth:
Music, Film, Books
Gary, Indiana, United States
5′ 4″ (1.63 m)
135 lbs (61 kg)
Married (Wissam Al Mana)
Janet Damita Jo Jackson
Date of Birth:
May 16, 1966
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
1 (Eissa Al Mana)
EARNINGS & FINANCIAL DATA
Earnings 2015Record Sales 2015Estimated earnings from her album Unbreakable$260,000
Earnings 2013Sponsorship 2013Earnings from sponsorship deals$81,000,000Project Earnings 2013Cumulative Album Sale Earnings (as of 2013)$260,000,000Project Earnings 2013Earnings from concert tours$458,000,000Project Earnings 2013Cumulative Book and Publishing Earnings (as of 2013)$81,000,000
Earnings 2009Record Sales 2009Estimated earnings from her compilation album Number Ones / The Best (certified gold by BPI)$100,000
Earnings 2008Record Sales 2008Estimated earnings from her album Discipline (certified gold by RIAJ)$2,000,000
Earnings 2006Record Sales 2006Estimated earnings from her album 20 Y.O. (certified platinum by RIAA and gold by RIAJ)$1,200,000
Earnings 2004Record Sales 2004Estimated earnings from her album Damita Jo (certified platinum by RIAA and Music Canada, gold by RIAJ, and silver by BPI)$3,000,000
Earnings 2002Record Sales 2002Estimated earnings from her live album The Velvet Rope Tour – Live in Concert (certified platinum by RIAA, ARIA and Music Canada)$295,000
Earnings 2001Record Sales 2001Estimated earnings from her album All for You (certified 3x platinum by Music Canada and RIAJ, 2x platinum by RIAA, and gold by ARIA, BPI, BVMI, IFPI-SWI, RMNZ and SNEP)$7,000,000
Earnings 2000Performance Fee 2000Extra payment for the song Doesn’t Really Matter, a soundtrack for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$1,000,000Salary 2000Salary form Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$5,000,000
Earnings 1998Record Sales 1998Estimated earnings from her live album The Velvet Rope Tour – Live in Concert (certified platinum by RIAA and ARIA)$115,000
Earnings 1997Record Sales 1997Estimated earnings from her album The Velvet Rope (certified 3x platinum by RIAA and Music Canada, 2x platinum by ARIA, platinum by BPI, IFPI-SWI, RIAJ, RMNZ and SNEP, and gold by BVMI)$10,000,000
Earnings 1996Contract 1996New recording contract with Virgin Records$80,000,000Record Sales 1996Estimated earnings from her video album Design of a Decade: 1986–1996(certified gold by RIAA)$50,000
Earnings 1995Record Sales 1995Estimated earnings from her compilation album Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 (certified 4x platinum by ARIA, 2x platinum by RIAA and BPI, platinum by Music Canada, RIAJ and RMNZ, and gold by BVMI and IFPI-SWI)$10,000,000
Earnings 1994Record Sales 1994Estimated earnings from her video album Janet (certified gold by RIAA)$50,000
Earnings 1993Record Sales 1993Estimated earnings from her album janet. (certified 6x platinum by RIAA, 3x platinum by Music Canada, 2x platinum by ARIA and BPI, platinum by RIAJ and RMNZ, 2x gold by SNEP, and gold by BVMI and IFPI-SWI)$14,000,000Record Sales 1993Earnings from sales of her albums Control (1986), Janet (1993) and Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)$260,000
Earnings 1990Record Sales 1990Estimated earnings from her video album The Rhythm Nation Compilation (certified platinum by RIAA)$100,000
Earnings 1989Record Sales 1989Estimated earnings from her album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (certified 6x platinum by RIAA, 2x platinum by ARIA, platinum by Music Canada and BPI, and gold by IFPI-SWI and RMNZ)$12,000,000Record Sales 1989Estimated earnings from her video album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (certified 2x platinum by RIAA)$200,000
Earnings 1987Record Sales 1987Estimated earnings from her video album Control – The Videos Part II (certified gold vy RIAA)$50,000Record Sales 1987Estimated earnings from her remix album Control: The Remixes (certified gold by BPI)$100,000
Earnings 1986Record Sales 1986Estimated earnings from her album Control (certified 5x platinum by RIAA, platinum by Music Canada and BPI, and gold by RMNZ)$10,000,000Record Sales 1986Estimated earnings from her video album Control – The Videos (certified platinum by RIAA)$100,000
Earnings 1984Record Sales 1984Estimated earnings from her album Dream Street$250,000
Earnings 1982Record Sales 1982Estimated earnings from her album Janet Jackson$650,000