We’ve all known about Janet Jackson since she played Penny from the TV show, “Good Times.” She was adorable back then and then turned into a teen beauty on “Different Strokes.” No one knew at that time that Janet would go on to become one of the most popular and highest-grossing performers in the world, but that’s just what happened. She also made a ton of money in the process.
Janet Jackson has joined the exclusive billionaires club thanks to her mega-successful albums, tours and acting roles, Variety reports. She is now 47-years old with the looks of a 25-year old, newly married and still performing.
According to the publication, Jackson has raked in a total of $260 million in album sales thanks to her hit albums Control (1986), Janet (1993) and Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989), and another $81 million off music and publishing fees. Her sold-out world tours have earned her another $458 million, with an additional $81.5 million coming from tour sponsorships and licensing fees.
And let’s not forget that Jackson is an actress too — her roles in The Nutty Professor, The Klumps, Poetic Justice and For Colored Girls has banked her a whopping $304 million.
Though Jackson of course isn’t the only billionaire in her marriage — her husband, retail entrepreneur Wissam Al Mana (whom she married last year in a private ceremony), is a billionaire all on his own.
Jackson joins the exclusive list of celebrity billionaires which includes Madonna, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.
Beautiful, Talented and Rich….what a combination!
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