Although Janet Jackson married a billionaire, as it turns out, the youngest Jackson is a billionaire in her own right. Variety recently reported that the butterflying icon’s earnings have sent her bank balances upwards of $ 1 billion — making me wish she had adopted me long ago even more.
Contact Music recaps:
The All For You hitmaker has boasted a multi-million dollar fortune for years, but now she has joined her new husband, retail entrepreneur Wissam Al Mana, and the elite group of moneymakers whose bank balances top $1 billion, according to industry publication Variety.
The singer has raked in a total of $260 million in album sales thanks to the success of Control, Janet and Rhythm Nation 1814, and she has also taken in another $81 million from music and book publishing fees.
Jackson’s multiple sold-out world tours have contributed another $458 million to her net worth, with an additional $81.5 million coming from tour sponsorships and licensing fees.
The 47 year old has also banked an impressive $304 million from her box office roles in 2000′s The Nutty Professor Ii: The Klumps, Poetic Justice and For Colored Girls.
The superstar’s whopping personal fortune puts her in good company – Madonna, filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, and mediamogul Oprah Winfrey have all made the ultra-exclusive list.
And clearly while she’s earned herself a big fortune, she’s not about to take care of her older brothers and sisters the way Michael Jackson did. Not to shade my precious Toy-Toy, though. After all, La Toya Jackson has never given you “I’m broke like hell.” At least not within the last 15 years so. Somebody’s tricking on her ’cause they got it. Jermaine is a different story.
In any event, gon’ girl, Miss Janet. Shout out to the janet. fans who caught that reference.