Janet Jackson Career and Net Worth
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Janet Jackson is an American singer, actress, producer and choreographer. Janet has approximately $180 million in net worth as at 2023. Her rise to fame was on the back of the variety show “The Jacksons” in the late 1970s. Janet has not looked back since then with a very successful solo career of her own.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Janet Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana. She is the youngest amongst 10 siblings. Her brother are famously known for the Jackson 5. The Jackson family relocated to the Encino neighborhood in Los Angeles when the Jackson 5 signed a record deal with Motown.
Along with her siblings, she began to perform a number of variety shows with her siblings the Jackson 5 in 1976. After a stint in acting, having starred in in sitcoms like, “Good Times”, and “A New Kind of Family” her father who was also her manager, Joseph Jackson got a recording deal for her with A&M Records.
Solo Musical Career- Janet Jackson Career And Net Worth
Janet released two albums under the guidance of A&M Records as well her father, “Janet Jackson” in 1982 and “Dream Street” in 1984. She ended business with her family after her second album and came out with her third, “Control” featuring a more urban and mature sound.
It was a huge commercial success fetching her 12 nominations in all. She received six Billboard Awards, three Grammy nominations as well as four American Music Awards. Janet’s status as a star was cemented with her fourth album “Rhythm Nation 1814” released in 1989. It positioned her as an independent act from the shadow of his famous family.
Her fourth album reached number on spot on the Billboard 200, certified platinum for six times by the RIAA. It goes down as the first album in history to produce number one hits on three different occasions. Rhythm Nation’s music video is deemed one of the most iconic and popular in history. It positioned Janet as a fashion icon.
Her Rhythm Nation World Tour was the most successful in history at the time. The talented singer put pen to paper in a multi-million dollar contract with Virgin Records after serving out her contract with A&M. The value of the contract hovered between $32-450 million, the biggest female recording contract of all time at the time.
Janet’s first album with Virgin was “Janet” in 1993. It peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. It has five number one singles. The single, “That’s the Way Love Goes” won the Grammy. She made two other albums later, “The Velvet Rope” in 1997 and “All For You” in 2001 which were major commercial successes selling a combined total of 16 million copies globally.
Janet ended the 1990s as the second most successful recording artist of the decade after Mariah Carey. Janet remained relevant with a very stunning legacy. She was the most-searched news story in Internet history in 2004 (Source: 2007 Guinness Book of World Records).
At the age of 18, she eloped with singer James DeBarge in 1984. Their marriage was nullified in November 1985. Janet got married to Rene Elizondo Jr. in 1991, keeping the marriage discrete until they got divorced in 2000.
She was romantically involved with Jermaine Dupri from 2002 to 2009. In 2012, she got married to Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana whom she met in 2010. They welcomed a son in January 2017 and later announced in April that year that they had separated.