Janet Damita Jo Jackson, who people know simply as Janet Jackson, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, author, actress, designer, and spokesperson.
Stage Name: Janet Jackson
Full Name: Janet Damita Jo Jackson
Birthday: May 16, 1966
Place of Origin: Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Height: 5 ft. 4 in.
Sexual Orientation: Straight female
Status: Single, divorced
Spouse: none (ex husbands: James DeBarge m. 1984-1985; Rene Elizondo Jr. m, 1991-2000; Wissam Al Mana m. 2012-2017)
Profession: Singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, actor, author, fashion designer, and spokesperson
Total Net Worth: $190 million
Janet Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, actor, author, fashion designer, and spokesperson from Gary, Indiana, U.S. She is the youngest among 10 children of the famous Jackson Family.
She was born on May 16, 1966 to parents Katherine Esther and Joseph Walter Jackson. Katherine worked part-time at Sears and also she plays the piano and clarinet. Joseph was a crane operator and worked at US Steel and was a former boxer.
He also plays with the local rhythm and blues band as a guitarist. Joseph was revealed in a biography as an emotionally withdrawn person and made Janet address him by his first name.
Janet Jackson started her career at such a young age. Her brothers are the famous Jackson 5. She began performing with her brothers as well. Also, she performed at the MGM Casino at the Las Vegas Strip just by the age of seven.
In her relationships, Janet Jackson has been married three times. Her first husband is the singer James DeBarge whom she married in September 1984 and their marriage was annulled in November 1985.
Her second husband is the songwriter, dancer, and director Rene Elizondo Jr who she married on March 31, 1991 and divorced in 2000. Her third husband is the businessman Wissam Al mana whom she married in 2012. Al Mana and Jackson had a son named Eissa Al Mana. Then separated in April 2017.
The Jackson family is into the entertainment business. By the age of 7, Janet Jackson has a studio recording. Aside from music, she began her acting career in “The Jackson’s” variety show when the Jackson 5 signed a record deal in March 1969 with Motown and moved to Los Angeles. Shen then landed acting roles starring in the 1977 sitcom entitled Good Times as Penny Gordon Woods and also starred in “A New Kind of Family” in 1979-1980.
Her father, Joseph, who is also her manager, has arranged her a contract with A&M Records when she was 16 years old. Janet Jackson released her debut album in 1982 entitled “Janet Jackson”. The album has reached number 63 on the Billboard 200 and at number 6 on the Publication’s R&B Albums Chart. Janet Jackson released her second album in 1984 entitled “Dream Street” and then terminated business affairs with her family.
Janet Jackson set out and then released her third album in 1986 entitled “Control”. The album featured a crossover pop appeal, more urban, and mature sound. The album was a great success as it reached number 1 on the Billboard 200. It was also certified by the Recording Industry Association of America a fivefold Platinum, it has three Grammy nominations, and won four American Music Awards. The album sold over ten million copies worldwide.
Her fourth album was released in 1989 entitled “Rhythm Nation 1814 and it strengthened her stardom status as an individual Jackson. The album reached number 1 on the Billboard 200, sold over 12 million copies worldwide and was certified by RIAA as six times Platinum.
In separate calendar years, the album has produced number 1 hit songs such as Rhythm Nation, Miss You Much, Alright, Escapade, Come Back To Me, Black Cat, and Love Will Never Do (Without You).
Her single Rhythm Nation’s music video has won a Grammy Award and is considered as one of the most iconic music videos in history. In addition, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm of Nation World Tour in 1990 has set a record of fastest sell-out tickets of Tokyo Dome japan and is the most successful debut tour at the time.
When her contract with A&M Records was fulfilled in 1991, Janet Jackson signed a deal worth $32-$50 million US dollars with Virgin Records which is the largest music recording contract of all time for a female artist The multi-million dollar contract has made her as the “Queen of Pop”.
She released her first album with Virgin Records in 1993 entitled “Janet”. The album has number 1 singles on the Billboard 200 Chart and sold 14 million copies worldwide. She then released her next albums, her album in 1997 entitled “The Velvet Rope” and her album in 2001 entitled “All For You”. Both albums reached number 1 and sold millions of copies worldwide.
Janet Jackson released other albums such as her album in 2004 entitled “Damito Jo”, the album in 2006 “20 Y.O.”, and the album in 2008 “Discipline”. She also released an album in 2015 entitled “Unbreakable” under her own record label Rhythm Nation.
In 2004, at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show got into a controversy for the nipple slip incident.
Aside from music, she had her debut in acting in the movie “Poetic Justice” in 1993. She also starred in movies such as Nutty Professor II: The Klumps in 2000, Why Did I get Married? In 2007, and the movie For Colored Girls in 2010.
Janet Jackson Total Net Worth
Janet Jackson is an international icon who has an impressive legacy with her decades long career. She is a significant artist in pop culture and has inspired millions.
She is the youngest child of the famous Jackson family and she has made a name for herself as a successful solo artist. Jack Jackson is not a billionaire despite the misinterpretation with Variety Magazine on a May 2013 interview. She has an estimated net worth of $190 million.