Janet Jackson Net Worth

Net Worth – $175 Million
Full name Janet Jackson
DOB May 16, 1966
Birth Place Gary, Indiana, United States
Nationality American
Work As Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actress,

Janet Jackson is an American dancer, actress, singer, and songwriter.

She is most commonly known for socially conscious, sonically innovative sexually provocative records.

However, she is also a prominent figure in popular culture for over thirty years due to her elaborative stage shows as well.

The internet is abuzz with controversies about singer Janet Jackson’s net worth which is estimated to be $175 Million.

Janet Jackson Incomes Sources, Music Career, Awards, and Nominations

Income Source

There are many controversies surrounding Janet Jackson. Most of them are due to Janet Jackson, herself.

It takes initiative when the actress revealed her lifetime earnings.

It was then declared as $1.2 billion but that includes $458 million from touring $260 million from albums, $300 million from box-office receipts, and only $81 million from music and book publishing.

However, these figures were published a few years ago. The current Janet Jackson net worth is around $175 million.

Whether her income is $1.2 billion or $175 million, she racks in millions from her music career and touring the world.

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Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born in Indiana in 1966. She is the youngest of ten of Jackson’s children.

The Jacksons belong to the lower-middle class.

The family status changed when Janet Jackson’s brother The Jackson 5 start performing in the Chicago-gray area and successfully recorded a hit track with Motown.

Janet wished to pursue a career in horse racing jokey or to become an entertainment lawyer. However, she switched her mind after recording herself in a studio and start performing at the age of seven.

In 1977, her name was chosen for a starring role as Penny Gordon Woods in the sitcom “Good Times”. Later, she had different roles in “A New Kid of Family” and “Fame”.

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Music Career

At the age of 16, her father and manager Joseph Jackson arranged a contract with “A&M Records”. Janet Jackson made her debut with her first album “Janet Jackson” which was released in 1982.

However, the production was carried out by “René Moore”, “Bobby Watson”, “Angela Winbush” and “Leon F. Sylvers III”. The album then peaked at number sixty-three on the top list of Billboard 200.

The albums awarded her little promotion and it was also enlisted in the Top Black Albums of 1983.

Janet Jackson’s second album was “Dream Street” which was released after a couple of year gap. However, the second album took place on the Billboard 200 and grabs the nineteenth rank in the R&B album chart.

Her leading single “Don’t Stand Another Chance” peaked at number nine on Billboard’s R&B singles chart.

Janet Jackson released a list of albums including “Control”, “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814”, “Janet”, “The Velvet Rope”, “All for You”, “Damita Jo”, “20 Y.O.”, “Discipline” and “Unbreakable”.


Janet Jackson’s breakthrough into the film industry in 1977 with her first role in “Good Times”.

After this, she appeared in a number of flicks such as “Diff’rent Strokes”, “Fame”, “Poetic Justice”, “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps”, “Why Did I Get Married?” and the last “For Colored Girls” released in 2010.

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Awards and Nominations

Janet Jackson is good and writes books as well.

She writes a book under the title “True You”. It was published in 2011.

As Janet sold over $100 million in records, she becomes the highest-selling artist in the history of contemporary music.

Janet Jackson’s name raised over 500 nominations throughout her career while she successfully bagged 370 awards including 5 Grammy Awards, 9 MTV Music Awards, and 33 Billboard Music Awards.

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