Janet Jackson Net Worth 2018: How Much Is Jackson Worth?

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Janet Jackson is a singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer who has been in the public eye for over 30 years. She is a 5-time Grammy winner and has sold over 100 million albums during her career. She is a member of the famous Jackson family and is the youngest sibling in the family.

So, how much is Jackson worth?

Janet Jackson Net Worth as of 2018: $175 Million

Clearly from a massive net worth of $175 million Janet Jackson’s career has been wildly successful. She accumulated her substantial net worth from her music career and various appearances in movies and television.


Early Life

Janet is the youngest of 10 children and was born in Gary, Indiana on May 16, 1966. The other nine siblings of the Jackson family are Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Michael, Randy, and Brandon. All have at one point in their lives been in the spotlight one way or another.

At the time of Janet’s birth, her older brothers had already formed a singing group, the Jackson Five. The group consisted of Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Micheal, and Marlon. At just seven years old, she performed at the Las Vegas Strip of the MGM Casino. After her performance, Janet would go on to appear on the TV show The Jacksons. 

In 1977, her acting career began to take off as she secured roles on Good Times, A New Kind Of Family, Different Strokes, and Fame. 

At 16, Jackson signed her first record deal and released her debut album, Janet Jackson. The album peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard 200.


1986-1992

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Jackson broke from the management of her family and teamed up with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. After just six weeks, Jackson released her third studio album titled, Control. The album was her most successful to date shooting up the Billboard charts to No. 1. Control sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

In 1989, Jackson released her fourth album, Rhythm Nation 1814. Jackson sought to address various crimes and tragedies occurring at that time with the album. The album was just as successful as Control, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard charts and selling over 12 million copies worldwide.

In 1990, Jackson announced her debut tour, Rhythm Nation World Tour 1990. It would become the most successful debut tour in history. After the success of her debut tour, Virgin Records inked the artist to a deal estimated between $32 and $52 million. The deal would make her the highest paid recording artist at the time.


1993-1993

In May 1993, Jackson released her fifth studio album, Janet. The record opened at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and sold over 14 million copies worldwide. Later that year, Jackson would debut in her first film, Poetic Justice. Shortly after, Jackson would go on her next world tour, the Janet World Tour.

In 1995, Jackson released her album, Design of a Decade: 1986–1996, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Jackson would then renew her contract with Virgin Records for $80 million. The deal dwarfed brother Michael and Maddona’s deal at the time. Her sixth album, The Velvet Rope, was then released. It debuted at No. 1 and sold over 10 million copies worldwide.


2000-2009

Jackson appeared in her second film, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, in July 2000. The role was opposite Eddie Murphy and grossed over $170 million worldwide. Jackson was also honored by MTV with the inaugural “MTV Icon” award, in 2000.

Jackson’s seventh album was released in April 2001 titled, All For You. Again the album opened at No. 1 and became the highest first-week selling album of her career. It eventually sold over nine million copies. After the release of the album, she went on her All For You Tour, which partnered with HBO.

Jackson was chosen to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show with Justin Timberlake in Feb. 2004. The halftime show was marred with controversy as a wardrobe malfunction exposed her breast to the 100+ million viewers. The incident would become the most recorded and replayed moment in Tivo history. The incident would later cause her to lose her performance slot at the 46th Grammy Awards.

In 2004, Jackson released her eighth studio album, Damita Jo. From 2006 to 2007, Jackson would release her ninth album, 20 Y.O. and would appear in the movie, Why Did I Get Married?.


2010-Present

In 2010, Jackson reprised her role in the sequel film, Why Did I Get Married Too?, it grossed $60 million in total. She would also go on to star in the drama, For Colored Girls. Jackson then embarked on her largest world tour, Number Ones, Up Close and Personal.

In 2015, Jackson announced her next tour titled, Unbreakable World Tour, which coincided with her release of the single, No Sleeep. Later in 2015, BET presented Jackson with their inaugural Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual award.

Early in 2018, it was announced Janet would be honored at the Billboard Music Awards with the Icon Award.

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