Janet Jackson Net Worth & Biography

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Janet Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. She is a prominent figure in popular culture. As of today, Janet Jackson’s net worth is almost $200M.

She is best known for her sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, and elaborate stage shows. Janet is the 10th and youngest child of the Jackson family and younger sister of the legendary Michael Jackson.

Janet began her career in 1976 on the television series "The Jacksons".

At a Glance

Full name: Janet Damita Jo Jackson

Other names: Janet Jackson

Birthday: May 16, 1966


Net worth: $200M

Source of wealth: Music, songwriting, acting.

Country of origin: United States of America

Net Worth

How much is Janet Jackson's Net Worth? Janet was born into a famous family and her other siblings are also celebrity musicians. She started her career from a very young age and that obviously worked in her favor. She made more than a billion dollars throughout her career. As of , her fortune is worth as much as $200M.

Early Life

Janet Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, the youngest of ten children, to Katherine Esther (née Scruse) and Joseph Walter Jackson.

The Jacksons were lower-middle class and devout Jehovah's Witnesses, although Jackson would later refrain from organized religion.

At a young age, her brothers began performing as the Jackson 5 in the Chicago-Gary area.

In March 1969, the group signed a record deal with Motown, and soon had their first number-one hit. The family then moved to the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Jackson had initially desired to become a horse racing jockey or entertainment lawyer, with plans to support herself through acting.

Despite this, she was anticipated to pursue a career in entertainment and considered the idea after recording herself in the studio.

Social Media Presence

Janet Jackson shares the sneak peeks of her life through her social media pages. She is active on instagram where she shares what she's up to these days. Janet is also active and has almost 7M followers on facebook. She is active on twitter as well and tweets frequently to her 4M twitter followers.


At age seven, Jackson performed at the MGM Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. A biography revealed her father, Joseph Jackson, was emotionally withdrawn and told her to address him solely by his first name as a child. She began acting in the variety show The Jacksons in 1976.

In 1977, she was selected to have a starring role as Penny Gordon Woods in the sitcom Good Times.

She later starred in A New Kind of Family and later got a recurring role on Diff'rent Strokes, portraying Charlene Duprey from seasons three to six.

Jackson also played the role of Cleo Hewitt during the fourth season of Fame, but expressed indifference towards the series, largely due to the emotional stress of her secret marriage to R&B singer James DeBarge.

Jackson later elaborated on her time on the show in an interview with Anderson Cooper, revealing that the cast would occasionally play pranks on her, but she spoke fondly of them.

When Jackson was sixteen, her father and manager Joseph Jackson arranged a contract for her with A&M Records.

Her debut album, Janet Jackson, was released in 1982. It was produced by Angela Winbush, René Moore, Bobby Watson of Rufus and Leon Sylvers III, and overseen by her father Joseph.

The album peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard 200, and No. 6 on the publication's R&B albums chart, receiving little promotion.

The album appeared on the Billboard Top Black Albums of 1983, while Jackson herself was the highest-ranking female vocalist on the Billboard Year-End Black Album Artists.

Jackson's second album, Dream Street, was released two years later.[8] Dream Street reached No. 147 on the Billboard 200, and No. 19 on the R&B albums chart.

The lead single "Don't Stand Another Chance" peaked at No. 9 on Billboard's R&B singles chart. Both albums consisted primarily of bubblegum pop music.

Favorite Quotes from Janet Jackson

“My mother is very strong. Aside from wanting her beauty and her heart, I really wanted her strength. And I’ve always thought I don’t have it.” – Janet Jackson
“People do see me as sweet and innocent. Not to say that I am not those things. But I have other sides to me.” – Janet Jackson
“Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society.” – Janet Jackson
“During my life, I’ve been on both sides of the rope. At times, especially during my childhood, I felt left out and alone. At times, I felt misunderstood…But no human heard those feelings expressed. They stayed buried in the past. But now the truth has to come out, and for me, the truth takes the form of a song.” – Janet Jackson
“We’re all driven to premieres or nightclubs and seen the rope separating those who can enter and those who can’t. Well, there’s also a velvet rope we have inside of us, keeping others from knowing our feelings. In this album, I’m trying to expose and explore those feelings. I’m inviting you inside my barrier.” – Janet Jackson