About Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson (full name Janet Damita Jo Jackson) is an American singer and actress. Janet has been a prominent person in show business since the beginning of 70s, when she first appeared with her famous family in the TV series The Jacksons. With more than 100 million albums sold all over the world, Janet is considered to be one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. Janet Jackson net worth is estimated at $150 million.
Jackson was born in Indiana, in a family of Katherine Esther and Joseph Walter Jackson. Janet was the 10th and the youngest child in the family. Her parents belonged to the lower-middle class and lived in reduced circumstances. It was the talent of their children that allowed Jacksons to get out of poverty. When Janet was born, the band Jackson 5 (constituted by her elder brothers Tito, Marlon, Jackie, Jermaine and the would-be King of Pop Michael Jackson) was already performing in local clubs and theatres.
By the end of 1969 the band has secured a contract with Motown records and released four consecutive singles. As soon as Janet was old enough to perform she was involved into “family business”.
Janet first appeared on the scene with her brothers when she was 7 year old, at the MGM Casino in Las Vegas. Janet started acting three years later, when TV show The Jacksons was first aired on CBS. Around that time her father has forbidden Janet to call him dad and insisted she would call him Joseph instead, since he was her manager too. It looks like old Jackson was more dedicated to boosting Janet Jackson net worth than parenting.
Janet became prominent as a solo artist after 1982, when she signed a contract with A&M recording company and released her album Control. The album was loved by the wide range of audience because it incorporated elements of various styles, like funk, rhythm and blues, rap and disco. Janet was praised not only for her voice and dancing skills, but also for the social consciousness, which was reflected in her lyrics. In 1991 Janet has further distanced herself from her family’s music empire by signing a deal with Virginia Records. The value of this contract was estimated at $32-$50 million.
The agreement with Virginia Records not only consolidated Janet’s status in show business, but also paved the ground for the current Janet Jackson net worth.