About Janet JacksonJanet 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.