Janet Jackson

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Gary, Indiana, USA
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Gary, Indiana, USA

Janet Jackson is a famous American singer-songwriter, actress, and dancer. Janet Jackson is also known for being the youngest child of the famous Jackson family.

Early Life

Janet Jackson was born on 16 May 1966 and she is currently 56 years old. She hails from Gary, Indiana, and her zodiac sign is Taurus. Likewise, her full name is Janet Damita Jo Jackson. Talking about her family, her parents are Joseph Walter Jackson and Katherine Esther Jackson (née Scruse).

Likewise, Janet is the youngest of ten children in the Jackson family. Her siblings are Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Brandon, Michael, and Randy. She also has a half-sibling namely Joh’Vonnie.

Sadly, her brother Brandon – Marlon’s twin – died shortly after birth. Her brother Michael Jackson passed away in 2009 due to acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.

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Caption: Janet Jackson posing for a photo with her siblings as a part of the TV program The Jacksons. Source: Encyclopedia

Janet Jackson – Net Worth 2023

Janet Jackson has a net worth of approximately $180 million US dollars as of 2023. Janet’s multi-platinum albums are her major source of income. Likewise, Janet also makes her earnings through her tours and TV appearances among other professional activities.


Professionally, Janet Jackson is a singer-songwriter, actress, and dancer. Janet is known for her innovative, socially conscious, and sexually provocative records. Likewise, she is also famous for her elaborate stage shows.

As the 10th and youngest child of the Jackson family, Janet started performing at the MGM Grand. Also, Janet starred in the various TV series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other TV shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s like Good Times, Diff’rent Strokes, and Fame.

After she signed a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, Janet became a pop icon following the release of her 3rd and 4th studio albums Control and Rhythm Nation 1814. This personality’s collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, disco, funk, rap, and industrial beats.

Moreover, in 1991, this personality signed the 1st of two record-breaking multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records. This established Janet as one of the highest-paid artists in the industry.

Prior to her 1st studio project with Virgin, this personality appeared in her 1st of several lead film roles in Poetic Justice. Likewise, Janet’s two studio albums Janet and The Velvet Rope saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol.

By the end of the 1990s, Billboard magazine named this personality the 2nd most successful recording artist of the decade in the United States after Mariah Carey.

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Caption: Janet Jackson posing for a photo with her late brother Michael Jackson at the 1993 Grammy Awards, where she presented him with the Grammy Legend honor. Source: Billboard

More Details

Further, Janet was industry blacklisted as the backlash from the 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy under the direction of Les Moonves. Les was the then-CEO of CBS Corporation.

Subsequently, Janet experienced reduced radio airplay, televised promotion, and sales figures from that point forward. After parting ways with Virgin Records, Janet released her 10th studio album Discipline.

This was the artist’s 1st and only album with Island Records. Then in 2015, Janet partnered with BMG Rights Management to launch her own record label, Rhythm Nation. Subsequently, Janet released her 11th studio album Unbreakable the same year. Since then, Janet has continued to release music as an independent artist.

Some of Janet’s popular singles are Nasty, Rhythm Nation, That’s the Way Love Goes, Together Again, and All for You. Likewise, in 2008, Billboard placed Janet at #7 on its list of Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists.

Similarly, in 2010, Billboard ranked her #5 among the “Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years”. In December 2016, the same magazine named Janet the 2nd most successful dance club artist after Madonna.

As one of the world’s most awarded artists, Janet’s accolades include 11 Billboard Music Awards, 5 Grammy Awards, 11 American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and 8 Guinness World Records entries. Similarly, in 2019, Janet was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Caption: Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake performing at the 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. Source: NBC News

Brand Endorsements

Janet Jackson has credited several personalities, companies, and brands for their products and services. Some of them are Daniel Kolaric (@danielkolaricmakeup), Pat McGrath (@patmcgrathreal), Wouri Vice (@therealwourivice), Preston Meneses (@prestonmakeup), Christian Siriano (@csiriano), and Larry Sims (@larryjarahsims) among others.

Relationship Status

Janet Jackson eloped with singer James DeBarge in September 1984 when she was only 18 years old. However, their marriage was annulled in November 1985.

Then in 1986, Janet started to date dancer/songwriter/director René Elizondo Jr. The two had their marriage on 31 March 1991. This marriage was kept a secret until the divorce was announced in January 1999. Janet and Elizondo’s divorce was finalized in 2003.

Likewise, from 2002 to 2009, Janet dated music producer/rapper/songwriter Jermaine Dupri. Then in 2006, she met Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana. She started to date Wissam in 2010 shortly after her split with Dupri.

With Wissam Al Mana, Janet got engaged and later married privately in 2012. In 2016, she announced that she was expecting her 1st child with Wissam. On 3 January 2017, she gave birth to a son, Eissa Al Mana. However, in April 2017, there was an announcement that Janet and Wissam had separated and were pursuing a divorce.

Body Measurements

Janet Jackson stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches or 1.63 m and her weight is around 58 kg or 128 lbs. Likewise, Janet has a chest-waist-hip measurement of 35-24-36 inches respectively. Further, Jackson has dark brown eyes and curly hair of the same color.

Janet Jackson – Social Media

Janet Jackson joined Twitter in July 2009. So far, her @JanetJackson account has over 4.2 million followers. Likewise, her username on Instagram is @janetjackson. As of February 2023, this profile has over 7.1 million followers.

On Facebook, she has over 7.2 million followers on her “Janet Jackson” profile. Similarly, she created her “Janet Jackson” Youtube channel in March 2006. So far, this channel has over 584.6 million views and 1.14 million subscribers.

Further, her username on Tiktok is @janetjackson. So far, this profile has over 1.5 million followers and 5.8 million likes.