Janet Jackson (Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty) has officially joined the billion dollar entertainer club. The pop princess from the famous Jackson clan has amassed enough money from her albums, tours, acting and endorsements to earn that third comma on her lifetime earnings statements.
Variety reports that the “Control” singer racked up $458 million from concert tours, $304 million from acting, $260 million from album sales and $81 million from endorsement deals. Not bad, Ms. Jackson.
The LA Times rightly points out though, that these impressive numbers do not mean that Janet Jackson is a billionaire. This means that she has earned over a billion dollars in her career. We can assume that she has spent, invested, saved and given that money through out her career.
So, is Janet Jackson a billionaire from her current assets? Not clear. But what is clear is that she has racked up an impressive array of accomplishments and she is married to cutie pie sho’ nuff billionaire Wassim Al Mana.
Whether she is currently a billionaire from her own accomplishments alone or not, it’s clear that Janet Jackson is a very accomplished woman who has made quite an impact on pop culture. Salute.
Demetria Irwin is a New York City-based freelance writer/editor. Follow her on Twitter,@Love_Is_Dope.