Janet Jackson Net Worth: Career, Earnings from Music Albums, Touring, etc.

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Janet Jackson, the Pop Queen, sister of Pop King Michael Jackson has an estimated net worth of around $175 million. She has built her career and grown in the industry since her debut. She is the Youngest of the Jackson family and probably one of the most successful.

Early Life

Janet Damita Jo Jackson AKA Janet Jackson was born in Indiana on the 16th of May 1966. She initially wanted to be a Jockey or a Lawyer but later pursued music. She has been married thrice and has one child.

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Her music career

  • Her first performance was at the age of seven at the ‘Las Vegas Strip.’
  • In 1982, Janet signed a contract with A and M Records and released her debut album titled ‘Janet Jackson’ in the same year earning $650,000
  • In 1984, Janet released her second album titled ‘Dream Street’ which earned $250,000
  • Her third album called ‘Control’ was released in 1986 with producers Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam and hit the #1 spot and made a revenue of $10 million
  • In 1989, Janet released her fourth album titled ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ and quickly soared to the top of the charts selling more than 12 million copies worldwide and earning around $12 million
  • In 1991, Jackson signed an estimated $32-$50 million contract with Virgin Records
  • Her fifth album titled ‘Janet’ was released in 1993 and hit #1 as soon as it was released and made $14 million
  • In 1995, she collaborated with her brother, the pop king, Michael Jackson on his single ‘Scream.’
  • In 1995, she also released her compilation album titled ‘Design of a Decade: 1986- 1996 which cashed in almost $10 million
  • She also renewed her contract with Virgin Records for almost $80 million
  • In 1997, she released her album ‘The Velvet Rope’ and made her a gay icon around the world and also hiked her sale proceeds to $10 million
  • In 2001, she released her seventh album titled ‘All For you’ that sold 605k copies in its first week and hit #1 spot. The Album earned $7 million
  • Her album ’20 Y.O.’ was released in 2006 and earned $1.2 million
  • In 2004, her eighth album ‘Damita Jo’ was released and made its way to #2 spot on Billboard and saw her earning drop to $3 million
  • Janet Jackson signed a deal with Island Records and released her tenth album ‘Discipline’ in 2008 which debuted at #1 and grossed $2 million
  • Her album ‘Unbreakable’ was released in 2015 and received a lot of positive reviews debuting at #1 and earning $260,000

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  • The Velvet Rope Tour- $315,000. Worldwide Revenue – $78,000,000
  • She has earned a cumulative amount of almost $400 million from all her Tours

TV Career

  • In 1976, her debut on Television was through the series ‘The Jacksons’
  • In 1977, she landed the main role in the series ‘Good times’
  • She also had a starring role in ‘A New Kind of Family’ and a minor role on ‘Diff’rent Strokes’
  • She also hosted SNL and appeared on the series ‘Will and Grace.’
  • In 2010, she starred in the Drama ‘For Coloured Girls’

Movie Career

  • Her movie debut was in 1993 in the movie ‘Poetic Justice.’
  • Her second movie appearance was in ‘Nutty Professor II: The Klumps’ in 2000 earned her a salary of $5 million and $1 million for its title soundtrack
  • In 2007, she appeared in the movie ‘Why Did I get married?’ and also won her an award
  • In 2010, she made another appearance in the sequel ‘Why did I get married too.’


  • The Singer owns a house in Manhattan Columbus Circle in New York which is worth an estimated $30 million. The home boasts of luxuries such as a spa and pool
  • She also owns a home in Henderson which is worth $500,000

Vehicle collection

  • She is the owner of a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder worth $181,900
  • A Lamborghini Murcielago worth $354,000
  • An Ashton Martin Vanquish worth $234,260
  • A Bentley Continental GT worth $196,225

Endorsements and ventures

  • In 1993, Janet made an appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine
  • She modelled for a fur line of ‘Blackglama’ and also designed a clothing line for them
  • She has her very own record label called ‘Rhythm Nation.’
  • Janet has earned almost $40 million from her endorsements and Sponsorship deals

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  • She published her book ‘True You: A Journey to finding and loving yourself’ in 2011 and topped the list of New York Time’s Best Seller and earned almost $81 million

Social Work

Janet Jackson is one of the many women who believe in Philanthropy. She has donated a lot of her time and money towards helping those in need.

  • In 1989, Janet Jackson donated the proceeds of her tour ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ to programs like ‘Cities in Schools’ that help to educate students and prevent drop out
  • In 1997, she donated the money from her recording song ‘Together Again’ towards AIDS research
  • In 2013, Janet helped UNICEF’s cause of providing help to the children of the Sahel in Africa by raising awareness and taking part in campaigns on social media
  • She is a huge supporter of the LGBT community
  • She donated $10,000 to the ‘Small Change Campaign.’

She supports many foundations and charities, some of which are:

  • Red Cross
  • Naked Heart Foundation
  • Feeding America
  • American Foundation for AIDS Research and many more
  • She also supports causes related to Children, Health, Orphans, Hunger and Human and Civil Rights


Janet Jackson is an inspiration to many girls around the world irrespective of race and colour. Janet Jackson has millions of fans who love and respect her. She is a successful musician and character and to top it off; she is also a philanthropist.

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