With forty years of entertainment, 10 albums and too many hit songs to count, Janet Jackson has officially achieved billionaire status.
According to Variety, Janet reportedly earned $458 million in concert earnings, $304 million from big screen roles like For Colored Girls and The Nutty Professor and netted $260 million in album sales. The superstar also earned a whopping $81 million from sponsorship deals.
The 47-year-old singer further added to her bankroll when she married fellow billionaire and Middle East investor Wissam Al Mana last year.
Ms. Jackson joins media tycoon Oprah Winfrey in the short list of African-American female billionaires and like O, Janet shows no signs of slowing down.
She recently told Billboard that she’s beginning work on new music. “I am working on a new project now,” said Jackson. “We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music.”