Janet Jackson, billionaire. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)Michael Jackson may be one of the most successful dead celebrities, but his sister Janet (who, of course, is alive and well) is doing pretty well herself. The 47-year-old is officially a billionaire.
According to Variety, Jackson, who is one of the best-selling artists of all time, has earned $458 million thanks to her successful concert tours, $304 million from acting roles in films like "For Colored Girls" and "The Nutty Professor," $260 million in album sales, and more than $81 million from tour sponsorships and licensing fees.
And the "Control" songstress isn't the only billionaire in her household. Jackson secretly married retail tycoon Wissam Al Mana, who's made his fortune investing in the Middle East.
As for fellow celeb billionaires, Jackson joins a club with members including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, J.K. Rowling, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, whose "Seinfeld" money helped … but whose main fortune came from her dad, billionaire Gerard Louis-Dreyfus, chairman of the Louis Dreyfus Energy Services.
At least Janet can feel good about the fact she earned her billion all by herself.
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