- Name: Janet Jackson
- Age: 50 years old
- Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
- Occupation: Singer
- Net Worth: US $175 Million
- Status: Alive
Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, actress and the youngest sister of pop legend, Michael Jackson. She’s one of the best-selling artist in contemporary music history with over 160 million records sold. Janet was born to parents Katherine and Joseph Jackson on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana. She has a total of eight siblings, Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Jermaine, Michael, Rebbie, La Toya, and Randy. Jackson was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. She attended Lanai Road Elementary School followed by Portola Middle School. She continued her education at Valley Professional School, graduating in 1984.
In 1976, Jackson made her acting debut on the variety show, The Jacksons. She followed up with the role of “Penny Gordon Woods” on the sitcom, Good Times, from 1977 to 1979. Other television appearances include the series, A New Kind of Family , Different Strokes, and Fame. Jackson starred opposite Tupac Shakur in the 1993 drama-romance film, Poetic Justice. Her performance earned her MTV Movie Awards for best female performance, and most desirable female. She later appeared in the films, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) with Eddie Murphy, Why Did I Get Married? (2007) with Tyler Perry, and For Colored Girls (2010) with Thandie Newton and Whoopi Goldberg.
Jackson was signed to A&M Records in 1982. Her self titled debut studio album, Janet Jackson, was released on September 21, 1982. Her second album, Dream Street, was released two years later. Jackson rose to prominence with the release of her third album, Control, in February 1986. The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified 5x platinum. It features the singles “What Have You Done for Me Lately”, “Nasty” and “When I Think of You”. The album picked up three Grammy Award nominations and won two American Music Awards. Her fourth album, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, was released in 1989 to similar success.
Jackson signed a $32 million contract with Virgin Records in 1991. It was the largest recording contract in history at the time. She released the albums, Janet (1993), The Velvet Rope (1997), All for You (2001), Damita Jo (2004), and 20 Y.O. (2006). The album ‘Discipline’ was released in 2008 by Island Records and her latest album ‘Unbreakable’ was released in 2015 by her own label Rhythm Nation. Jackson holds the record for most consecutive top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a total of 18. Her star was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990.
Janet Jackson is 5ft 4in tall and has a net worth of $175 million. She married soul singer, James DeBarge, in 1984 but the marriage was annulled in 1985. Jackson was married to Mexican-born songwriter and dancer, René Elizondo, Jr., from 1991 to 2000. She married Qatari business magnate, Wissam Al Mana, in 2012 and became pregnant with her first child in 2016 at the age of 50.
Janet Jackson Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Janet Damita Jo Jackson
- Birthday: May 16, 1966
- How Old : Age: 50 years old
- Place of Birth: Gary, Indiana, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Producer, Dancer
- Years Active: 1973-present
- Net Worth : Salary: US $175 Million
- Marriage(s): James DeBarge, René Elizondo, Jr., Wissam Al Mana
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Official Site: janetjackson.com