Janet joins billionaires' club
Congratulations, Janet Jackson! You've accomplished a major feat -- being rich.
According to Us Weekly, Variety recently confirmed that Michael Jackson's younger sister is in fact a billionaire. She's now in the inner circle with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Madonna and Oprah, among others.
So where did it all come from, you may be wondering. Sure, Janet's a famous singer and actress, but it's not like you hear her name all that often around the Hollywood scene.
We'll break it down for you. The 47-year-old made her billion from a number of different projects:
Concert tours: $458 million
Acting (films such as "The Nutty Professor" and "Poetic Justice" -- has anyone even heard of "Poetic Justice"?): $304 million
Album sales: $260 million
Sponsorships: $81 million
And in addition to the "Miss You Much" singer's own billion, she just married into a whole lot more. Last year in an intimate ceremony she tied the knot with 37-year-old Wissam Al Mana, of Qatar, who's also -- you guessed it -- a billionaire.
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