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It’s Official: Janet Jackson is Now a Billionaire

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We’ve all known about Janet Jackson since she played Penny from the TV show, “Good Times.”  She was adorable back then and then turned into a teen beauty on “Different Strokes.”  No one knew at that time that Janet would go on to become one of the most popular and highest-grossing performers in the world, but that’s just what happened.  She also made a ton of money in the process.

Janet Jackson has joined the exclusive billionaires club thanks to her mega-successful albums, tours and acting roles, Variety reports.  She is now 47-years old with the looks of a 25-year old, newly married and still performing.

According to the publication, Jackson has raked in a total of $260 million in album sales thanks to her hit albums Control (1986), Janet (1993) and Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989), and another $81 million off music and publishing fees. Her sold-out world tours have earned her another $458 million, with an additional $81.5 million coming from tour sponsorships and licensing fees.

And let’s not forget that Jackson is an actress too — her roles in The Nutty Professor, The Klumps, Poetic Justice and For Colored Girls has banked her a whopping $304 million.

Though Jackson of course isn’t the only billionaire in her marriage — her husband, retail entrepreneur Wissam Al Mana (whom she married last year in a private ceremony), is a billionaire all on his own.

Jackson joins the exclusive list of celebrity billionaires which includes Madonna, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.

Beautiful, Talented and Rich….what a combination!