Janet Jackson Is A Billionaire!
5/21/2013 10:07pm EDT
Janet Jackson has joined the billion dollar club.
Michael Jackson's sister has boasted a multi-million dollar fortune for years, but now she has joined her new husband, retail entrepreneur Wissam Al Mana, and the privileged group of money-makers whose bank balances top $1 billion, according to industry publication Variety.
The All For You singer has raked in a total of $260 million in album sales thanks to the success of Control, Janet and Rhythm Nation 1814, and she has also taken in another $81 million from music and book publishing fees.
Jackson's multiple sold-out world tours have contributed another $458 million to her net worth, with an additional $81.5 million coming from tour sponsorships and licensing fees.
The superstar has also banked an impressive $304 million from her box office roles in 2000's The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Poetic Justice and For Colored Girls.
The 47 year old's whopping personal fortune puts her in good company - Madonna, filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, and media mogul Oprah Winfrey have all made the ultra-exclusive list.