May 23, 2013

Who needs to marry a billionaire for money when you're a billionaire too!

Janet---Ms. Jackson if you're nasty---just reached billionaire staus.  The iconic entertainer has a career spanning four decades and has managed to rack up over a billion dollars in the process.

How did she make her billions you asked?  Well, it sure the hell wasn't from marrying her multi-billionaire husband.  Janet made her money the old fashioned way.  She earned it.  You know that thing that people don't do anymore.

Here's how she did it:

- She reportedly made $458 million from various concert tours
- $304 million from movie roles - including the Eddie Murphy comedy The Nutty Professor II and Tyler Perry's box office hit, For Colored Girls
- $268 million in album sales
- $81 million in endorsement and sponsorship deals.

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.


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