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.