Janet Jackson Hits the Billion Dollar Club + New Album On The Way / by


Move! Move! Move right over to the left, to the left Beyonce. You're not the only African-American female billionaire in the music industry anymore. Janet Jackson has officially been listed as in the billion dollar club according to Variety.

The singer and actress reportedly earned more than $450 million thanks to concert tours, $304 million in acting gigs, $260 million in album sales and over $80 million in sponsorships. This rich lady also has a brand new album in the works. Check out all the action below.

According to Variety, Jackson, who is one of the best-selling artists of all time, has earned $458 million thanks to her successful concert tours, $304 million from acting roles in films like "For Colored Girls" and "The Nutty Professor," $260 million in album sales, and more than $81 million from tour sponsorships and licensing fees. 
And the "Control" songstress isn't the only billionaire in her household. Jackson secretly married retail tycoon Wissam Al Mana, who's made his fortune investing in the Middle East. 
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.

Last week, the singer also opened up about the stages of her new project that fans have been waiting for since 2006. She did an interview with Billboard to commemorate the 20th year anniversary of hehr album :"Janet". That's where she spilled the tea.

'I am working on a new project now. We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music. ' - Janet Jackson


If I can recall correctly, she said the same exact thing two years ago. But I don't care. It's hard to get excited for her now. I love her movies though. She's a great actress. The music tip should come to an end. I mean, she's only doing it for the fans.

But the fans need to realize that she's older and wants to obviously move on with her life and career. Let her work behind the scenes. Let her bring you a new generation of Janet. She's over it and I'm sure will announce her musical retirement soon. She should just tour.