With forty years of entertainment under her belt, Janet Jackson has officially reached billionaire status.
Jackson has joined the exclusive billionaires' club thanks to her mega-successful albums, tours and acting roles. She is now 47-years old with the looks of a 25-year old, newly married and still performing.
Jackson, according to E! News and Yahoo, earned $458 million in concert earnings, $304 million from big screen roles like For Colored Girls and The Nutty Professor and $260 million in album sales. The superstar also earned a whopping $81 million from sponsorship deals.
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 and Steven Spielberg.
She also joins media tycoon Oprah Winfrey in the short list of African-American female billionaires, and, although the payoff on her years of hard work is large, the singer doesn't plan on slowing down.
Jackson recently told Billboard that she's beginning work on new music. "I am working on a new project now," said Jackson. "We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music."
Beautiful, Talented and Rich -- what a combination!