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In addition to being the most sane Jackson, Janet Jackson has also become the richest Jackson family member!
And folks, we’re talking mega wealthy as new reports are now confirming Ms. Jackson is worth a billion! Can you say wow-to-da-zers?!
According to a report by Variety, Janet, 47, recently joined the ranks of Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, and Steven Spielberg by officially a billionaire.
So just how did she do it? Well the singer-actress accomplished this feat in multiple ways. First Janet earned a reported $458 million from concert tours, $304 million from acting roles in films like The Nutty Professor and Poetic Justice, $260 million in album sales, in addition to a not too shabby $81 million in sponsorships.
And despite her age, Janet reportedly still wants kids. “She wants kids,” a source told Us Weekly. “If she can’t have them, she will adopt.” Those kids will definitely never want for anything financially!
[Photo Credit: Janet Mayer / PR Photos]
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In today’s shocking news, Janet Jackson is married… again!
The 46-year-old singer/most sane Jackson surprisingly confirmed the news today when she told Entertainment Tonight that she and billionaire Qatari businessman, Wissam Al Mana, tied the knot last year.
“The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true,” Janet and Wissam told ETOnline in an exclusive statement. “Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.”
The couple adds, “Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favourite children’s charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy.”
The couple finished off their statement signing off, “With love, Wissam and Janet”
This will make the third marriage for Janet, whose ex-husbands include James DeBarge and René Elizondo, Jr
Perhaps we should have seen this coming as Us Weekly reported last December that the couple was engaged. Plus Janet is notoriously a very private celebrity. In fact her last marriage to Rene was kept a secret for many years.
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They say the third times a charm and Janet Jackson is about to find out if there’s any truth to that saying.
The 46-year-old Ms. Jackson is engaged to be married to boyfriend of two years, 37-year-old Wissam Al Mana- who just happens to be a luxury brand mogul and billionaire.
The wedding “will cost millions,” a source told Us Weekly. “He is flying in all of Janet’s friends and family on private jets.”
Janet has seven siblings and triple that amount in nieces and nephews. *Mental note* to meet and marry a billionaire.
What about the ring you ask? Apparently Wissam gave Janet a “huge, expensive ring,” which the singer keeps “locked up,” as “She’s afraid it will get lost,” according to the source. That must be some ring!
Mr. Fancy Pants Wissam wants to “get a top chef to create a custom menu,” for the big event which one source tells Us Weekly will “undoubtedly” be a “circus.”
As for life after the wedding, Janet wants to have a family and will adopt if she is unable to have children of her own says the informer insider.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK JANET AND WISSAM WILL LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER?
Inside Janet Jackson’s Family Feud & Fight Over Michael’s Money; Is Janet Broke? Plus Katherine Implies She Was Kidnapped
As it’s been widely reported, Janet Jackson, 46, was shockingly a part of the plan hatched by some of the not-so-genius Jackson family members (Randy, Jermaine, and Rebbie Jackson) to not only contest the will left by the late Michael Jackson, but to also overthrow those in control of the estate. The claim is that the will, which leaves everything to his mother Katherine Jackson, his kids, and charity, is fraudulent.
This led to the siblings allegedly “kidnapping” their mom Katherine for over 10 days by taking her to a spa in Arizona and not allowing her to speak to Michael’s three kids — Paris, Prince and Blanket — whom she has guardianship over.
The general belief is that Randy and Jermaine came up with this plan as a means to “prove Katherine unfit so they could take over,” says an insider to Us Weekly. “It’s all greed.”
Indeed a report by Radar Online states Randy Jackson actually owes over $500,000 in back child support. Even worse, Randy and brother Jermaine Jackson have reportedly asked Michael’s estate to pay off their child support debt in the past. Yikes. Randy had claimed money was not a factor in his motive to challenge Michael’s estate and will but owing over half a million in child support alone obviously puts his motives into question.
The question now is why would Janet align herself with the money grubbers when she is reportedly very rich and worth over $150 million.
Well according to sources, Janet might be having money troubles of her own. “She has spent far more than she has made, so she needs the money,” says a source though Janet’s reps deny the claims.
Another theory is that Janet wants the will overturned so her greedy siblings will get paid and stop hitting her up for money.
And when it comes to Katherine, she is now backtracking from her previous claims that she simply needed some peace and quiet, hence her reason for being at a spa in Arizona.
In court documents uncovered by TMZ, Katherine, 82, is singing a different tune by strongly implying that her kids kidnapped her & tricked her into deserting her grand kids.
Katherine states she was scheduled to go on a road trip to New Mexico to watch her sons in concert, but an unnamed doctor showed up on July 14th, and told her to take a place instead. She obliged but found herself in Tucson, AZ where she had reservations at a luxury resort.
Katherine adds that her phone and iPad were taken away, in addition to her in-room telephone being disconnected and her TV shut off. She was reportedly told her grandkids were “fine” when she asked about them and had no idea they had reported her missing.
Katherine says, “At the time, I trusted the people I was with to be honest with me.”
The good news is that Katherine has now regained custody of Michael’s kids as the courts approved her to have a split guardianship with TJ Jackson. The two will share responsibilities as co-guardian. Sources claim TJ was already a big factor in helping Katherine care for the kids for the last few years.
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Just days after
all hell broke lose in the Jackson household Katherine Jackson was reported missing by her grandkids, TMZ is reporting she has lost custody of Michael Jackson’s three children for the time being.
TJ Jackson, 34-year-old son of Tito Jackson, has officially become the temporary guardian of the three kids — Prince, Paris, and Blanket Jackson — after he filed papers seeking temporary guardianship this week.
In case you haven’t been keeping up with this cray cray situation, Katherine abandoned her grandkids 10 days ago at the urging of some of her kids which included Janet, Jermaine, Tito, Randy, and Rebbie Jackson. The kids claimed they whisked Katherine, 82, away to Arizona because she suffered a stroke and needed a break from the stress the executors of Michael’s estate were putting on her.
Those executors however denied those claims alleging, Randy and Jermaine simply wanted them to step down so that they could become the executors, and start spending Michael’s millions. They claimed Katherine was in perfect health and that her kids had pretty much kidnapped her. What we do know is that Michael’s kids haven’t been able to communicate with Katherine since she left over a week ago. Pretty bad move considering she is supposed to be the kids’ guardian.
The judge in the case however made it clear that Katherine’s custody was not suspended for wrongdoing, but because she was prevented from doing her guardianship duties by “intentional act from third parties” a.k.a her kids who took her away.
TJ also told the courts he believed Katherine was being held against her will by some of her kids. TJ’s dad Tito has since changed his stance on the issue, now supporting the executors of Michael’s estate instead of Jermaine and Randy.
Just earlier this week, an altercation took place at Katherine’s LA home after Janet and Randy tried to take Michael’s kids to Arizona. Cops were called and some reports have claimed Janet slapped her niece Paris though that doesn’t appear to be true.
As for Katherine, Radar Online is reporting today that she is on her way back to California to be with her grandkids after finally speaking to them on Tuesday night. Katherine is said to be “upset” at her kids for keeping her in the dark about everything.
Unfortunately for Katherine, her return might be too little too late as TJ is said to be moving forward with making his guardianship over the kids permanent. The kids are also reportedly on board with this as they love TJ.
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UPDATE – Katherine’s lawyer Perry Sanders says he will oppose any effort to make TJ the permanent guardian, adding that he will file a motion to reinstate Katherine as guardian once she returns to LA today.
To bring you up to date, the drama began last week when a letter signed by Randy, Jermaine, Janet, Tito and Rebbie Jackson, leaked out online — demanding that the Executors of Michael Jackson’s Estate step down because they are failing, and the stress caused 82-year-old Katherine Jackson to suffer a stroke.
Fast forward to the weekend when TMZ broke the news that Katherine’s nephew reported her missing to the cops. Even more alarming, Michael’s daughter Paris Jackson, 14, took to her Twitter to voice her concern that her grandma/guardian was missing, and that she hadn’t spoken to her in over a week. Then it turned out all was well and that Katherine was actually in Arizona resting with daughter Rebbie on doctor’s orders, which doesn’t explain why she abandoned her three grand-kids.
Well based on a new report, it’s all starting to make sense. Yesterday, all hell broke lose at Katherine’s CA mansion as Radar Online is reporting cops were called after Jermaine, Randy and Janet Jackson barged into the home and attempted to remove their brother Michael‘s three children from the house.
“It was just total chaos when Jermaine, Randy and Janet descended on the house,” a source reveals to Radar.
“Randy was telling Prince Michael he had to leave with them and that he had a private jet chartered to take them all to Arizona to see Katherine. Prince firmly held his ground and told Randy he wasn’t going anywhere with them. The security detail prevented the three of them from taking the kids out of state. The cops had to be called and Janet kept saying they had a legal right to be at the house when in fact they don’t. The rental house is in the name of Michael Jackson’s estate, so they were told to leave immediately. For the time being, they won’t be allowed to come back to the rental house and guards at the security gate have been told under no circumstances are they to allow them in. Paris was absolutely hysterical and kept telling her uncles to just bring her grandmother home,” a source close to the situation adds.
“The plan to take the kids out of the house was going to be a publicity stunt. The kids were going to be paraded into the house in Arizona where Katherine is staying and those photos would be published on a website favored by Randy Jackson,” the source adds.
So the big question now is that who is caring for Michael’s children?
“Michael’s children are being cared for by their nanny and legal options are being explored about ensuring their safety. The children are very, very smart and they are surrounded by excellent bodyguards that won’t allow anything unsavory to happen to them. The kids just want their grandmother back, and want the family drama to end. Now that Paris and Prince are old enough, they understand why Michael didn’t have much of a relationship with anyone in the family except for Katherine,” the source adds.
Sources also tell TMZ that this is all a ploy by Michael’s brothers Jermaine and Randy to get his will contested due to the fact that it left them nothing. Janet is however said to be truly concerned about her mother’s health and the stress the executors of Michael’s estate are putting on her.
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