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Which Female ’80s Singer Is Now a Billionaire? Hint: It’s NOT Madonna!

Perpare to be shocked when you find out who is now a billionaire.

Janet Jackson has managed to reach the elite plateau, as she is now worth a billion (yes, billion) dollars, according to Variety.

To put this staggering sum into perspective, keep in mind that Madonna's net worth is estimated to be a "mere" $650 million. Crazy, right?

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So how did Janet's "nasty" self earn this kind of moolah?

She earned a whopping $458 million from touring, along with $304 million in acting gigs (huh?) for films like The Nutty Professor, $206 million in album sales, and $81 million in sponsorships.

Not many entertainment figures are billionaires, although Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and J.K. Rowling are among the small group.

What's even crazier is the fact that Janet's husband is a billionaire in his own right as well, having made money with investments in the Middle East. So if you ever going out to dinner with them, you can let them pick up the check.

We must admit, we're kinda shocked that Janet has this much more money than Madonna. And how has Janet made so much dough from films?

Nonetheless, we're proud of her. Get it, Janet!

Source: Variety via E!, Celebrity Net Worth

05.22.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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