Who Is The Richest Member Of The Jackson Family?

Before the Osbournes, Kardashians, Hadids, and even the D'Amelios, there were the Jacksons! Since making their debut on the entertainment scene, the talented family members have taken the industry by storm and become some of the most recognizable faces in the world.

Despite being dead since 2009, pop powerhouse Michael Jackson still remains the most famous member of the family. However, many have followed in his footsteps and carved successful careers of their own. Michael's youngest sibling, Janet Jackson, gave the "Billie Jean" hitmaker a run for his money at the height of their success and morphed into a superstar herself. Michael's older brothers also attempted to pursue solo careers after he rose to fame as one-fifth of their singing group, the Jackson 5. Some managed to pull it off, while others realized that going at it alone wasn't all that it was cracked up to be. Whether they like it or not, Michael's three children — Prince Jackson, Paris Jackson, and Bigi Jackson — have had to deal with being in the spotlight as well. Regardless, they've gone on to follow their own passions.

Being the large family that they are, some members have embraced their fame, while others have shied away from the limelight. Overall, they have all dipped their toes into the spotlight and made some money.

Randy Jackson's financial situation remains a mystery

As of this writing, there is no clear net worth estimate for the second youngest Jackson sibling, Randy Jackson. With that being said, he has had his fair share of financial and personal struggles. After filing for bankruptcy in 1996, he later found himself pleading guilty to bankruptcy fraud in 2001, according to the Los Angeles Times. Prior to that, he had been arrested and went to jail for a month for beating his then-wife, Eliza Shaffy, and their baby daughter, Steveanna, in 1991, per AP News.

In 2008, the New York Post reported that Randy was working odd jobs in Los Angeles that were not linked to entertainment, such as repairing cars in a family friend's garage. But in recent years, he appears to be close with his youngest sibling Janet Jackson. As seen in an Instagram upload shared in October 2020, Janet wished her big brother "happiness" on his birthday. They were pictured hugging in the attached snapshot. 

Even though Randy may keep a low profile, he's not out of job — and it's all thanks to his superstar sister. According to Billboard, the siblings are co-executive producers of the 2022 documentary "JANET," a two-part television event centered on the titular performer's life.  

Marlon Jackson branched into real estate after his solo career didn't take off

After a successful run with the Jacksons, Marlon Jackson decided to give going solo a try. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to captivate listeners with his debut album the way his younger brother Michael Jackson did. His first and only album to date, "Baby Tonight," failed to make noise on the charts and peaked at No. 175 on the Billboard 200. By 2008, he was reportedly in such desperate need of cash that he was stocking shelves at a San Diego supermarket, per the New York Post

But it hasn't been all terrible for Marlon. He eventually pursued a career in real estate, as reported by The Guardian. He once resided in a 6,700-square-foot home in Encino, California with a tennis court and pool, but he sold it for $1.16 million in 1992, per the Los Angeles Times. In 1999, he was one of the co-founders of the Major Broadcasting Corporation, which changed its name to the Black Family Channel in 2004, according to the Jacksons' official website

As of 2021, Marlon Jackson is far from being a millionaire but is still worth a respectable $100,000, according to Celebrity Net Worth. And he didn't hang up his microphone for good — still to this day, he performs with his brothers, per The Guardian, and he also participates in the family tradition of giving back through his charitable organization, the Study Peace Foundation. Its aim "is to promote peace and unity in communities worldwide."

Jackie Jackson ran a record company

In 1973, Jackie Jackson pursued a solo career of his own and released his debut self-titled LP, per AllMusic. It wouldn't be until nearly 20 years later when he released his follow-up album, "Be the One." Just like Marlon, he didn't make a lot of impact on the charts with his solo material, which only made two appearances on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts. During an April 2021 interview with The Guardian, he was asked if he'd rather had the life of his successful younger brother Michael Jackson. "Yeah, that's right. That's what everyone wants who's in this business," he said. However, while he, Jermaine, Tito, and Marlon continue touring together, the Financial Times notes that "their legacy has been complicated by the controversies surrounding" the same sibling Jackie admittedly envies.   

After Jackie's solo music career didn't take off, the "Blame It On The Boogie" hitmaker stayed in the entertainment business and went on to create the company Futurist Entertainment in the 2000s. It housed his record label, Jesco Records, and other music-related ventures, per Billboard. His aim was to sign "established artists." While it appears that the label no longer exists, Jackie was worth a respectable $200,000 as of 2021, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Per the Jacksons' website, his extensive philanthropic work includes raising millions of dollars for cancer, diabetes, and AIDS research. He's also served as a board member for the music-oriented nonprofit Its Time for Kids.

Tito Jackson managed his sons and sang the blues

After his time at the top with The Jackson 5, Tito Jackson later became the manager of his sons' group, 3T. In the 1990s, the soulful three-piece composed of Taj, Taryll, and TJ Jackson achieved global success by releasing smash hits such as "Why," which featured their uncle Michael Jackson. Tito's hard work with 3T paid off — their debut album "Brotherhood" sold 3 million copies, per the group's website. Unfortunately, it was the only record they ever released. 

Tito later returned to music as a solo artist. Before the Jacksons' developed their Motown sound, their act had included blues music. Tito was a fan of the genre and was able to revisit it later in life while living in Oxnard, California. He and a group of friends formed their own blues band, but apparently he was the only one living comfortably enough to keep pursuing a blues career. "I didn't want to pull them from jobs and take them all away from the benefits they'd been building up for 15-20 years," he told Blues Blast Magazine

By the early 2000s, Tito found himself in Europe on the American Blues Tour. He even dropped his first blues album in 2021, "Under Your Spell." It featured the likes of Stevie Wonder, Eddie Levert, the B.B. King Band, and his brother Marlon Jackson. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tito is worth $2 million, which is clearly enough to allow him to pursue his true passion.

Rebbie Jackson stayed private, but well-paid

Rebbie Jackson is hands down one of the most low-key members of the Jackson family. As noted by iHeart, she grew up with a passion for music, learning to play piano and the clarinet as a child. However, she never had the ambition of becoming a singer early on. With that being said, she eventually carved out a music career once her family became a household name.

In 1984, Rebbie released her debut album, "Centipede," which included the hit single of the same name. According to AllMusic, she has put out four studio albums to date, the latest being released in 1998. She was still performing sporadically as of 2010, but told Lehigh Valley Music, "I'm not concentrating so much on releasing any product just right now. I'm really not doing that." She also revealed that she had recorded some music for a Preston Glass jazz album. A year later, she appeared on "The View" and addressed rumors that some of Michael Jackson's siblings were unhappy about being left out of his will. "Nobody's saying they should get some money," she said.

As previously reported by ET, Rebbie married her childhood sweetheart, Nathaniel Brown, at the age of 18. In 2013, Brown passed away from cancer, per The Boombox. Since then, Rebbie has stayed out of the public eye. Despite choosing to live a private life away from the cameras, Celebrity Net Worth estimates that she is worth an impressive $2.5 million.

La Toya Jackson has remained a regular face on television

La Toya Jackson has had her fingers in many pies throughout the years. Like nearly everyone in her family, she has released music. Since 1980, La Toya has put out nine studio albums. Her most recent was in 1996, per AllMusic. Aside from music, Jet reported that she scored a $10 million paycheck for her 1991 memoir "Growing Up in the Jackson Family." A year later, she signed a contract worth $5 million with the "Moulin Rouge" in Paris to appear in her own revue, per the Chicago Tribune

Over the years, the "Hot Potato" entertainer has remained in the spotlight by starring on numerous TV shows, which would have come at a price. As noted by her IMDb page, she has appeared on "Celebrity Big Brother," "Dancing with the Stars," "The Talk," and "The Masked Singer," to name a few. In 2011, she made the New York Times Best Sellers list for the second time when she released another memoir, "Starting Over." 

In 2013, the New York Post reported that La Toya had signed all three of Michael Jackson's children to her talent agency after the pop star's death. For each deal she made — like Prince's gig as an "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent – she received a commission of 15 percent. With so much going on, La Toya has made a lot of money and is more valuable than most of her siblings. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that she's worth around $4 million.

Jermaine Jackson's marriages haven't helped his financial situation

Jermaine Jackson has released 14 solo albums, and 10 of the singer's singles were popular enough to enter the Billboard 200. Despite his solo music success and being booked to appear on reality shows like "Celebrity Big Brother" — which earned him a $400,000 paycheck, per Radar – he has still found himself struggling financially. In 1995, he tied the knot with Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza and had two children with her. When they split, he was asked to cough up $3,000 per month in child support. According to Radar, Jermaine claimed he hadn't earned any money in 2008 and tried to get a judge to lower the monthly support during a 2011 court appearance. However, he was ordered to pay Oaziaza a total of $80,000. "I'm not rich like Michael was," he complained. 

After Jermaine got re-married to Halima Rashid in 2004, their split had similar complications. As reported by TMZ, Rashid filed for divorce from Jermaine in 2016. She revealed that a judge had ordered the singer to pay her $2,500 monthly child support payments beginning in 2018. However, Rashid said he hadn't given her a single penny for a whole year, despite insisting that he spent between $50,000 and $500,000 each month while they were together. According to The Blast, court documents showed Jermaine was still earning significant royalties, and had a monthly income of almost $14,000 and expenses totaling $10,000. Despite all his financial drama, Jermaine is still said to be worth $5 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.

Bigi Jackson purchased a mansion when he turned 18

Michael Jackson's youngest child was given the birth name Prince Michael Jackson II, but he was famously referred to as Blanket by his father. He eventually decided to ditch his childhood nickname and now goes by Bigi Jackson, per Today

Out of all of Michael's children, he remains the most reclusive and appears to have no interest in being famous. With that being said, it seems that he won't be feeling any financial pressure to pursue a career in entertainment like some of his family members. According to ABC News, 40 percent of Michael's assets were given to his three children when he died in 2009. Therefore, Bigi was already incredibly wealthy before he became a teenager. In 2014, the New York Post reported that he and his siblings were receiving an allowance of $8 million a year.

At age 18, Bigi splashed out and purchased a home in the neighborhood of Calabasas, California worth $2 million, per E! As noted by the outlet, the mansion — which contains an outdoor kitchen, spa, pool, spa, and covered patio — isn't located too far from the home of Bigi's grandmother, Katherine Jackson. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is a staggering $100 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Like his father, Prince Jackson enjoys being a philanthropist

Like Bigi Jackson, Michael Jackson's oldest son Prince Jackson likes to keep his life as private as possible but does make the occasional television appearance. Prince has been a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight," per The Hollywood Reporter, and he starred in his sister's mini documentary, "Unfiltered: Paris Jackson & Gabriel Glenn." According to his Instagram page, he graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a business degree in 2019 and has since followed in his fathers footsteps by being a philanthropist. As reported by the Daily Mail, Prince works with the Heal Los Angeles organization and was spotted handing out free meals to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Due to Michael giving 40 percent of his assets to his three children when he passed, Prince was always going to be financially stable. However, according to an archived May 2021 article from The Blast, the executors of Michael Jackson's estate asked a court for permission to hire him as a special consultant. Not only that, Prince will have full access to his inheritance when he turns 40. Like Bigi, Prince is worth $100 million. He spent a chunk of his change — $2 million, to be exact — on a mansion in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, per Variety.

Paris Jackson's home is so big, she allows friends to live there

By now, it's obvious to state that Paris Jackson is loaded with money like her brothers. However, that hasn't stopped the entertainer from pursuing a career of her own and working hard. Unlike her siblings, Paris has followed in the footsteps of Michael Jackson — in 2020, she released a solo album titled "Wilted," per Rolling Stone. She also formed a duo called The Soundflowers with Gabriel Glenn. Unsurprisingly, her radiant beauty helped her get signed to IMG Models. So far, Paris' modeling ventures have seen her become the face of large campaigns for big brands like Calvin Klein and grace the covers of Vogue and i-D. The "Let Down" singer has also embraced acting and has appeared in "Star" and "American Horror Stories."

However, Paris' true passion lies in making music. In 2020, she told Variety that it's something she plans to do "for the rest of my life," adding, "It just makes my heart so full. It's that feeling like I'm exactly where I need to be, and I'm doing exactly what I need to be doing," she said.

With a net worth of $100 million, Paris can comfortably keep pursuing her dream while living it up. According to Variety, she purchased a 7-bedroom mansion in the Topanga Canyon area of Los Angeles, which she paid $2 million for. In 2017, the Mirror reported that she and a large group of friends were living together at her "hippy haven."

Katherine Jackson is living on Michael's money

Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, is also a financial giant, and it's all thanks to her deceased son. According to ABC News, the "You Rock My World" hitmaker left 40 percent of his assets to his mom. We think that seems fairly reasonable — after all, she did birth the pop icon. As previously mentioned, another 40 percent was divided among Michael's kids. The remaining 20 percent went to various children's charities.

As noted by Celebrity Net Worth, Katherine is worth $100 million. Court documents suggest she is receiving as much as $67,000 per month from her son's estate. However, she allegedly doesn't spend it on herself. Instead, she gives it to her children and grandchildren to cover their finances. Per TMZ, her nephew Trent claimed in legal documents that she was doling out $7,000 a month to Rebbie Jackson and $30,000 a month to La Toya Jackson in 2017. Meanwhile, Jermaine Jackson allegedly received monthly payments of $12,000. According to Trent, Katherine was also paying nearly $10,000 a month for a rental shared by Jermaine and Randy Jackson's kids.

Maybe she doesn't mind paying her relatives' rent because she doesn't have to pay for her own abode. In 2014, her son's estate purchased the $10.75 million mansion in Calabasas, California that she and her grandchildren had already been living in, per The Wall Street Journal. "Mrs. Jackson felt at home in the leased property and wanted the certainty associated with ownership," her lawyer said. 

Michael Jackson allegedly spent $500 million on himself

Michael Jackson is not referred to as the "King of Pop" for nothing. He banked enormous wealth from chart-topping hits including "Thriller," "Bad," and "Dangerous," and despite being scandalized both prior to and after his death as a result of sexual misconduct and assault allegations, the late star's estate remains formidable. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the music icon was allegedly in a lot of debt around the time of his death due to spending as much as $500 million on expensive items like cars, houses, and zoo animals. The monetary troubles came after he seemed to hit the jackpot in the 1980s by buying The Beatles' back catalog and thousands of other songs for $47.5 million. He co-owned the music with Sony for years before the company purchased his stake from his estate for $750 million in 2016.  

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Michael was worth negative $500 million when he died because he owed so much money. However, his estate made over $700 million in the upcoming years. Additionally, Michael's Neverland Ranch was originally listed for $100 million in 2016. Unfortunately, it was sold at a huge loss to businessman Ron Burkle for only $22 million. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Michael first bought Neverland for $19.5 million in 1987. With all this being said, in May 2021, a judge ruled that Michael's estate is actually worth $111 million, per the Los Angeles Times

Janet Jackson continues to be an unstoppable force

Michael Jackson may be the most famous member of the Jackson family, but his younger sister Janet Jackson is definitely no underdog. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the "Together Again" hitmaker is worth an astounding $190 million, and it's purely down to her hard work over the past decades. Though many may assume that she's a billionaire due to marrying her now-ex-husband Wissam Al Mana in 2012, that doesn't appear to be the case.

As noted by the Los Angeles Times, Janet signed two music contracts in the 1990s that were considered the largest deals at the time. In 1991, she signed to Virgin Records for $40 million, and she renewed her deal in 1996 for $80 million. In recent years, Janet has been actively touring and entertaining crowds around the world. Per Pollstar, Janet's 2017 "Unbreakable" tour grossed $33 million, while her follow-up tour called "State of the World" earned a gross of $11 million. In 2019, she embarked on her Las Vegas residency, "Metamorphosis," which grossed $13 million, per Billboard

In 2021, the "Poetic Justice" actor wanted to give back to her fans by auctioning some off her personal belongings and iconic costumes from her celebrated career. As mentioned by The Guardian, Janet made sure some of the proceeds went to the charity Compassion International. With a net worth as high as hers, Miss Jackson doesn't have to work another day in her life.