Career: Janet started her career in 1986 with the release of her debut album Control, which went five times platinum. Successful follow-ups Rhythm Nation 1814, Janet, The Velvet Rope and All For You cemented her status as a pop icon. Later albums Damita Jo, 20 Y.O. and Discipline have also been hits. Janet has also appeared in the films Poetic Justice, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?, and Coloured Girls.
Relationships: In 1984, Janet eloped with the singer James DeBarge, but their marriage was annulled several months later. In 1991 she secretly married dancer, songwriter and director René Elizondo Jr. He filed for divorce in 2000, which was the first time that the world became aware that they had been married for eight years.
FYI: In 2007, Janet was ranked the seventh richest woman in the entertainment business by Forbes magazine, with a fortune of over $150million.