Best known for being the mother of pop legend Michael Jackson, Katherine Jackson is an American singer. However, she never appeared in the stages and has always worked off-screen shaping her children’s career. It’s because of her children that she got such a huge popularity. Though she doesn’t have a prominent career, she boasts a staggering net worth. After all, she is the mother of the Jacksons. Right? Well, let’s see how much net worth she holds in 2019.
Born as Kattie B. Screws, on 4 May 1930, in Barbour County, Alabama, to Prince Albert and Martha Screws, Katherine Jackson is the lady behind the most popular music group ‘Jackson 5’ in America. As a child, Katherine wanted to become a singer but the destiny has written this for her children, not for her. Just at the age of 2, she was hit by polio and all her dream shattered. However, she didn’t stop singing. When she was 4 years old, her family moved to East Chicago, Indiana and this when her father changed his surname to ‘Easter’ from ‘Screws’.
A few years after moving to Chicago, her parents separated but Katherine continued her studies. She completed her high school from Washington High School and this is where, she found the love of her life. In 1947, she met Josef Jackson who was already a married man at that time. But it couldn’t be a hurdle in their relationship. Josef divorced her first wife and married Katherine in 1949. The couple had 10 children, out of which one died just after his birth and Michael Jackson died in 2009. At present, Katherine is having a rough relationship with Josef Jackson. She has even reportedly filed for the divorce with him.
As a child, Katherine had a dream to become a singer and she fulfilled her dream through her children. Michael Jackson was surely the greatest entertainer till date and he had achieved it all at his own but it was his mother Katherine who inculcated the music in him and supported him throughout the career. Katherine got music flair since her childhood. Once she was hit by polio, her dream was devastated too. But she kept on singing in small stages. And after her marriage with Josef, who had also got a good knack for the singing, the couple started singing together. But that was enough to support their family, so Katherine put her singing aside and started working as a store clerk. Soon, she quit the job and started focusing completely on her family and kids.
This is when, music again revived in her and she instilled it all in her kids. First, she and her husband formed ‘The Jackson Brothers’ group which was later renamed to ‘Jackson Five’ after the entry of Michael Jackson. Katherine had trained her children so well that soon this group had taken the world by storm. In 1990, she also wrote her autobiography titled ‘My Family, The Jacksons’.
Awards & achievements
Katherine Jackson is a woman who worked behind the scenes, so how could she win any awards. However, she has been honored as the ‘Mother of the Year’ by the US national magazine Essence.
Net worth of Katherine Jackson
Katherine Jackson is an ideal mother and a perfect homemaker, so how much net worth you expect under her name? If you’re expecting any low, then you’re wrong. Well, the lady, who had to once work as a store clerk to support her family, is today the owner of $120 million. Yes, Katherine’s total net worth is $120 million. She had a major role in shaping the career of Michael Jackson and he had made her millionaire. Michael left 40% his estate’s share to her mother who has been the authorised guardian of his three children after his death. Her net worth will surely slip down in coming years as she is spending huge money in the upbringing of her grandchildren.
Every mother gives her best to her children but Katherine had sacrificed even her own dreams to build their career. She is a role model in a real sense.