The famous group, “Jackson 5” in the 70’s made a big name with its singing talents. The 5 siblings in the group were appreciated widely and triumphed in many talent contests. Jackie Jackson was the co-lead of the group, who after splitting with Jackson 5, has continued to gain fame courtesy his talents. Let’s know more about Jackie Jackson’s net worth in 2019.
Jackie Jackson was born on May 4, 1951 to mother, Katherine and father, Joseph Jackson, as Sigmund Esco Jackson. He is the eldest brother and the second child of the family. The Nickname “Jackie” was given to him by his grandpa. He, with his other brothers and sisters, was brought up in Gary, Indiana. His family belonged to the working class, as they were African-Americans. He lived in a three room house in his early days with his big family.
Jackie Jackson married Enid Spann in 1974. It was a complicated marriage with on and off separations and reconciliations. Later, in 1987, they got divorced after having two children together. Jackie Jackson married again in 2001, after remaining in gossip columns about his alleged affair with Pop star, Paula Abdul for quite some time. His second wife was Victoria Triggs. However, this marriage too didn’t work out and he got married for the third time to Emily Besselink. Emily and Jackie Jackson had twin boys in 2013.
In 1965, Jackie Jackson’s father, Joseph Jackson founded “Jackson 5”- the Jackson brothers singing group. The siblings gained name and fame by 1966, when Joseph Jackson made Michael Jackson the lead singer of the group. They rapidly climbed the ladder of professional success in a short span of two years. In 1969, after signing with Motown the name was changed to a numerical 5. Jackie Jackson was the co-lead and a founding member of the group, although, before singing in the group, he was interested towards a professional career in baseball.
Jackie Jackson had been a lead singer in Jackson 5’s hits, like “ABC” and “I Want You Back”. He along with his brother, Michael was a lead vocalist in “Enjoy Yourself”. Jackie Jackson also composed six albums for the group. He tried starting his solo album in 1973, but it failed. Jackie Jackson co-wrote “Can you feel it” with Michael Jackson, which became one of his most successful compositions and an international hit of 1981. When Michael Jackson went on with his own solo career, Jackie Jackson began performing more leads. He performed as a lead vocalist on the song, “Wait” of their album ” Victory” in 1984.
“Jackson 5” became altered to “Jacksons” when Jackie Jackson, Tito and Randy did the theme song of the movie “Burglar”. After the other members of the group left to pursue their own solo careers, Jackie Jackson launched his own first solo album, “Be the One” in 1989. It was a minor hit ranking at 89 on R&B charts. Jackie Jackson later released his first singles, “Stay” and “Cruzin”.
Awards and Achievements
The “Jacksons” received the Lifetime Achievement Award for hits, like “Shake Your Body Down to the Ground”, “Can You Feel It”, “Enjoy Yourself” and “Heartbreak Hotel” in 2017, at the Black Music Honors. Jackie Jackson’s first single, “Stay” was a hit reaching the Top 40 position in R&B.
Net Worth of Jackie Jackson
Jackie Jackson has a net worth of $2 million. Although, his solo career could not be as great as that of his brother, Michael Jackson, he will forever be remembered for being a part of the most iconic band the world has ever witnessed.
The Jackson family for sure have talent in their blood line. It must have been a struggle arising from a working class family and giving legends, like Jackie Jackson and Michael Jackson along with the other Jackson siblings. Joseph Jackson rightly saw the talent in his family and introduced it to the world and we can’t thank him enough!