Joe Jackson Net Worth

Joe Jackson Biography

Joe Jackson, also known as papa Joe, Mr. Jackson, Joseph and Joseph Walter “Joe” Jackson, is an American actor, musician, talent manager, music executive producer, musician and also a former professional boxer who has managed earn an estimated net worth of $500,000. He is the father of 11 children who became extremely popular in the world of show business, but of course the most popular was his son, Michael Jackson. Joe Jackson is 85 years old, and has actually out-lived some of his children, including Michael. However, today Jackson’s net worth continues to grow thanks to his great work in show business.

Joe Jackson Net Worth $500,000

Joseph Walter “Joe” Jackson was born on July 26, 1928, in Fountain Hill, Arkansas, United States. He was the older brother of four other children of Crystal Lee and Samuel Jackson. After their parents divorced, Jackson lived with his mother and step father, but also maintained a relationship with his biological father. Before getting involved in a very active life of music and show business, Joe met his future wife, Katherine Scruse. They married in 1949 and went to live in Gary, Indiana. Jackson was working as a crane operator, and was even a food store worker before he  had the idea of creating a family band.

In year 1960 Joe raised his net worth seriously for the first time as he created the music family group “The Jackson 5”, with his older sons Sigmund Esco “Jackie” Jackson, Tariano Adaryll “Tito” Jackson and Jermaine La Jaune Jackson. Later the band got bigger as two other of Jackson’s sons, Marlon Jackson and Michael Jackson also joined “The Jackson 5”. As the band was getting famous, father Joseph’s net worth was getting bigger too. It also needs to be mentioned that the name “The Jackson 5” was created only after Marlon and Michael joined band as it was called “The Falcons” earlier. This band became extremely popular after their album entitled “Destiny” was certified Platinum. The net worth of father Joe increased even more after the release of “Triumph”. However, in 1979 Michael Jackson and Jermaine Jackson decided to leave their father’s band. Since then Joseph has spent more time with Janet Jackson, who later became a great American actress and recording artist.

Of course, the biggest star in a pop music was not Joseph Jackson, but his son Michael, who died in 2009, but we shouldn’t have any doubt about how wealthy Joseph Jackson is when we see how rich his children are. Jackson’s net worth only increased after he helped every his child to reach a goal in a musical career, and today Joe is known as one of the greatest talent managers in the world. This is a actually a very rare example of a famous family band, moreover, some members of “The Jackson 5” later became much more popular than the creator of the band.

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Quick Facts




Ice-Capades Revue1942Ice-Capades Skater
Ice-Capades1941Tramp Bicycle Act, Ice Capades (as Jackson and Lynam)


Am laufenden Band1977TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1953-1970TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Clown
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1960TV SeriesHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1954TV SeriesHimself - Ice Skater
Music-Hall1954TV SeriesHimself
The Arthur Murray Party1952TV SeriesHimself - Clown

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  • WELVEN ?

    Why is his net worth so low compared to Katherine’s?

    • SkippyDoo

      Because Katherine receives 40% of her deceased son Michaei Jackson’s estate. Before he died MJ gave her a substantial monthly stipend. View the KJ Family vs AEG trial where she testifies about it. MJ left nothing for his father.