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Janet Jackson Sells Beloved New York City Condo for $8 Million; Makes a Profit of $6 Million

Music icon Janet Jackson recently sold her New York City apartment for $8.8 million, earning an estimated $6 million profit, despite falling short of the asking price of $8.995 million. 

Jackson purchased the property in 1998, through her legal entity, Puff Trust. According to Dirt, she began leasing the residence in 2014, for $35,000 per month. 

(Photo: Yoo Jean Han for Sotheby’s International Realty)/PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 03: Janet Jackson is seen on day eight of Paris Fashion Week – Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 on October 03, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Arnold Jerocki/GC Images)

As the youngest member of a famed musical family, Jackson began gaining popularity in the 1970s. She was featured on the variety show “The Jacksons” and played Penny on “Good Times.” In the 1980s, Jackson continued to act on shows such as “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Fame,” before launching her solo singing career. In 1986, her album “Control” went platinum more than five times. Jackson won four American Music Awards and six Billboard Awards. Since that time, she released albums such as “Rhythm Nation 1814” and “Velvet Rope.” Throughout her career, Jackson has continued to take on acting roles in movies such as “Poetic Justice,” “Nutty Professor II” and “Why Did I Get Married.” 

Jackson has won five Grammy Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, and 11 American Music Awards. In 2019, Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jackson’s net worth is valued at $190 million. 

(Photo: Yoo Jean Han for Sotheby’s International Realty)

Jackson’s Luxury Apartment 

The 2,100-square-foot apartment is on the 34th floor of the Trump International Hotel, which overlooks the southwest corner of Central Park. The apartment includes floor-to-ceiling windows offering a panoramic view of New York City. The songstress once told The Wall Street Journal, “Whenever entering my apartment of 25 years, I always treasured my home’s wonderful location and the breathtaking views that capture the magic and excitement of New York.” 

The residence includes three bedrooms, each with its bathroom. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and three traditional closets. One of the bedrooms was converted into a wood-paneled library.  A half bathroom is located within the open-concept living and dining room area. A dining counter facing the window allows dwellers to look at the New York City skyline. 

(Photo: Yoo Jean Han for Sotheby’s International Realty)

The residence’s new owners will benefit from Trump Hotel amenities and room service from Jean-Georges restaurant. 

Other Jackson Properties 

Jackson’s primary residence is currently in London. According to Dirt, Jackson owned a 2,400-square-foot condominium in Century City, California, and a Nevada residence. Jackson also once owned oceanfront property in Malibu and a Bel-Air mansion. 

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