Joe Jackson was a talent manager, who is the head of the Jackson family of performers which contains the pop icons like Michael Jackson as well as Janet Jackson. He is best recognized for being the father of global pop star, i.e., The King of Pop, named Michael Jackson, and also the father of La Toya Jackson, Janet Jackson.
Joe Jackson was born in the year 1928 to Crystal Lee King and Samuel Jackson, a schoolteacher. His birthplace was Fountain Hill, situated inside Arkansas. He is known to be the oldest of five children; the names of his brothers are Lawrence and Luther, and the names of his sisters are Verna Mae and Lula Mae.
Recalling his initial childhood, he mentioned that his father was dominant and strict. Moreover, he has described himself as an isolated child who had few friends, described in his memoirs entitled The Jacksons.
At the age of twelve, his parents got separated, and his mother and his siblings got relocated to East Chicago, in Indiana. He has relocated along with his father to Oakland, in California.
At the age of 18, post his father got remarried, he relocated to East Chicago to live with his mother, sister, and two brothers.
Joe Jackson started off his career when he worked on a job at Inland Steel Company in East Chicago. There, he started to follow his passion of being a boxer and got success through the Golden Gloves program.
When he was making for a formal boxing career, he came across Katherine Scruse, who was 17-year-old at that time, who too resided in East Chicago.
He started functioning with the musical group of his sons during the early 1960s, initially functioning with his three oldest sons namely, Tito, Jackie, and Jermaine. Names of his younger sons are Marlon and Michael, who lastly associated with the backing band.
It is found that he started applying long and strong rehearsals for his sons. Initially, this group appeared below The Jackson Brothers. After the addition of Michael and Marlon in the group and more vocal presence of Michael inside the group, its name was renewed to The Jackson Five.
This group started to get countrywide fame to post their initial single for Motown entitled I Want You Back, got #1, and launched in the year 1969. This was followed through their first album entitled Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 during the year 1969
Awards & Achievements
Joe Jackson has accepted an award on behalf of the late son named Michael, in the year 2014, while he got inducted to the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame through a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Next year, he got awarded the Rhythm & Blues 2015 Humanitarian Award. He also appeared at the BET Awards 2015 along with the daughter named Janet as she got the Ultimate Icon Award.
Net Worth & Salary of Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson has an estimated net worth of $800 thousand. He has made most of his fortune with his career as a talent manager and being ahead of the Jackson family of performers.
In the year 1963, he identified his children’s musical skills and turned as the acting manager of a family group recognized as The Jackson 5. This group has relished great success, but pressures directed to them shooting Joe Jackson in the form of their manager.
In the year 1993, his son named Michael spoke out contrary to Joe Jackson on Oprah Winfrey‘s show, describing mental and physical misuse he tolerated at the hands of his father when he was a child. That issue divided the Jackson siblings.
Joe Jackson was one of the few successful talent managers who has effectively managed to become head of the musical group. It was due to his sufficient experience in the field of music that helped him to direct his sons and daughters to excel in this career.