Sigmund Esco Jackson who is known with his name, Jackie Jackson is a famous American songwriter and singer. He is the founder of the Jackson 5, and he has also worked as an actor for a small time period. He is the second child of the Jackson family, and he is the oldest Jackson brother. He wanted to play baseball professionally during his school time, but then he chose music as his career. If you are interested to know more about life and net worth of Jackie Jackson in 2018, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 4th May in the year 1951 on his mother’s 21st Birthday. His nickname Jackie was given by his grandfather. He comes from a black working-class family, and he spent his childhood with his sisters and brothers in Gary in Indiana. He lives in the industrial city located out of Chicago. In the year 1964, his father made Jackson brothers singing group. In the year 1966, he became the lead singer of the group and started singing professionally with the group Jackson Five 5.
Jackson has married three times till now and had four children. He got married to Enid Adren Spann on 27th June in the year 1974, but she died in the year 1997. They were separated from each other in the year 1984 but had reconciled in the year 1985. In the year 1986, she filed for divorce as she accused Jackie of being a physically abusive person. Both of them had two children. Later on, he got an affair with a famous pop star named Paula Abdul in 1980s. He got married to Victoria Triggs in the year 2001. Both of them took divorce from each other. Jackson got married to his third wife named Emily Besselink in the year 2012.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
He used to perform with his high tenor voice, and he gave many hit singles at the start of his career. In the year 1973, he released his solo album which wasn’t hit and failed to rank on the chart. ‘Can You feel it’ became one of the most famous compositions of his career. In the year 1984, they released an album titled Victory in which he performed lead for the song titled Wait.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Jackie Jackson is around $500 thousand which he earns with his music professional career. He has also worked as a single artist while he also used to perform in the group Jackson 5.
He had to face an accident because of his wife named Enid Jackson and suffered from a knee injury during the rehearsals. He became the session musician after leaving the group Jacksons. His single got ranked on the 17th number for two consecutive weeks in Belgium. He performed many album overseas and has been able to gain huge fame and success for his work as a musician and singer. Although he hasn’t won any awards for his singing, he will definitely win some in the coming years ahead.