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Janet Jackson’s Divorce: Singer Could Earn Millions Due to Timing

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Superstar Janet Jackson shocked fans over the weekend as news surfaced that she’d split from third husband, Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana.

News of the split came just three months after the 50-year-old singer and her 42-year-old husband welcomed their first son, Eissa, into the world.

As the news sinks in, fans are starting to speculate about how the couple’s enormous wealth may be divided — Jackson herself is estimated to have a personal fortune of around $US 175 million thanks to her 30-year career as one of the biggest names in pop music.

But Qatari business magnate Al Mana has a fortune around four times greater than Jackson’s, leaving many to ask if the pair had a prenuptual agreement — although a rep for Jackson stressed that the pair have at this stage separated, not filed for divorce.

TMZ reports that the pair most certainly had a prenup, and that such agreements are usually structured so that the longer the marriage, the bigger the settlement.

“Prenups typically have 5 and 10 year marks, which trigger more money in the pot to be divided,” says TMZ — meaning that Jackson making it to the five-year mark could, under common prenup terms, be the benchmark for her to leave the marriage with a very large payday.

So exactly how long have Jackson and Al Mana been married? While the intensely private pair didn’t announce their wedding until February 2013, they actually wed a year before — meaning this split announcement comes five years and two months into their marriage.


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