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Janet Jackson is engaged to marry Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, according to new reports out over Christmas.
The famous sister of the late Michael Jackson has said "yes" to marry Al Mana, who is a billionaire, according to Us Weekly.
The 37 year old Al Mana is a luxury brand mogul, and it is already being reported that the couple will hold one of the most extravagant and over-the-top weddings of 2013.
Forty-six year old Jackson and Al Mana will allegedly fly all of their friends out to the wedding on private jets, and celebrity chefs are already being prepared to cook the food for the bash, according to an Us Weekly source.
This will be Jackson's third marriage. She has been married before to dancer/songwriter Rene Elizondo from 1991 to 2000, as well as James DeBarge in a short marriage between 1984 to 1985.
Even though some reports are describing Al Mana as a billionaire, therichest.org has estimated his net worth to be more in the range of $200 million as of 2012. The website describes him as "one of the richest Middle East investors."
It also explains that he is the director of Al Mana's fashion portfolio which includes Hermes, Sonia Rykiel, Agent Provocateur and also a shareholder in the Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Dubai, Doha, Bahrain and Kuwait.
Meanwhile, Janet Jackson is reported to have sold over 100 million records, and is ranked as one of the bestselling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the 11th bestselling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums.
In 2008, Billboard magazine released its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, ranking her at number seven. In 2010, the magazine announced the "Top 50 R&B / Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years," ranking her at number five.