The Buzz: Janet joins billionaires' club

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Janet joins billionaires' club

Congratulations, Janet Jackson! You've accomplished a major feat -- being rich.

According to Us Weekly, Variety recently confirmed that Michael Jackson's younger sister is in fact a billionaire. She's now in the inner circle with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Madonna and Oprah, among others.

So where did it all come from, you may be wondering. Sure, Janet's a famous singer and actress, but it's not like you hear her name all that often around the Hollywood scene.

We'll break it down for you. The 47-year-old made her billion from a number of different projects:

Concert tours: $458 million

Acting (films such as "The Nutty Professor" and "Poetic Justice" -- has anyone even heard of "Poetic Justice"?): $304 million

Album sales: $260 million

Sponsorships: $81 million

And in addition to the "Miss You Much" singer's own billion, she just married into a whole lot more. Last year in an intimate ceremony she tied the knot with 37-year-old Wissam Al Mana, of Qatar, who's also -- you guessed it -- a billionaire.

- Elizabeth Larner

What the stars are tweeting

"Big day today!!! Very excited to graduate for my Master's degree in Chicano Studies! You're never too old or too busy to continue your education!" - @EvaLongoria (actress Eva Longoria), on Wednesday, when she received her master's from California State University. Eva also has a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from Texas A&M University.

Say what?

"[Alec's] been losing weight! We joke that he's going down and I'm going up." - Alec Baldwin's six-months-pregnant wife, Hilaria, to Us Weekly

Happy birthday for May 24

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Actor Travis T. Flory (Everybody Hates Chris") is 21.

Country singer Billy Gilman is 25.

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Drummer Cody Hanson of Hinder is 31.

Actor-rapper Big Tyme is 32.

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Actor-comedian Will Sasso ("MADtv") is 38.

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Guitarist Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes is 44.

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Actor John C. Reilly ("Chicago," "Gangs of New York") is 48.

Keyboardist Vivian Trimble of Luscious Jackson is 50.

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Actor Alfred Molina ("Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Spider-Man 2") is 60.

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Musician Bob Dylan is 72.

Actor-comedian Tommy Chong ("That '70s Show") is 75.

Saxophonist Archie Shepp is 76.

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