Katherine Jackson Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Children, Net Worth, FAQs

Katherine Jackson Biography

The American born Katherine Esther Jackson is best known as the matriarch of the famed Jackson family, long-revered for its musical talent.

Katherine Jackson Early Life

Katherine Jackson was born as Kattie B. Screws on May 4, 1930, in Clayton, Alabama to Prince Albert and Martha Screws. The elder of two daughters, Jackson contracted polio at age two, which left her with a noticeable permanent limp. In 1934, her father changed his surname to “Scruse”, and renamed his daughter “Katherine Esther”.

That year, the Scruse family moved to East Chicago, Indiana, an industrial city in northwest Indiana near Chicago. As a child, Jackson aspired to become an actress or country singer but was dismayed to find no notable black country stars. Jackson’s parents divorced when she was still a child.

Katherine Jackson Age

Katherine was born Kattie B. Screws on May 4, 1930, in Clayton, Alabama, the USA.

Katherine Jackson Family


Katherine is the daughter of Martha Mattie Upshaw and Prince Albert Screws. Her father died on January 21, 1995, and was born on October 16, 1907. Jackson’s mother died on April 25, 1990, and was born on December 14, 1902. Her parents divorced when she was still a child.

Katherine Jackson Husband

Scruse met Joseph Jackson when she was still a teenager. Jackson was a boxer and aspiring musician who was married when the two first met. In November 1949, after Jackson divorced his first wife, the couple married. They moved to Gary, Indiana, and they were blessed with  10 children over the next 16 years. While her husband worked as a crane operator at U.S. Steel, Katherine was a homemaker.
A devout Jehovah’s Witness, Katherine raised the children in her faith, and with strict discipline. A pianist and singer, she also encouraged the family’s musical talents. Her son, Michael, would later credit his mother with giving him his vocal gifts. Katherine’s husband Joe Jackson died from pancreatic cancer on June 27, 2018.

Katherine Jackson Children

  • Michael Jackson
  • Janet Jackson
  • La Toya Jackson
  • Jermaine Jackson
  • Rebbie Jackson
  • Tito Jackson
  • Randy Jackson
  • Jackie Jackson
  • Marlon Jackson
  • Brandon Jackson Joe Jackson

Katherine Jackson Grandchildren

Rebbie Jackson Has Three Children with Nathaniel Brown. They are Stacee, Yashi, and Austin.

Jackie Jackson Has Four Children with his former wife, Enid had two children, Siggy and Brandi. Then he married Emily and they had twin boys in 2013, Jaylen and River.

Tito Jackson Has Three Sons with Delores Dee Dee Martes had three sons: Toriano Adaryll Jackson Jr., Taryll Adren Jackson, and Tito Joe Jackson. Sadly, his wife was killed in 1994 by a Los Angeles businessman.

Jermaine Jackson Has Seven Children and has been married three times. Hazel Gordy and  Jermaine were married from 1973 to 1988 and their children are Jermaine La Juane “Jay” Jackson Jr., Autumn Joy Jackson, and Jaimy Jermaine Jackson. Jermaine Jr. starred in the TV biopic The Jacksons as his father. Jermaine and Asa had a child, Soltan Jackson, in 2017. Autumn, now in her upper 30s, is married to Nape Singh.

Jermaine and Margaret Maldonado had two children: Jeremy Maldonado Jackson and Jourdynn Michael Jackson. Jermaine and Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza had two sons: Jaafar Jackson and Jermajesty Jackson.

Jaafar is in the singing and entertainment business himself. He’s also started a modeling career.

La Toya Jackson May Have One Child, she has one son, Oche Jackson

Marlon Jackson Has Three Children, he and Carol Ann Parker married in 1975 and have three children: Valencia Caroline Jackson, Brittany Shauntee Jackson, and Marlon David Jackson

Michael Jackson Had Three Children: Paris, Prince, and Blanket

Randy Jackson Has Four Children, he married Alejandra Oaziaza and they had three children: Genevieve, Steven Randall Jr., and Donte.

Janet Jackson Has a Son, Eissa Al Mana, with Wissam Al Mana

Joh’Vonnie Jackson Has One Daughter, Yasmine

Body Measurements

  • Height: 155 cm (5 ft 1 in)
  • Weight: Not AVailable
  • Shoe Size: Not AVailable
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Katherine Jackson Net Worth

The Jackson musical family first lady, Katherine, has an estimated net worth of $100 million dollars which she has earned through her successful career as a musical talent.

Katherine Jackson House


Katherine Jackson The Jackson 5

Soon after noticing his children’s various musical abilities, Joe Jackson devoted himself to molding them into a well-rehearsed group. In 1964, the Jackson Five was formed, consisting of sons Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael, and Tito Jackson. As their fame grew, the group performed at talent shows and opening acts that took them all over the country, including to the renowned Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, where they won an amateur-night competition in 1967.

During this time, Katherine acted as the group’s designer, often making suits and costumes for her sons to wear during their performances.

Katherine Jackson Health

Is Katherine Jackson Still Alive? Katherine Jackson Death

The iconic matriarch of the Jackson family has suffered a stroke just months after the death of her husband Joe, Radar Online reports.

“Katherine had another stroke several weeks ago,” said the unnamed source. “Everyone is just bracing for her passing at this point.” In April, she had suffered a small stroke and has been in ill health ever since.

The source added that Jackson, 88, was struggling to speak, and toward the end of summer, she was transported to a Los Angeles-area hospital and stayed for a week. She was later sent home on orders to rest.

“She’s not in good condition and is still struggling to speak. She has said she’s ready to be in heaven with her son,” added another source. Her son the legendary “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, died in 2009.

Katherine Jackson Young

Katherine was raised a Baptist, she became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. All of her children followed her into the faith in 1965. While her husband (Joe Jackson), was brought up in the Lutheran faith, he also practiced the religion, it was often said he decided not to change his faith. As Jackson’s brood grew, she did quit her position at Sears and settled primarily as a housewife, keeping her children closer to home.

In the early 1960s, most of Jackson’s sons began to show off their musical talents. Joe formed The Jackson Brothers in 1963 with three of their eldest sons, Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine. At the same time, Jackson’s younger son Michael also started showing interest in music, which was discovered first by Katherine, who noticed Michael, at the age of four, singing along to the radio while dancing to the rhythm. When she tried to tell her husband of Michael’s talent, he brushed her aside, but she insisted.

Katherine Jackson Book

Katherine has spent the last couple of decades talking to the press defending her children, mainly Michael, who began to gain notoriety. In a recent interview promoting her Book/DVD Michael Jackson VIP on The Oprah Winfrey Show, however, Jackson acknowledged that she got Joe to admit to physically disciplining their children. Over the years, some claimed that her husband was abusive towards his children, which he continually denied.

Never Can Say Goodbye The Katherine Jackson Story

It’s a book by Katherine published in 2010, 26th June. It explains the chronicles of life and career of Michael Jackson from his years with the Jackson 5 to his rise as a global superstar, as told by his mother.

Katherine Jackson News

Katherine Jackson has reportedly taken a turn for the worse amid her granddaughter, Paris Jackson’s, recent mental breakdown. Sources claim that private doctors are now looking after Katherine, who is allegedly nearing the end of life.

Earlier this month, Katherine was taken to the hospital after suffering from symptoms that resembled a heart attack. Sources claim she has had doctors at her side ever since and that a litany of health issues are threatening to take her life.

“She has extremely high blood pressure and a heart rhythm disorder and was also having breathing problems,” the insider revealed.

As if that is not bad enough, Katherine reportedly had a stroke a few months ago. With Katherine getting close to the end, insiders told Radar Online that family members are doing everything in their power to get a chunk of the family inheritance.

That said, a rep of Katherine shot down the health rumors and claims that she was never hospitalized. Instead, the rep says that Katherine moved out of her home because the noise was too loud and is currently staying with her daughter, Rebbie.

The rep did, however, confirm that private doctors are on hand just in case Katherine’s health turns south.

The health scare comes amid Paris’ mental health issues. The only daughter of Michael Jackson checked herself into rehab last week to deal with ongoing mental problems. It is unclear how long Paris will be in rehab, but we can only hope that she is getting the help she needs.

This is not the first time Paris has dealt with a mental breakdown. Back in 2013, she tried to commit suicide and has struggled to regain her footing ever since.

Jackson has not commented on Paris’ recent struggles or her ongoing health issues. She received the bulk of Michael’s inheritance when he passed away in 2009, and it is unclear what she plans to do with the fortune once she is gone.

Katherine Jackson FAQs

Who is Katherine Jackson?

Jackson is the matriarch of the Jackson family.

How old is Katherine Jackson?

Jackson is 89 years old as of 2019 and was born in 1930.

How tall is Katherine Jackson?

Jackson stands at a height of 155 cm (5 ft 1 in)

Is Katherine Jackson married?

She is married to Joe Jackson.

How much is Katherine Jackson worth?

Jackson has an estimated net worth of $100 million dollars

How much does Katherine Jackson make?

Not Known.

Where does Katherine Jackson live?

But Radar’s insider insisted: “Katherine is in poor health and was moved out of the family compound because the noise and craziness became too much. She’s living with her daughter Rebbie and is being looked after by private doctors.”

Is Katherine Jackson dead or alive?

She is still alive and in good health.

Where is Katherine Jackson now?

Jackson currently resides with her grandson T. J. Jackson, along with his family, at her home in Calabasas, California, the home in which she has been living since 2011. Jackson had moved out of her Hayvenhurst home in Encino, California, due to house renovations.

What Happened to Katherine Jackson?

In June 2009, Katherine Jackson was pulled into the media spotlight when her son, “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, died after suffering cardiac arrest from acute propofol intoxication in his Los Angeles home.