Bob Marley Net Worth : $130 Million
Jamaican Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Source of Wealth
Date of Birth
February 6, 1945
Bob Marley’s Net Worth
Bob Marley’s was a renowned Jamaican singer and musician, who had a net worth of $130 million dollars. Born on Feb 6, 1945, at Nine Mile, Saint Ann in Jamaica, Bob Marley used to play guitar, saxophone, piano, harmonica, horn, and the percussion.
His fans remember Bob Marley as a global icon and a musical prophet. The credit of popularizing the ‘Rastafari movement’ and ‘reggae’, throughout the world, goes to Bob. Not just that, he was master in music across all genres. Over 75 million of his albums were sold globally.
Along with excellence in his work, the other reason of Bob’s popularity was the reflection and influence of global political, cultural and social issues in his music. This made people feel themselves related to his work.
Marley Beverage Company, which was established in a joint venture between Bob Marley’s family and Viva Beverages, LLC, is worldwide known for endorsing a variety of natural and healthy beverages.
He is the best selling reggae musician, even after 30 years of his death. Throughout his career, over 75 million records were sold by Marley and his band. More than 10 million copies of his album ‘Legend’ were sold in the U.S. and 25 million copies around the globe. This boosted Bob’s net worth.
In between the duration of September 2002 and September 2003, Forbes calculated Marley’s posthumous income at $9 million. Solely, his music records had worth approx $100 million.
At the time of Marley’s death, his music albums of about $190 million worth had an average royalty income of above $200,000 yearly.
Properties: Private Fortune
Marley was said to own the ‘Marley Coffee Farm’, which is spread in 52 acres, in the verdant Blue Mountains of Jamaica.
Marley has thrived in music, and almost in all genres. He also got credit for giving the ‘Rastafari movement’ and ‘reggae music’ a new heights and worldwide recognition. In 1963, he commenced his career as a lead singer and became a guitarist for “The Wailers”, up till 1974. Between 1974 and 1981, he joined “Bob Marley & the Wailers”.
Some of his massive hits are ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, ‘Get Up Stand Up’, ‘Duppy Conqueror’, ‘No Woman, No Cry’, ‘Could You Be Loved’, ‘Redemption Song’, ‘Stir It Up’, ‘Jamming’, ‘One Love’ and ‘Three Little Birds’.
“Legend” was his last album. It was released in 1984, three years after Bob’s demise. It is the most popular and top selling reggae album of all time. It also received ‘Diamond’ certificate.
He was so popular that there is a statue of this great musician in Kinston, Jamaica. Unfortunately, Bob Marley died of cancer on 11th May 1981. He was 36. His reason for death was cancer. “Money can’t buy life” – these were the final words that Bob uttered to his son.