Bob Marley's Son Damian Marley Is Following His Father's Legacy: How Much Is His Net Worth?
It is almost four decades since Bob Marley left the world, but still, he lives in our heart as one of the most influential reggae artists of all time. Though Marley was short-lived for only 40 years, his son's vocal evokes the nostalgic memories of the singer.
Damian Marley was born the youngest of 9 children of Bob Marley. He was born to Marley and his then-girlfriend Cindy Breakspeare. At a tender age of 13, Damian started pursuing a career in music, and as of now, he has been active in the field for nearly three decades.
Besides tremendous fame, Damian Marley' lucrative career has earned him millions of money. Marley has released over a dozen albums and a few EPs so far, which happens to be the major sources of his income. So, how much is his net worth? How does he spend his worth? Let's dig it out below.
What Is Damian Marley's Net Worth? Is He The Richest Reggae Artist?
Starting a career at a mere 13 years of age, Damian Marley has certainly earned millions throughout these years. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Marley's current net worth is $20 million. He has mostly earned his value from his singing career.
Besides being one of the greatest reggae artists of the modern era, Marley is also one of the wealthiest reggae artists with his whopping multimillion-dollar net worth. His brother Stephen Marley and Ziggy Marley along with Sean Paul and Shaggy are some of the richest reggae artists.
Damian Marley's Earnings From His Album
Marley released his first album, Mr. Marley in 1996. His second album, Halfway Tree came five years later, which was a hit album of the year and stayed on the reggae album charts for 158 weeks. The album also earned Marley a Grammy Award in 2002.
Though the exact details are not known, as of 2005, the album had sold 91,000 registered copies in the United States alone. It is believed that he earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from the album.
In 2005, he released an album Welcome to Jamrock. The album had sold over 86,000 copies in the first week. Marley earned an estimated $609,308 from the album. Marley also won the Best Reggae Album and Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Likewise, his 2010 studio album Distant Relatives earned a handsome $134k.
Coming to the year 2017, Damian released his fourth solo studio album Studio Hill that earned him fourth Grammy Award in January 2018. The album topped the US Reggae Charts and was placed #65 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Assets And Business Investments
Marley hasn't been outspoken about his assets and properties in the media. Yet, it is a well-known fact that he has houses in Miami, Florida, and Kingston, Jamaica. He frequently moves between Miami and Kingston, although he has always said Jamaica is his home.
Except being a musician, Damian Marley is also an entrepreneur. Moreover, Marley also prefers to be called both a businessman and a musician. He has a cruise, Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise and has founded the record label Ghetto Youths International with brothers Stephen and Julian.
In 2016, Damian Marley went on to establish a legal weed company, Ocean Growth Extracts in California. For this, Marly converted a 77,000 square foot old California prison into a cannabis grow space. Marley and his business partner bought the area for $4.1 million. The company would cultivate medical marijuana for state dispensaries.
Charity Works And Donations
Damian Marley, along with the entire Marley family, supports the 1Love Organization, a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting Global peace and protecting the planet. The family donated about $100,000 to the organization in 2011 to causes dedicated to bringing clean and safe drinking water to people.
Meanwhile, Damian and Nas donated the profits from their studio album Distant Relatives to build schools and hospitals in the Republic of the Congo.