Barbados is the only coral island in the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean with white sand beaches. Harrison’s Cave is one of the island’s most unique attractions with streams of crystal-clear running water that drop from waterfalls to form deep emerald pools.
Through the years, many Bajans have made their mark in the US, among them of course, Rihanna. But there are several others who can trace their ancestry to this Eastern Caribbean Island. Here are 10 you should know:
Barbados has a lot pretty and richest Celebrities worldwide. This article seeks to outline Celebs who trace their roots from Barbados in 2018. The list does not follow any kind of order.
Richest Celebrities from Barbados
10. Christian Taylor
US Olympian Christian Taylor was born to Bajan parents in Fayetteville, Georgia. The 26-year-old track and field athlete who competes in the triple jump, has a personal record of 18.21 m (59 ft 8 3⁄4 in), which ranks 2nd on the all-time list.
He is the reigning Olympic champion and current World Champion. Taylor was a member of the 2012 United States Olympic team and won the gold medal in the triple jump at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
He placed fourth at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, but regained his title at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics. He won the gold medal in the triple jump at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with a jump of 17.86m. Ironically, Taylor has said his Barbados father had told him he was too talented an athlete not to bother getting an athletic scholarship for college.
9. Damon Dash
American entrepreneur, music producer and actor Damon Dash was born in New York to Bajan parents. He is best known as co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records along with Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) and Kareem Burke.
Dash is currently developing a new TV series that will examine the rise and fall of Roc-A-Fella Records, which he co-founded with Jay Z. He recently told GQ that rapper Jay Z was shady with money and blamed him for Roc-A-Fella’s demise.
Dash and producer Lemuel Plummer (Preachers of L.A.) said the show would offer a “brutally honest account” of the Roc-A-Fella story, starting with Dash’s journey from street hustler to Jay Z’s manager, the label’s launch and release of Reasonable Doubt and its forays into fashion and film. Since the sale of Roc-A-Fella Records to Def Jam, Damon started the Damon Dash Music Group.
Nicole Wray, formerly of Missy Elliot’s Gold Mind label, was signed to DDMG. She recently left the label. Dash sold his interest in Roc-A-Wear Clothing to Jay-Z and is no longer involved with the line.
Dash was instrumental in creating the line’s image by hiring high profile friends/models such as Naomi Campbell and Omahyra Mota. Campbell still models for the brand. Dash stays very active as an actor, movie director, music producer and CEO. He recently produced singles for the likes of Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham.