Richest Jamaican Artists alive and their net wort in 2020 |Topmost10 unveils the top 10 richest Jamaican artist alive in 2020 and their current net worth. Jamaica has the trademark for Reggae and dancehall music. These two genre of music originated from Jamaica. Jamaica has produced music Legends such as Bob Marley and Culture to mention a few. Take a look at what we have in this article:
2020 Top 10 Richest Jamaican Artists Alive
10. Bounty Killer (Net Worth $ 1 Million)
In the mid 1990s Bounty Killer began releasing albums, with four released in 1994. His 1996 album, “My Xperience” was a huge success, spending six months on the Billboard reggae chart. He was a pioneer of the style that has influenced new artists like Mavado, Busy Signal and Vybz Kartel. He is the founder of a dancehall collective known as The Alliance with deejay Mavado.
9. Sean Kingston (Net Worth $ 2 Million)
Sean Kingston is an actor, singer-songwriter and rapper. Kingston earned his money through his musical career and his many television appearances on shows such as “Suite Life on Deck” and “Yo Gabba Gabba.” He is best known for his hit single “Beautiful Girls” that topped the Billboard chart. His debut album, Sean Kingston, which dropped in 2007, went gold in the U.S.. He is also the owner of the Time Is Money Record Label.
8. Buju Banton, Net Worth– $2 Million
Buju Banton is one of the veteran artists who played an important part in taking dancehall music into the mainstream. He came to prominence in 1992 with two albums, including “Mr. Mention,” which became the best-selling album in Jamaican history upon its release.
His 1995 classic album, “‘Til Shiloh,” raised hopes among his fans that he would become dancehall’s great international ambassador. His 2010 album Before the Dawn was the winner for Best Reggae Album at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.
7. Beenie Man (Net Worth $4 Million)
As a musician, songwriter, producer, and deejay, Beenie Man has released 22 studio albums. He released his famous song, “Zim Zimmer” in 1997, which rocked numerous charts worldwide. He also won a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for his 2000 release “Art and Life” and has scored top 100 hits on both U.S. and U.K. charts.
6. Maxi Priest ( Net Worth $10 Million)
Highly regarded in the reggae music industry, Maxi Priest generated his wealth by releasing nine albums during the last three decades. In 1991, Priest’s single, “Set The Night to Music,” reached the American top 10. His 1996 collaboration with Shaggy, “That Girl” also became a hit in the U.S., peaking at No. 20.
5. Damian Marley ( Net Worth $20 Million)
At 35 years old, Damian is the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley. Though it is likely that he acquired some of his wealth from his father, his album “Welcome to Jamrock” went gold in the U.S.
Altogether Marley has released five albums. One of them,“Distant Relatives,” was a collaborative work with rapper Nas and has managed to gain worldwide recognition. Damian also has earned three Grammy Awards to date.
4. Ziggy Marley (Net Worth $12 Million)
Ziggy Marley earned his wealth by as lead of the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. Although critics argue that a substantial portion of his wealth was inherited from his father Bob Marley’s fortune, in 2006, Ziggy created the album “Love Is My Religion,” which sold platinum worldwide. He has also won three Grammy Awards and is currently running the Tuff Gong Record Label that his father founded.
3. Sean Paul (Net Worth $12 Million)
Sean Paul is a Grammy-winning dancehall rapper and reggae artist. Paul released his first album,”Stage One,” on VP Records and packed it with singles and compilation cuts from previous hit singles.
His subsequent album releases, Dutty Rock (2002) and The Trinity (2005) were extremely successful, both of them peaking the top 10 album chart and featuring a handful of mainstream smashes.
1. Jimmy Cliff (Net Worth $18 Million)
Jimmy Cliff has earned his fortune through his hit singles, “Wonderful World, Beautiful People,” “Wild World,” “Reggae Night” and more. He has starred in films such as “The Harder They Come,” and performed the hit soundtrack.
He also created the soundtrack for “Club Paradise” and co-starred with actors Robin Williams and Peter O’Toole. His most popular film was “Marked for Death” and the performed the soundtrack with his band.
These are the richest Jamaican Artists alive in Jamaica and their net worths in 2020. Comment if you have any issue with the list of rankings.