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Bob Marley Net Worth

Bob Marley Net Worth

Net Worth: $130 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music
  • Age Deceased at 36 years old on 1981-05-11
  • Birth Place Nine Mile, Jamaica
  • Marital Status Married (Rita Marley)
  • Full Name Nesta Robert Marley
  • Nationality Jamaican
  • Date of Birth February 6, 1945
  • Ethnicity European-Jamaican, Syrian-Jewish
  • Occupation Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Guitarist
  • Education Stepney Primary and Junior High School
  • Children 13 (Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Rohan Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Julian Marley, Cedella Marley, Sharon Marley, Karen Marley, Stephanie Marley, Robert "Robbie" Marley, Makeda Jahnesta, Imani Carole)
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About Bob Marley

Nesta Robert Marley, popularly known as Bob Marley is among the finest musicians we have ever seen. Marley’s net worth stands at an impressive $130 million at this time. He is a singer and songwriter from the Caribbean Island nation of Jamaica.

Bob Marley is credited for making the Rastafari movement and reggae music popular. He started off as a lead singer and rhythm guitarist for “The Wailers” (between 1963 and 1974), and then he joined “Bob Marley & The Wailers” (between 1974 and 1981).

To this day, Marley remains the most popular reggae musician ever. In fact, he has become an icon not just in reggae, but in music across all genres as well. He has sold more than 75 million albums across the world. Marley is so famous in Jamaica that there is even a statue of him in Kingston. He was able to play a lot of instruments, such as guitar, piano, saxophone, harmonica, percussion, and the horn. Over the years Bob has produced a lot of songs, most of which went on to become huge hits. Some of his hits are No Woman, No Cry; “I Shot the Sheriff; Duppy Conqueror; Could You Be Loved; Get Up Stand Up; Stir It Up; Redemption Song; Jamming; Three Little Birds; and One Love.

The music that Bob produced was greatly influenced by social issues. Often, he would give voice to cultural and political issues of Jamaica. But most of these issues had a global appeal. This is why people from across the world could relate to his work. That was one reason why he was so popular. And of course another reason was that Marley absolutely excelled at his work.

Sadly, Bob Marley didn’t live for too long. He died at the age of 36 on 11th May 1981. He died of cancer. His final words to his son were, “Money can’t buy life”.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Bob Marley's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 2005 N/A
Record Sales 2005

Estimated earnings from the compilation album Gold (certified gold by Music Canada)

$50,000
Record Sales 2005

Estimated earnings from the compilation album Africa Unite: The Singles Collection (certified gold by BPI)

$100,000
Earnings 2001 N/A
Record Sales 2001

Estimated earnings from the compilation album One Love: The Very Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers (certified platinum by ARIA and Music Canada, and gold by BPI)

$230,000
Earnings 1999 N/A
Record Sales 1999

Estimated earnings from the remix album Chant Down Babylon (certified gold by RIAA, Music Canada and IFPI-SWE)

$570,000
Earnings 1995 N/A
Record Sales 1995

Estimated earnings from the compilation album Natural Mystic: The Legend Lives On (certified gold by RIAA and BPI)

$600,000
Earnings 1992 N/A
Record Sales 1992

Estimated earnings from the box set Songs of Freedom (certified 2x platinum by RIAA, platinum by Music Canada, and silver by BPI)

$2,160,000
Earnings 1984 N/A
Record Sales 1984

Estimated earnigns from the compilation album Legend (certified 15x platinum by RIAA, 6x platinum by BPI and 2x platinum by Music Canada)

$17,000,000
Earnings 1983 N/A
Record Sales 1983

Estimated earnings from the album Confrontation (certified gold by RIAA)

$500,000
Earnings 1980 N/A
Record Sales 1980

Estimated earnings from the album Uprising (certified gold by RIAA)

$500,000
Earnings 1979 N/A
Record Sales 1979

Estimated earnings from the album Survival (certified 2x paltinum by Music Canada, and platinum by PROMUSICAE)

$240,000
Earnings 1978 N/A
Record Sales 1978

Estimated earnings from the album Kaya (certified gold by RIAA and BPI)

$600,000
Earnings 1977 N/A
Record Sales 1977

Estimated earnings from the album Exodus (certified 8x platinum by Music Canada, and gold by RIAA and BPI)

$1,400,000
Earnings 1976 N/A
Record Sales 1976

Estimated earnings from the album Rastaman Vibration (certified gold by RIAA and BPI)

$600,000
Earnings 1975 N/A
Record Sales 1975

Estimated earnings from the live album album Live! (certified gold by RIAA and silver by BPI)

$560,000
Earnings 1974 N/A
Record Sales 1974

Estimated earnings from the album Natty Dread (certified gold by BPI)

$100,000
Earnings 1973 N/A
Record Sales 1973

Estimated earnings from the album Burnin' (certified gold by RIAA and silver by BPI)

$560,000
Record Sales 1973

Estimated earnings from the album Catch a Fire with The Wailers (certified silver by BPI)

$60,000
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