Buju Banton Net Worth

Net Worth: $2 Million
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Music
  • Age:

    45
  • Birth Place:

    Kingston, Jamaica
  • Marital Status:

    Divorced (Nina Atalah)
  • Full Name:

    Mark Anthony Myrie
  • Nationality:

    Jamaican
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About Mark Anthony Myrie

Buju Banton was one of the most popular dancehall reggae artists of the '90s. Debuting with a series of popular "slack" singles, which drew criticism for their graphic sexuality and homophobia, Banton converted to Rastafarianism and revolutionized dancehall by employing the live instrumentation and social consciousness of classic roots reggae. He first adopted the approach on his 1995 classic 'Til Shiloh, which raised hopes among his fans that he would become dancehall's great international ambassador, as Bob Marley had been for roots reggae. While that never quite materialized, Banton remained a high-profile star into the new millennium.

Mark Anthony Myrie was born on July 15, 1973, in the Kingston slum of Salt Lane. Buju was his childhood nickname, a word for breadfruit that was often applied to chubby children; he later adopts Banton in tribute to one of his earliest musical influences, Burro Banton.

Buju Banton was sentenced to 10 years in prison on June 24, 2011, for cocaine trafficking. He has been behind bars since late 2009 after he was busted for buying drugs from an undercover police officer. On May 14, 2015, the federal prosecutors agreed to drop firearms charges against him.

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Earnings 2011

Asset Dec. 2011
Purchase value of Buju Banton's 11 pounds or nearly five kilograms of cocaine
$135,000
Ticket Sales Jan. 2011
Ticket sales of the Buju Banton and Friends Before The Dawn event at Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheater (approximately 10 thousand tickets sold)
$710,000

Earnings 2010

Record Sales 2010
Record sales of the album Til Shiloh (approximately 500 thousand copies sold)
$650,000