Top 10 Richest Dancehall/ Reggae Musicians.

March 20, 2012
If Bob Marley was alive, he would be number 1 on this list.  His net worth is estimated to be around $130 million. That is more than all the other artists on this list combined. So who are the top richest 10 Reggae and Dancehall artists.
1. Shaggy – Net Worth US$22 Million
Shaggy 2001 album “Hot Shot” sold more than 20 million copies propelling him to great heights. He peaked at number 1 on billboard charts in UK and US.  That was however the last hugely successful album Shaggy was to make, but he made enough money to be number one on this list. 
2. Jimmy Cliff – Net Worth US$18 Million
 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, Jimmy Cliff was a great voice in the previous generation. Though he made very good money from his music and movies, he has also accumulated a lot from his businesses.  

 3. Sean Paul – US$ 11 Million
His 2004 album “Dutty Rock” sold more than 6 million copies, pushing him to the mainstream music industry. Over the years, he has done international collabos with many big artists, including:Beyonce Knowles, Rihanna and Keyshia Cole
4. Ziggy Marley – Net Worth US$ 10 Million
Bob Marley’s oldest son is regarded as the most successful of Marley children.His 2006 album “Love Is My Religion” earned him a Grammy, ( his third )

 5. Sean Kingston – Net Worth US$ 7 Million
He is a new entrant into the scene, but has already integrated himself into the mainstream US music industry.
6. Damian Marley – Net Worth US$ 6 Million
Another of Bob Marley’s son whose song, “Welcome To Jamrock” was named the top reggae song of the last decade by New York Times.
7. Maxi Priest – US$ 4.6 Million
His music has been chart toppers since the 1980’s.

 8. Buju Banton – US$ 4 Million
He once held the record for being the richest reggae artist but he has over the years dropped in rankings up to the present number 8.  
9. Beenie Man – US$ 3.7 Million
Despite rising into stardom in the early 90’s, Beenie man has continued to be relevant.
10. Bounty Killer – US$ 3 Million
Responsible for the careers of Busy Signal and Vybez Kartel, Bounty has also gotten himself rich over the years.
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