An artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of broad spectrum of activities related to demonstrating an art. This is a vast term includes different professional and dedicated persons about their profession this includes musician, rappers and singers. These artists explore their talent in front of the world and becomes famous. Some of them are famous in the whole world, irrespective of their region.
Jamaica also has an industry with a large number of talented artists who entertains the not only Jamaica but also the world. Jamaican artists are versatile and performs for their nation as well they are actually promoting their culture an giving a good impression to the world. In a large number of artist the top 10 richest are:
List of top 10 richest Jamaican artists in 2017
10. Bounty Killer:
Bounty Killer is a Jamaican reggae and dance hall deejay. All music describes him as having been one of the most aggressive dance hall stars of the ’90s, a street-tough rude boy with an unrepentant flair for gun talk. He is the founder of a dance hall collective known as The Alliance. He has a net worth of $3 million.
9. Beenie Man:
Anthony Moses Davis, better known by his stage name Beenie Man, is a Grammy award-winning Jamaican reggae dance hall best-selling recording artist. He is referred to as the world’s King of Dancehall. He owns a net worth of $3.7 million.
8. Buju Banton:
Buju Banton is a Jamaican dance hall, Ragga, and raggae musician. Banton has recorded pop and dance songs, as well as songs dealing with sociopolitical topics. He released early dance hall, but came to prominence with two albums, including Mr. Mention, which became the best-selling album in Jamaican history upon its release. He also has won a Grammy Award He is the owner of $4 million net worth.
7. Maxi Priest:
Max Alfred “Maxi” Elliott, known as Maxi Priest, is a British reggae vocalist of Jamaican descent. He is best known for singing reggae music with an R&B influence, otherwise known as reggae fusion, and became one of the first international successes who regularly dabbled in the genre and one of the most successful reggae fusion acts of all-time. He has a net worth of $4.6 million.
6. Damian Marley:
Damian Robert Nesta “Jr. Gong” Marley, is a Jamaican reggae artist. Damian is the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley. Damian’s nickname Junior Gong is derived from his father’s nickname of Tuff Gong. Damian has been performing since the age of 13. He has won Grammy Awad three times. He has a net worth of $6 million.
5. Ziggy Marley:
David Nesta Marley is also known as Ziggy Marley is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He is another son of Bob Marley. Ziggy is a famous, versatile and talented artist of Jamaica. He is also the Grammy Award holder three times. He has a net worth of $10 million.
4. Sean Paul:
Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques is also known simply as Sean Paul, is a Jamaican recording artist, musician, producer and actor. Sean is an internationally known an famous artist, he got recognition and fame from his album Duty Rock, which is one of the largest selling album in Jamaica. He is the winner of the Grammy Award and having a net worth of $11 million.
3. Jimmy Cliff:
Jimmy Cliff, OM is a Jamaican ska & reggae musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and actor. He is the only living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honor that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts and sciences. Jimmy recorded successful an most famous album songs, including Many Rivers to Cross, You Can Get It If You Really Want, The Harder They Come, Reggae Night and Hakuna Matata. HE is well known and famous all across the globe. He has a net worth of $18 million.
Orville Richard Burrell CD, best known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American reggae fusion singer and deejay. He is best known for his hit singles “Oh Carolina, Boombastic, It Wasn’t Me and Angel. He is said to have taken his stage name from his shaggy hair. Shaggy is also one of the most selling artists. HE has a net worth of $22 million.
1. Bob Marley:
Robert Nesta Bob Marley, OM was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist and hip hop artist who achieved international fame and acclaim. He was internationally famous and have a huge fame all across the globe. His two sons are also artists of Jamaica. Bob when alive, his net worth was estimated over $130 million, which makes him the richest artist of all time in Jamaica.
These artists are famous an are identity of their country. They rock not only Jamaica but also the world. These artists are of international recognition and acclaim for their work and also had made money along with fame.