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How rich is Damian Marley?

Damian Marley net worth:
$20 Million

Damian Marley information

Damian Marley information

Birth date: July 21, 1978
Birth place: Kingston, Jamaica
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Musician, Singer, Artist, Music artist
Parents:Cindy Breakspeare, Bob Marley
Siblings:Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley, Ky-Mani Marley

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Damian Marley was born on 21 July 1978, in Kingston, Jamaica as Damian Robert Nesta “Jr. Gong” Marley. He‘s a Jamaican reggae artist and is best known not only for his musical career spanning for about twenty years but also for being a son of a famous musician Bob Marley. He is also called Junior Gong – it‘s a nickname related to his father‘s nickname Tuff Gong.

So how rich is Damian? According to various sources, his net worth is estimated to be over $20 million. No doubt, the successful career, many albums he has released and shows he performed gained the biggest part of his wealth.

Damian Marley Net Worth $20 Million

Damian’s father, Bob Marley, was a reggae music legend and his mother, Cindy Breakspeare, was a Miss World 1976 winner. Unfortunately, Bob Marley died when Damian was only two years old and after a year his mother remarried to Tom Finson. Damian claims that stepfather was as influential on his life as his real father.

Marley founded a group called the Shepards being thirteen years old. Other group members were also the kids of famous musicians: Freddie McGregor’s daughter and Stephen “Cat” Coore‘s son. In the early 90‘s Damian began his solo career after the split of the group. The first album Mr. Marley was released in 1996 and after about five years the second album Halfway Tree was released. The name of the album is a reflection of Damian‘s parents love story, since his mother was from a rich family and his father was poor before he gained fame, so the halfway tree represents the point between the poor and rich world.

In 2005, Marley released the third album Welcome to Jamrock, which was produced by his brother Stephen. Stephen Marley also helped to release the second album and co-write some songs. The album has been certified gold after selling about five hundred thousand copies only in United States, so it’s not surprising that Damian can associate his net worth to such successful sales of his albums. Welcome to Jamrock gained not only money but also awards and made Damian the first Jamaican reggae musician to win two Grammy Awards in one night (for the Best Reggae Album and the Best Alternative Performance).

Also, co-working with Nas, Marley released another album Distant Relatives in 2010. The title refers to the bond between these two musicians and the link to their African ancestry. More, Damian has released album SuperHeavy in 2011. He has collaborated with a lead vocalist of The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, and Dave Stewart and they together formed a group, which has released some singles, inspired by Indian music. Surprisingly, Damian has also co-worked with electronic music artist Skrillex.

In his personal life, Marley has never been married but he has a two years old son Elijah. Damian has also won one more Grammy for the album Halfway Tree and awards, such as MOBO Award and Soul Train Music Award for his other albums, especially, Halfway Tree and Welcome to Jamrock.

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I Am Bolt 2016 Documentary performer: "As We Enter" - as Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley / performer: "Everybody Wants To Be Somebody" / writer: "As We Enter"
The Perfect Guy 2015/I performer: "WELCOME TO JAMROCK" / writer: "WELCOME TO JAMROCK"
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "Kingston Town Remix"
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 TV Special performer: "Could You Be Loved"
Far Cry 3 2012 Video Game performer: "Make It Bun Dem" / writer: "Make It Bun Dem"
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary writer: "Friends"
Jimmy Kimmel Live! TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Entourage 2010 TV Series 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
90210 2010 TV Series 1 episode
How to Make It in America 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game performer: "Holiday" - as Damian "Jr Gong" Marley / writer: "Holiday"
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008 Video Game performer: "Stand Up Jamrock" / writer: "Stand Up Jamrock" - as D. Marley
Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley's 60th Birthday 2008 Documentary performer: "Love and Inity" - as Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley / writer: "Love and Inity"
Illegal Tender 2007 performer: "Welcome to Jamrock" / writer: "Welcome to Jamrock"
Knocked Up 2007 performer: "All Night" / writer: "All Night" - as Damian Robert Nesta Marley
Austin City Limits 2007 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Honey 2003 performer: "Still Searchin'" - as Damien Marley / writer: "Still Searchin'" - as Damien Marley
Shottas 2002 performer: "Welcome To Jamrock", "Catch A Fire" / writer: "Welcome To Jamrock", "Catch A Fire"



Nail Pon Cross 2016 Video short
Jo Mersa Marley: Comfortable 2013 Video short



Superheavy 2012 Documentary superheavy album vocals, programming



Dreadtown Documentary post-production Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005-2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Hangout Music Fest 2015 TV Special
Journey to Jah 2013 Documentary Himself
Experience Montreux 2013 Documentary Himself
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Performer
Reincarnated 2012 Documentary Himself
Superheavy 2012 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2010 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2005-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005-2010 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Damian Marley: Beautiful 2009 Video short Himself
The 16th Annual Caribbean Festival 2009 Himself
Jamaican Gold 2008 Video
Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley's 60th Birthday 2008 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2007 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Austin City Limits 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Roots of Reggae: The Ernest Ranglin Story 2006 Video documentary short Himself
T in the Park 2006 TV Movie Himself
Transmission with T-Mobile 2006 TV Series Himself
The Henry Rollins Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2006 TV Series Himself
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Performer
Being Bobby Brown 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Unplugged 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
Making the Video 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
New York Undercover 1997 TV Series Himself

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Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · Bruno Mars (Artist/Producer)
· B.o.B. (Featured Artist)
· CeeLo Green (Featured Artist)
· Needlz (Producer)
· Philip Lawrence (Producer)
· Ari Levine (Producer/Engineer/Mixer)
· Manny Marroquin (Engineer/Mixer)
· Stephen Marcussen (Mastering Engineer)

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1 Released collaborative album with QB rapper Nas, 'Distant Relatives'.
2 Is of African descent.
3 He has 13 half siblings in total. 11 from father and 2 from his mother (a brother and sister).
4 Half-brother of Sharon Marley Prendergast, Cedella Marley, Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Stephanie Marley, Rohan Marley, Robbie Marley, Karen Marley, Julian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley and Makeda Jahnesta.
5 Son of Bob Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World in 1976.

1 One of the first albums that I remember, rap albums I remember really listening to, was LL Cool J 'Mama Said Knock You Out.'
2 Being Bob Marley's son has done many things for me, in terms of having a career in music. I'm very proud of my music, and I'm very proud of where I'm from. People hear that I'm Bob Marley's son, and they turn on my music to listen just out of curiosity.
3 I used to buy records in high school. Mainly dancehall: Super Cat, Buju Banton.
4 The U.K. crowds always have a lot of energy, and I've done some milestone shows there that I'm very proud of.
5 Coming where I'm coming from, really, my family name isn't a pressure because, you know, music is not like sports, where you can go and do a hundred reps in a gym and come out and be all buffed up. Music is an expression of what's inside of you. And that's how I make music.
6 You say 'African music' and you think 'tribal drumming.' But there's a lot of African music that's like James Brown, and a lot, too, that sounds very Hispanic.
7 Jamaica full of ghetto, but boy, I tell you: me never see it like that.
8 The U.K. is one of the places that has always been an advocate of my music and I spend a lot of time touring here. I've got family and friends over here, but more than that, there's a large Jamaican community and the Jamaican culture is very widespread in the U.K. which I love.
9 By the time Africa is developed, it will be the wonderland of the world, 'cause it will be able to make use of all the mistakes of other nations. But it nah go just drop out of the sky. So we have to put in work.
10 Technology has changed things, same as everywhere. But the economy has changed drastically. When Jamaica first won independence, our dollar was stronger than the U.S. dollar. Now ours is about 90 to one. That's had a big impact on crime and poverty.
11 More people would recognise me in Kingston, but it's rare to go on the road and not get recognised by someone. The problem now is everyone has a camera in their pocket, on their cell phone - at the airport it's difficult to get from point A to point B without taking half an hour because there are so many people taking pictures.
12 I'm a big fan of hip-hop, so it reflects in my approach.
13 I'm about 5' 10", and my hair is the length of my whole body now. We grow our hair because of faith, but it's getting heavy. Most of the rastas I know with hair my length are elders, and they keep it tied up, but for a young person who's active and running around, the weight is a big thing. So to play sports, I put it in a backpack.
14 Everything I've experienced, things that my friends have experienced and we talk about, things that are on the news - all aspects of life are in my message.
15 The whole world is set up so that for places like Switzerland to exist, that are crime-free and with the best care for everybody, you have to have places like Sudan, or Jamaica. But really, there's enough to share, when you check it. It's not that complicated, really. It's probably less thinking and more feeling that's required.
16 My father has been a voice of encouragement in times of desperation for so many people. But he died when I was so young that, for me, his music has been a way for me to get to know him better.
17 Toasting is basically what you call rapping. It came off of playing the beats at the parties, however it be. You find a space in the beat, and you have somebody live just basically saying rhymes over the beat.
18 I grew up in uptown Jamaica; I went to a rich school. I was raised by my mother and my stepfather; they made sure education came before anything. I had a good childhood, grew up spending time with my bigger brothers and sisters. My people are good people. I was exposed to a lot of different kinds of people and culture.
19 I record all night and sleep all day. It started because you're excited about the music and you want to stay up longer, but over 15 years, it's become a habit. In my circle, I think a lot of musicians operate like this. When the place is quiet, you're more creative. I have plenty of people I can call at 4 A.M. and know they'll be up.
20 I record all night and sleep all day.
21 I would never say that being Bob Marley's son has been a pressure. It has been a door opener.
22 I can remember the first time I ever recorded my vocals on to a beat. Cat Coore from Third World - a legendary Jamaican band - had a little demo set up at his house. I'm very good friends with his eldest son, Shiah, who plays with me now. So we were rhyming over a track by the dancehall artist Peter Metro. I've still got it somewhere.
23 In Jamaica, them always have throwback riddims, recycled old beats, and the hardcore reggae scene is always present. You have faster stuff like the more commercialized stuff, but you always have that segment of music that is always from the core, from the original root of it.
24 It's my luck to be at the frontier of what looks to be a resurrection of roots music on the international scene. That's really what reggae music is about: that voice against oppression and struggle.
25 I think after a time there won't be anything left to be interesting for mankind. Computers are about to do everything for us. Cellphones are smarter than we are. We'll embrace spirituality because we'll be bored of everything else.
26 Everyone is related to Africa; everyone comes from Africa. We are all distant relatives.
27 We take for granted electricity, water, even concerts. Count your blessings.
28 A revolution is to bring on change and we're spiritual people trying to bring on spiritual change. It might sound like I'm a dreamer, but economic models have reached their height of evolution. Technology has evolved. What hasn't evolved is mankind's spirituality; everything is from 3,000 years ago.
29 I like singing all songs, really, but I find that writing social commentary comes naturally.
30 It might sound like I'm a dreamer, but economic models have reached their height of evolution. Technology has evolved. What hasn't evolved is mankind's spirituality; everything is from 3,000 years ago. With spirituality comes morals, a better way of thinking.
31 I've been preparing to go on tour with them so I'm trying to be more familiar with a lot of their music. What I do know about them is that they stand for something, defending humanitarian rights, people in general. That is something that I've admired about them for years. (On U2)

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