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Top 10 Richest Reggae/Dancehall Artist Alive

Hip Hop have their own mega stars who are raking in millions every year. The likes of Jay-z, Diddy and 50 Cent comes to mind. But Caribbean Reggae artists are making paper too. Urban Islandz readers have been asking who the richest persons in reggae/dancehall are. We have the answer to that question.

There are no doubts that if this list was for the all time richest reggae musician, the number one person would be Bob Marley, with an estimated worth of US$130 million. Marley, though is deceased is still richer than all the other reggae artists on the list combined. Bob is down in history as one of the richest dead celebrity of all time. Well lets get down to business, we will start from number 1.

1. Shaggy – Net Worth US$22 Million

Shaggy 2001 album “Hot Shot” sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, making him one of music’s top selling artist. The mega sales propelled Shaggy to arguably become Reggae’s Richest artist of the current generation. “Hot Shot” peaked at number one on the Billboard charts in the US and UK, and was certified X6 platinum in the US alone. Despite the huge success of “Hot Shot” Shaggy never release another successful album today and he really doesn’t need to. These days Shaggy is more known for his charitable work in Jamaica, after he launched the Shaggy foundation, which is responsible for the annual Shaggy and Friends concert. All profits goes to the Bustamante Children Hospital in Jamaica.

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  • Mediaink

    how did you guys get these figures

  • Mediaink

    how did you guys get these figures

  • frazzy

    Shaggy money tall… stinking rich. jah know mi no tink bounty so rich still

    • IslandBoyAce

      bounty probably have more dan dat!

  • frazzy

    Shaggy money tall… stinking rich. jah know mi no tink bounty so rich still

  • vextation

    yow you mean fi tell me seh SEAN KINGSTON just buss weh day and come richer than WAYNE WONDER,BUNNY WAILER,TOOTS,SHABBA RANKS and beenie man and killer bway life realy mystic sah the amount of fight all SEAN PUAL get who would expect that he would be the third richest on the list mmm…praise GOD and you may join them one day

  • vextation

    yow you mean fi tell me seh SEAN KINGSTON just buss weh day and come richer than WAYNE WONDER,BUNNY WAILER,TOOTS,SHABBA RANKS and beenie man and killer bway life realy mystic sah the amount of fight all SEAN PUAL get who would expect that he would be the third richest on the list mmm…praise GOD and you may join them one day

    • ttp

      mi think bounty killa richer than that,i need you guys to double check,trust me.

      • frazzy

        nosa mi no tink bounty so rich cuz look wha gwaan wid di tax ting

  • ttp

    mi think bounty killa richer than that,i need you guys to double check,trust me.

    • Isiah360

      Fool stop hating because you don’t have what it takes to compare.

  • frazzy

    nosa mi no tink bounty so rich cuz look wha gwaan wid di tax ting

  • knowner

    Beenieman,bounty, sean kingston and sean pual money wrong them man have made more money that, where you guys get this r#$s from, with a set of lie, sean kingston had made over 26 million in his four years span, sean pual is stinking rich he was once consider the most popular reggae artist of all time,

    for me to believe this it have to come from FORBES that have in side scule from IRS and many tax place, you guys belly full and feel like write sh#$ about people

  • Critic

    @knowner but you no idiot sean kingston not even sell one platinum selling album mi not even tink him so rich. Mi personally know one a sean paul close relative who told me the data seems true. plus its not how popular you are is how much album you sold and howw much you earn from tours and endorsement. so what data can you say to say bounty and beenie richer than wha dem people yah seh. mi no si how sean kingston mek 26 million and mi check on the net and everywhere confirm 7 mill.

    bounty and beenie kinda look wrong could be more or less but a no how popular u r is how much music yo sell. cuz kartel popular but him naan sell nuff music him only a sell condom and rum.

  • Critic

    @knowner but you no idiot sean kingston not even sell one platinum selling album mi not even tink him so rich. Mi personally know one a sean paul close relative who told me the data seems true. plus its not how popular you are is how much album you sold and howw much you earn from tours and endorsement. so what data can you say to say bounty and beenie richer than wha dem people yah seh. mi no si how sean kingston mek 26 million and mi check on the net and everywhere confirm 7 mill.

    bounty and beenie kinda look wrong could be more or less but a no how popular u r is how much music yo sell. cuz kartel popular but him naan sell nuff music him only a sell condom and rum.

    • Critic

      Kingston album i heard went gold which mean him make less than a mill off his album. give mi some figures fi seh how him mek the other six mil. Maybe off the label i heard him have. but juss no si how him mek 26 mil

      Mi did surprise seh Mavado and Kartel no de pon di list but then again dem still have a long way to go. 15k per tour date naan go put him inna dem man yah league. how much show him woulda need fi do fi make a mil. simple logics yo see it

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  • knowner

    mi know, but sean kingston make tone's of money on endorsement and tour in 2k8, plus beenieman was making money in the early days like bounty

    Movado packing money right now, because he have him visa to do tour right now, him was up here 2 time back to back at club and he take like 15k us for that sh-t couple hr

  • Critic

    Kingston album i heard went gold which mean him make less than a mill off his album. give mi some figures fi seh how him mek the other six mil. Maybe off the label i heard him have. but juss no si how him mek 26 mil

    Mi did surprise seh Mavado and Kartel no de pon di list but then again dem still have a long way to go. 15k per tour date naan go put him inna dem man yah league. how much show him woulda need fi do fi make a mil. simple logics yo see it

  • franki

    Shaggy have the whole a di money

  • IslandBoyAce

    Sean Kingston is not a reggae artist ok!!!
    He is an American with Jamaican background..and he is using the “I’m a Jamaican guy” thing for publicity… duuuhh! obviously the rest of the world thinks Jamaica is cool…so yea, take him off the list please!
    * IslandBoyAce *

  • Shann

    Sean Kingston is far from being a reggae/dancehall artist. This list is totally wrong because Beenie Man has been around for more than 20 years and his albums are popular in Asia, Europe, and U.S. He might have made $3 million from one album. Writer and editor need to check their sources.

  • Annadellanderson

    bounty them was then kartel is now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! stop hatingĀ 

  • TREJAH

    NO ONE MADE MENTION OF KARTEL ON THIS LIST HE’S ONLY GAZA RICH.LOL..NOW THAT THE GULLY GOD CAN TRAVEL HIM AGO GET HIM MONEY UP ……..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531006124 Tichawona Wilbert Chireya Twc

    dis sh-t is a lie…loooool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590361328 Robert T. M. Tonge

    Interesting

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002669686862 Tinemiishe Tatman Chibwana

    Heavy Heavy

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=671848922 Inno Sly Moale

    Rudebwouy ge em..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001742889754 Kingsley Katandawa

    cul

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1171965566 Jose Dhr

    Where is shabba?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1293039624 Mayor Brooks

    RESPECT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000133639847 Tinashe DjFyn Kutama

    Shaggy is the richest dancehall artist alive…cn u dig it*Dj~Fyn*.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000904817813 Kev In

    THIS IS AN OUTDATED LIST..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1628783172 Dale Trotman

    I find it hard to belive shabba ranks with his international success in the 90’s isn’t on this list.

  • Cece Ramos

    I <3 Shaggy, Damian Marley n Beenie Man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001913259841 Tsuro Claudios

    killer long tym ina business keep up man dem u holding it down.warlord miz a rebel angry, warning to dem.

  • Rupert Ibrahim

    come on is this accurate n where does vybes fall.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1815405690 Cernel Mcdonald

    Well the Smiling Killa will be on this list shortly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003349728860 Stephan Hue

    what about vybz kartel he got nuff money than other people. He buy a benz for a 4 million and nuff other thing

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002490136745 Katta DEm

    dem nuh shabba dem nuh shango.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002490136745 Katta Dem Blackidentityrecords

    dem nuh shabba dem nuh shango.

  • yemm

    COME ON NOW SIZZLA IS A POOR MAN???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636143506 Dsweetest Mango

    how sean kingston fi have that kind a munny ova kartel ennuh man!

  • Bishar yussuf

    Y do most musicians lyk 2 song with rehana

  • http://n/a Maarquette smith

    Vybz kartel nd that’s it babiiiii!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502954362 Beres I’llwinifican Thompson

    seeing the comments from the younger folks just reinstate my belief that they don’t know money..kartel is popular n have a lot of songs but that don’t necessarily spell wealth..who is buying his songs, where is he touring, who endorses him. most of kartel’s songs are circulated through burnt cd’s..no royalty…think on these things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id= Anonymous

    I also disagree with this list where is the likes of people like Elephant man, Morgan heritage and many more that people listen to there songs. I don’t think there is a place Morgan heritage will go and the house will not be fully packed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1100046865 Speak Benjet

    well, Jamaican people never care about SEAN PAUL but they forgot tha Sean Paul represented dancehall genre to the world music industry & only person who keep making SUCCESSFUL tracks till now. He’s the man who never flop down & carrying his country flag worldwide before Usain bolt. Please grow up now & give him some respect….. SEAN PAUL IS THE REGGAE PRINCE & keep it lock in yuh mind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1100046865 Speak Benjet

    well, Jamaican people never care about SEAN PAUL but they forgot tha Sean Paul represented dancehall genre to the world music industry & only person who keep making SUCCESSFUL tracks till now. He’s the man who never flop down & carrying his country flag worldwide before Usain bolt. Please grow up now & give him some respect….. SEAN PAUL IS THE REGGAE PRINCE & keep it lock in yuh mind.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006415543680 Bigga Dre

    JR GONG THE TUFFEZT

  • goodguyz government

    bounty killer is the man of all

  • Kirkland Jason Edwards

    Mi honestly think bounty have more than that, dem man dey nuh talk so you wouldn’t know… But platinum sales and over 20 years in the biz come on the man money loud. How him own some trailer trucks too.

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