Bob Marley Net Worth
Bob Marley Net Worth: Bob Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer/songwriter and musician who has a net worth of $130 million dollars. Born February 6, 1945 in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica, he began his career in 1963 with the group the Wailers and forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers released some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career that culminated in the release of the album Exodus in 1977, which established his worldwide reputation and put Marley on the map as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million albums and singles. Marley was a committed Rastafari who infused his music with a profound sense of spirituality, which he soon found would resonate with his audiences. According to Marley's biographers, he affiliated with the Twelve Tribes Mansion, one of the Mansions of Rastafariand belonged to a denomination known as Tribe of Joseph, because he was born in February (each of the twelve sects being composed of members born in a different month). He signified this in his album liner notes, quoting the portion from Genesis that includes Jacob's blessing to his son Joseph. In July 1977, Marley was diagnosed with a type of malignant melanoma under the nail of a toe. This lesion was a symptom of the already-existing cancer in his body. Marley turned down his doctor's advice to have his toe amputated, citing his religious beliefs, and instead the nail and nail bed were removed and a skin graft taken from his thigh to cover the area. Despite his illness, he continued touring and scheduling a world tour for 1980. Marley's health deteriorated as the cancer had spread throughout his body and Bob Marley died on May 11, 1981 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami (now University of Miami Hospital) at the age of 36.