Rita Marley Net Worth
Rita Marley is the widow of reggae legend/musician Bob Marley, and a member of the trio the I Threes, Bob Marley's backup singers and has a net worth of $50 million. Rita Marley earned her net worth as a singer. She grew up in the upper level of Beachwood Avenue, located in Kingston, Jamaica. She was raised by her Aunt Viola, while her father went to London to look for work, but he never returned. She started out by singing along to the radio, and she eventually began practicing with her cousin Constantine "Dream" Walker and her friend Marlene "Precious" Gifford. The trio later sang for the Wailing Wailers, a local group made of Bob Marley, Peter McIntosh, and Bunny Livingston. The band liked what they heard and got the trio an audition with Clement "Coxsone" Dodd. The trio became known as the Soulettes, and Dodd asked Bob Marley serve as a mentor for the young group. In 1966, Rita and Bob Marley fell in love, and they married. The couple struggled financially and professionally. She is known as Rita Marley, and sometimes called "Nana Rita". She is Bob Marley's widow and best known for carrying on her late husband's musical legacy and developing her own career as a solo artist. After Bob's death in 1981 she established a charitable organization, the Bob Marley Foundation, to fight poverty and hunger in developing countries. She is called the Queen of Reggae. She recorded a few albums under her name with some success in the United Kingdom. In 1986, she made the decision to convert Bob Marley's home into the Bob Marley Museum. She appears in the song "Mary Jane Shoes" on Fergie's multi-platinum 2006 album The Dutchess. In 2004, her autobiography No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley was released. Rita Marley was born July 25, 1946 in Santiago de Cuba.