Richest CelebritiesSingers
Net Worth:
$14 Million
Date of Birth:
Oct 22, 1968 (55 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Keyboard Player, Singer, Rapper, Actor, Songwriter, Musician
United States of America
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Shaggy (also known as Orville Burrell CD OJ) is a Jamaican-American musician and DJ who has a net worth of $14 million. Shaggy is a popular reggae artist who has released more than a dozen studio albums, including "Boombastic" (1995), the 6x Platinum "Hot Shot" (2000), and "Summer in Kingston" (2011). In 2018, he teamed up with Sting for the album "44/876," which won a Grammy. Shaggy's singles "Boombastic" (1995), "It Wasn't Me" (2000), and "Angel" (2000) all cracked the top 10 on the "Billboard" Hot 100 chart and were certified Platinum or higher. He was awarded a Jamaican Order of Distinction in 2007, receiving the rank of Commander.

Early Life

Shaggy was born Orville Richard Burrell on October 22, 1968, in Kingston, Jamaica. His parents, Lorraine and Clinton, moved the family to Brooklyn, New York City, when Shaggy was 7 years old. He attended Erasmus Hall High and began taking singing lessons in 1987. The following year, he was discovered while singing with his friends on the streets of New York City. In 1988, Shaggy enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of Field Artillery Cannon Crewman (0811). During the Persian Gulf War, he served in the 10th Marine Regiment with a Field Artillery Battery. Lance corporal was Shaggy's highest rank during his time in the military, but his rank was reduced twice. In a 2011 interview with the "Military Times," Shaggy stated, "My big problem was being AWOL. I was driving up to New York every weekend to do music. Sometimes I got back late. And I'm a guy with a big mouth, and I mouthed off a lot. So, you know, things like that will get you busted."


Shaggy had his first hit in 1993 with "Oh Carolina," which reached the top 10 on the charts in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. He released his debut studio album, "Pure Pleasure," on August 24, 1993, and that year he was also featured on Kenny Dope's "The Unreleased Project" album. Shaggy followed "Pure Pleasure" with 1994's "Original Doberman" and found more success with 1995's "Boombastic," which went Platinum in the U.S. The title track topped the "Billboard" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts as well as the charts in Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K. Another single from the album, "In the Summertime" (featuring Rayvon), reached #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the Hot Rap Songs chart. He released the album "Midnite Lover" in 1997, and after he was dropped by Virgin Records two years later, he signed with DreamWorks Records (which was sold to Universal Music Group in 2003).

Shaggy released his fifth album, "Hot Shot," in 2000, and it was certified 3× Platinum or higher in five countries. The singles "Angel" (featuring Rayvon) and "It Wasn't Me" (featuring Rikrok) both reached #1 on the "Billboard" Hot 100, and the "Billboard" Year-End charts ranked "Hot Shot" 2001's second most successful album. After the massive success of "Hot Shot," Shaggy released the albums "Lucky Day" (2002) and "Clothes Drop" (2005), and he performed the "Scooby-Doo" theme song, renamed "Shaggy, Where Are You?," on the soundtrack for the 2002 live-action feature film version of the cartoon. Also in 2002, he recorded the theme for the Eddie Murphy/Robert De Niro film "Showtime" and the track "Me Julie" (with Sacha Baron Cohen) for the "Ali G Indahouse" soundtrack. Shaggy performed on the 2004 Toots and the Maytals album "True Love," which won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album.

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Shaggy left Universal in 2007 and later that year, he released the album "Intoxication" on his own label, Big Yard Records. In 2008, he released the DVD "Shaggy – Live," and in 2010, he took part in the recording of the charity single "Rise Again," which benefited victims of the Haiti earthquake. Shaggy released two albums in 2011, "Shaggy & Friends" and "Summer in Kingston," then followed them with 2012's "Rise" and 2013's "Out of Many, One Music." In 2018, Shaggy and Sting released the album "44/876" and went on tour together. In 2019, Shaggy released the album "Wah Gwaan?!" and starred in the ABC musical "The Little Mermaid Live!" as Sebastian. In 2020, he released an updated version of "Hot Shot" called "Hot Shot 2020," and in 2021, he appeared in a Cheetos Super Bowl ad with Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.

Personal Life

Shaggy married art director Rebecca Packer on July 12, 2014, after 16 years of dating. They have three daughters, Sydney and twins Madison and Kelsey, and Shaggy has two sons from a previous relationship, Richard Jr. and Tyler. Richard is a rapper who goes by the stage name Robb Bank$. After visiting a friend's child at Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston, Jamaica, in 2001, Shaggy launched the charitable organization Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation, which is dedicated to "improving the physical needs of the Hospital." He has donated ventilators and other equipment to the hospital, and in 2009, he raised $300,000 for the hospital with a fundraising event called the "Shaggy and Friends Benefit Concert." The concert became a biennial event and has raised over $1.6 million for the hospital so far, aiding in the purchase of more than 450 pieces of much-needed equipment.

Awards and Nominations

Shaggy has been nominated for seven Grammys, winning Best Reggae Album for "Boombastic" in 1996 and Best Reggae Album for "44/876" (shared with Sting, Tony Lake, Sting International, and Robert Orton) in 2019. He earned the Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist in 2002, beating out Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre, Ryan Adams, and Wyclef Jean. Shaggy has received five Teen Choice Award nominations, taking home the prize for Music – Choice Love Song for "Angel" (shared with Rayvon) and Music – Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist in 2001. Shaggy was also nominated for an MTV Asia Award for Favorite Male Artist in 2002 and MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Pop and Best Male in 2001. In 2002, he earned three American Music Award nominations: Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, and the Internet Fans Award.

Real Estate

In January 2021, Shaggy paid $2.2 million for a 5,756 square foot home in Coral Gables, Florida. The home includes five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, and glass walls. The home sits on half an acre, and the property features a swimming pool and a fountain with a mermaid statue.

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