The legendary singer Ziggy Marley is a Jamaican Musician, songwriter, and also the son of Legend Bob Marley. Also, he is the leader of the band named “Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers”. He is also a Guitarist, Producer, Philanthropist, and Voice Actor by occupation. He started his journey as a multi-talented legend in the year 1979 and he is active so far in his career life.
Ziggy Marley was born in the year October 17, 1968, in Jamaica. His father is a great Legend named Bob Marley and the name of his mother is Rita Marley. His group “Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers” is a group formed by Ziggy Marley in 1979 along with his siblings Stephen, Sharon, and Cedilla.
Ziggy Marley is married to an Israeli named Orly Agai. She is the former vice-president of the Agency William Morris. Ziggy Marley and Orly Agai have four children Judah Victoria, Abraham Selassie Robert Nesta, Gideon Robert Nesta, and Isaiah Sion Robert Nesta. From the previous relationships (Zuri, Daniel Bambaata Marley, and Justice), Ziggy has three children.
During the earlier days, David Marley (Ziggy Marley) performed in a singing group called “The Seven Do Bees” with his classmates. Later on, he was known by the name Ziggy. Ziggy is the name given by his father Bob Marley meaning “little spliff”. Ziggy joined with his brother in some of his father’s concerts during 1970’s. In 1979, Ziggy with his siblings formed the group named “Melody Makers” and recorded the album titled “Children Playing in the Streets”.
All royalties from the above have been reverted to United Nations with an aim of aiding the efforts towards “International Children Year”. He recorded various popular albums with his group and finally in the year 2000, this group released their live album titled “Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers Live, Vol 1”.
Some of his achievements in the year 1984 to 1987 are the debut made by them named “Play the Game Right” in 1984, “Hey World” in the year 1986, and so on. In the year 1988, because of their popularity, they signed an agreement with the international brand named “Virgin Record” and they released their third album named “Conscious Party”. This album became so popular and they ranked 23rd position on the Billboard 200 and at 26th position on the R&B Albums Chart.
He released his sixth album named “Jahmekya” in the year 1991. The seventh album “Joy and Blues” ranked at 5th position in the “Top World Music Albums Chart” in the year 1991. In 1995, this group signed a deal with “Elektra” and they released the album titled “Free Like We Want 2 Be” was a super hit album.
How much is Ziggy Marley Net Worth in 2017
This Jamaican Legend Ziggy has a net worth of $11 million US dollars as of 2017. He owns many houses, cars, and other properties which scatter across the country. In the year 2013, he bought a duplex house worth $1.1 million in the country. He became more popular when his album titled “Conscious Party” has won the Grammy Award for Best Album in the year 1989.
He released many solo performing albums titled “Dragon Fly” in the year 2003. His fifth solo album titled “Fly Rasta” won the Grammy Award in the year 2014. Ziggy Marley also established an organization named “Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment” which aims to help poverty children.
Ziggy Marley is a multi-talented Jamaican who won many prestigious awards for his albums. Ziggy Marley is a reggae singer but added to it he is also a producer who has produced few of his brother’s album. His multi-talented quality ranks him at the top-most category of all other singers.