Rita Marley Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Rita Marley Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Alpharita Constantia Anderson was born on 25 July 1946, in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. She is a singer, but perhaps best known to be the widow of Bob Marley, and she was part of the vocal group I Threes, who were the backing vocalists of Bob Marley and the Wailers, consisting of her, Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths. All of her endeavors have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Rita Marley? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $50 million, mostly earned through success in the music industry. In addition to her numerous tours and music with Bob Marley, she’s released a few albums herself, and has also written a book. All of these have ensured the position of her wealth.

Rita Marley Net Worth $50 million

While Rita was born in Cuba, she was raised in Jamaica. In the 1960s, she met Peter Tosh and then Bob Marley who asked her to audition for the Soulettes after learning of her singing skills. This group would eventually become the I Threes and it originally consisted of Marlene Giffordwas and Constantine “Dream” Walker. Bob would become the mentor of the group and this would also be the beginning of their romantic relationship. The I Threes and Bob Marley would become highly successful and give numerous performances. One of the most dangerous events they had to encounter was before the “Smile Jamaica” event which was organised by the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Michael Manley, as the couple found themselves assaulted by gunmen inside their home, which they survived but sustained serious injuries. Rita survived a shot to the head that night.

After the death of Bob Marley in 1981, Rita continued to make music under her name and it found success in some countries, especially in the United Kingdom. In 1986, she had converted Bob’s home into a museum and started to do more charity work. She adopted 35 children in Ethiopia, and helped found the Robert Marley Foundation, Bob Marley Group of Companies and Bob Marley Trust. In 2000, she then founded the Rita Marley Foundation which aims to help developing countries, specifically the elderly and the youth. She donated a number of music scholarships, and has subsequently been given numerous distinctions by Jamaica and other organizations; a few of these include the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Award, and the Order of Distinction. She was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of the West Indies.

Aside from these, Marley collaborated on the Fergie song “Mary Jane Shoes”, which was part of the multi-platinum album “The Dutchess”.
Rita has released a total of 14 albums, and also collaborated with Ignacio Scola and Gregorio Paniagua. She published the book “No Woman, No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley” in 2004. She had also planned to move Bob Marley’s body to be buried in Ethiopia, as according to her it was his “spiritual resting place”.

For her personal life, she had four children with Bob Marley and two from other relationships. Bob had a total of 14 children with eight separate women.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 25, 1946
Birth place: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Profession:Singer
Nationality:Jamaican, Cuban
Spouse:Bob Marley (m. 1966–1981)
Children:Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley, Sharon Marley, Serita Stewart, Stephanie Marley
Parents:Leroy Anderson, Cynthia "Beda" Jarrett
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has 6 children: a daughter Sharon Marley Prendergast (b.November 23, 1964), a daughter Cedella Marley (b.August 23, 1967), a son David Nesta Marley (aka Ziggy Marley, b.October 17, 1968), a son Stephen Robert Nesta Marley (aka Stephen Marley, b.April 20, 1972), a daughter Stephanie (b.August 17, 1974) and another daughter Serita Stewart (b.August 11, 1985). She gave birth to Cedella, David and Stephen from her late husband Bob Marley; he also adopted 2 wife's children from previous relationships - Sharon and Stephanie; gave birth to her daughter Serita after husband's death.
2Is of African descent.
3Singer.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marley2012Documentary writer: "Natty Dread", "Crazy Baldhead"
The Social Network2010writer: "Crazy Baldhead"
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: "Rat Race"
Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley's 60th Birthday2008Documentary performer: "He's a Legend" / writer: "So Jah Seh"
How High2001performer: "One Draw" / writer: "One Draw"
The Eternal1998writer: "Johnny Was"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley's 60th Birthday2008Documentary executive producer

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mighty Quinn1989Wedding Singers and Band

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mighty Quinn1989reggae music consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Reggae Movie1995Documentary special thanks
Caribbean Nights: The Bob Marley Story1982Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DreadtownDocumentary post-productionHerself
Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
OnePeople: The Celebration2012DocumentaryMatriach of Marley Family
Marley2012DocumentaryHerself
Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae2009Documentary
Africa Unite: A Celebration of Bob Marley's 60th Birthday2008DocumentaryHerself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Bob Marley: The Legend Live2003Video documentaryHerself - The I-Threes
Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
American Masters2000TV Series documentaryHerself
One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute1999TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
Classic Albums: Bob Marley & the Wailers - Catch a Fire1999Video documentary
Extra Rosa1998TV SeriesHerself
Marley Magic1996Video documentaryHerself
Zona franca1995TV SeriesHerself
Taratata1995TV SeriesHerself
Children of Africa1993TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1991TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
A Reggae Session1988TV MovieHerself
Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Bob Marley Story1984DocumentaryHerself
In Our Hands1984DocumentaryHerself
Cool Runnings: The Reggae Movie1983Herself
Caribbean Nights: The Bob Marley Story1982DocumentaryHerself

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