Bob Marley Ranked 8th Highest-Paid Deceased Celebrities Of 2020

Written by on November 16, 2020

Bob Marley’s music has influenced several generations for at least four decades, and his empire continues to grow exponentially since his death. That’s why it should come as no surprise that Bob Marley has been ranked at number eight on Forbes list of The Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities Of 2020. According to the list, the Marley family has been extremely innovative with the legend’s legacy and this year raked in US $14 million. It’s not just his music, which accumulated a billion streams around the world, that continues to feed his family but the family’s merchandising effort as well. The well-known brand, House of Marley, has a line of speakers, turntables, and headphones. They’ve also added T-shirts and lighters, which have brought in over $3 million. Marley, who died in 1981 of cancer, is considered one of the founding fathers of reggae and was largely responsible for helping the genre to gain worldwide recognition. His following when he was alive and after death could rival any mainstream artist alive today. The singer, songwriter, and musician is held in high regard by Reggae lovers, and his music was famously known for fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady. He’s also revered among the Rastafarian community.

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