If there’s one thing Lauryn Hill is going to do, it’s a living legend.
From her time in the Fugees to her acting career (remember “Sister Act 2”?), to the release of her seminal debut album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” the New Jersey native has cemented her place in the pop culture zeitgeist. And even if she never releases another album again, her voice and her music will live forever.
If that’s not a legacy, nothing is.
But more than just the voice of a generation, she’s a mother. Her six children — five of whom are the product of her long-time relationship with Rohan Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley — are not only the heirs to the Marley family’s $500 million overall legacy.
According to Money, Inc., Lauryn Hill earned more than $25 million at the peak of her career between touring and record sales (both with the Fugees and as a solo artist). And despite her past financial issues — including a stint in jail for tax evasion and a $5 million settlement with her producers — she still has an estimated net worth of $9 million (per Celebrity Net Worth). Therefore, they are also heirs to Ms. Hill’s legacy.
Here’s how her six children are making their own way in the world.
Editorial note: The net worths listed in this piece are speculative estimates drawn from a variety of online sources.
Zion Marley is Lauryn Hill’s oldest child, and Billboard reports that he made Lauryn Hill a grandmother for the first time in 2017 when his son, Zephaniah, was born.
He is also the main subject of “To Zion,” the famous track from her debut album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”
Perhaps the best-known child of Lauryn Hill is Selah Marley, a model, and singer who Vogue called a “Gen Z style icon.” Selah has starred in campaigns for Ivy Park and Miu Miu, amongst others.
Though he keeps a relatively low profile, Joshua Marley does have a Soundcloud where he shares some of his music.
John Marley is Rohan Marley and Lauryn Hill’s youngest son, and the high schooler appears on his father’s Instagram page from time to time.
Sarah Marley is Rohan Marley and Lauryn Hill’s youngest daughter, and she appears on her mother’s Instagram page from time to time. The teenager is also trying her hand at music.
Micah Hill is Lauryn Hill’s sixth child. Micah Hill was born in 2011, according to Hello! Magazine.