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How Bob Marley's Family Is Maintaining His Reported $500M Legacy — And Building Their Own

Though Bob Marley’s life was cut too short too soon, the Marley family is still maintaining his legacy. Regardless of your opinion on Bob Marley’s music while he was alive, the fact is, no Jamaican artist has done more to bring reggae music into the mainstream than Robert Nesta Marley. His contributions to both rock music and reggae music were so profound that, according to Forbes Magazine, the Marley family estate generated an estimated $23 million in 2018 off of official Bob Marley licensed materials alone . In 2020, Bob Marley was the eighth-highest paid dead celebrity, according to Forbes. And according to Cheatsheet, the Marley empire is said to be worth more than $500 million altogether. “There are millions of dollars worth of unauthorized products using Marley’s likeness. Between the authorized and unauthorized licensing fees, there is reportedly $500 million of revenue annually,” according to the outlet. As Rolling Stone reported in 2015, the Marleys successfully sued a...

'Women Rising' Doc Highlights Women Inspired By Bob Marley's Work

Nearly four decades have passed since we lost legendary artist Bob Marley, but his legacy continues to live on. This past Tuesday, to celebrate the end of Women’s History Month and Marley’s year-long 75th birthday commemoration, the Bob Marley Legacy Series, a 12-part mini-documentary, released episode two, “Women Rising.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Bob Marley (@bobmarley) The empowering short series takes a look at women behind Marley’s acclaim and the political movements he helped spark during his time that still exists today. The mini-documentary features interviews from women like Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, and Rita Marley, Bob Marley’s wife. As the founder of the Rita Marley Foundation, Mrs. Marley continues to reflect the work of her late husband with integrity and grace. Her foundation works to eradicate poverty and hunger while empowering communities in Ghana and Jamaica. Other female musicians, academics, and activists who were also propelled by...

Njera Perkins

Apr 1, 2020