VIDEO DISCUSSION: The best-selling Caribbean artist of all time is....the LEGENDARY BOB MARLEY
According to Forbes magazine, Bob Marley made $21 million this year where he ranks 4th as the highest earning dead celebrity and the best-selling Caribbean artist of all time. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is #1, his estate made $115 million dollars this year, far more than many living artists! Second is Elvis Presley whose estate made $55 million and 3rd on the list is Charles Shulz, the creator of the Peanuts comic with Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Shulz's estate earned $40 million.
Marley's millions this year have been attributed to 2 business ventures: The Marley Beverage Company, maker of the anti-energy drink, Marley's Mellow Mood, and House of Marley, producer of eco-friendly audio and lifestyle products.
If Marley had lived he would have been 70 years old this year. To celebrate, two new box sets were released recently The Complete Island Recordings: Collector's Edition--they feature 11 albums on vinyl and include all 9 of Bob Marley and the Wailers studio albums on Island Records, they also feature replicas of the original artwork that came with the albums. It's a beautiful collection and a definite must-have! With the holidays coming up it would make a fantastic gift for the Bob Marley fan in your life.
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