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Rita Marley

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Net worth 2018: $50 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Country: Jamaican
BirthDay: 25 July 1946
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Rita Marley was bornon 25 July 1946 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Jamaican, is Singer. Alpharita Constantia Marley, better known as Rita Marley, is a Jamaican-Ghanaian singer born in Cuba. She was the wife of the internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter Bob Marley. Along with continuing her career as a solo artist after Bob’s death, she is also known for carrying forward the musical legacy of her late husband. She founded the Bob Marley Foundation, a charitable organization, to help needy people in developing countries. Born in Santiago de Cuba in Cuba, she began her career by singing on the radio. Soon she started performing with Constantine Walker, her cousin, and Marlene Gifford, a friend. They were known as 'The Soulettes'. Impressed by their performance, singer Bob Marley also started working with them and became their mentor. Rita eventually joined Marley’s popular band 'Bob Marley and the Wailers'. Her first work with the band was the studio album 'Natty Dread'. It was the group's first album that reached the top 100 on the Billboard 200. The album also stood at the 181st position on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Rita Marley is also well known for her philanthropic works. Not only did she adopt 35 children in Ethiopia, but she also assisted more than 200 children in a school in Ghana.


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In 2003, it was named at the 181st position on ‘The 500 greatest albums of all time’ list by ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine


After Bob Marley died of cancer in 1981, she established a charitable organization ‘The Bob Marley Charitable Foundation’, named after her husband, in order to help people in developing countries


‘Uprising’, a reggae album released in 1980 is another one of Rita Marley’s works with the band


‘Exodus’, which was released in 1977, is another one of the band’s most significant works


In 1976, Bob Marley organized a free concert with the support of Michael Manley, the then Prime Minister of Jamaica


The first album she worked on with the band was ‘Natty Dread’, released in 1974, which also was the band’s first album to peak in the top 100 of the Billboard 200 at No


The couple had three children together, a daughter Cedella in 1967, a son David in 1968, and another son Stephen in 1972


Her first child, a daughter Sharon, was born in 1964


Rita Marley was born as Alpharita Constantia on 25th July 1946, in Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba

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