From NAN Business Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY Fri February 2, 2018: Much has been said this week about the “Caribbean takeover” of the 2018 Grammys on Sunday night. But while many have reported the obvious – the appearances of Shaggy and Rihanna, as well as Puerto Rican singers Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi, and the victories of Rihanna and Damian Marley, lost in the excitement that there were several other Caribbean roots artists who won too big – especially Bruno Mars from Puerto Rico, who got the most important victories, including album of the year and song of the year. As we celebrate this “Caribbean” win, we also wanted to highlight the net worth of some of these Caribbean-born and Caribbean-rooted artists from the 2018 Grammy. Here are the numbers you should know:
While Barbados-born superstar Rihanna left a lot of conversation behind after rocking the steps to South Africa’s popular Gwara-Gwara dance and winning another Grammy for her collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, the singer is without a doubt one of the richest superstars in the Caribbean – inside and outside. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rihanna’s net worth is estimated at $ 230 million, and that could rise significantly this year given the many business ventures the singer-actress-turned-entrepreneur has run.
2: Bruno Mars
Peter Gene Hernandez, known professionally as Bruno Mars, was born in Hawaii, but his roots are in Puerto Rico. His father, whom he paid tribute to at the Grammys, is half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Ukraine and Hungary) and originally from Brooklyn, New York. Of course, everyone by now knows Mars won Grammys winning album of the year, song of the year, and record of the year, but what many may know by now is its net worth. The ‘Uptown Funk’ singer has amassed $ 110 million according to Celebrity Net Worth and is now considered one of the most bankable musicians in music.
3: Papa Yankee
Daddy Yankee plays in ‘Despacito’ at the Grammy.
Puerto Rican-born Daddy Yankee heated up the night with Luis Fonsi on ‘Despacito’, but the Latin hip hop artist heats things up financially too. Daddy Yankee, who was born Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez, has a net worth of around 30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
4: Damian Marley
Kingston born Damian ‘Jr. Gong ‘Marley, the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley, took home his fourth reggae Grammy on Sunday night, much to the surprise of some fans, but this singer is also climbing the alone with a reported net worth of $ 20 million Finance director.
5: Luis Fonsi
The Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi
Puerto Rican singer and composer Luis Fonsi has had a banner last year since writing ‘Despacito’ with Daddy Yankee. The video for the song quickly topped 2 BILLION views on YouTube. In April 2017, the song was remixed in English and Justin Bieber was brought in to sing a guest verse. This version of the song is also a monster hit. Fonsi’s net worth is now estimated at $ 16 million.
Shaggy and Sting perform at the 60th Grammy
Jamaica-born Grammy winner and DJ Orville Richard Burrell CD, popularly known as Shaggy, left on Sunday night after his performance with Sting on the Grammy stage and his performance with the singer along with presenter James Corden on a subway Karaoke sketch wagging your tongue. But did you know the ‘It Wasn’t Me’ singer is worth a pretty solid $ 12 million? Not bad for a former marine.
7: Camila Cabello
Camila Cabello on stage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City.
Cuban-born singer Camila Cabello made a statement with her speech at Grammy’s on Dreamers and DACA, adding that she too is a dreamer. But unlike most “dreamers”, Cabello, who was born in Cojimar, Cuba, is worth a solid $ 6 million.
The Dominican / Trini rapper Cardi B has gone from being an American reality TV personality to a rapper thanks to the success of her single “Bodak Yellow”. Combined with her most recent collaboration with Bruno Mars, this has grown her net worth up to $ 4 million, according to Celebrity Networth.