Rita Marley
Rita Marley
Real Name/Full Name Rita Constantia Marley OD
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Rita Marley
Birth Place: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 25 July 1946
Age/How Old: 77 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 172 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 74 Kg
In Pounds – 163 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Leroy Anderson
Mother – Cynthia Jarett
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Jamaican, Cuban
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Widowed
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Bob Marley (m. 1966–1981)
Kids/Children Name: Sharon Marley, Cedella Marley, David Nesta Marley, Stephen Marley, Stephanie Marley, and Serita Stewart
Profession: Singer
Net Worth: $55 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Rita Marley is a very successful and renowned singer as well as musician hailing from Santiago de Cuba. She is famous worldwide for being a member of the trendy veteran band called I Three in the 70s established by her husband, the late veteran legend Bob Marley. In the band, Rita Marley used to sing with the backing vocalists alongside singers like Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths.

Well, how well do you know about Rita Marley? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Rita Marley’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Rita Marley to date.

Biography and Early Life

Rita Marley was born in Santiago de Cuba; however, when she was young, her family shifted to Kinston, Jamaica, where she grew up. Her father was Leroy Anderson, and her mother was Cynthia Jarett; however, there is no information about their occupation and lifestyle.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Rita Marley in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Rita Marley’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 25 July 1946. Though, she is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 172 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 163lbs in Pound and 74kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Black.


There is not much information available as to where Marley completed her high school or college education. Growing up in Kinston, Jamaica, she was always interested in music and used to take part in local concerts and church choirs.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

When Rita Marley joined the band I Three, Bob Marley used to mentor them, and that’s when Rita and Bob fell in love, and the couple got married in the year 1966 and stayed together until the death of the legend Bob Marley in 1981. The couple has been blessed with six children named Sharon Marley, Cedella Marley, David Nesta Marley, Stephen Marley, Stephanie Marley, and Serita Stewart.

Is Rita Marley Lesbian?

Rita Marley is not a lesbian; she married the late singer Bob Marley and has six children with him. She is also a grandparent of several grandchildren and is living a life of a widow.

Professional Career

Rita Marley, along with her cousins Constantine and Marlene Gifford, decided to join the musical group established by Bob Marley in the 1960s, and that’s how Rita entered into the Music Industry. Throughout her career, Rita has worked with other bands as well, as the Wailers as a vocalist, in which she got the opportunity to sing in popular songs like Hypocrites, Bend Down Low, Dem Haffi Get-a Beatin’, etc.

Following this in 1974, Rita went back to her old mates and started the band called I Three and Bob Marley, where they launched the song Rastaman Vibration, which went on to become a hit worldwide. Following the death of her husband Bob Marley, Rita went on to launch several solo songs and albums, which gained her immense popularity. She also turned their house into the Bob Marley Museum containing the valuable and priceless possessions of the late legend.


  • In the year 1996, Rita Marley received the prestigious Order of Distinction Honour awarded to her by the Government of Jamaica owing to her contribution to the Music Industry.
  • Marley went on to receive the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Award in 2010 for her impeccable career as a musician.
  • In 2015, Marley was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the University of West Indies.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rita Marley in 2024

Rita Marley Net Worth
Rita Marley Net Worth

Though Rita Marley has had a very successful career as a solo artist and singer, the central part of her fame has been imparted to her by her late husband, Bob Marley. She has earned a substantial amount of money from her career as a singer and the royalty of several albums she has created over the years. The primary source of her income is derived from the inheritance and trust money she has been left with by her husband. Currently, Rita Marley has a net worth of $55 million as of last estimated in the year 2024.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • During her early days in the Music Industry, Rita Marley was convicted of possessing illegal substances like cannabis.
  • It is said that Bob Marley had cheated on his wife Rita with Cindy Breakspeare, who was a model from Jamaica.

Rita Marley is a very talented and successful singer who has dedicated all of her life and efforts to music. She has also successfully maintained her late husband’s legacy and continues to keep him alive through the museum she has established in the name of Bob Marley.


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