Real Name/Full Name Orville Richard Burrell CD
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Shaggy
Birth Place: Kingston, Jamaica
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 22 October 1968
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 159 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Clinton Burrell
Mother –Veronica Miller Burrell
Siblings: Unknown
School: Unknown
College: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Rebecca Packer [m. 2014]
Kids/Children Name: Robb Banks, Sydney Burrell and Richard Burrell
Profession: Jamaican reggae musician, singer, DJ and ACTOR
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Shaggy is a popular Jamaican- American songwriter, based singer and a DJ, who is well- known for his hit singles which include; “Angel,” “It Wasn’t Me,” “Boombastic”, and “Oh Carolina.” He was named after the character of Keven Abellard on a famous Haitian TV series known as “Jai Pris Plein de L.”

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

Biography and Early Life

Shaggy was named after birth as Orville Richard Burrell CD. He was born in Kingston, in Jamaica, on 22 October 1968 by Clinton Burrell, his father and Veronica Miller Burrell, his mother. His mother worked as a medical secretary. He relocated with his parents to Brooklyn, New York City and settled there when he was seven years old. While there, he joined singing classes where later he was discovered together with his friends, as they were singing around their hometown streets of New York City.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Shaggy in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Shaggy’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 22 October 1968. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 159 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.


Looking at his educational background, there is no information on which level of education he attained. Shaggy is only discovered to have attended singing classes but to do with education, no information. His singing in the streets helped him discover his talent.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Shaggy With Wife Rebecca Packer
Shaggy With Wife Rebecca Packer

Shaggy is a married man. He is married to Rebecca Parker. The two married in 2014. Shaggy and Rebecca have three children, two sons, namely, Robb Banks Burrell and Richard Burrell and one daughter, namely, Sydney Burrell. His son Robb Banks Burrell is a recording artist. He is among the few men who love their family so much. Even in his career, he has devoted himself fully to his family.

Is Shaggy Gay?

Shaggy is not gay. He is a married man to a woman named Rebecca Parker, and together they have three children, two sons and one daughter. Also, he has a straightforward sexual orientation. He is fully dedicated to his family and not ready to divorce his wife any day soon. He loves his family.

Professional Career

Shaggy’s career started after being recruited in the United States Marine Corps, where he received the MOS. Also, he worked with the Field Artillery Battery within the 10th Marine Regiment during the Persian Gulf War. He received a peak rank lance corporal, which was reduced in ranks two times. He finished his signature in singing voice within the Marine Corps.

After that, Shaggy decided to follow his music career and did his first hit known as “Oh Carolina,” which was a dancehall re-make of a ska hit given by the Folkes Brothers, appearing in a film titled Silver. He also featured on hip- hop album by Kenny Dope known as The Unreleased Project. As a DJ, he functioned with producers like Don One, Sting International, Frankie Cutlass, Lloyd ‘Spiderman’ Campbell and Robert Livingston on a remix taken from his Maxi- Single entitled ‘Nice and Lovely.’

Shaggy released more hits like ‘Boombastic’, known as the theme of a popular Levi’s commercial, and also he sang with Maxi Priest right on his Top 20 hit like ‘That Girl.’ He has also issued an album known as Hot Shot, which has been approved by 6x platinum within the U.S. Hot Shot produced singles which includes; ‘Angel’ and also ‘It Wasn’t Me.’ Among these, the latter was made nearly two song samples which include, Merrilee Rush’s titled, ‘Angel of the Morning.’


He has achieved a lot through his singing career. Some include; He won one Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Also, he had a large hit by song known as Boombastic, which got #3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Moreover, he was ascribed by influencing The Voice winner called Tessanne Chin to resist the show.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Shaggy in 2024

Shaggy Net Worth
Shaggy Net Worth

As of 2024, Shaggy has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He has made his income through his singing career as, songwriter, DJ, and musician as well. Some of his albums got certified platinum which has also helped increase his income. Also, his songs have hit mightily and thus enhancing his net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He is among singers who are famous for many of his hit singles as well as his studio albums that are released.
  • Though he didn’t attend school, he has become successful through his singing career and has changed his life and that of his family.

He is among the successful reggae singers in the world. He has made a lot of impact in his life, society, and the globe as well. He is an inspiration to many singers, especially reggae singers and other people all over the world. His determination and hard work in his career to achieve his goal are highly acknowledged.


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