Vybz Kartel
Vybz Kartel
Real Name/Full Name Adidja Azim Palmer
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Vybz Kartel
Birth Place: Kingston, Jamaica
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 7 January 1976
Age/How Old: 48 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 73 Kg
In Pounds – 161 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –
Mother – Teresa Palmer
Siblings: 5 siblings, including Maureen Palmer-Nelson.
School: Calabar High School
Technical Tutorial School
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: Jamaican
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Stacy Elliott (m, 2006; div, 2008)
Tanesha Johnson (m, unknown)
Kids/Children Name: 7 children including, Adidja Palmer (a.k.a.  Likkle Vybz), Akheel Raheim Palmer, (a.k.a. Little Addi), and Aiko Palmer (a.k.a. World Boss Jr.).
Profession: Reggae and Dancehall Musician, Singer, Composer, Record Producer, and Entrepreneur.
Net Worth: $2 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Vybz Kartel is a popular reggae and dancehall musician, singer, composer, record producer, and entrepreneur. Although his songs “Romping Shop”, “Fever”, and “Summer Time” have been quite successful, he is infamously known for being the murderer of Clive Williams. In 2013, he was found guilty of Clive’s murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014. In 2020, his parole eligibility was reduced from 35 years to 32 years and 6 months.

Well, how well do you know about Vybz Kartel? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Vybz Kartel’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 Vybz Kartel to date.

Biography and Early Life

Vybz Kartel, whose full name is Adidja Azim Palmer, was born on the 7th of January 1976 in Kingston, Jamaica. His mother’s name is Teresa Palmer while the identity of his father isn’t out yet. He has five siblings, including Maureen Palmer-Nelson. He was attracted to music from an early age itself and was greatly motivated by his uncles who are musicians by profession.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Vybz Kartel in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Vybz Kartel’s age is 48 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 7 January 1976. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 161lbs in Pound and 73kg in Kilograms.


Vybz Kartel initially studied at the Calabar High School in Kingston, Jamaica. However, he wasn’t disciplined in school which led to his suspension in 1992 at the age of 16 years. He later completed his schooling from a technical tutorial school. It’s also worth mentioning here that he is very good in English, Mathematics, Geography, and Literature.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Vybz Kartel married Stacy Elliott in 2006 but they got divorced a couple of years later in 2008. He later married his long-time girlfriend, Tanesha Johnson with whom he has 3 sons, Adidja Palmer (a.k.a.  Likkle Vybz), Akheel Raheim Palmer, (a.k.a. Little Addi), and Aiko Palmer (a.k.a. World Boss Jr.).  He has 4 more children from his other relationships.

Coming to the other aspects of his personal life, he was arrested on the 29th of September 2011 for possession of cannabis. He was later charged with the murder of Jamaican businessman, Barrington Burton and illegal possession of a firearm. In 2012, he was granted bail for the murder of Mr. Burton but he remained in custody for the trial for the murder of Clive Williams.

On the 13th of March 2013, he was found guilty of the murder of Clive. On the 3rd of April 2014, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2020, his parole eligibility was reduced from 35 years to 32 years and 6 months. As a result, he will now be eligible for parole in 2046. He has been the subject of controversies multiple times in his life for various reasons including the lyrics of his songs.

Is Vybz Kartel Gay?

Vybz Kartel is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation and is neither gay nor bisexual. He is currently married to married Tanesha Johnson with whom he has 3 sons. He was married to Stacy Elliott from 2006 to 2008. He also has 4 more children from other relationships. Going by his relationship history, it’s clear that he is straight.

Professional Career

Vybz Kartel began his career in the early 90s and his first recording, “Love Fat Woman” was released in 1993. He was using the moniker, “Adi Banton” at the time. He later became a member of the group “Vybz Cartel” but he kept the name even after the split of the group. He first gained recognition in 2003 with multiple hits in Jamaica. He later created the label, Adidjahiem/Notnice Records with Ainsley Morris.

In 2006, he joined the popular group of dancehall DJs and singers named Portmore Empire. A couple of years later in 2008, he and Corey Todd launched Daggerin Condom and Street Vybz Rum. In 2009, he released the songs, “Romping Shop”, which became a part of the Billboard Top 100 Singles chart, and “Dollar Sign” which was quite popular on radio stations in the U.S.

The following year, in 2010, he released the single, “Clarks” which was an international success. The song was not only among the top three Billboard charts but also had the most radio plays in the U.S. for 40 weeks. In the same year, he released the singles, “Clarks”, “Clarks 2” and “Clarks 3” which were successful in Jamaica.

In 2011, he took his business career forward by releasing his shoe line, Addi’s, and his line of “cake soap”. He has also served as the host of his reality TV show, “Teacha’s Pet” which was broadcast on the CVM Jamaica television channel. In 2016, he released the album, “King of the Dancehall” which captured the second position on the US Billboard Reggae Charts. The album included the hit single, “Fever”. His most recent album, “Of Dons & Divas” was released in 2020.


  • Vybz Kartel was the winner of the 2009 EME Award for Male DJ of the Year.
  • Vybz Kartel was the winner of the 2009 EME Award for Lyricist/Songwriter of the Year.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Vybz Kartel in 2024

Vybz Kartel Net Worth
Vybz Kartel Net Worth

As of 2024, Vybz Kartel has garnered a net worth of $2 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his music career. Apart from that, he has also made a considerable sum from his different businesses.

Vybz Kartel is a good artist but the same cannot be said about his personal life. With that being said, we hope he has learned from his mistakes and tries to be the best person he can be, moving forward.



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