What is Shaggy’s net worth? 'Boombastic' hitmaker who lost count of his supercars bought $2M house in Miami
The Miami house wraps around a tropical courtyard with a central fountain, a two-car garage, pool, courtyard, garden, built-in BBQ and chef’s kitchen
If you were watching the Super Bowl LV 2021 this year, you couldn’t have missed the hilarious Cheetos ad starring Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher... and Shaggy! The Jamaican American reggae artist’s ‘It Wasn’t Me’ was redone for the ad and fans were happy to see the reggae fusion veteran. Shaggy has three of his albums certified Platinum, and one certified Gold. The musician has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards, winning twice for Best Reggae Album with ‘Boombastic’ in 1996 and '44/876' with Sting in 2019. But what is this celebrated artist’s net worth? Here’s what to know.
Shaggy net worth
Shaggy was born Orville Richard Burrell in Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica in October 1968. He moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York at the age of 18. In 1998, Shaggy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and obtained the MOS of 0811 (Field Artillery Cannon Crewman), serving in the 10th Marine Regiment during the Persian Gulf War. The highest rank he achieved was lance corporal and also got reduced in rank twice. The musician perfected his signature singing voice while he was in the Marine Corps. He would sing while serving to break up the monotony. His first hit was the song ‘Oh Carolina’ in 1993 off his debut album 'Pure Pressure' and appeared in the movie 'Silver'.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Shaggy has a net worth of $14 million and has homes in Jamaica and one in Miami. He told the Independent: "In Jamaica, I have a very traditional home, colonial style, we're talking huge windows, wooden floors, and 11 bathrooms."
The Miami home is in the upscale Coral Gables community of Cocoplum. The 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath house built in the 1980s wraps around a tropical courtyard with a central fountain, a two-car garage, pool, courtyard, garden, built-in BBQ and chef’s kitchen. Coral Gables is one of the priciest neighborhoods in Miami, and Shaggy bought his new abode for $2.15 million, according to an LA Times report. He makes his fortune from his career as a singer, musician, songwriter, and DJ. Shaggy also has a range of expensive cars, according to a report by Driving.co.uk. The musician says he’s lost track of all the nice cars he has had.
“At one point, I owned about 20. There’s usually a Porsche in a garage somewhere — I’ve just bought a Cayenne. There’s the Beemer [an M3] in my New York garage. It belongs to my tour manager, but I think of it as half mine because I helped him restore it in my backyard,” the website quoted him as saying. The website covered Shaggy’s life in cars. Here’s the list:
1984 Ford Escort (his uncle’s)
1988 Toyota Celica
1993 BMW 5 Series
1998 Porsche 911 GT2
2002 Bentley Continental GTC
2010 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Cabriolet
2019 Porsche Cayenne
Catch the Cheetos ad here