Damian Marley
Damian Marley
Celebrated Name: Damian Marley
Real Name/Full Name: Damian Robert Nesta “Jr. Gong” Marley
Gender: Male
Age: 46 years old
Birth Date: July 21, 1978
Birth Place: Kingston, Jamaica
Nationality: Jamaican
Height: 1.77 m
Weight: 66
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Elijah Marley, Christian Marley)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): Cristal Chaitram
Is Damian Marley Gay?: No
Profession: Singer
Salary: $100K
Net Worth in 2024: $22 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Damian Robert Nesta “Jr. Gong” Marley is a Jamaican based deejay, rapper, songwriter, singer and record producer. He is the youngest son of reggae singer Bob Marley. His nickname Junior Gong is derived from his father’s nickname of Tuff Gong.

Maybe you know about Damian Marley very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not see, we have prepared this article about details of Damian Marley’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography:

Marley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on July 21, 1978. He has 13 half-siblings in total, 11 from father and two from his mother. He was born to Bob Marley and Cindy Breakspeare.

Damian started performing when he was just 12. When he turned 13, he formed a musical group called the Shephards, which included the daughter of Freddie McGregor and son of Third World’s Cat Core.

Personal Life:

He usually doesn’t like to brag about his private life in the media and public. Damian prefers people focusing on his work rather than his own life.

Marley came with his second studio album Halfway Tree and the name “Halfway Tree” comes from his mother, Cindy Breakspeare, being from the vibrant part of town, and his father, Bob Marley, coming from the unfortunate role in the city, thus him being “a tree halfway in between the ‘rich’ world and ‘poor’ world.” Moreover, Halfway Tree is a well-known landmark that marks the cultural center of Half-Way-Tree, the clock tower is featured prominently behind Marley on the cover of the album.

He hasn’t mentioned his affairs publicly and has managed to keep it low profile.

Age, Height, and Weight:

Being born on 21 July 1978, Damian Marley is 46 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.77 m tall, and his weight is 66 kg.


When he was 13, Damian Marley already began his career as a reggae artist. He started with the musical group Shephards. The band fell apart in the 1990s, and Damian started his solo career.

He released Mr. Marley, his debut album, in 1992, and five years later, his second album titled Halfway Tree was introduced. The album was such a massive hit that the album charts topped the charts for as long as 158 weeks. Also, it won him the Best Reggae Album award at the 2002 Grammy Awards.

In 2005, Welcome to Jamrock was released. The Rolling Stone selected the album as one of its Top 100 of the Decade. Furthermore, it peaked at #55 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and #13 on the UK Singles Chart. This album also won him the Best Reggae Album and Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards. A certified gold record holder, the album sold more than 86,000 copies during its first week of release.

He has collaborated with artists like Skrillex on a song called “Make It Bun Dem” in the year 2012. This song also was a hit in the 2012 game Far Cry 3.

Damian Marley released his fourth studio album, titled Stony Hill, in July 2017.

Awards & Achievements:

  • Dаmіаn hаѕ hоnоrеd with several awards and titles. For Welcome to Jamrock, he won the Best Reggae Album in 2006.
    • He also won a Grammy for his fourth studio album, Stony Hill.
    • He is considered to be one of the top 15 Richest Carribeans.
    • He has won 4 Grammy Awards.

Net Worth & Salary of Damian Marley in 2024:

Damian Marley Net Worth
Damian Marley Net Worth

As of July 2024, Damian Marley has accumulated a net worth of $22 million in his fantastic career. He hasn’t mentioned his salary:

Let’s have a look:

Estimated earnings from his album Welcome to Jamrock: $609,308
Estimated earnings from his album Distant Relatives with Nas: $134,000
He is a fan of cars and owns many expensive cars.

Damian Marley was nicknamed “Jr. Gong” in honor of his legendary father, Bob “Tuff Gong” Marley. His mother, Cindy Breakspeare, is a Jamaican jazz musician, former model, and crowned Miss World 1976.

He has pursued an incredible career and carried the legacy of his father.


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