Who is richer Movado or Vybz Kartel?

There are no doubts that if this list was for the all time richest reggae musician Bob Marley would top the list with an estimated worth of US$130 million. Marley, though is deceased is still richer than all the other reggae artists on the list combined. Bob goes down in history as one of the richest dead celebrity of all time.

For a few years Movado and Vybz Kartel were bitter rivals, so bad that even the Jamaican Pm at the time Bruce Golding had to get involved.

After yesterdays publication of “Top 12 Richest Jamaican Artists Alive!” many started to wonder who was the richer artiste Vybz Kartel or Movado.


A reggae singer influenced by the likes of Bounty Killer and Cutty Ranks, David Constantine Brooks, aka Mavado, was born and raised in one of Kingston, Jamaica’s more dangerous ghettos, Cassava Piece. Church and a desire to deliver a socially conscious message to the people kept Mavado out of serious trouble.

Encouraged by a friend, Mavado visited Junior Reid’s recording studio in Kingston, where he met his hero, Bounty Killer. The reggae star recognized the young singer’s talent and introduced him to the likes of vocalist Predator and manager Julian Jones-Griffith. In 2004 Mavado released “Real McKoy,” his breakthrough single recorded over the Daseca crew’s Anger Management riddim. Two years later, the Red Bull and Guinness riddim and the song “Weh Dem a Do” would give him his next big hit, and the successful “Dreaming” and “Bawl Dem a Bawl” singles would follow soon after, but the momentum was almost brought to halt when his father was murdered in Switzerland.

After fighting for his father’s body and its return to Jamaica, Mavado resolved a feud with fellow dancehall artist Vybz Kartel. The feud was responsible for violence between the artists’ crews along with numerous diss tracks, including “Warn Dem” and “Informer” from Mavado and “Alliance Diss” and “Mafraudo” from Kartel. With all this out of the way, Mavado was able to complete his debut album, Gangster for Life, for the VP label. The 2007 release featured more hits like “Top Shotta Nah Miss” and “Dying” plus “Real McKoy with a Full Clip,” a new mix of the track that, a year later, would be featured in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto 4: Liberty City.

His 2008 cut “I’m on the Rock” would feature Jay-Z on its remix before being re-recorded as “We Need Barack” in support of the presidential hopeful. That same year, he continued to cross over to the world of hip-hop with an appearance on 50 Cent and G-Unit’s album T.O.S.: Terminate on Sight. His 2009 album Mr. Brooks…A Better Tomorrow featured the hit single “On the Rock” while 2011 saw him launch his own label, Mansion Records, with the single “Delilah”. In 2012 he appeared alongside fellow dancehall singer Popcaan on Snoop Dogg’s single “Lighters Up”, then in 2013, Nicki Minaj joined Mavado on his single “Give It All to Me”. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi

Singer. Born on November 30, 1981 in Kingston, Jamaica. Movado’s net worth is estimated at USD 7 million dollars.
Birth name: David Constantine Brooks
Movado’s Wife: Monique McKenzie (married 2012)
Nationality: Jamaican
Began career: 2004
Associated acts: Alliance, Gully Squad, Bounty Killer, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, French Montana, Vybz Kartel, Iggy Azalea.
How much is Movado worth?
Movado’s net worth is USD $7 Million

Record labels: We the Best Music Group, Cash Money Records, VP Records.
Genres: Dancehall, Reaggae.

Born on: January 7, 1976
Born in: Jamaica
Marital status: Single
Occupation: DeeJay, Street Vybz Rum, Cake Soap
Vybz Kartel Net Worth
Vybz Kartel net worth is estimated at $5.5 million.
Palmer, famous as s Vybz Kartel, is a Jamaican dancehall artist, songwriter and businessman.
Vybz Kartel net worth came from his album releases as a singer and from his own liquor line business, Street Vybz Rum. Kartel began in 1993 with his first recording “Love Fat Woman” and later became part of the -member group “Vybez Kartel”.
In 2003, Kartel rose to fame after a string of hits in Jamaica. In 2010, Vybz Kartel released his album Pon Di Gaza 2.0 on Adidjahiem/Notnice Records in collaboration with Tads Record Inc, this in return augmented Vybz Kartel net worth.
Vybz Kartel has collaborated and remixes with hip hop and R&B musicians including Jay-Z, Rihanna, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, M.I.A, Pharrell, Kardinal Offishall, Akon, Jim Jones, Lil Wayne and Eminem, this collaboration increased Vybz Kartel net worth.

Vybz Kartel Accomplishments
His song “Ramping Shop”, debuted on the Billboard Top 100 Singles charts in 2009.
His 2010 single “Clarks” was one of his biggest international successes, remaining in the top 3 Reggae Singles gaining the most radio plays in North America for 40 weeks.
Vybz Kartel published his book The Voice Of The Jamaican Ghetto: Incarcerated but not Silenced in 2012.