It has been calculated that the overall size of Shaggy net worth today is as much as 10 million dollars. Shaggy has earned his net worth through his career in music. He has been known as a singer, rapper and DJ. He is focused on reggae music. In fact, he has released many albums, which became known to people who like different genres, as well. Three albums of the singer reached Platinum certification. One of his albums was certified as Gold. Thus, the sales of his albums have served as a vital source of increasing the overall sum of Shaggy net worth. Shaggy has also released a number of songs which became known worldwide. Some examples of them include “It Wasn’t Me” and “Bombastic”.
The musician was born in 1968 in Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica and his real birth name is Orville Richard Burrell. When he was 18 years old, he and the rest of his family moved to Brooklyn, New York. Shaggy there was studying music and was noticed when he was singing with his friends in streets. Shaggy was serving in the United States Marine Corps and he participated in the Gulf War, too. Shaggy would usually sing there as well.
In 1993, Shaggy released his first well known song called “Oh Carolina”. This song was included in his debut album called “Pure Pressure”. The song was even included in the soundtrack for the film called “Silver”. In 1994, Shaggy released his second album called “Original Doberman”. In 1995, Shaggy became an even bigger success because of the release of his another hit called “Boombastic”. The song even landed in the 3rd place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 1996, he released another album, also called “Boombastic”. This album was the reason why Shaggy won a Grammy award for Best Reggae Album in 1996.
In 2000, he released one of his most successful albums, called “Hot Shot”. In the United States, this album was certified as six times Platinum. Thus, the sales of it have also added up to the total size of Shaggy net worth. The album also included some well known songs, such as “Angel” and “It Wasn’t Me”. The album has also landed in the 1st place on the Billboard 200 chart. Shaggy has released 12 studio albums, up to this day. In 2013, he released one of his latest albums, called “Out of Many, One Music.”.