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Jimmy Cliff Net Worth

Glusea brings to you Jimmy Cliff net worth. Cliff is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as “Wonderful World, Beautiful People”, “Many Rivers to Cross”, “You Can Get It If You Really Want”, “The Harder They Come”, “Reggae Night”

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Biography

James Chambers OM known professionally as Jimmy Cliff, is a Jamaican ska and reggae musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and actor.

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He was born James Chambers on 1 April 1948 in Saint James, Colony of Jamaica. He began writing songs while still at primary school in St. James, listening to a neighbour’s sound system. When Chambers was 14, his father took him to Kingston, where he would take up the stage name Jimmy Cliff

Cliff sought out many producers while still going to school, trying to get his songs recorded without success. He also entered talent contests. “One night I was walking past a record store and restaurant as they were closing, pushed myself in and convinced one of them, Leslie Kong, to go into the recording business, starting with me,” he writes in his own website biography.

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 After two singles that failed to make much impression, his career took off when “Hurricane Hattie” became a hit, while he was aged 14.  It was produced by Kong, with whom Cliff remained until Kong’s death from a heart attack in 1971.

Jimmy Cliff Net Worth

Jimmy Cliff net worth is $18 million. He is considered the richest artiste in Jamaica. he is one of only two living musicians to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts and sciences.

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