Vybz Kartel Net Worth, Earnings, Salaries, Bio & More

According to many sources, Vybz Kartel Net Worth is $4 Million. The real name of Vybz Kartel is Adidja Azim Palmer, a Deejay, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer & and Entrepreneur. In Jamaica, he achieved a folk-hero status through controversial lyrics.

In addition, he collaborated with other prominent hip-hop and R&B artists like Major Lazer, Rihanna, Jay-Z, and many more. He became successful within several years as a dancehall deejay. Also, Vybz Kartel’s Tour and concerts before prison made him more famous worldwide and earned him more than four million dollars.

Vybz Kartel Networth & Biography

As of 2024, the net worth of Vybz Kartel is approximately $4 Million. His music, concerts, tours, and business investments have contributed to his net worth.

Net Worth$4 Million
Full NameAdidja Azim Palmer
Date Of BirthJan 7, 1976
Place Of BirthPortmore, Jamaica
Age48 years
Height6 Feet
ProfessionDeejay, Singer, Songwriter
Record Producer, Entrepreneur
Vybz Kartel ParentsVivian Palmer & Teresa Palmer
Vybz Kartel WifeSidem Ozturk

Vybz Kartel Earnings & Salaries

YearEarnings & Salaries
Vybz Kartel 2023 Net Worth$3.5 Million
Vybz Kartel Net Worth in 2022$3 Million
Net Worth of Vybz Kartel 2012$2 Million

Vybz Kartel Career

In 1993, Vybz Kartel started his career at a very young age. He recorded his first song “Love Fat Woman” on Alvin Reid’s label “One Heart”. He became a part of a group consisting of three and wrote almost 30 songs being a part of a group, but later the group was split up. In 2003, he became popular in Jamaica after releasing several hit songs.

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Vybz Kartel broke out in tears when his office was destroyed due to fire which was occupied by “Isat Buchanan” his attorney. There was murder-related evidence in the office.

Vybz Kartel created and released several albums for “Greensleeves Records” which is a UK-based label like “Up 2 Di imeMore Up 2 Di Time, and J.M.T.” and many more which rose him to prominence. Then, he developed his label “Adidjahiem/Notnice Records” with the help of his business partner and producer.

An American-based businessman “Corey Todd” signed him for Vybz Rum, later they became business partners and launched new products in America. His one of the top songs selected to be featured on the Billboard Top 100 Singles chart and the single he released in 2010 “Clarks” is one of the major reasons for worldwide success.

Reason Behind Vybz Kartel Jail

In 2011, Vybz Kartel was arrested for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. In Jamaica, Vybz Kartel court case was the biggest controversy around his fans, which gained significant attention. Much evidence has been found against Vybz including text messages and voice notes and he was guilty of Williams’ murder.

In 2014, the subsequent trial came to an end after 64 days and resulted that he had to be in jail for at least 35 years. During the time of Vybz Kartel in jail, he continued to create and release many hit songs that further highlighted him in Jamaica.

Vybz Kartel Appeal

Fans of Vybz Kartel argued that the trial was unfair, and his defense team appealed the verdict. In 2020, the Jamaican Court of Appeal upheld the conviction but reduced the sentence slightly. However, the story took a dramatic turn in March 2024.

The Privy Council, the highest court of appeal for Jamaica (a remnant of its British colonial past), quashed Kartel’s conviction due to juror misconduct. This means the original verdict was thrown out because of irregularities in the jury selection process.

While this development was a major victory for Vybz Kartel and his legal team, it doesn’t necessarily translate to immediate freedom. The Privy Council has remanded the case back to the Jamaican Court of Appeal, who will now decide whether to order a retrial. This decision is expected on June 10, 2024.

With the possibility of a retrial looming, the future remains uncertain for Vybz Kartel. His story continues to be a captivating one, with legal proceedings and his undeniable musical influence keeping him in the headlines.

Vybz Kartel Songs

Some best songs of dancehall deejay are as follows:

  1. “Summertime”
  2. “Fever”
  3. “Clarks” (feat. Popcaan & Gaza Slim)
  4. “Dancehall Hero”
  5. “Romping Shop” (feat. Spice)
  6. “Colouring This Life”
  7. “Mhm Hm”
  8. “Come Home”
  9. “Thank You Jah”
  10. “Bicycle”
  11. “Party”
  12. “Turn & Wine”
  13. “Yuh Love”
  14. “Straight Jeans and Fitted” (feat. Rvssian)
  15. “Any Weather”
  16. “Real Badman”
  17. “Luxury Doll”
  18. “Wine to the Top” (feat. Wiz Kid)
  19. “Like Royalty” (feat. Popcaan)
  20. “Pressure” (feat. Sikka Rymes)

Vybz Kartel Personal Life

At 27, he had his first child on 18 April 2003. Vybz Kartel’s wife is his girlfriend, Tanesha ‘Shorty’ Johnson; they have two other children later. He has seven kids in total. Also, Vybz Kartel is now a grandfather, as his son had a child on 17 May 2020.

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FAQs Regarding Vybz Kartel Net Worth

Who is Vybz Kartel?

The real name of Vybz Kartel is Adidja Azim Palmer, a Deejay, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer & and Entrepreneur. In Jamaica, he achieved a folk-hero status through controversial lyrics.

How Old is Vybz Kartel?

Vybz Kartel age is 48 years.

How Tall is Vybz Kartel?

Vybz Kartel height is 6 feet.

Where is Vybz Kartel From?

Vybz Kartel belongs to Jamaica.

Who is the Wife of Vybz Kartel?

Vybz Kartel wife is his girlfriend whose name is Tanesha ‘Shorty’ Johnson.

What Happened to Vybz Kartel?

He has been in jail since 2011 due to the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Where is Vybz Kartel Right Now?

Vybz Kartel is currently serving a life sentence in prison in Jamaica.

When is Vybz Kartel released?

Vybz Kartel will be eligible for parole in 2049. His legal team continues to appeal the conviction, seeking further review from higher courts.

How Much Money Did the Vybz Kartel Have?

Vybz Kartel Net Worth is $4 Million.

What disease does Kartel have?

He has had a grave disease for a few years.


Although his life has been controversial due to jail, his contributions to dancehall can never be forgotten. While the recent Privy Council decision is a significant development, it’s not a definitive ending. A retrial in June 2024 could see him face the possibility of renewed incarceration. Now, on June 10, 2024, the world waits to see what the Jamaican Court of Appeal decides.

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