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Jimmy Cliff Net Worth

Jimmy Cliff Net Worth is
$10 Million

Jimmy Cliff Biography

Thus, his acting profession has also elevated his fame and in addition added up to the present size of Jimmy Cliff net worthy of.


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameJimmy Cliff
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthApril 1, 1948
Height1.65 m
ProfessionFilm Score Composer, Actor, Music artist, Singer, I Can See Clearly Now, Many Rivers to Cross, You Can Get It If You Really Want
NationalityJamaican
ChildrenSayeed Chambers, Odessa Chambers, I Can See Clearly Now, Many Rivers to Cross, You Can Get It If You Really Want
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/jimmycliffmusic
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Reggae Album, Grammy Hall of Fame, I Can See Clearly Now, Many Rivers to Cross, You Can Get It If You Really Want
NominationsSoul Train Music Award for Best Caribbean Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
MoviesThe Harder They Come, Club Paradise, One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute, Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don, A Reggae Session, A Night of Reggae Rhythm, Rebel Salute 2005: Back to the Foundation


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Charted with "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" to #25 on Billboard's Top 40 in 1969.
2 Bob Dylan called Cliff's single "Vietnam" the best protest song he had ever heard.
3 Jamaican reggae musician.


Quotes

#Quote
1 I've abused myself a lot over the years. But my voice is still intact - really, it's better.
2 Someone like Katy Perry - I like her writing because I listen to music as a songwriter. I like a lot of her songs - like, 'Firework' is a song that I think I could write.
3 I used to do a little acting in school. It was my first love, and I really thought I would be doing it as a career. I really wanted to complete that part of my ambition.
4 When I lived in the U.K., I recorded a lot of ska and rock-steady styles of Jamaican music. But people there weren't accepting it. So I began using a faster reggae beat.
5 I grew up in the church and had always questioned what they were telling me.
6 With acting, you have to become someone else. That's the fun part of it for me - to step outside of yourself and become a character. I guess being Jimmy Cliff is a little bit of a character, too.
7 There are goals that I had set out for myself as an artist. I have accomplished some of them - becoming accepted all over the world - however, other parts of my goals have not been completed.
8 I regret I didn't ever learn how to fly a plane. I had the opportunity when I started to make some money, and I regret I didn't really take the time out and put the effort in and do that.
9 People might say, 'Jimmy Cliff, you've done a lot, achieved a lot. What more can you want?'
10 Basically, I'm motivated to write about sociopolitical issues as well as relationships. I think those themes have stayed with me throughout my life.
11 It's important for me to go back into the ghetto, where I'm from. I still get my oxygen from there. I don't live in the ghetto anymore, but every time I go back, I'm still seeing the same things that I lived.
12 I wanted to travel the world - I don't how that idea got in my head, but I really wanted to see the world... towns, cities, countries, I wanted to see them all.
13 My most important relationships were with my father and grandmother.
14 I have a career, which is important, but my family is the priority. First family, and then career. It's a delicate balance.
15 In hindsight, I see the great value of family and how it moulded my life and kept me together. So now family means everything to me.
16 I have not become the artist I believe I am. I want to become a stadium act. I'm not done at all.
17 If you go out to Hollywood you'll find a lot of fantastic plastic people there in the business and a lot of people in life generally. They find it so hard to be themselves that they have to be plastic.
18 I visit studios. Just to get the feel, the smell, and see what other people are doing. Not only listening to the radio, but going to studios, greeting musicians and artists, just getting a vibe.
19 The first thing I wanted to be was an actor, even before I wanted to be a singer, before I discovered I could sing.
20 I'm the kind of person who likes to hang out and observe what's going on in the streets, or in certain places. I used to do that a lot. But having to become an international superstar, I can't do that comfortably! But it's all positive, you know.
21 I grew up twelve miles outside of Montego Bay. In my early teens, I went to Kingston. It was like a different planet for me. In the country, people are kind. In the city, people are hard an' cold, like the concrete and steel.
22 The music that I represent and helped to create and establish was born in Jamaica.
23 I would love to see no more ghettos, but the things is, there's no diplomacy in the ghetto. They want to tell you something, they tell you straight! An upper class, more educated person - they find a diplomatic way to tell you the thing. I love it when you just come heart to heart. That's the way I knew it coming up, so that's the way I like it.
24 Christian values were important at home. Cleanliness. Don't steal. Don't lie. Those were the rules, and they were strictly enforced. Especially the stealing and lying. When you broke the rules, you got a beating. I always broke the rules a lot.
25 It was one of my dreams as a child, growing up in my little village with my cousins. We used to walk together, and I used to say, when you look at the world map, 'This town is there, that town is there, that river is there.' I used to say, 'One day, I'm going to travel these places.'
26 People in the Hall of Fame tend to clap their hands and say, 'OK, I've done it all,' but for me, it was a new beginning.
27 If I could change one thing about myself... I would try to control my generosity.
28 My records were becoming hits in South Africa, they were songs they were using to fight the Apartheid system. I didn't have clear knowledge of the embargo but if I had I still would have gone because it was what my singing was about. I was not going to Sun City to earn money, I was going to Soweto to sing to the people who had been using my music for freedom. I don't regret it. Before we went on we could feel tension in the air because all races were there, like something is going to erupt tonight but the moment I sang, people felt joy and happiness, because music brings all peoples together.
29 I met Paul Simon and he said to me that he and Bob Dylan sat up for a whole night together listening to my albums one after another. That made me proud.


Pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Song Eric Bellinger (songwriter)

Chris Brown (songwriter)

Usher Raymond (songwriter)

Rick Ross (songwriter)

Keith Thomas (songwriter)


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alles nur Tarnung 1996 writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want"
The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 performer: "Many Rivers To Cross" / writer: "Many Rivers To Cross"
Children of the Revolution 1996 performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" / writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People"
Nothing Personal 1995 performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" / writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want"
Rude 1995 performer: "Many Rivers to Cross" / writer: "Many Rivers to Cross"
Roommates 1995 writer: "MANY RIVERS TO CROSS"
Jason's Lyric 1994 writer: "Many Rivers to Cross"
Cool Runnings 1993 performer: "I Can See Clearly Now"
Cool as Ice 1991 writer: "Sitting in Limbo" - as Cliff
Marked for Death 1990 performer: "No Justice", "John Crow", "Rebel In Me" / writer: "No Justice", "John Crow", "Rebel In Me"
Lost Angels 1989 writer: "Many Rivers to Cross"
Scandal 1989 writer: "Miss Jamaica" - uncredited
Iron Eagle II 1988 writer: "Trapped"
Cocktail 1988 performer: "Shelter Of Your Love" / producer: "Shelter Of Your Love" / writer: "Shelter Of Your Love"
Something Wild 1986 performer: "You Don't Have to Cry"
Sitting in Limbo 1986 performer: "Sitting In Limbo", "Struggling Man", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah", "Many Rivers To Cross", "Sooner Or Later" / writer: "Sitting In Limbo", "Struggling Man", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah", "Many Rivers To Cross", "Sooner Or Later"
Club Paradise 1986 performer: "Club Paradise", "American Plan", "Brightest Star", "The Lion Awakes", "Third World People", "You Cant Keep A Good Man Down", "Seven-Day Weekend", "Island In The Sun" / writer: "Club Paradise", "American Plan", "Brightest Star", "The Lion Awakes", "Third World People", "You Cant Keep A Good Man Down", "Seven-Day Weekend"
Miami Vice TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1985 - 1986 performer - 1 episode, 1986
Jimmy Cliff: Hot Shot 1985 Video short performer: "Hot Shot" / writer: "Hot Shot"
DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues 1984 Video performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People", "You Can Get It If You Really Want" / writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People", "You Can Get It If You Really Want"
D.C. Cab 1983 performer: "Vietnam"
Saturday Night Live 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode
If Mother Could See Me Now 1974 performer: "Sitting Here in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "The Harder They Come", "Many Rivers to Cross" - uncredited / writer: "Sitting Here in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "The Harder They Come", "Many Rivers to Cross" - uncredited
The Harder They Come 1972 performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Many Rivers To Cross", "The Harder They Come", "Sitting Here In Limbo" / writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Many Rivers To Cross", "The Harder They Come", "Sitting Here In Limbo"
Goliath 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Champion of Champions 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parenthood 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Waterloo Road 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wilfred TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Independent Lens TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
The X Factor 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rush 2013/I performer: "Many Rivers to Cross" / writer: "Many Rivers to Cross"
Death in Paradise TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Muscle Shoals 2013 Documentary performer: "Sitting Here in Limbo" / writer: "Sitting Here in Limbo"
Warm Bodies 2013 performer: "Sitting in Limbo" / writer: "Sitting in Limbo"
The Voice 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UK 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Pirates! Band of Misfits 2012 writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want"
Hawaii Five-0 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
EastEnders 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Falling Skies TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Case départ 2011 performer: "Many Rivers to Cross" / writer: "Many Rivers to Cross"
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta 2011 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Harder They Come" / writer: "The Harder They Come"
Les neiges du Kilimandjaro 2011 writer: "Many Rivers to Cross"
This Is England '86 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Made in Dagenham 2010 writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" - as Cliff
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Animal Kingdom 2010 performer: "Sitting in Limbo" / writer: "Sitting in Limbo"
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary writer: "Many Rivers To Cross"
Der Mann auf der Brücke 2009 TV Movie writer: "You can get it"
Fool's Gold 2008/I writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want"
Secret Diary of a Call Girl TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Griffin & Phoenix 2006 performer: "I Can See Clearly Now"
This Is England 2006 writer: "Let's Dance"
Big Love 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mission: Impossible III 2006 performer: "Come into My Life" / writer: "Come into My Life"
Into the Blue 2005 performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" / writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People"
In Her Shoes 2005 performer: "Sitting in Limbo" 1970 / writer: "Sitting in Limbo" 1970
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary performer: "The Harder They Come" / writer: "The Harder They Come"
Runt 2005 performer: "Sitting in Limbo", "The Harder They Come", "Bongo Man", "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" / writer: "Sitting in Limbo", "The Harder They Come", "Bongo Man", "Wonderful World, Beautiful People"
Hitch 2005/I performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" 1970 / writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" 1970
Blackpool 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Peace One Day 2004 Documentary performer: "Peace One Day", "I Can See Clearly Now" / writer: "Peace One Day"
Something's Gotta Give 2003 performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" / writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want"
One Tree Hill TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Anita & Me 2002 performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful people" / writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful people" - as J. Cliff
Love, Honor and Obey 2000 writer: "The Harder They Come"
The Muse 1999 performer: "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah" / writer: "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah"
The Match 1999 writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want"
East Is East 1999 performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" 1970 / writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" 1970
Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" / writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" - as James E. Chambers
Acústico MTV: Titãs 1997 TV Movie performer: "Querem Meu Sangue" / writer: "Querem Meu Sangue"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don 2003 Wise Man
Club Paradise 1986 Ernest Reed
Jimmy Cliff: Hot Shot 1985 Video short Jimmy Cliff
The Harder They Come 1972 Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moana and the Moa Hunters- Rebel in Me 2005 Short
Jimmy Cliff: Hot Shot 1985 Video short
Bongo Man 1982 Documentary
The Harder They Come 1972

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Squidbillies 2016 TV Series main title theme performed by - 1 episode
Jimmy Cliff: Hot Shot 1985 Video short lyricist

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus! 2010 special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
Independent Lens 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Access Hollywood Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Muscle Shoals 2013 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Cliff Live at the Ogden Theatre 2012 TV Movie documentary
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Marley 2012 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley 2011 TV Series Himself
Glastonbury 2011 2011 TV Series Himself
Toots and the Maytals Reggae Got Soul 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Austin City Limits 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Musical guest
The Colbert Report 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest / Musical Guest
The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2010 TV Movie Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2008 TV Series Himself
Seitenblicke 2008 TV Series documentary
10 mai Africaphonie 2008 Documentary
ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Opening Ceremonies 2007 TV Movie Performer
Roots of Reggae: The Ernest Ranglin Story 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Rebel Salute 2005 Video documentary
Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 2 2002 TV Series Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2002 TV Series Himself
MOBO Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself
Top Ten 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1997 TV Series Himself
Acústico MTV: Titãs 1997 TV Movie Himself
Les enfants de la guerre 1996 TV Movie Himself
Si on chantait 1995 TV Series Himself
Taratata 1995 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Rock in Rio 1991 TV Series Himself
Marked for Death 1990 Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1985-1989 TV Series Himself
A Reggae Session 1988 TV Movie Himself
The Day of Five Billion 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1986 Video documentary Himself
Àngel Casas Show 1986 TV Series Himself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City 1985 Video short Himself (uncredited)
Champs-Elysées 1984 TV Series Himself
Bongo Man 1982 Documentary Himself
Caribbean Nights: The Bob Marley Story 1982 Documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1976-1981 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Grandes Nomes 1980 TV Series
Paul 1978 TV Series Himself
Beats of the Heart: Roots Rock Reggae 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
Roots Rock Reggae 1977 Documentary Himself
Rock Concert 1975 TV Series Himself
In Concert 1974 TV Series Himself
Disco 1971 TV Series
Top of the Pops 1969-1970 TV Series Himself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet 1969 TV Series Himself - Musician
Lift Off 1969 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bouton Rouge 1967 TV Series documentary
Beat-Club 1967 TV Series Himself - Musician
Ready, Steady, Go! 1965 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Livicated Documentary post-production Himself
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence 2008 TV Series Ivan Martin in 'The Harder They Come'
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream 2005 Documentary Himself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
DTV: Rock, Rhythm & Blues 1984 Video Himself
Beat-Club 1967 TV Series Himself - Musician
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