Top 8 Most Influential People from Jamaica As At June 2019
03. Chris Blackwell
Chris BlackwellChris Blackwell belongs to a family that obtained its wealth via sugar and Appleton Run. He has been a music “mogul” for over 50 years, being instrumental in introducing reggae to the world and producing artists like Ike and Tina Turner, Bob Marley and Burning Spear.
He is he founder of Palm Pictures and created the Golden eye Film Festival, which honors Jamaicans for their excellence in the arts and music. He received the Order of Jamaica in 2004 for his work in the entertainment industry.
He currently operates Island Outpost, a conglomerate established to run several resorts in Jamaica and the Bahamas.