Enrique Iglesias Net Worth
Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor who is widely known as the Latin King of Pop. Starting his career in the 1990’s, Iglesias, started his career under the name Enrique Martinez, before changing it to Enrique Iglesias. He is so popular that he has sold over 159 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling Spanish artists ever. The estimated net worth of Enrique Iglesias is $100 million.
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler was born on May 8, 1975, in Madrid, Spain, to Spanish singer, Julio Iglesias, and Filipina-Spanish socialite and magazine journalist, Isabel Preysler. He is the youngest of three children, and has an older brother, named, Julio, and an older sister, named, Chabeli. In 1979, his parents divorced and afterwards, he went to live with his mother. However, in 1986, his grandfather was kidnapped by ETA, an armed Basque terrorist group, and because of this, his mother feared for their safety and sent and his siblings to live with their father. Unfortunately, with Julio Sr.’s touring schedule, he was unable to take care of them, and their nanny, Elvira Olivares took care of them. Enrique Iglesias attended Gulliver Preparatory School, a prestigious school in Miami, and after graduation, he attended the University of Miami, where he studied business. However, after attending the university for a year, he dropped out to focus more on music.
Enrique Iglesias started his passion of music at the age of 15, when he started writing songs. With his love of music, he kept his songwriting a secret from his parents, because they would not have approved of him writing. He also performed songs at restaurants around Miami without his parents knowing about it during his teenage years, and after becoming popular, he borrowed money from his nanny to make a demo tape and send it to his father’s former publicist, where he was promoted under the false name, Enrique Martinez. In 1995, he signed a record deal with Fonovisa Records, where he pretended to be a singer from Guatemala. After the release of his self-titled, first album, it topped the Billboard Latin Charts and went gold in Portugal within a week. In 1997, he released his second album, Vivir, and three singles from the album, topped the Latin charts, which put him in the running for an American Music Award, alongside his father, but his father won. Iglesias released his album, Cosas Del Amor, in 1998, with his singles, “Esperanza” and “Nunca Te Olvidare,” topping the Latin singles charts. His single, “Bailamos,” which was released in 1999, hit number 1 on the U.S. charts and was also one of the soundtrack songs, in Will Smith’s films, Wild Wild West. Enrique had become so popular by 2000, that he signed a multi-album deal with Interscope Records, and released his fourth album, which was self titled and in English. For his fifth album, Escape, he wrote all of the songs, and the album became a huge hit. In 2007, he released his album, Insomniac, which was rightly named, because most of the recording took place at night. His album, Euphoria, was his first bilingual album, and it featured, other artists, like, Akon and Pitbull. In 2003, he tried his talents with acting, by making an appearance in the film, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, where he appeared alongside Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, and Johnny Depp. Iglesias, has also made guest appearances in television shows, How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men. Enrique Iglesias has continued to thrive to be a top Latin singer since the start of his career.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Over the years, Enrique Iglesias has taken his career to new heights for Latin music, and has even been nicknamed the Latin King of Pop. His hard work has paid off with the many awards he has been given since his career took off from his first album. He has won several Billboard Latin Music Awards for some of his songs, like, “El Perdon” and “Bailando.” Iglesias has also won several Latin Grammy Awards, for his song “Bailando,” as well as several Lo Nuestro Awards. In 2008, he won a World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Latin Artist. He has won several Premio Juventud Awards, for different categories, including one for Best Novela Theme Song, Favorite Pop Artist for iHeartRadio, and one for Perfect Combo. Enrique Iglesias has won many awards in honor of his gift of singing and his gift continues to receive honor to this day.
Net Worth of Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias’ talent has taken him far beyond his gift as a singer. In his years of working in the music industry, he has collaborated with songwriters as well as co-wrote several songs. He collaborated with songwriter Guy Chambers to write, “Un Nuovo Giorno,” the lead single song for singer, Andrea Bocelli’s first pop album. Iglesias also went on to co-write the song, “The Way,” for Clay Aiken and several songs for the UK band, The Hollies. In 2010, Iglesias went on to co-write several other songs, for popular artists, including “Dance Again,” for Jennifer Lopez. During his musical career, Iglesias, co-produced an off-Broadway musical called, Four Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer Named Maria. Enrique Iglesias’ net worth is $100 million and he owes much of his success to his career as a singer as well as a songwriter. He can also pay tribute to his success as a music producer and as an actor who has made several guest appearances on television shows and in commercials, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Doritos, and Viceroy Watches.
Enrique Iglesias has never been one who have had a lot of women, even though he has been what many fans would consider a sex symbol. He and tennis player, Anna Kournikova, first started dating in 2001, but broke up after twelve years of dating. They reconciled in October of 2013 and the couple recently had twins, Nicholas and Lucy, in December of 2017.
Enrique Iglesias has spent his entertainment career, becoming one of the most well known entertainers in the world, paving the way for other Latin singers. He has shown that following his heart has been the reason his passion has never left music. Iglesias, has not only enjoyed making music, but also helped with charity organizations, for Haiti, Habitat for Humanity, Help for Heroes, Muscular Dystrophy, and many other organizations, helping the disabled and disadvantaged. He was even included in the project, Download to Donate, which was started by the organization, Music for Relief. This project involved Iglesias being a co-producer of the Download to Donate for Haiti, album. Enrique Iglesias is someone who has built a life of being popular, not only because of his music, but also because of his heart to help, which is why fans will continue to love him.