Carlos Santana is a popular musician who is known for his work with the band Santana during 1970s. Carlos is considered as one of the greatest guitarists ever born in this world by Rolling Stone Magazine. Now let’s have a close look on Carlos Santana’s net worth in 2018.
Carlos Santana Early Life
Carlos Santana was born on 20th July 1947 in the home of Mexican parents in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco. He starts to learn music from the age of five under the guidance of his father who was a mariachi musician. During his young days, he was a great follower of Ritchie Valens. He was sexually molested by an American man at the young age of 10 when he was crossing the border.
After relocating to the US, he starts to live in the Mission District and get graduated from the James Lick Middle School. He completed his further schooling at the James Lick Middle School. He was accepted by many universities that include Humboldt State University, California State University, and Northbridge University. However, he chooses to focus on his career and choose not to attend the college.
It looks almost 3 years for the Carlos to become an American citizen in 1965. He had been twice in his life and is a father of three children, named Angelica, Stella, and Salvador. He married his first wife Deborah Santana in 1973. This marriage lasts for almost 34 years when the couple divorced in 2007.
He gets engaged to drummer Cindy Blackman on 9th July 2010 and they get married in December 2010. Presently, they are living in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Carlos Santana Career, Awards & Achievement
Carlos starts his career by joining some local bands and playing in the matinee shows and bars. In 1966, he formed Santana Blues Brand along with the Gregg Rolie, David Brown, and Marcus Malone. The group gained lots of prominences and as a result, Santana signed to the Columbia Records.
His band’s first album Santana released in August 1969 that reaches to 4th position on the US peak charts. Additionally, this album made Carlos an overnight star in the United States. This band released a number of popular albums together that include Caravanserai, Welcome, Borboletta, Abraxas, Shango, Freedom, Spirits Dancing in the Flesh, and Beyond Appearances.
Carlos left the band in 1990 to focus on a single career where he enjoyed an equal amount of success. Some of his singles, including Illegal, and No Llores Gloria Estefan with Shakira and Gloria Estefan was a huge success.
Awards & Achievements
During his glorious career, Carlos Santana has won a number of awards individually as well as with his band. In total, he is the winner of 10 Grammy awards & 3 Latin Grammy awards. He has also won other regional awards, such as American Music Award, Amigo Awards. APRA Awards, and Bill Century Awards.
Carlos Santana was ranked on 20th position in the list of 100 Greatest Guitarist of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2003.
Net Worth of Carlos Santana
The Carlos Santana net worth was US$ 40 million. He had earned a great amount of money by getting a royalty from sales of his albums. Additionally, Santana receives hefty checks by performing live on the stage shows.
He also owns a big house in Las Vegas, where Santos lives with his wife Cindy Blackman.
Without any doubt, Carlos Santana is one of the greatest guitarists ever-produced in the music industry. He has been part of many memorable albums with the band Santana. At the age of 70, Carlos is still going strong and we wish him a long life.