Daddy Yankee is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and rapper. According to the New York Times, he is known as the “King of Reggaeton” however he aspired to become a professional baseball player. Now let’s have a close look on Daddy Yankee’s net worth in 2018.
Daddy Yankee Early Life
Daddy Yankee was born on 3rd February 1977 in San Juan, Puerto Rica in the name Ramon Luis Ayala. Daddy Yankee keeps his personal life very secretive as he considers it to be a great treasure. In one of the interviews, he stated that he and his wife are friends above anything and he avoided many temptations which he underwent his way and tried to resist in such situation feeling that these temptations are the main reason for the downfall of any artists. It is astonishing to know that they had their first daughter when he was 17 years old and they faced many challenges to raise the baby at that age.
Daddy Yankee Career
Ayala was originally going to become a professional baseball player, but he was shot in his leg while taking a break from a studio recording session. The bullet was never removed from his leg, and this infused him to divert his full attention to his musical career. He performed in a number of the project earlier, his first official project as a solo artist was ‘No Mercy’, and it was released on April 2, 1995.
By imitating many rappers at the beginning of his career, he adopted the traditional style of rap and became the first artist to perform reggaeton. In 2002, EL Cangri.com became Ayala’s first album with international success. Daddy Yankee’s ‘Barrio Fino’ was the most highly anticipated album in the reggaeton community.
Awards & Achievements
Since Daddy Yankee’s inception to the music industry, his awards and achievements are he comparatively. He has received 14 Billboard Latin Music Awards in the year 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016. He is the recipient of 2 Latin American Music Awards in 2015 and 6 ASCAP Awards in the years 2006, 2014 and 2017. He has received 1 Grammy Award in the year 2005 and 1 MTV Video Music Award in 2013. He is the recipient of 2 Billboard Music Awards in the year 2005 and 8 Lo Nuestro Awards in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013. He has also received 15 Premios Juventud Awards in the Year 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2017.
Net worth of Daddy Yankee
The estimated net worth of Daddy Yankee is $30 million. It was recorded that his earning for the year 2010 was $20,000, which drastically increased to $500,000 in 2012. This augmentation is pure because of his recognition and fame, which led his chance in the radio and television industry as well. Daddy Yankee was among the 100 most influential people listed by the by Time magazine in the year 2006. It was because more than 2 million copies of Barrio Fino was sold along with signing a $20 million contract with Interscope records and Pepsi endorsement.
Ayala’s never dying passion for music gave him the stage name ‘Daddy Yankee’. He is one of the rappers who created a number of fans in a very short span of time. He is best known in his times as well as now for his sincere attitude and extraordinary passion towards music and occults.