Don Omar is a famous Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist and actor. In his career, he has released quite a few studio albums which caught the attention of millions of music fans around the world. Now let’s have a close look on Don Omar’s net worth in 2018.
Don Omar Early Life
William Omar Landron Rivera, popularly known by his stage name “Don Omar” was born on February 10, 1978, in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Sometimes, he is also referred by his nickname ‘El Rey’ (Spanish for King). He was born to his father, William Landron and his mother, Luz Antonia Rivera.
Right for the childhood, Don was interested in music. He was hooked and inspired by the music of ‘Vico C’ and ‘Brewley MC.’ At a very young age, during his youth, Don became the member of a Protestant Church in Baymon, where he occasionally offered sermons. So he became a pastor at a very young age to pursue a career in the field.
Don married Jackie Guerrido, one of the hottest weather newscaster. The couple was married for three years. Omar had a very lavishing wedding, and lots of celebrities were present at his wedding. According to the reports, Omar and Jackie were very happy before getting married, and their problems started soon after the wedding.
After three long years, Omar and Jackie separated and filed a divorce. Currently, Omar is single and there is not even a rumor of him dating anyone. Omar is very good friends with ‘Fast and Furious’ actor, Vin Diesel.
Omar was briefly detained due to the legal dispute. One of the concert promoters had sued him and his management after canceling the concert on short notice. It was claimed that he had defrauded around $70 thousand due to the cancellation.
Don Omar Career
After being Pastor for four years, Omar left the church in order to pursue his dream of becoming a music artist. He started his music career by performing in the nightclubs and with the help of his jockey friend, soon appeared on compilation albums for popular DJ’s. He also worked as a backup singer for Hector & Tito.
It was Hector and Tito who helped Omar to release his first studio album. His first album, ‘The Last Don’ was the beginning of his solo music career. The album also includes the collaboration of famous artists like ‘Daddy Yankee.’ The album was hit commercially and gained a lot of popularity in South America. Soon, the album was given a Platinum status.
After three years of research and hard work, Omar released his second studio album called ‘King of Kings.’ The album broke many records and gained more popularity than his first albums. Omar started to gain more and more fan following every day. The album also marked the beginning of his association to ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise.
Omar’s career took a detour when he landed on the wrong side of publicity after not fulfilling a concert duty. In his defense, Omar claimed that the company did not provide him with the airline tickets to make it to the venue. The case was dismissed as both the partied came to a mutual agreement.
After the controversy, Omar released his third album and soon after a year, he fourth album was on sale. In total, he released five studio albums and all the albums did pretty good commercially. Recently, in September 2017, he announced that he would retire after a series of concerts in Puerto Rico.
Awards & Achievements
Don Omar is a legend when it comes to reggaeton music. He has been nominated for numerous awards and has got quite a few awards to his name. Till now, Omar has won two ‘Latin Grammy Awards,’ fourteen ‘Latin ‘Billboard Music Award,’ one ‘Billboard Music Award’ and three ‘Premios Lo Nuestro.’
Net Worth of Don Omar
The estimated net worth of Don Omar is approximately $5 million. He has worked extremely hard for the success he is enjoying today. His main source of income has been his earnings from his extremely talented and sublime reggaeton music.
There is a reason they call him ‘El Rey’ or the ‘King of Kings,’ Omar has really made his name in the music industry through his reggaeton music. There is a lot of fan following of him across the globe and can be seen on different social media websites. Currently, Don is single and trying to start a new professional life.