Ricky Martin is a well-known Puerto Rican singer who is also an author and actor. He started his career at the age of 12 years with the group called Menudo. Martin has also released several solo albums both in English and Spanish. He has won several honors in his career. His self-titled debut English album was released in November 1991. Now let’s have a close look at Ricky Martin’s net worth in 2018.
Ricky Martin Early Life
Enrique Martín Morales, popularly known as Ricky Martin was born on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico to his parents Enrique Martín Negroni and Nereida Morales. He spent much of his childhood in San Juan.
He began singing since he was six years old. Later, he started to appear in commercials. He was inspired by artists like Gilberto Santa Rosa, Celia Cruz, and Fania All-Stars.
Ricky Martin was in a relationship with Rebecca de Alba, the Mexican television host. He had twin boys named Valentino and Matteo through a surrogate mother. In 2010, the singer came out as openly gay. He is currently in a relationship with Jwan Yosef since 2016.
He is the founder of Fundación Ricky Martin or Ricky Martin Foundation. He has also teamed up with International Organization for Migration.
Ricky Martin Career
In 1983, Ricky Martin became a member of the group Menudo. In 1984, they released the album ‘Evolución’. In 1985, they released the albums ‘Menudo’ and ‘Ayer Y Hoy.’ In the same year, they released a Portuguese album called ‘A Festa Vai Começar.’ A year later, they released the Italian album ‘Viva! Bravo!’.
Their Portuguese album ‘Menudo’ was released in 1986. Prior to that, the group released ‘Refrescante.’ This was followed by ‘Can’t Get Enough’ and ‘Somos Los Hijos del Rock.’
Menudo has also released an English-Tagalog album called ‘In Action’ in 1988. In the same year, they released the albums ‘Sons of Rock’ and ‘Sombras Y Figuras.’ Their last album called ‘Menudo Despidida Ricky Martin’ was released in 1990.
As a solo artist, Ricky Martin released his first album in 1991. This was followed by ‘Me Amarás’ in 1993. His first platinum certified album ‘A Medio Vivir’ was released in 1995. His other albums include ‘Vuelve,’ ‘Sound Loaded,’ ‘Almas del Silencio,’ ‘Life,’ ‘Música + Alma + Sexo,’ and ‘A Quien Quiera Escuchar.’
Martin has also released two live albums, 8 compilation albums, 1 soundtrack album, and 4 box sets. He has released 79 singles and many music videos.
Awards & Achievements
Ricky Martin has won two American Music Awards from five nominations. He has also won three Billboard Music Awards, nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, three Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, and two GLAAD Media Awards. He has won two Grammy Awards out of nine nominations. He has won several other awards and nominations and has won the Lifetime Achievement Award from Lo Nuestro Awards. Martin is also the winner of the International Humanitarian Award.
Net Worth of Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin has an estimated net worth of more than $60 million. He inherited this fortune from the sale of his albums which has been certified multi-platinum on several occasions. He has also done many concert tours in his career and has released a number of hit singles. Part of his wealth also comes by appearing in television and films including ‘General Hospital,’ ‘The Voice Australia,’ ‘Alcanzar Una Estrella II,’ ‘Hercules,’ ‘MADtv,’ and ‘Glee.’
Ricky Martin is considered one of the most popular singers in the world. He has fans across the world and is a global icon. He has also appeared in the theatre production of ‘Les Misérables’ and ‘Evita.’ Martin has got many awards and has got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.