Juan Gabriel Net Worth

How much was Juan Gabriel worth?

Net Worth:$40 Million
Profession:Professional Singer
Date of Birth:January 7, 1950
Country:United States of America
1.73 m

About Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel, whose full name is Alberto Agullera Valadez, was a Mexican actor, singer, and songwriter. Colloquially nicknamed Juanga and El Divo De Juarez, he is best known for his flamboyant style that broke barriers within the Latin music market. Gabriel began his career in the 1970s and by the end of the century, he became one of the most prolific and symbolic Mexican composers and singers of all time.

Mexican singer, songwriter and actor Juan Gabriel had a net worth of $40 million dollars at the time of his death, in 2016. Alberto Aguilera Valadez began his musical career in the 1960s. Known for his boundary breaking flamboyant style he soon became successful in Latin music as, Juan Gabriel.

How did Juan Gabriel earn his net worth?

Juan Gabriel became rich from his many transformations in the entertainment business. After signing with RCA in 1970, he developed the stage name, Juan Gabriel. Juan comes from one of his biggest inspirations (his teacher) Juan Contreras and Gabriel in honor of his father. The following year, he released his debut studio album titled “El Alma Joven”, which includes his debut single “No Tengo Dinero”. Throughout the rest of the 1970s, he released eleven more studio albums and earned more than $1 million in total for all of these music projects.

In the late years of the century, the talented singer signed multi-year contracts with other giants – the labels BMG Rights Management, Fonovisa Records, and Universal Music Group. In addition to his solo studio albums, he also began releasing a lot of complications, duets, and live albums starting with “Siempre Estoy Pensando en Ti”. Among some of these albums that were welcomed with critical success were “15 Exitos de Juan Gabriel”, “Los 15 Grandes Exitos de Juan Gabriel”, “Frente a Frente” (including Rocio Durcal), “Pro Mi Orgullo”, and “Los Gabriel Siemplement Amigos” (including Ana Gabriel). By the early 2000s, besides being an international superstar, Garcia was also a millionaire worth more than $20 million.

Why is he so famous?

The world-renowned artist became famous when he signed the RCA Records and released more than ten prosperous albums in the 1970s. Alberto was born on January 7, 1950, in Paracuarco, Michoacan, Mexico. He’s the youngest of ten children to Gabriel and Victoria Rojas. He spent most of his childhood in Cuidad Juarez, Chihuahua mainly because of his father who was interned into a psychiatric hospital there. While attending the El Tribunal boarding school, he met Michaela Alvarado (his school director) and Juan Contreras (his school teacher).

While living with Contreras, during his teenage years, Alberto began writing songs. His passion for music secured him a spot at the music choir in the Methodist Church, thanks to which he improved his skills. In 1965, he made his television debut in the Notivisa television series “Noches Rancheraz”. In the late 1960s, he began working as a singer for bars and restaurants. At that time, he wrote his first song “El Not Now”, which was released at a later date and included in his 13th studio album. In 1970, after impressing Roberto Jordan, he was signed to the label RCA records.

What makes him so successful?

What makes the pop icon so successful are his many diverse music projects in different genres, starting from Latin pop, and Mariachi to Regional Mexican. At the peak of his career, Gabriel became an actor and television superstar that made several appearances on screen. His film debut came in the 1977 drama “Rural Chivalry”. He then appeared in other films such as “Es mi Vida”, “Siempre en Domingo”, “Bazar Viena”, and “Evicted”. Apart from the television series “Te Sigo Amandi” and “La Ninera”, he also participated in talk shows and realities like “Noches Tapatias”, “Mama Noche… no!”, “La Movida”, and “Festival Internacional de la Cancion de Vina del Mar”.

In recent years, for his contribution to the music industry and career that spanned over five decades, Juan Gabriel received not only praise from critics and media but many awards and achievements. His legacy and impact include a Lo Nuestro Excellence Award, as well as multiple legacy and songwriter of the year awards plus inductions in hall of fames. His most notable award is earning his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Juan Gabriel is considered to be a pop icon within the Latin music world. Prior to his passing in August 2016, the best-selling artist had a net worth of $40 million. Nowadays, with an estimated 60 million records worldwide, Gabriel remains one of the best-selling singers and songwriters of Latin America. During his career, the flamboyant superstar has released 35 compilations, debuts, and live albums, as well as 32 (solo) studio albums.

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