Our list of Latin superstars attempts to give a good mix of Latin singers whose genre range from Salsa and Reggaeton to Pop and Hip Hop. While there are many other Latin stars we could have featured, we hope you will enjoy our list.
Net Worth: $600 million
The voice that shaped romance in the 80s and 90s, Julio Iglesias de la Cueva is one of the best-selling artists the world has known. He has reportedly performed over 5000 concerts in five continents and has sold over 100 million records.
Iglesias is perhaps the most successful Latin cross-over stars, who took the world by storm with his velvet voice and “foreign” accent.
This crooner and wise investor who had once purchased a home on the private Indian Creek Island in Florida for $650,000 in 1978 was valued in 2006 for a whopping $28 million.
As of 2021, Julio Iglesias is estimated to have $600 million to his name.
Net Worth: $100 million
Santana of the eponymous band Santana was an early cross-over who pioneered the fusion of rock and roll and Latin American jazz. His sounds were melodic with blues and Latin and African beats.
When Santana played at Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969 and was later included in the Woodstock film and soundtrack album, it became vastly popular which charted the band’s early successes. Its first album Santana released in August that year was placed number 4 on the US album charts. Since then Santana has had several hits which have been massive commercial successes such as Evil Ways (1969), You Know that I Love You (1979), Gypsy Woman (1990), Smooth (1999), This Boy’s Fire (2008) and Sunshine of Your Love (2011).
To date, Carlos Santana has sold over 100 million albums, and as of 2021, is worth over $100 million.
Net Worth: $120 million
Ricky Martin’s moment came when he was asked by FIFA to write a song for the 1998 World Cup. He performed La Copa de la Vida at the World Cup final at the Stade de France on July 12 1998. This was really the song that launched the international career of Martin. He later performed the song at the 41st Grammy Awards show. This song was widely considered to be the catalyst that cemented Latin music as a key component of the US music scene.
Ricky has alternated from recording Spanish albums with English albums and of late, he’s been collaborating with up and coming Latin stars such as Maluma. Maluma’s No Se Me Quita which featured Martin shot to number one in Mexico charts where it was certified 3 x platinum & gold.
Ricky Martin is estimated as of 2021 to be worth $120 million.
Net Worth: $300 million
Having made her recording debut at the age of only 13, Shakira became popular in Hispanic countries with Pies Descalzos (1995) and Donde Estan Los Ladrones (1998). Her first English album was in 2001, called Laundry Service which not only sold over 13 million copies, it generated two number one singles, Whenever, Wherever and Underneath Your Clothes.
Her next three Spanish albums, Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1 (2005), Sale el Sol (2010) and El Dorado (2017) all topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums.
From then on, her next English and later Spanish albums would sell like hotcakes. She’s one of the most successful cross-over Latin artists. We remember her well as a coach in The Voice from 2013 to 2014.
This amazing Latina, not only has the voice, the moves, but also, the heart as she was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in the US in 2011.
As of 2021, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is estimated to have a personal fortune of $300 million.
Net Worth: $400 million
Most artists start off by singing and then venture into the movie industry. For Jennifer Lopez, it’s the other way around, and what an acting and singing career she has spawned since she hit the silver screen in Anaconda and J to tha L-O! The Remixes.
J Lo has also been a judge on American Idol and she was married to another Latin superstar, Marc Anthony who is another scintillating Latin artist.
In many ways, J Lo needs no further introduction. She’s the girl-next-door as well as your superstar extraordinaire.
As of 2021, she has built for herself a net worth of $400 million.
Net Worth: $500 million
Before J Lo, there was Gloria and Conga, her signature song that took the world by storm. Her band in those days was the Miami Sound Machine and they won the grand prix in the 15th annual Tokyo Music Festival in 1986.
After recovering from a severe accident that nearly broke her spine, she returned in 1993 with Mi Tierra and won the first of her three Grammy Awards.
Apart from music awards and accolades, Gloria received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contributions to American music.
Her latest was a single called Cuando Hay Amor, released on June 12, 2020. In 2015, a musical premiered on Broadway about her and Emilio Estefan’s lives, and in June 2019, the musical moved to the London Coliseum in London’s West End.
As of 2021, Gloria Estefan is thought to have a net worth of $500 million.
Net Worth: $100 million
Armando Christian Perez started as a reggaeton Latin hip hop artist. It was in his fourth album Rebelution released in 2009 that launched him after the hit single from the same album hit number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number four on the UK Singles Chart.
In 2011, he released Planet Pit which featured his US number-one single Give Me Everything. In 2013, his track Timber from the album Global Warming: Meltdown topped the charts in 20 countries and was number one in 18.
Pitbull also sang the official theme song of FIFA World Cup 2014 We Are One (Ole Ola). Having sold over 7.5 million albums and 100 million singles with over 15 billion views on YouTube as of May 2020, this Latin songster is estimated to be worth $100 million.
Net Worth: $180 million
Nicknamed El Sol de Mexico, Luis Miguel is arguable, the most successful artist in Latin American history. His genre ranged from pop, ballads, boleros, tangos, jazz, and big band to mariachi. However, Miguel did not cross over to singing in English and recorded only in Spanish.
In total, he has sold over 60 million worldwide and is probably the only singer to have won a Grammy at the age of 14 for his duet Me Gustas Tal Como Eres with Sheena Easton.
Miguel is also a great touring artist having visited over 22 countries and performed over 220 shows in total all over the world.
As of 2021, Luis Miguel is estimated to have a net worth of $180 million.
Net Worth: $80 million
Married to J Lo between 2004 to 2014, Marc Anthony is a two time Grammy Award and a six-time Latin Grammy Award winner. He is known for his salsa numbers and ballads and he holds the Guinness World Record for best-selling tropica/salsa artist and for the most number-one albums on Billboard Tropical Albums year-end charts.
Anthony is also famous for producing for other artists.
As of 2021, Marc Anthony is estimated to have a net worth of $80 million.
Net Worth: $15 million
Fonzi was already a big star in the Latin world before Despacito. Back in 1998, his debut album Comenzare peaked at number 11 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart. His 2000 album Eterno was even more successful and following that success, he recorded a duet with Christina Aguilera for her Spanish album Mr. Reflejo.
But all of his successes in the Latin world were to be unmatched by his 2017 Despacito which featured Daddy Yankee. The video of Despacito had over five billion views on YouTube and was played on almost every radio station around the world non-stop for the whole of 2017.
As of 2021, Luis Fonzi is estimated to have a net worth of $15 million.