Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican singer, pop musician, actor, and author. After a long and successful career, Ricky Martin has earned the moniker “King of Latin Pop.”. He has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide, making him one of the most popular Latin performers. His work in the late 1990s has been credited with mainstreaming Latin pop in the United States. Martin’s career as an actor extends well beyond his on-screen work.
He was born on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the son of Enrique Martin Negroni. As one of five children in a devoutly Catholic family, his father worked in the field of psychology while his mother was a homemaker. When Enrique was two years old, his parents divorced. Singing was a lifelong love for him from a young age, and by the time he was six, he was belting out the lyrics to his favorite Latin and English songs. When Enrique’s grandma was a talented poet, he was encouraged to begin writing his own music.
A month after his initial performance at the Luis A. Ferre Performing Arts Center in San Juan, Martin was chosen for the Menudo Latin boy band following three tryouts.
After 11 albums, he quit the band at the age of 17 and returned to Puerto Rico to finish high school. At the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in New York City, he then enrolled in an acting and singing program to further his education.
In 1991, he signed with Sony Discos and released his first solo Spanish-language album, “Ricky Martin,” which became a hit on Latin music charts. His second solo album, ‘Me Amaras,’ was released in 1993.
In 2006, he toured the world with his ‘One Night Only with Ricky Martin’ tour, which took him to Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Africa. While he was there, he performed in the 2006 Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Turin.
His autobiography, ‘Me,’ was published in 2010 and made the New York Times bestseller list. ‘Musica + Alma + Sexo’ debuted at the top of the Billboard Latin Albums chart in 2011.
Ricky Martin’s Net Worth
Singer, actor, and novelist Ricky Martin have a net worth of $130 million. After a long and fruitful career, Ricky Martin has earned the title “King of Latin Pop.” He has sold more than 70 million records worldwide, making him one of Latin music’s most popular artists. In the 1990s, thanks to Martin’s efforts, Latin pop became a popular genre in the US. Martin has had a great career outside of acting.
Ricky Martin’s Properties
Ricky paid $13.5 million for a Beverly Hills, California, house in November 2016. At the same time, he put an $8.4 million price tag on a New York City apartment he purchased in 2012 for $6 million. A Beverly Hills house was sold in 2006 for $15 million and a New York City condo was sold in 2015 for $7.55 million before he bought this one.
He also has a residence in Puerto Rico, a villa in Madrid, and a private island off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
By way of a surrogate mother, Ricky Martin fathered twin boys in 2008. Ricky Martin came out as gay in 2010 despite having been in a long-term relationship with Mexican TV anchor Rebecca de Alba. The following day he explained that he’s attracted to both men and women, but he only wants to have romantic connections with males. There were two children born as a result of their relationship with Jwan Yosef after they first started dating in 2016.
Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican singer who ruled the world of Latin and American pop during the 1990s.
When it came to making him an international superstar, it was ‘Living la Vida Loca‘ that did the trick. To date, he has sold over 70 million albums globally, performed in front of crowds all over the world, and won a slew of music accolades.
Ricky Martin’s net worth is estimated to be $130 million as of July 2022.