This extremely popular Puerto Rican singer is also an actor and author. He began his music career when he was only 12 and ever since then, he has achieved huge success and is widely regarded as the king of Latin pop. So, here is everything there is to know about Ricky Martin, including his net worth, bio, and career.
Ricky Martin Bio
Enrique Martín Morales was born on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His parents are Enrique Martín Negroni and Nereida Morales and he has five siblings, two older maternal half-brothers, Fernando, and Ángel Fernández, two older paternal half-brothers, Eric and Daniel Martín, and a younger paternal half-sister, Vanessa Martín. Most of Ricky’s childhood took place in San Juan.
He first started singing at the age of six and used to admire artists like Celia Cruz, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Fania All-Stars. He was in a relationship with Rebecca de Alba, the Mexican television host and has two twin boys named Valentino and Matteo through a surrogate mother. However, in 2010 he came out as openly gay and ever since 2016 he together with Jwan Yosef. The couple got married in 2018.
Ricky Martin has established the Fundación Ricky Martin or Ricky Martin Foundation and has also teamed up with International Organization for Migration.
Ricky Martin first started singing at the age of six and it was then he was noticed and started appearing in commercials. Then, in 1983, he became a member of Menudo, a teen singing group. Menudo released a number of albums, including Evolución, Ayer Y Hoy, A Festa Vai Começar, Viva! Bravo!, Refrescante, Menudo, Can’t Get Enough, and Somos Los Hijos del Rock.
In 1988, the group released an English-Tagalog album called In Action, which was followed by other albums, such as Sons of Rock, Sombras Y Figuras, and their last album called Menudo Despidida Ricky Martin, which was released in 1990.
Then, in 1991, Ricky Martin released his first solo album, which was followed by a number of very successful albums, including Me Amarás, A Medio Vivir, Vuelve, Sound Loaded, Life, Música + Alma + Se*o, and A Quien Quiera Escuchar.
He has also released two live albums, 79 singles, 8 compilation albums, 1 soundtrack album, 4 box sets, and many music videos.
Awards and Achievements
Ricky Martin has been nominated five times for the American Music Awards and has won two of them. Moreover, he has also won three Billboard Music Awards, nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, three Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, and two GLAAD Media Awards.
Additionally, he has been nominated nine times for the Grammy Awards of which he has won two. Martin has also won the Lifetime Achievement Award from Lo Nuestro Awards and the International Humanitarian Award. Last but not least, Ricky Martin has got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
It is estimated that Ricky Martin’s net worth stands at over $60 million. Most of his fortune comes from the sale of his albums, his concerts, and television and film appearances. He has appeared in a number of shows and films, such as General Hospital, The Voice Australia, Alcanzar Una Estrella II, Hercules, MADtv, and Glee. Ricky Martin is one of the most popular pop singers in the world and is considered to be a global icon.