Gloria Estefan is a Cuban-American singer, actress, and businesswoman. Estefan is a seven-time Grammy Award winner, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, and has been named one of the Top 100 greatest artists of all time by both VH1 and Billboard.
Gloria Estefan Net Worth 2023
|Net Worth:||$500 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 1, 1957 (65 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)|
|Profession:||Singer-songwriter, Actor, Restaurateur, Hotel manager, Entrepreneur|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Gloria Estefan was born on the 1st of September, 1957, in Havana. Estefan is the daughter of Jose and Gloria Fajardo. Her father, a Cuban soldier was forced to move his family to the U.S. due to political unrest during the Cuban Revolution. She was raised as a Catholic and studied at the St. Michael-Archangel School and later attended Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami. She earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Miami. She is well versed in English, Spanish, and French.
She became romantically involved with the Miami Sound Machine’s band leader, Emilio Estefan in 1976, and the couple married in 1978. She proudly admitted that Emilio Estefan was her first and only boyfriend. They have one son and one daughter and the family continues to live in the Star Island section of Miami Beach, Florida.
Here are some of the best highlights of Gloria Estefan’s career:
- Miami Sound Machine (Album, 1980)
- Conga (Song, 1985)
- Into the Light (Album, 1991)
- Mi Tierra (Album, 1993)
In 1993 Emilio and Gloria paid $1.84 million for a 1.4-acre waterfront property in Miami on Star Island. For many years Emilio’s mother lived on the property. In 2013, after she died, the Estefans rented the guest house out for $30,000 per month. In 2015 they listed the estate for $40 million.
Estefan met Emilio Estefan, the leader of the band ‘Miami Latin Boys’ while she was still a student. He invited her to sing for his band, and later asked her to join the band and renamed the band as ‘Miami Sound Machine’. The band started recording and releasing albums in 1977. The self-titled album, ‘Miami Sound Machine’ was released in 1980, and the band went on to release more albums during the decade which made them very popular on an international level. Gloria rose to fame with the band’s 1987 album ‘Let it Loose’ for which she got top billing.
She released her first studio album as a solo artist, ‘Cuts Both Ways’ in 1989. The album became a best seller cementing her reputation as a solo singer. Her first concept album, ‘Into the Light’ was brought out in 1991. The album dealt with the theme of overcoming life’s challenges to get back to the desired life. In an attempt to keep up with the times, she released a hip and groovy album, ‘gloria!’ in 1998. The songs were full of dance rhythms and aimed at a younger audience.