Enrique Martín Morales, known professionally as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, and actor. He is known for his musical versatility, as his discography spans multiple genres, including Latin pop, pop, dance, reggaeton, and salsa.
Ricky Martin Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$130 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 24, 1971 (50 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.816 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Author, Singer, Songwriter|
Enrique Martin Morales was born on December 24th of 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His father was a psychologist, and he was raised in a Roman Catholic household alongside four brothers and one sister. Enrique’s parents divorced when he was just two years old. His passion for singing began at an early age, and by the age of six, he was singing along to his favorite pop songs – both Latin and English. Enrique’s grandmother was a poet, and he was inspired by her to start writing his own songs.
In 2008, Ricky Martin fathered twin boys via a surrogate mother. Although Ricky Martin was in a relationship with Mexican TV host Rebecca de Alba for over a decade, he publically came out as gay in 2010. He later clarified that he is attracted to both men and women, but only wants to have romantic relationships with men. After dating Jwan Yosef in 2016, the couple married and later had two children together.
However, Enrique Morales soon moved to Mexico City to take a role in the play Mama Ama el Rock. When he was performing on stage, he was noticed by a producer who wanted him to star in a Mexican telenovela. The show focused on a fictional pop group. Outside of the show, this group eventually released several semi-successful albums and toured throughout Mexico. On the heels of this success, Enrique signed a deal with Sony.
Here are some of the best highlights of Ricky Martin’s career:
- Maria (Song, 1995)
- Vuelve (Album, 1998)
- Vente pa’ ca (Song, 2016)
- Has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide as a solo artist
- Began acting in TV commercials at age 6
- Joined the popular Puerto Rican boy group Menudo in 1984; he left the band in 1989
- Joined the cast of the Mexican telenovela Alcanzar una estrella II in 1991
- Received the Premio El Heraldo for his work in Mas que alcanzar una estrella, a 1992 movie spin-off of the Alcanzar una estrella II series
- Made his Broadway debut in the musical Les Misérables in 1996
- Originated the role of Che in the 2012 Broadway revival of Evita
- Established the Ricky Martin Foundation to help with charitable causes
- Campaigns against human trafficking
Martin was selected in the Latin boy-band Menudo in 1984 after three auditions and gave his first performance a month later at the Luis A. Ferre Performing Arts Center, San Juan.
In 1989, he left the group at the age of 17 after recording 11 albums and returned to Puerto Rico to complete his high school. He, then, enrolled at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York City, to study acting and singing.
He released his debut solo Spanish-language album ‘Ricky Martin’ in 1991, under Sony Discos, which became a hit on the Latin charts. This was followed by his second solo album ‘Me Amaras’ in 1993.
He traveled the globe with his ‘One Night Only with Ricky Martin’ tour in 2006, performing in Latin America, United States, Europe, and Africa. In between, he performed at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
In 2010, he published his autobiography ‘Me’, which was included in the Bestseller list of The New York Times. He released his chart-topping album ‘Musica + Alma + Sexo’ in 2011, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums.