Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García known by her stage name Gloria Estefan is a Cuban- American actress, singer, businesswoman and songwriter who has an estimated net worth of $500 million.
The seven-time Grammy Award winner is best known for her songs including “Get on Your Feet”, “Here We Are”.
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Biography & Wiki
Gloria Estefan was born on September 1, 1957, in Havana, Cuba. Her parents are Jose Fajardo and Gloria Gracia. She traces her ancestral roots from Spain. Gloria’s family is Catholic. She received her education from St. Michael-Archangel School and later from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Miami. She attended the University of Miami where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.
Estefan Neutralized as a citizen of the United States in 1974. Estefan got married to the leader of Miami Sound Machine, Emilio Estefan on September 2, 1978. The couple has two children, Nayib and Emily. Nayib is now married and has given the couple their first grandson, Sasha Estefan. She suffered a major vehicle accident in 1990. The accident affected her vertebral column. She was able to make full recovery after almost 10 months of intensive therapy.
Gloria Estefan started her career as a singer in 1977. She joined the band called Miami Sound Machine. The band was signed on to Audiofon Records Label. The band released its first album, “Live Again” in 1977. The band recorded several other albums on the Audiofon Records Label. The band garnered massive success and their albums “Eyes of Innocence”, “Primitive Love” and “Let It Loose’. “Let It Loose” attained the multi-Platinum status.
Estefan went solo in 1989. She released her album, “Cut Both Ways” in 1989. The album featured popular hit tracks. This album has remained her bestselling album till date. She took a ten-month break due to an accident. She went on an international tour right after her return.
Her next album was titled “Into the Light”. The album was released in 1991 and was met with positive reviews. “Into the Light” earned her, her highest debut on the Billboard album chart. The following year, she released her next album, a compilation of her greatest hits. This album was titled “Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits”.
Gloria Estefan’s subsequent albums including Spanish album “Mi Tierra”, “Christmas Through your Eyes”, and “Destiny” did not tell a different story. The albums performed very well. Most of the singles ranked well on the Billboard charts.
Estefan has also appeared on several shows. she performed the Star-Spangled Banner with Stevie Wonder at the 2003 Super Bowl XXXIII. She also appeared in an episode of the 2008 edition of American Idol. She also exhibited her acting skills in “Music of the Heart” and “For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story” amongst others. She has also released two children’s books.
Awards & Achievements
Gloria Estefan’s great works are evident in the number of awards and recognition she has received over the years. The seven-time Grammy award winner has also received an MTV Video Music Award, Latin Grammy Awards, and Hispanic Award. She has also received a star on the Los Angeles Walk of Stars. Estefan has also been honored in the Songwriters Hall of Fame on two occasions. She also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Estefan has been honored by several institutions including the University of Miami Honor Society and the Barry University. She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award for American Music. She has received recognition for her contribution to American Music from the former U.S president, Barack Obama.
Net Worth of Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan has an estimated net worth of $500 million as of 2017-2018. The singer and songwriter have a lot of albums to her name. She has recorded one of the highest album sales in the United States. She earned a lot from the release of over 10 solo albums as well as the albums released when she was a band member of the group called Miami Sound Machine.
Estefan also earns from among her numerous local and international tours. She also gets some income from the Cuban themed restaurants owned by herself and her husband. Her books are also another source of income.
Gloria Estefan is known for her powerful voice and her ability to move crowds with her performance. She has earned standing ovations for her performances at many events. Gloria is also a philanthropic person, she and her husband are responsible for a lot of charity gestures at events. Estefan makes it to the list of Billboard 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.