Julio Iglesias is a Spanish singer and songwriter who has a net worth of million dollars in 2017-2018. He is probably known in this century as the father of the famous singer, songwriter and producer Enrique Iglesias. Julio Iglesias’s songs and albums were sold for millions of copies in different languages and across the whole world.
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Biography & Wiki
Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva was born on September 23, 1943 in Madrid, Spain. His father, Julio Iglesias Sr. was a famous gynecologist but he died in 2005, and his mother Maria del Rosario de la Cueva y Perignat died in 2002. His parents were divorced around 1983. Julio Iglesias studied law at Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid when he was also playing football. He also was Real Madrid Castilla’s goalkeepers. Later, he was going to study at Bell Educational Trust language school, England but he graduated from Complutense University of Madrid with a law degree.
Julio Iglesias first was married to a TV host and a socialite, her name is Isabel Preysler and they were married from 1971-1979. Julio and Isabel are the parents of 2 sons and 1 daughter, the famous singer Enrique Iglesias, singer Julio Iglesias, Jr. and Chabeli Iglesias who is a socialite.
Since 2010, Julio Iglesias has been married to the model Miranda Rijnsburger. Julio and Miranda live in Miami, United States where their 5 children were born. Their 2 daughters are Cristina Iglesias and Victoria Iglesias, and their 3 sons are Miguel Alejandro Iglesias, Guillermo Iglesias-Rijnsburger and Rodrigo Iglesias.
Julio Iglesias had a tough car accident from which he couldn’t move for a couple of years and that was what ended up his career as a goalkeeper, while recovering from the accident he had to play the guitar to move his fingers, a nurse gave him that guitar and since that he discovered his talent. In 1968, Julio won the Benidorm International Song Festival then decided to take a step further.
In 1969, Julio Iglesias released his first album ever called Yo canto and it was very successful ranking on top charts in Spanish and even was 3rd for some time. He continued on releasing many albums but the most successful albums that received a lot of exposure are Soy which was released in 1973, A Flor De Piel was released in 1974, El Amor was released in 1975, De niña a mujer was released in 1981, 1100 Bel Air Place was released in 1984 and others.
Julio Iglesias’s 2000 plus hit albums include Divorcio, Romantic Classics, 1 and México. He has done performances at a lot of places across the whole world including in Equatorial Guinea, Olympia in Paris, Polyvalent Hall and Sala Palatului in Romania.
Awards & Achievements
Julio Iglesias has a great long list of award nominations and winnings. His award winnings include the first ever American Music Award for Favorite Latin Artist (1998), First & Most Popular International Artist of All Time in China, The Guinness World Records for being the Best-Selling Male Latin Artist in History, Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album (Un Hombre Solo) and many others. Julio Iglesias has the title of a UNICEF Special Ambassador for the Performing Arts since 1989.
Net Worth of Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias has an estimated net worth of million USD. Most of his fortune comes from selling 300 million plus of albums and songs copies in different languages and across the whole world. In 2012, one of his concerts in Equatorial Guinea had a ticket price of $1000. Julio Iglesias also has invested in hotels and an airport in Dominican Republic. Julio Iglesias bought a house in 1978 in Miami for $650 thousand. Currently, Julio Iglesias listed a property in Miami for $150 million.
Current Wealth now: $325 million
Julio Iglesias is a very talented singer from Spain. He is the father of the worldwide loved singer Enrique Iglesias and another singer Julio Iglesias, Jr. Julio Iglesias’s albums were sold for more than 300 million copies in different languages and across the whole world. He’s been married to the model Miranda Rijnsburger since 2010.