Ricky Martin is a famous Peurto Rican pop musician. All fans of the singer must read the wiki below which has everything from his net worth to other facts.
Who is Ricky Martin?
Ricky Martin is a famous Puerto Rican pop musician, actor, and author. He was born as Enrique Martin Morales in 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since his birth, he was musically gifted, and he took his plunge into the music industry with the all-boy group ‘Menudo’ in 1984. After staying with the band for five years, he embarked on his solo career with the release of his 1991 studio album, ‘Ricky Martin.’ The album was in Spanish. He came into the spotlight with his English album also titled ‘Ricky Martin’. This album had the famous, ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca’. ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca was a salsa-style song which became a rage soon after its release. The album sold 17 million copies worldwide putting him on the map of fame for good. Martin came to known as an avatar of danceable, hip-swiveling Latin pop. Later on, he released many other successful albums like ‘A Medio Vivir’ in 1995, ‘Vuelve’ in 1998, ‘Sound Loaded’ in 2000, ‘Life’ in 2005 and the compilation album, Ricky Martin 17 in 2008. ‘Sound Loaded’ had the famous song, ‘She Bangs.’ In 1997, Martin accepted to interpret the voice for Hercules in the Spanish performance of the Disney movie, ‘Hercules’. Hi fourth album ‘Vuelve’ had the “La Copa de la Vida” hit, that he performed in 1999 at the Grammy Awards. His famous album, Almas Del Silencio in 2003 had Latin-pop and Dance-pop genre music. Almas Del Silencio was the seventh studio album and the first Spanish album recorded by Martin. Martin made his TV debut in the American TV soap opera ‘General Hospital’ where he played a Puerto Rican singer. He had also acted in ‘Les Miserables’ and on Broadway in 1994. There were a lot of fan speculations on his sexuality after which he announced that he was a ‘fortunate homosexual man’ in 2010. Among his many successes, Martin has sold over 70 million albums and has had 95 platinum records, six #1 Billboard albums, 11 #1 hit songs, six Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, eight World Music Awards, eight MTV Music Video Awards, and ten Billboard Music Awards. He has had concerts in more than 60 countries across the globe. A Quien Quiera Escuchar album of his released in 2015 had the famous song, ‘La Mordidita’. ‘La Mordidita’ was nominated for the Billboard Latin Pop song of the year. His recent pop album, Vente pa’ ca was released in 2016. Vente pa’ ca was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award song of the year in 2017.
Ricky Martin the Puerto Rican pop musician, actor, and author has a net worth of $60 million dollars. Talk about Livin’ la Vida Loca.
Personal Life of The Singer
Ricky Martin was raised as a Catholic, but he is open to all sorts of religious beliefs. He especially likes the Buddhist philosophy. He said once that subscribing oneself to a particular religion, one ‘limits’ himself in many aspects. He said in 2006, “I really like the Buddhist philosophy, but that doesn’t mean that I am of the religion. If I subscribe to Buddhism, I can’t be of anything else…I am not going to follow those rules.” Martin began practicing yoga after he went on a trip to Thailand in 1997. In 2011, he acquired Spanish nationality in recognition of his artistic talents and for having his roots in the country. Martin has a home in Madrid. In 2011, he sold his home in Miami and said in a public statement, “I was born in Puerto Rico, I am a Puerto Rican, and Puerto Rico is my homeland. I made the request for Spanish citizenship some time ago; I was just waiting for a response. This step is part of planning for the future within a global community of whom I am part. Spain is a country with which I share many memories and strong ties born of my roots and the love they have given me since I first visited.” In 2013, he relocated to Sydney, Australia to accommodate his position on ‘The Voice Australia.’
Some less-known facts about Ricky Martin: * His mother was, Nereida Morales, an accountant, and his father is Enrique Martin Negroni who is a psychologist. * His parents divorced at two years old and he spent most of his childhood shifting between his father’s home and his grandfather’s home. * His mother’s side of the family is musically inclined with his maternal grandfather being a poet. * He possesses a tenor vocal range. * In 2013, Martin launched ‘Piccolo Universe’ which is an online community for parents and caregivers from all over the world to celebrate and share the joys and struggles of raising kids. * He wrote his autobiography, ‘Me’ in 2010. * He loves skydiving and surfing and also vacationing in South-Asian countries like India and Nepal. * Martin was in a relationship with Mexican TV host Rebecca de Alba for 14 years. The pair had spoken of starting a family together, but they eventually never married. * Martin became the father of twin boys in 2008, Matteo and Valentino born through a surrogate mother. * Since 2016, Martin is dating Swedish Syrian Painter, Jwan Yosef. He got engaged to Jwan Yosef recently. * He wrote a children’s book, ‘Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars’ in 2013.