What was Vicente Fernandez’s net worth?
Vicente Fernandez, a Mexican actor, singer, and producer, had a $25 million fortune at the time of his passing. At the age of 81, Vicente Fernandez passed away on December 12, 2021.
Vicente Fernández made appearances in more than 30 films and over 80 albums. Nine Latin Grammy Awards, 14 Lo Nuestro Awards, and three Grammy Awards were all won by him during his career. With more than 50 million albums sold worldwide, Fernández is one of the most successful Mexican music artists in history.
Vicente Fernández was born on February 17, 1940, to a rancher and a housewife in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He had aspirations of being an actor as a child, but after receiving a guitar, he also discovered a love for music. Fernández relocated to Tijuana with his family after completing elementary school, where he worked as a painter, mason, and cabinetmaker as a young man.
After that, he started working as a cashier at his uncle’s restaurant and started singing at weddings and in public settings. During this time, Fernández joined a variety of mariachi bands.
At the age of 21, Fernández appeared on “La Calandria Musical” for the first time as a paid television guest. He relocated to Mexico City in 1965 to pursue a musical career. The albums “Soy de Abajo,” “Ni en Defensa Propia,” and “Palabra de Rey” were all recorded for CBS México under his initial contract. Later, Fernández released the popular albums “El Rey,” “El Hijo del Pueblo,” and “Para Recordar,” as well as “La Voz Que Estabas Esperando.”
When his rendition of the Fernando Z. Maldonado song “Volver Volver” became a huge hit across the Americas in 1978, Fernández attained global fame. Later, in 1983, he had “15 Grandes Con el Numero Uno,” his debut album, selling over a million copies. Four years later, Fernández visited Colombia and Bolivia as part of his first South American tour.
The “Mexican Sinatra” moniker was given to Fernández in the 1990s in the United States. He issued several well-known ranchera albums during this time, including “La Mentira,” “Aunque Me Duela el Alma,” and “Lástima Que Seas Ajena.” Fernández received five Grammy Award nominations during the decade.
Career in Acting
Fernández made his acting debut in “Tacos al Carbón” in 1971. His first leading part was in “La Ley del Monte” in 1976. Fernández appeared in 30 movies throughout his career, 18 of which were helmed by Rafael Village or Kuri. On-screen, he primarily portrayed the traditional “macho” Mexican man. “Por Tu Maldito Amor,” “El Hijo del Pueblo,” and “Mi Querido Viejo,” his final movie, are just a few of his significant credits.
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