Who is Camila Cabello and what is her net worth 2018? Perhaps, the most ingenious experiment on television in the 21st century has been the conception of talent based reality shows that can be safely accredited for changing the lives of a number of people worldwide. X Factor is one such television singing reality show that originated in the UK in 2004 and has went on to become the most prestigious platform for aspiring singers with editions in many other major countries throughout the world.
One such artiste whose life was completely transformed after she participated in X Factor is Cuban-American singer and songwriter Camila Cabello. The beautiful and gifted singer was born in Havana, Cuba and was named Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao by her Mexican father- Alejandro and Cuban architect mother- Sinuhe Cabello. Owing to her mixed heritage, she spent the early years of her childhood shuttling between Mexico and Cuba.
To evade the economic impoverishment her family faced in Cuba, her parents decided to immigrate to America to fulfil their dreams and secure a better future for their children. They crossed the Mexican border into America and settled in Miami in 2005 when Cabello was barely 7 years old. She has often talked about the hardships that her parents had to endure to be able to afford quality education and living standards for their children in a country where they knew no one and had no support whatsoever.
Perhaps, these hardships and her parents’ perpetual motivation and encouragement to not only harbour big dreams, but also to realise them, keeping aside all the fears and misgivings, brought Cabello to the stage of X Factor USA at the young age of 14 in 2012.
Her voice, personality and confidence elicited rave reviews from the judges and she moved on to the bootcamp stage where she was eliminated. However, destiny had other plans for Cabello and her talent brought her back to the X Factor stage and she re-entered the competition as a part of an all-girls band with 4 other previously eliminated but immensely talented and promising singers from the show.
The 4 other girls were Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei and Dinah Jane and the band came to be known as ‘Fifth Harmony’, which not only went on to become the second runners up on the show, but also one of the most popular bands that the world has seen in the recent past thereby, projecting Cabello and her band mates to unparalleled international fame and glory. After the show the band signed a joint deal with L.A. Reid owned Epic Records and Simon Cowell owned Syco Music and released an EP and 2 albums that not only topped charts, but also brought due recognition and appreciation from fans worldwide.
Education: Following her immigration to America, Cabello joined the Palmetto Senior High School in Miami where she studied till 2012. She dropped out halfway through the 2012-2013 school year in order to realise her singing aspirations and switched to home-schooling.
Net Worth of Camila Cabello
The estimated total net worth of Camila Cabello is over $3.5 million, most of which she has acquired through her successful association with Fifth Harmony. The two albums that the group released titled ‘Reflection’ and ‘7/27’ have sold more than half a million albums in a period of 2 years. She also has 2 platinum singles under her belt titled ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and ‘Bad Things’ the latter of which contributed immensely to Cabello’s net worth, as it has sold about 596,000 units.
Cabello along with her band mates was the face of the junior apparel range called Candie’s of popular clothing brand Kohl since 2015 till her departure in 2016. She was also a part of various sold out Fifth Harmony tours from 2013-2016. Apart from successful albums that sold half a million units, Cabello has featured in the video of Cashmere Cat’s song ‘Love Incredible’ that was well received by fans and is all set to feature in ‘The Fate of the Furious’ album with Pitbull and J Balvin.
After finishing third on the American version of the X Factor, Cabello, as part of Fifth Harmony, went on to release an EP titled ‘Better Together’ in 2013 and 2 albums titled ‘Reflection’ and ‘7/27’ in 2015 and 2016 respectively. ‘Reflection’ directly entered at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. Its song ‘Worth It’ became immensely popular among fans. ‘7/27’ debuted at no. 4 on the charts and included their highest charting song till date titled ‘Work from Home’ that reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
She also added 2 singles titled ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and ‘Bad Things’ to her discography in 2015 while still being a part of Fifth Harmony. She wrote and sung ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ with Canadian singer Shawn Mendes and although, the song had a slow start it eventually reached number 20 in US and number 18 in Canada. ‘Bad Things’ was a joint single with American rapper Machine Gun Kelly that reached number 4 on the charts.
Camila Cabello has a promising future that stretches in front of her, like a sea which holds immeasurable opportunities, fame and renown. Even after a risky decision of parting ways with Fifth Harmony, a band that made her what she is today, Cabello has managed to create the right waves with appearances in popular albums thereby, telling the world that she is here to stay!