Gloria Steffan is a Cuban – American singer, songwriter and an actress. She is also an entrepreneur. She shot to the global lanscape after the release of her song ‘Conga’ that made her known worldwide. Gloria Estefan has a net worth of around $530 million US dollars. She is considered to be one of the most successful crossover artists in the music industry. She began career as a lead singer for the band Miami Sound Machine, Estefan has achieved a remarkable feet in the music industry and has sold millions of records worldwide. She has also been honoured with the American Music Award for Lifetime.
Gloria Estefan Biography
Gloria Estefan was born in the city of Havana, Cuba on September 1, 1957. She was born to José Fajardo and Gloria García who hailed from a middle class family. After the Cuban Revolution Fajardo Family fled to America and settled there. Jose joined the US military and fought in the Vietnam War. Estefan was raised as a Catholic and completed her schooling from St. Michael-Archangel School and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy situated in Miami.
She completed her BA in psychology with a minor in French from the University of Miami. While studying at the University she used to work as a translator at Miami International Airport Customs Department. It was due to her translation skills that she was even offered a job by the CIA.
Her band Miami Sound Machine started recording albums from the year 1977. Their records and 45s were released on the Audiofon Records label in Miami. They continued to release several recordings under the label and eventually went on to to release albums under their own label – MSM records. It was in the year 1978 that the band was signed by Discos CBS International and released several albums, 45s and 12”s with them.
In 1989 the group’s name was dropped and Estefan came to be recognised as the solo artist, henceforth. In the following year she released her best selling album – Cuts Both Ways which included hit singles – ‘Don’t Wanna Loose You,’ ‘Here We Are’ and ‘Cuts Both Ways.’ She recorded and released several albums and singles that rocked the International charts. In 2006 Sony released a 2 CD compilation of Estefan’s all time hits from the year 1984 to 2003. It was titled The Essential Gloria Estefan.
Estefan has bagged seven Grammy Awards for her soulful singing. She has won two ACE Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. Estefan has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Las Vegas Walk of Fame. She has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to music and is slated to receive the Kennedy Center Honors in December 2017 for her contributions to the American Culture Life.
Gloria Estefan Income Profile and Net Worth in 2017
Estefan is one of the most popular artists of all time in the American Music Industry. Her music career spans over five decades and has brought her great fame and recognition throughout the world. Her world tours had been much anticipated and popular among her fans back in the 1990s. She has sold close to 100 million copies of her albums worldwide. Out of this 31.5 million have been sold in America alone. This has enabled her to garner a wealth that sets her net worth at a whooping $530 million US dollars(as of 2017).
Having moved to America from Cuba, Estefan’s parents would have never imagined their daughter to become the worldwide singing sensation that she is today. She has a career that spans across five decades marked by success and fanfare. Apart from singing, she has also written two successful Children’s books. She is also a successful entrepreneur and has an inclination towards charity and innovation for the betterment of the society.