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Who Are The Richest Latin Artists in 2024?

We review the names among the greatest fortunes

Archivado en: Bad Bunny  •   Daddy Yankee  •   Enrique Iglesias  •   feid  •   Jennifer López  •   Marc Anthony  •   Ricky Martin  •   Shakira  •   Wisin y Yandel  •  

Let’s face it, when you reach a certain level of fame and success, money becomes a somewhat touchy subject, but it’s undeniably a part of the equation. Determining exactly how much money an artist has can be a tricky task, even though there are websites that have become the go-to source for media outlets when it comes to getting insights into celebrities’ financial status. 

In this case, we’ve taken a closer look at how our beloved Latin artists are doing financially, especially in a year when Spanish-language music has dominated the charts like never before. To do this, we’ve relied on information from the Celebrity Net Worth platform, a website that provides an estimate of celebrities’ wealth based on their total assets and financial activities. 

However, it’s important to acknowledge that, as we mentioned earlier, nailing down the precise net worth of celebrities is close to impossible, as confirmed by The New York Times. Nonetheless, we can get a rough idea based on the estimates available on the platform. It’s worth noting that not all Latin artists are featured on this platform (for example, big stars like Colombian artist Feid are yet to be listed). With this in mind, this ranking is based on the information available from the website. 

1. Gloria Estefan 

Gloria Estefan performs at the 26th National Memorial Day Concert. Paul Morigi/Getty Images.

To kick off our list, we have a true legend. Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García, known to the world as Gloria Estefan, is a prominent figure in the global expansion of Latin music. She’s a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur, and her achievements include selling over 90 million music records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling female artists of all time. It’s no wonder her estimated net worth is around $500 million, placing her among the top 10 richest singers in the world. 

2. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez attends the 65th GRAMMY Awards. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images.

JLo has played a crucial role in popularizing Latin pop in English-speaking countries, especially in the United States. With her ambition, she ventured into the world of entertainment, initially making appearances in music videos before skyrocketing to stardom through her portrayal of Selena Quintanilla in the biopic Selena. This role made her the first Latina actress to earn a million dollars for a film. Shortly afterward, she signed with Sony and launched her music career with her debut studio album, On The 6 (1999). Numerous musical and cinematic successes have contributed to her reported net worth of $400 million. 

3. Shakira 

Shakira performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show. Focus on Sport/Getty Images.

Shakira wraps up this trio of iconic women in Latin and global music culture. With over 30 years in the industry, demonstrating her exceptional talent and versatility in singing, dancing, and songwriting, she is associated with an estimated net worth of $300 million. And it’s no surprise, given her extensive list of commercial hits – just take a look at her achievements in 2023 

4. Ricky Martin 

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Ricky Martin, during the concert at the Starlite. Alex Zea/Getty Images.

Ricky Martin is another major figure who transformed the world of Spanish-language pop. The Puerto Rican singer and actor are known worldwide for his incredible career, spanning various music genres, from pop dance to salsa, reggaeton, and even heartfelt ballads. His album A Medio Vivir (1995) propelled him to stardom in European countries, making him one of the best-selling Latin artists of all time, with over 70 million records sold worldwide. Ricky Martin’s estimated wealth is an astounding $130 million. 

5. Enrique Iglesias 

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Enrique Iglesias performs onstage at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Denise Truscello/Getty Images.

Although the artist has already announced his upcoming final studio album, Enrique Iglesias has spent three decades reshaping the music industry. He is one of the very few Spanish artists who have excelled in both the Latin and Anglo-American markets, taking Spanglish to new heights. Iglesias has delivered hit after hit that has reshaped the landscape of Spanish-language music, including tracks like «Bailando» and «Súbeme la Radio,» as well as chart-toppers like «Duele El Corazón» and his English releases «I Like It» and «Hero,» among others. As a result, the artist has accumulated an impressive fortune of $100 million. 

6. Pitbull

Pitbull performs at the 2020 Latin GRAMMY Awards. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images.

The ultimate remix maestro, Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Christian Pérez, is another legend who left an indelible mark on Spanish music long before the Latin urban music explosion. Starting his career in hip-hop and later transitioning to genres like dance-pop and electro-Latino, Pitbull has become one of the leading Latin artists. His ability to innovate in both the Latin and Anglo-American music markets is evident from his extensive collaborations, including Jennifer López, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Usher, Fergie, Becky G, and Camila Cabello, among others. His explosive career has led him to accumulate an estimated fortune of $100 million. 

7. Marc Anthony 

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Marc Anthony performs live on stage at Prudential Center. Matthew Eisman/Getty Images.

Marc Anthony is one of the most globally successful artists in salsa, boleros, and ballads. However, his musical journey began in hip-hop as part of the duo ‘Little Louie and Marc Anthony,’ breaking into the American music charts in the early ’90s. Over the years, he has gifted us with hits like «Vivir Mi Vida» (2013), «Valió La Pena» (2004), and «Cambio de Piel» (2013), contributing to his estimated fortune of $80 million. 

8. Daddy Yankee 

Daddy Yankee performs during his La Última Vuelta World tour. Gerardo Mora/Getty Images.

The king of Reggaetón, Daddy Yankee, is an essential inclusion in this list. As a singer, songwriter, and record producer, he coined the term that defines the urban genre in the early ’90s. While his initial aspirations were in the world of baseball, an unfortunate incident —an AK-47 gunshot— redirected his focus entirely towards his music career. Becoming a legend in the Latin urban music scene has propelled the creator of «Gasolina» to accumulate an estimated fortune of $50 million. 

9. Bad Bunny 

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Bad Bunny at the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2023. Christopher Polk/Getty Images.

Undoubtedly, Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, famously known as Bad Bunny, is the youngest artist on this list. However, his impact is nothing short of extraordinary and can easily be compared to that of his more seasoned peers. The music he has created and the success of his albums, from ‘El Conejo Malo’ to Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana, have elevated the trap and Latin music genres to new heights. His influence has extended beyond Latin audiences, even reaching English-speaking countries like the United States, where Anglo-American music typically dominated. 

Moreover, Bad Bunny holds the record for the most profitable tour, El Último Tour del Mundo, according to Billboard. This, coupled with his diverse investments beyond music, has earned him the title of a multimillionaire, with an impressive fortune estimated at $40 million. 

10. Wisin & Yandel 

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – MARCH 14: Duo Wisin and Yandel attend their press conference to announce the La Ultima Misión World Tour at The Temple House on March 14, 2022 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)

Closing our list are the legendary Puerto Rican duo, Wisin & Yandel, comprising Juan Luis Morena and Llandel Veguilla. They formed 25 years ago, with some ups and downs along the way until their final separation in 2022. Throughout their career, they have played crucial roles in shaping and expanding the urban music genre.

Their contributions have accumulated numerous multi-platinum awards in both Latin America and the United States. In fact, they hold the record for the most number one hits on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Airplay chart. Given their remarkable achievements, it’s no surprise that their combined fortune is estimated at up to $40 million —an impressive feat deserving of recognition! 

Original article by Ana Rojas for LOS40.