Carlos Santana is a very famous Mexican musician who has won several awards in his career. He is now an American citizen and has released many albums. He is known for his work with his band called “Santana”. Some of his singles include “Evil Ways”, “Black Magic Woman”, “She’s Not There”, “Illegal”, “Maria Maria”, “Smooth”, and “The Game of Love”. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Carlos Santana in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Carlos Santana was born in July 1947, in Mexico’s Autlan de Navarro. He is the son of Josefina Barrangan and Jose Santana. His father was also a mariachi musician. He has a brother named Jorge Santana, who is a guitarist. At a very young age, he moved to San Francisco along with his family members.
He went to James Lick Middle School and later attended Mission High School. During his early childhood, Carlos was sexually molested by a man from America. Although he was accepted in the Humboldt State University and California State University, he opted not to go to college to have a career in music.
Carlos Santana was first married to Deborah Santana in 1973. The couple divorced after 34 years of marriage in 2007. His second marriage was to Cindy Blackman, who is a drummer in 2010. He is the father of three children named Angelica, Salvador, and Stella. In 1965, he became a naturalized American citizen. He currently lives in Las Vegas along with his current wife.
Career, Award & Nominations
After having experience in the various form of music, Carlos Santana formed the band Santana in 1966. In 1969, the band released their eponymous debut album which became a huge commercial success. The following year, the band came up with another successful album called ‘Abraxas’. They soon released many other successful albums like ‘Santana III’, ‘Caravanserai’, ‘Welcome’, ‘Borboletta’, ‘Amigos’, ‘Festival’, ‘Inner Secrets’, ‘Marathon’, ‘Zebop!’, and ‘Shango’. Their other albums include ‘Supernatural’, ‘Shaman’, ‘All That I Am’, ‘Corazon’, and ‘Santana IV’.
He has won many awards including the American Music Awards, Amigo Awards, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy Award, and Echo Awards. In addition to this, he has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and NAACP Image Hall of Fame. Apart from releasing 24 studio albums, Santana band has also released seven live albums, 13 collaboration albums, 23 compilation albums, and 61 singles.
As a solo artist, Carlos Santana released the album, ‘Love Devotion Surrender’ in 1973. This was followed by the albums’Illuminations’, ‘Oneness – Silver Dreams Golden Reality’, ‘The Swing of Delight’, ‘Havana Moon’, ‘Blues for Salvador’, and ‘Santana Brothers’. He has also released 12 collaboration albums, three live albums, six compilation albums, and five singles. He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has entered in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2000.
Net Worth & Earnings
Consider knowing the net worth of a man who has released a number of albums in his career? He has been conferred with many awards and honours and has sold millions of albums across the world. With that, the guitarist has amassed a net worth of over $50 million. He has been hailed as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. In 2014, he released his memoir entitled, ‘The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light’. His albums have been certified as platinum on many occasions.
Carlos Santana is a legend in the world of music. His songs have today become classic and is still listened to by people. He is a very influential person who has received a number of awards and nominations.