Daddy Yankee is an actor, singer, songwriter, rapper and a record producer who hails from Puerto Rico. According to New York Times, he has been known to be ‘King of Reggaeton’ and when he was young, he wanted to become a baseball player. Keep on reading to learn more about the net worth and earnings of Daddy Yankee in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Daddy Yankee was conceived in the year 1977 on February 3rd in San Juan, which is in Puerto Rica and his birth names are Ramon Luis Ayala. He usually prefers to keep his personal life a private affair far away from the scrutiny of the public. His reason is that it is his best treasure and would never want anyone to mess with it.
In an interview that he had attended, he said that he and the wife are very good friends and he always tries to avoid the many temptations that usually comes his way and resist the situation of ever feeling that these to try these situations as it can finish his career as well as family. Interestingly, he had the first daughter at the age of seventeen years old and that they faced numerous challenges to raise their baby.
It has been amazing how Ayala has kept his personal life away from the glare of the camera, and he rarely discusses even in the various interviews that have attended. He has said that he avoids doing son as he feels that his the people in his life are not in the limelight and hence it is not proper to keep discussing them. He has said that his wife remains the biggest supporter of his career as a musician up to date.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Ayala was planning to go professional as a baseball player, but he got shot in his leg in the process of taking a break from a studio after a heavy recording session. This bullet was never extracted from the leg, and this got to infuse him to change his attention to a musical journey. He has performed in various projects, and his debut was ‘No Mercy,’ and this was launched in 1995.
By imitating the other rappers when he was starting his career, he adopted a traditional way of rap and was the first artist to make a performance of Reggaeton. In the year 2002, EL Cangri.com was his debut international success. His highly anticipated Album is titled ‘Barrio Fino.’ Since he started his career in music, he received Billboard Latin Music Awards in over five times. He is a recipient of the two Latin American Music Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Daddy Yankee net worth is estimated to be over $35 million. This wealth has been generated from several sources such as his albums that have huge sales. In the year 2010, his earnings are $20, 000 and this increased sharply to $500,000 in the year 2012. The increase of this wealth has been as a result of hard work and dedication all that he does. He believes that hard work never goes unrewarded. Daddy Yankee was ranked among the top 100 most influential people by Time Magazine in 2006. This was a result of the sale of more than two million copies of the Barrio Fino and made sales that amounted to over $20 million.
Ayala has a love for music which is not dying any time soon. His stage name ‘Daddy Yankee’ has become a household name and this has come with money. He has best been known in this times for the sincere attitude and so much passion towards music and the occults.