Are you a big fan of music? If your answer is a yes, then Enrique Iglesias must be a familiar name. Enrique is popularly known for being the King of Latin Pop. Enrique Iglesias is a well-known Spanish musician, actor, record producer and singer. He came into public recognition in the 1990s by then having the name Enrique Martinez. Iglesias is best known for being the biggest Latin-American star in the world. This article will highlight his personal life, career, and awards. It will also unveil the net worth of Enrique Iglesias in 2018. Read on!
Early Life & Biography
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler who is officially known as Enrique Iglesias was born in 1975, 8th May. His place of birth was Madrid, Spain. His mother and father are Isabel Preysler and Julio Iglesias, respectively. His mother Isabel was a socialite from the Philippines while his father is a Spanish singer. He has raised together with his two siblings, Julio Iglesias Jr, a famous Spanish musician and Chabeli Iglesias, a popular Spanish socialite and journalist.
They first lived with their mother, but due to safety issues, they joined their father in Miami. The kids spent most of their time with their nanny, Elvira Olivares. He went to the Gulliver Preparatory School. Iglesias later joined the University of Miami to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business. He first adopted the name Enrique Martinez so as his Surname would not influence his achievement. He then dropped out of college and signed with the Fonovisa Records.
Enrique Iglesias met Anna Kournikova, a Russian tennis player. The two started a romantic relationship in 2001. In 2013, the couple was said to have split but later came together. In 2017, Enrique and Anna welcomed their newborn twins, Lucy and Nicholas. The family started leaving in a $26 million mansion in Miami. In 2003, Enrique underwent a face surgery to remove a circular mole. Iglesias has a medical condition, Situs Inversus.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Enrique Iglesias kicked off in the music industry as Enrique Martinez without involving his father. He worked on his album alone under the Fonovisa Music Records. In 1995, he released the Vivir which sold out 500,000 million copies despite the fact that it is not sung in English. He was later nominated for the Favorite Latin Artist Award together with Luis Miguel and his father. His dad won the award. In 1998, his third album called Cosas del Amor was released.
This album earned him an American Music Award as the Favorite Latin Artist. His first English album was a big hit. He then released Escape as his second English album. The album recorded the most significant success in the world.
Iglesias then made the fourth Spanish album. Iglesias is currently the music artist with the most number of number one singles in Billboard. Enrique Iglesias continues to make good music both in the English language and Spanish language. All his albums have recorded great success.
Net Worth & Earnings
Enrique Iglesias has a net worth of $120 million. He has earned this wealth by selling at least 170 million copies of his albums and singles. Enrique has the most number of singles at the Billboard Top song Chart. When it comes to the dance Billboard Chart, he is currently position fourteen.
Enrique Iglesias first gave up his Surname to achieve his music career on his own. With talent and determination to succeed, his first album was incredible. From his story, it is clear that you don’t need family influence to achieve your dreams. It is also a wake-up call for all those teenagers who are disillusioned about their future.