Julio Iglesias is a famous Spanish musician, composer, singer, and songwriter. He is most renowned for releasing 80 music albums in 14 different languages that sold over 300 million copies globally. Continue reading to find the net worth of Julio Iglesias as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Julio Iglesias (Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva) was born on 23rd September 1943 in Madrid, Spain. His father, Julio Iglesias Sr. was a doctor from Ourense. His mother was Maria del Rosario de la Cueva y Perignat.
Julio Iglesias played professional football and studied law at CEU San Pablo University, Madrid. In his youth, Julio Iglesias was a goalkeeper for Real Madrid Castilla in the Segunda Division. Julio met with an automobile accident and could not walk for two years. This ended his profession as a football player. While in hospital, a nurse gave Julio Iglesias a guitar when he discovered his musical talent.
After he got release from the hospital, Julio studied for three months at Bell Educational Trust’s Language School, Cambridge, UK. Also, he completed his law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid.
Currently, Julio Iglesias is married to Miranda Rijnsburger. Julio has fathered eight children with different women. His children are Chabeli, Cristina, Enrique, Guillermo, Julio José, Miguel Alejandro, Rodrigo, and Victoria. Enrique Iglesias is a famous pop singer.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1968, Julio Iglesias first performed in Benidorm International Song Festival, Spain. In 1969, Julio Iglesias started releasing his albums in 14 different languages. In 1970, Julio Iglesias finished in 4th position after performing at the Eurovision Song Contest. Yet, Julio Iglesias gained popularity and fame in Europe. Julio Iglesias’ single ‘Un Canto A Galicia’ was a super-hit in Germany. Julio got loyal after he followed the Italian song, ‘Se mi lasci non vale.’
After his marriage to Ysabel Preysler was annulled, Julio Iglesias relocated to the US in the early 1980s. On arriving in the US, Julio Iglesias signed with CBS International. Julio Iglesias began recording non-Spanish albums that became super-hit. Julio Iglesias released the album, ‘1100 Bel JulAir Places’ that sold over 4 million copies in the USA alone. Julio released his album called ‘Numero 1’. When he performed at a concert in Equatorial Guinea, the tickets sold for $1,000.
Since 1969, throughout his musical career, Julio Iglesias released a total of 80 albums in 14 different languages. Over 300 million copies of his albums have been sold globally. Spanish Sony Music Entertainment announced Julio Iglesias as the best selling Latin music artist in history. Julio Iglesias has recorded three times in the Guinness Record. Julio Iglesias was recorded as world’s most recorded artist in most languages (1983). Julio Iglesias was the Latin artist selling most records (2013).
Throughout his career as a musician, Julio Iglesias’ albums have been certified gold and platinum for over 2,600 times. Julio Iglesias has won several awards and nominations. These include the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts of Spain and the Legion of Honour of France. In 1985, Julio Iglesias got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Julio Iglesias is $340 million. Most of his wealth comes from his performances in live concerts all over the world. Julio Iglesias has released a total of 80 albums in 14 different languages that have sold over 300 million copies worldwide. Julio has earned from the sale of his albums and concert tickets.
After becoming famous since the 1970s and 1980s, Julio Iglesias performs on live concerts for over 40 years all over the world. In music history, Julio Iglesias is one of the top 10 record sellers. He has sold over 350 million albums in 14 different languages. The albums released by Julio Iglesias are sold as foreign records in various countries including Brazil, France, and Romania.