Luis Alfonso Rodriguez, who is commonly referred as Luis Fonsi, is a well-known Puerto Rican songwriter, singer and an actor who has been known for the hit song ‘Despacito’ featuring another artist, ‘Daddy Yankee.’ This song was a big hit as it won four Latin Grammy Awards. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth of Luis Fonsi in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Fonsi was born in the year 1978 on April 15th in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is the eldest child of Delia Lopez and Alfonso Rodriguez. He has two siblings: Jean Rodriguez and Tatiana Rodriguez. Jean is a singer and has released several songs that have done very well. When he was growing up, Fonsi always imitated stars of a very popular group by the name Menudo and has joined San Juan Children’s Choir
He schooled at Dr. Philips High School which is situated in Florida and has participated in a group by the name ‘Big Guys.’ During this time, they would sing at various school events and parties. One of the members would later join NSYNC, and the member who joined this was Joey Fatone.
In the year 1995, Fonsi would enroll at the Florida State University where he studied music. Also, he also joined school choir by the name Florida State University Singers. Through this, he was exposed to various events as he sang at different events. Interestingly, he joined Florida State University on a full scholarship. Eventually, he quit school to follow his passion for music. Later on, he was offered a contract by the Universal Music Latin.
In the year 2003, he had interest in an actress by the name Adamari Lopez who was a Univision artist. In the same year, he would release a song that was titled ‘Abrazar la Vida.’ In the year 2005, while on an international tour, Lopez, who was his fiancée, got to be diagnosed with cancer. They got married in the year 2006, and their marriage was attended by some of the biggest celebrities in Puerto Rica. They would later divorce in the year 2010 and married a Spanish model by the name Agueda Lopez. They were blessed with their first daughter in 2011.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the year 1998, Fonsi recorded his first album that was entitled ‘Comenzare.’ This record peaked at position 11 on The Billboard Top Latin Albums charts and contained singles such as ‘Si Tú Quisieras,’ ‘Perdóname’ and ‘Me Iré.’ In the year 2000, he released ‘Eterno,’ which was very successful. This was the same year where he performed in very many concerts which were attended by very many people.
In 2002, he became the opening act for the Britney Spears tour in the United States and Mexico. Over time, he has released very many songs that have been very successful. The year 2017 has been considered to be the best song over in the world. This was after the release of Despacito which he featured Daddy Yankee. The video has more than five billion views, and it is the most watched song on YouTube. In 2017, he released a song in which he featured Demi Lavato.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Luis Fonsi is estimated to be over $18 million. This wealth has been generated from his career as a musician. Fonsi has been able to perform in some of the biggest concerts, and his albums have enjoyed massive sales. One of his songs, ‘Despacito,’ has been ranked most watched song on YouTube.
Fonsi has also featured in various romance films, and one of the films includes ‘Como Agua Para Chocolate,’ in which he played the role of the male lead. In the year 2004, that was when he would make his second acting part in a film that was titled Corazones Al limited.