Vicente Fernandez Net Worth:
How much did Vicente Fernandez earn?
Vicente Fernandez, a Mexican actor, and singer had a net worth in excess of $25 million at his time of death. Vicente Fernandez, 81, died on December 12, 2021. Vicente Fernandez was the author of over 80 albums and starred in more than 30 movies. He won nine Latin Grammy Awards and 14 Lo Nuestro Awards over his entire career. He also received three Grammy Awards. Fernandez, who has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, is one of Mexico’s most successful recording artists.
Vicente Fernandez was the son of a rancher and a homemaker. He was born in Guadalajara (Jalisco), Mexico on February 17, 1940. He dreamed of becoming an actor as a child and was also a musician when he was given a guitar. Fernandez, who had just finished elementary school, moved to Tijuana with his family. As a teenager, he was a painter and a bricklayer. After this, Fernandez worked as a cashier in his uncle’s restaurant and started singing at weddings and restaurants. Fernandez was a member of several mariachi bands.
Fernandez’s first television appearance was on “La Calandria Musical” at 21. Fernandez moved to Mexico City in 1965 to pursue a music career. His first contract was with CBS Mexico. He recorded the albums “Soy de Abajo,” Ni en Defensa Propia,”and “Palabra de Rey.” Fernandez recorded the hits “La Voz Que Estabas Esperando”, “El Rey,” and “El Hijo del Pueblo” later.
Fernandez gained international recognition when his cover song of Fernando Z. Maldonado’s “Volver Volver”, became a hit in the Americas. His first album, “15 Grandes Con el numero Uno”, was released in 1983. Fernandez made his first South American tour four years later when he visited Colombia and Bolivia.
Fernandez was known as “Mexican Sinatra” in the United States during the 1990s. He released a number of popular ranchera albums during this period, including “Lastima Que Seas Ajena,” “Aunque Me Duela el Alma” and “La Mentira.” Fernandez was nominated for five Grammy Awards during the decade.
Additional Album Successes
Fernandez continued his success throughout the 2000s, releasing such hit albums as “Vicente Fernandez y Los Mas Grandes Exitos de Los Dandys”; “Mas Con El Numero Uno”; “En Vivo Juntos Por Ultima Vez”; “Se Me Hizo Tarde La Vida”; and “La Tragedia del Vaquero.” His greatest success was with “Para Siempre”, which sold more than two million copies worldwide. It also won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero Album. Fernandez maintained this success with several more hit albums like “Primera Fila,” Necesito De Ti,” “El Hombre Que Mas Te Amo” and “Hoy,” which all won the Latin Grammy Awards as Best Ranchero Album. His album “A Mis 80’s” won him his last Latin Grammy in 2021.
Fernandez hosted a farewell concert at Estadio Azteca on April 16, 2016, in front of more than 80,000 people. This was his biggest professional concert, with Fernandez performing over 40 songs for more than four hours. The concert was recorded and released as “Un Azteca En El Azteca Vol. 1 (En Vivo), which was nominated for the Grammy Award in 2017 for Best Regional Mexican Music Album.
Fernandez was an actor who made his debut in 1971’s “Tacos al Carbon.” In 1976, he had his first starring role in “La Ley del Monte.” Fernandez appeared in over 30 films during his career. 18 of these were directed by Rafael Villasenor Kuri. Fernandez was a stereotypical Mexican “macho” man. His most notable credits include “Por tu Maldito Amor,” El Hijo del Pueblo, and 1991’s “Mi Querido Viejo,” which was his last film.
In his later years, Fernandez was a controversial figure. Fernandez claimed that he turned down a liver transplant in 2019 because the liver could have been owned by a “homosexual” or “drug user.” He caused outrage a few years later when he touched a fan’s breast while taking pictures. Fernandez was also accused by Lupita Castro of sexual assault. She claimed that Fernandez had abused her 40 years earlier, but kept silent out of fear of reprisal.
Death and Personal Life
In 1963, Fernandez wed Maria del Refugio Abarca Villasenor. Vicente Jr. was prematurely born and had to be incubated. They also had two sons, Alejandro Jr. and Gerardo. Alejandra was an adopted daughter. Fernandez has performed many times with Vicente Jr. and Alejandro. Vicente Jr. was kidnapped in 1998 by an organized crime organization and held as ransom. His finger was amputated to warn him. Fernandez is alleged to have paid a substantial sum of money for Vicente Jr.’s release.
Fernandez had health problems later in his life. Fernandez was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002. He beat it and then overcame liver cancer. He refused a liver transplant. Fernandez was hospitalized in 2013 after he suffered from thrombosis. He lost his voice for a short time. In 2015, he had surgery to remove his abdominal hernias. After a fall at his ranch that caused injuries to his cervical spine, Fernandez was admitted to the hospital in 2021. He was also diagnosed as having Guillain Barre syndrome. Fernandez’s condition changed throughout the year. It was worsened by pneumonia. At the age of 81, he died on December 12.
|Net worth:||$25 Million|
|Date of birth:||February 17, 1940 – December 12, 2021 (81 Years Old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6in (1.7 m).|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Film Producer|