Her most recent albums include ‘Miss Little Havana’ (2011) and ‘The Standards’ (2013)
It was followed by the English language album, ‘Unwrapped’ in 2003
Her third Spanish album, ‘Alma Caribena’ was released in 2000
Her 1998 album ‘gloria!’ was different from all her previous works
She was the first pop star to perform for the Pope in 1995
In 1994, she released ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me’, an album which consisted of cover versions of her favourite songs from artists like Carole King, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Elton John, Neil Sedaka, and others
Her first Spanish album, ‘Mi Tierra’ (1993) is considered to be the most successful album of her career
Her first concept album, ‘Into the Light’ was brought out in 1991
She had a terrible accident in 1990 which threatened to cut short her career
‘Cuts Both Ways’ (1989) was her first album as a solo artist
Gloria rose to fame with the band’s 1987 album ‘Let it Loose’ for which she got top billing
The self-titled album, ‘Miami Sound Machine’ was released in 1980, and the band went on to release more albums during the decade which made them very popular on an international level
Gloria Estefan tied the nuptial knot with Emilio Estefan in 1978
The band started recording and releasing albums from 1977
Gloria Estefan was born to Jose and Gloria Fajardo in Cuba in 1957
In 1971, he moved to Studio apartment in Manhattan, New York and became involved with larger building projects. In the following year, he finalized first multi-million dollar real estate transaction with the sale of Swifton village in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In 1985, he bought Mar-a-lago estate in Palm beach, Florida and renovated the Barbizon hotel and 100 Central Park South.
In 1988, he bought the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
In 1989, he bought a fleet of Boeing 727 airplanes to form Trump air shuttle service. Unfortunately a helicopter crash killed three Trump casino executives which lead to big issue.
By 1989, poor business decisions left him unable to meet loan payments but he somehow financed the construction of his third casino, the $1 million Taj Mahal, with high-interest junk bonds. The increasing debt soon brought him to business bankruptcy.
In 1990, he regained his previous stable financial position and fame and opened the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Soon he gained approval for Riverside south development of West Side rail yards.
In 1996, he got the ownership of Miss Universe Organization which produces the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Tean USA pageants.
In 2003, he became joint partner with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) where he became the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show, ‘The Apprentice’ which became a huge success. Following its success, he co-produced a show, ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ along with British TV producer Mark Burnett.
On October 21, 2004, Trump Hotels and Casino & Resorts declared a restructuring of its debt which led to a reduction in his individual ownership from 56 percent to 27 percent. The company applied for Chapter 11 Protection in November and soon the company re-emerged from bankruptcy as ‘Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings’.