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Gloria Estefan

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Net worth 2018: $500 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Havana, Cuba
BirthDay: 1 September 1957
Sigh: Libra
Height: 1.57 m
Education: St. Michael-Archangel School, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy University of Miami

Gloria Estefan was bornon 1 September 1957 in Havana, Cuba, Cuban, American, is Singer. Born as Gloria Maria Fajardo, this Cuban born, Grammy award winning singer is better known by the name Gloria Estefan. Considered to be the most successful ever crossover performer in Latin music, this talented singer is counted among the 100 best selling music artists with an estimated worldwide sales of over 100 million records. Gloria was born in Cuba but her family moved to the U.S. when she was very young. Her childhood was rife with problems and she discovered music as a means of escaping form the harsh realities of life albeit for a little while. As a high school student, she actively sang and played the guitar. Soon she was invited to sing a few songs for a local band, ‘Miami Latin Boys’. The band leader, Emilio Estefan, was so impressed by her performance that he invited her to join the band and changed the band name to ‘Miami Sound Machine’. Eventually she married him and performed with the band for a few years before getting her break as a solo singer. Her first album as a solo artist, ‘Cuts Both Ways’ became an immediate bestseller and soon she had a big fan following. More hits followed over the years and this crossover singer is the proud winner of seven Grammy awards till date.


$500 Million


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

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