Vicente Fernandez Net Worth: How Rich was the Mexican Singer

Vicente Fernández Gómez is better known by the name Vicente Fernandez. He was a Mexican entertainer, singer, and actor. He got the nickname “El Ídolo de México” meaning “The Idol of Mexico”. In the 1990s, Vicente’s career was at its peak, and the U.S. press use to call him “Mexican Sinatra” after releasing a number of ranchera classics. Vicente Fernandez net worth is estimated to be at $25 Million as of December 12, 2021, at the time of his death.

Full NameVicente Fernández Gómez
Age81
Birth PlaceGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
ProfessionMexican Singer and Song Writer
Relationship StatusMarried
Net Worth$25 Million
Death Date12 December 2021

Early Life

Vicente Fernandez was born on February 17, 1940, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to a farmer and a housewife. When he was a little boy, he would join his mother to attend movies featuring Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete, and they both inspired Vicente to pursue a career in acting and singing.

For the first time, he started practicing music, and at the age of 8 when he got a guitar, which he learned while also studying folk music. He began performing in restaurants and at wedding ceremonies at the age of 14, later joined various mariachi bands such as ‘Mariachi Amanecer de Pepe Mendoza’ and ‘Mariachi de José Luis Aguilar’. However, he become known in Jalisco after appearing on the radio show ‘Amanecer Tapato’.

Vicente Fernandez Career

In 1965, Vicente relocated to Mexico City in search of career opportunities in music. However, his early attempts with various music companies were not successful.

He received his first album in April 1966.   His initial deal was with CBS México which is the Mexican division of ‘CBS Records International’, and he recorded songs such as “Soy de Abajo,” “Ni en Defensa Propia,” and “Palabra de Rey.” Some of Fernández’s songs, like Tu Camino y El Mo and Perdóname, were huge hits.

Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Fernández was among 50 Latin musicians that took part in the fundraising anthem “Somos El Mundo 25 Por Haiti,” a remix of “We Are the World.”

Fernández gave the opening performance at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara by singing “México Lindo y Querido” and “Guadalajara”. Later in the same ceremony, he also sang the Mexico national anthem ahead of the athlete’s presentation parade.

Surprisingly, he revealed his plans of retiring from showbiz in a press conference on February 8, 2012. During a 50-year career, sold over 65 million record copies, released over 80 albums, and wrote over 300 songs.

Personal Life

Vicente Fernandez married Maria del Refugio Abarca Villaseor on December 27, 1963. She was the sister of his close friend. Vicente and Marie have 3 children and from them, they were blessed with 11 grandchildren. Vicente’s sons, both are singers, and, on many occasions, Vicente shared the stage with them to promote their upcoming songs and albums. 

Fernandez was hospitalized in critical condition on August 6, 2021, after collapsing at his property near Guadalajara. Fernández died at an age of 81 as a result of consequences from his injuries on December 12, 2021. On Fernandez’s death, U.S. President Joe Biden tweeted with condolence that “the world of music has lost an icon”.

Vicente Fernández Net Worth

Most of the fortune of Vicente Fernández was earned through his various ranchera classics, songs, and stage performances. At the time of his death, Vicente Fernandez net worth is recorded to be at $25 million.

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