Don Omar is an American singer, actor, and producer of records. He is from Puerto Rico, United States. He has released multiple studio albums, compilation albums and has also worked on several films, notably in the Fast and Furious series. The genre of music that he specializes in is Reggaeton which is a special genre of Puerto Rico.
His full name is William Omar Landron Rivera, but he is popularly recognized as Don Omar, which is his stage name. One of his common nicknames is El Rey. He has been active in the music and film industry between 1996 and 2017. He was expected to retire in 2017, however, he again came back into the industry from 2019 onward.
Don Omar Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$7 million|
|Date of Birth||February 10, 1978|
|Height||6 feet 0 inches|
|Source of Wealth||Singing, acting, record production|
|Country of Origin||Puerto Rico, United States|
|Last Updated||June 2021|
Born and raised in Santurce, which is a region in San Juan in Puerto Rico, Don Omar was the first child of the family. His father was William Landron and his mother was Luz Antonia Rivera. He committed to music from a young age. He was immensely interested in the works of Vico C and Brewley MC.
Before his full-time focus on music started, he dedicated much of his time to a local Protestant church of Bayamont in Puerto Rico. He, as an active member of the church, was often responsible for delivering sermons.
Don Omar’s career started with a show in a discothèque in collaboration with Eliel Lind Osorio. His first few works were collaborations with famous music producers and DJs such as Luny Tunes, Noriega, and DJ Eric.
It was from one of his collaborations with Hector and Tito that he made a connection with the Puerto Rican singer and Hector assisted Omar with his first album.
So far, he has released seven solo studio albums. His first solo album, The Last Don, was released in 2003 and it performed very well in the industry, generating about one million copies in a sale. In addition, it earned various awards and nominations for Don Omar, including a 2005 Latin Grammy Awards nomination.
Don Omar’s next solo album, King of Kings, came out in 2006, and it earned a spot in the top 10 of US rankings of reggaeton music. Along with other awards and nominations, it broke the in-store sales record at Disney World’s Virgin store initially held by Britney Spears.
His third solo album iDon performed really well because it sold about 2.5 million copies, especially his two solos in that album, Virtual Diva and Sexy Robotica. His fifth studio album, MTO2: The New Generation, released in 2012, earned the Best Urban Music Album award in the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards.
Don Omar was reportedly retiring on September 01, 2017, after his last solo album, The Last Don 2. However, he reinstated his career and released another album in 2019. Don Omar has also worked in several movies and television shows, namely MTV Cribs and four movies in the Fast and Furious series.
Highlights and Achievements
There are several highlights and milestones that Don Omar achieved in mainly the music industry. Some of his career highlights so far are outlined below:
- His first studio album, The Last Don: Live, which was released on both CD and DVD, has reached a million units in sales globally.
- The Last Don: Live received a Latin Grammy Awards nomination in 2005 in the urban music album genre.
- In 2003, Don Omar received the New Artist and Latin Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the year award from the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2003 for his album The Last Don: Live. The Last Don: Live also earned the Latin Pop Album of the Year in the same year.
- In 2006, Don Omar’s album King of Kings achieved the highest ranking of reggaeton music in the top 10 of US charts.
- In 2007, Don Omar earned the Billboard Latin Music Award in the Reggaeton Album of the Year category for this solo album.
- Don Omar broke his first solo album milestone when his third album, iDon, sold over 2.5 million copies globally. The single in this album, “Virtual Diva”, was the second most popular song requested by listeners on Latin radio channels.
- One of Don Omar’s biggest milestones is that his solo Don Omar Presents MTO2: The New Generation, which came out on May 1, 2012, was awarded the Best Urban Music Album by the 2012 Latin Grammy Awards.
Age, Height, and Weight
Don Omar was born on February 10, 1978, so he is currently 43 years old. He is 6 feet in height, and he weighs 81 kilograms or 178 lbs.
Don Omar got married to Jackie Guerrido on April 19, 2008. Jackie Guerrido is a weather forecaster and journalist working for Primer Impacto on Univision. However, they allegedly got divorced in March 2011. Don Omar’s first child, Nicolas Valle Gomez, was born in 2003.
Don Omar had issues with the law on September 18, 2007, when he was detained in Bolivia for a dispute with a concert promoter. The charges brought by the concert promoter’s company against Don Omar and his team was that they had canceled an upcoming concert in La Paz, Bolivia in 2007.
The promotion company claimed that Don Omar fraudulently swindled about $70,000 from the company by canceling the concert. Don Omar, on the other hand, claimed that he had to cancel the concert since he did not receive the air tickets for traveling to the show on time.
However, although the issue was brought to a local court, no one was held guilty in this case because the two parties decided to make a settlement among themselves.
Don Omar Net Worth in 2021
Don Omar’s net worth is $7 million as of 2021. He earns around $400,000 annually and his main source of wealth are sales from his music albums, royalty from concerts, movies, and television shows. Since he came back from retirement, it is more than likely that the star’s income and net worth will continue to increase.
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