J Balvin is a Columbian singer, his Net Worth is $16 million. Balvin is one of the biggest Latin stars of this generation. He is also a rapper and a record producer in Columbia. He started creating music at a young age.
Balvin cornered huge appreciation and recognition for the release of his single “Yo Te Lo Dije” in 2013. He is known for his rapping singles and several other albums that he released during the course of his career in the industry.
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J Balvin Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$16 million|
|Occupation||Rapper, Songwriter, Producer|
|Date of Birth||May 7, 1985|
|Country of Origin||Columbia|
|Source of Wealth||Songs, Albums, Record Releases|
|Instagram Followers||43.9 million|
|Twitter Followers||8.6 million|
|YouTube Subscribers||28.5 million|
|Last Updated||December 2020|
J Balvin was born on May 7, 1985, in Medellin, Columbia. His father was an economist and a business owner. He was raised on the outskirts of the city. He was a child when his interest in music developed and at 12, his father got him his first guitar.
When he turned 17, he moved to the United States to study music and learn English. Jose supported himself through dog walking and fixing roofs along with house painting, etc.
Balvin was there for over 10 years and worked hard and explored the taste of music people follow in those times.
He started performing in clubs and then earned his place over the popular clubs of New York as well as Columbia. He was inspired by the works of Metallica and Nirvana, Daddy Yankee who grew his interest in rapping. At 19, he decided to pursue music professionally.
Career Highlights and Awards
While performing at Medellin, he met his DJ and business partner David Rivera, Mazo. Balvin recorded his first tape which was a mixture of the hit songs of Columbia in 2012.
The mixtape included ‘Comu un Animal’, and ‘En Lo Oscuro’ that became extremely popular among the people of Columbia.
In 2013, he released his album named ‘La Familia’ that hit major success and was ranked 10 on the US Latin chart. Later, he releases another mixtape that gets viral in the United States and he became popular enough for people to start recognizing him.
The very next year he releases his trap titled ‘6 AM’, which was the Peurto Rican feature song and it played around radio stations of the United States, Europe, and Latin America.
The second track that was released for the audience of the United States was ‘Ay Vamos’ that gained him even more popular among the people of the United States.
It ranked top on the Billboard Latin song chart in 2015. The 2015 comment made by Donald Trump emphasizing the immigrants bring crime into the country led him to cancel his over 5 telecast performances on Miss USA protesting against Trump’s opinion.
In view of such circumstances and tensions between Columbia and Venezuelan, he started “LatinosSomosUnidos” with the help of social media to start a movement against such tensions. Many Latin artists supported the movement.
His single ‘Ginza’ for his then-latest album made a record of Two million viewers within 24 hours. It was a huge success period for him. The song ranked number one in Mexico, Italy, Spain, etc. His other singles that ranked at the top of US Latin Charts were ‘Yo Te Lo Dije’, ‘Sola’, ‘Bobo’, ‘Safari’, among others.
He launched his latest album in 2017 that featured Willy William. His major breakthrough record was “Mi Gente” that blew the charts off and had gone viral all over the world.
His songs have also been featured on the big screen including the movies ‘Spy’ (2015), “Furious Seven” (2015), ‘The Swan Princess'(2016), ‘Private Today’ (2016).
Currently, J Balvin is single, and he has never attended college. He is a major supporter of the Columbians who is deported due to the tensions between Venezuela and Columbia. Jose spoke out about the Venezuelan crisis and called the situation ‘deplorable’.
Balvin also supports LGBT rights and has dyed rainbow hair color to show his support towards the community. He has shared that he used to get panic attacks and meditation saved him. He is widely recognized for his tattoos, his body is filled with them.
In August 2016, he was involved in a plane crash before leaving for the Bahamas. The plane had failed to take off correctly and crashed shortly after departure, he believes it was a miracle that no one was hurt during that accident.
He lives in his hometown Medellin still. In 2020, he contracted COVID-19. He has tattooed the word ‘Familia’ on his chest in his mother’s honor who is suffering from a genetic disease.
He has been wide open with his opinions of how his community is treated unfairly and even started a movement against it. Several Latin artists supported his movement.
While discussing misogyny, he says he has a sister and mother and believes that most of the women fanbase inspire him. Also, he has refused to sing about his country’s violent past and believes that his country has made major improvements since the days of Pablo Escobar.
Many people questioned his sexuality while he gave his acceptance speech at the Premio Lo Nuestro event where in reply to it he says that he is straight and even if he was, he would’ve come out a long time ago.
What is J Balvin Net Worth in 2020?
J Balvin Net Worth is $16 million, his major earning comes through his singles and albums and also through his VEVO account on Youtube that counts for his major earning. Else, his concerts and tours bring him a fortune. He lives in his hometown in a mansion which is worth over $1.7 million.
5 Interesting Facts About J Balvin
- His stage name comes from his real name, ‘J’ stands for Jose.
- Balvin has two mickey mouse tattoos
- Jose is a huge fan of classic SUVs. He drives Mercedes Benz G Class and a Land Rover. He has Maybach, Rolls Royce, and Lamborghini Aventador.
- Balvin also owns a private jet that he bought in 2018.
- His sister’s name is Carolina Osorio Balvin. Adidas had appointed Carolina as ambassador. She also owns a clothing brand named ‘DO.OVER’.
J Balvin is a Colombian rapper and record producer, his Net Worth is $14 million. Jose earned his share of the fortune through several releases of mixtapes, singles, and albums that have ranked on top at Billboard charts and US Colombian charts.
Balvin has been a major supporter of LGBT rights and the movement for Venezuela- Columbian border tensions and runs a movement in support of the Columbian immigrants.
He is a car fanatic and owns several luxurious rides. He has several upcoming albums in the coming future and will amaze us with his amazing soundtracks.