Juan Gabriel- Wiki, Biography, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity

Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel was a well-known Mexican singer. He was also a songwriter and was known as ‘Juanga’ at times. Gabriel is regarded as one of Mexico’s greatest composers of all time. He was a pop icon with millions of records sold. “No Tengo Dinero,” “De Mi Enamorate,” “Te Sigo Amando,” and “Hasta Que Te Conoci” are among the most popular songs.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name: Juan Gabriel
Real Name/Full Name: Alberto Aguilera Valadez
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 66 years old
Birth Date: 7 January 1950
Date of Death: 28 August 2016
Birth Place: Parácuaro, Mexico
Nationality: Mexican
Height: 1.73 m
Weight: 82 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Children: Yes (Luis Alberto Aguilera, Joao Gabriel, Joan Gabriel, Hans Gabriel, Jean Gabriel, Iván Gabriel)
Yes (Iván Gabriel, Joan Gabriel, Hans Gabriel, and Jean Gabriel)
Profession: Singer, songwriter, and actor
Net Worth in 2022: $30 million

Juan Gabriel’s Biography

Alberto Aguilera Valadez, better known as Juan Gabriel, was born on January 7, 1950, in Parácuaro, Michoacán, Mexico, to parents Victoria Valadez Rojas and Gabriel Aguilera Rodrguez. He began singing at a young age and wrote his first song when he was 13 years old. He used to sing in the church choir and help clean the church.

Juan Gabriel
Juan Gabriel


La Prieta Linda assisted Juan Gabriel in obtaining a recording contract with RCA Victor. ‘El Alma Joven…’ was his debut studio album, released in 1971. It featured the smash hit “No Tengo Dinero.” The albums ‘El Alma Joven Vol.II,’ ‘El Alma Joven Vol.III,’ and ’10 Éxitos de Juan Gabriel’ followed.

He released the albums A Mi Guitarra,’ ‘Te Llegará Mi Olvido,’ ‘Siempre en Mi Mente,’ ‘Espectacular,’ ‘Mis Ojos Tristes,’ and ‘Me Gusta Bailar Contigo’ in the 1970s. His 1980s albums include ‘Recuerdos,’ ‘Ella,’ ‘Con Tu Amor,’ ‘Cosas De Enamorados,’ ‘Todo,’ and ‘Pensamientos.’

‘Gracias por Esperar,’ ‘Abrázame Muy Fuerte,’ ‘Juan Gabriel,’ ‘Boleros,’ and ‘Los Do’ are his other albums. Gabriel had planned to release his final studio album, ‘Los Do, Vol. 3’.

He’s also released three soundtrack albums, as well as numerous compilations and live albums. His most recent studio album, ‘Mi Historia Musical,’ was released in 2016.

Gabriel has also released a number of singles throughout his career, including “Amor es Amor,” “Hasta Que Te Conocen,” “Amor Eterno,” “Muriendo de Amor,” “Yo te Recuerdo,” and “Adorable mentirosa.”

Juan Gabriel’s Achievements and Awards

Juan Gabriel was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002. He was named Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year in 2009. He received two Latin Grammy Awards in 2016. He was also the recipient of the Billboard Latin Award in 2016 and 2017. He received the Billboard Music Award for Top Latin Artist in 2017. He received the Lo Nuestro Award’s Excellence Award in 1991.

Juan Gabriel’s Net Worth

Juan Gabriel’s net worth was estimated to be more than $30 million at the time of his death. He amassed this fortune through the release of several albums during his career. He has also performed on numerous concert tours. His wealth is also derived from his appearances in films and television shows such as ‘Nobleza Ranchera,’ ‘El Noa Noa,’ ‘Qué Le Dijiste A Dios?,’ ‘Hasta Que Te Conocen,’ and ‘Noches Rancheras.’ Throughout his career, he has sold over 200 million records.

Juan Gabriel’s Wife, Marriage

Juan Gabriel is the father of six children but has never married. He has four children with Laura Salas: Jean Gabriel, Hans Gabriel, Joan Gabriel, and Ivan Gabriel. He had a child named Luis Alberto Aguilera with Guadalupe Gonzalez. Consuelo Rosales gave birth to his sixth child, Joao Gabriel.

Juan Gabriel died of a heart attack on August 28, 2016. He was 66 years old when he died. He has also performed a number of charity concerts. He is the founder of the orphanage known as ‘Semjase.’