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Carlos Pena, Jr. Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Carlos Roberto Pena, Jr. was born on the 15th August 1989 in Columbia, Missouri USA, of Spanish, Dominican and Venezuelan descent. He is best known for being not only an American singer, songwriter, rap musician, but a dancer and actor, who is known to the world as Carlos Garcia in THE TV series called “Big Time Rush”, and a member of the boy band with the same name. He is also recognized as a television director. His career has been active since 2004.
Have you ever wondered how rich Carlos Pena, Jr. is? Sources estimate that Pena’s net worth is $4 million as of late 2015, with the main source of this amount of money being his acting career. Additionally to this, Pena has appeared in various advertisements and these have also added to his net worth. Another source of his wealth is coming from his dancing and singing career. There is no doubt that his net worth will become higher in the near future.
Carlos Pena, Jr. Net Worth $4 Million
Carlos Pena was raised in Weston, Florina, in a big family, by his father Carlos Pena, Sr. and his mother Margarita Pena. He was a student at Sagemont Upper School in Weston. Side by side with his education, he started earning money by doing performances in local musical productions such as “Grease”, and “Man of La Mancha”. He also starred in “Titanic”, a production by the American Heritage School. This had a huge influence in encouraging him to focus on an acting career, so he moved to Los Angeles in order to continue pursuing this goal.
In 2004, when he was just 15 years old, his professional acting career began thanks to his first substantial appearance, in the TV drama series called “E.R” in the role of Arlo Escobar. Later, he had more guest-starring roles in other TV shows such as “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” (2004-2005) playing King Bee, “Judging Amy” (2005) in the role of Diego Valdesera, “Summerland” (2005) as Student, as well as appearing in a number of the Super Soaker television commercials for the water gun toy. Soon after, he had a role in the “Little Shop of Horrors” musical, which brought him a nomination for Lead Actor in a Musical. All this has added to his net worth.
The year 2007 was one of the Pena’s most successful years, when he became a competitor in the MTV reality series named “Making Menudo”.
In 2009 while Pena was studying musical theater at the Boston Conservatory, his manager called him to audition for a new Disney TV show called “Big Time Rush”, on the channel Nickelodeon, created by Scott Fellows. At the audition Pena won the main role of Carlos Garcia, so he moved to Hollywood in the same year. This TV show focuses on the Hollywood misadventures of Logan, Kendall, Carlos and James, four hockey players from Minnesota, after they are selected to form a boy band with the same name – “Big Time Rush”, also known as “BTR”. This pop boy band signed a contract with Nick Records, and later with Columbia Record, and their first single was performed in the first episode of the show. As of late 2015, the band has released three albums: “BTR”, “Elevate” and “24/Seven”. On these albums, Pena has written a number of songs, such as “Oh Yeah” from the first album, ”Invisible” from the second album, and on the third album he has written almost every song. The last episode of this TV show was aired in 2014, when Pena decided to continue his career as a solo. His net worth was rising steadily.
In the same year he released his first single in the Spanish language, called “Electrico”; the premiere performance was at the Nickelodeon Colombia Kids’ Choice Awards in Bogota. Later in 2015, he started competing with his professional partner Witney Carson in the TV show “Dancing with the Stars”. Finishing in fourth place. He is also recognized as the host of the Nickelodeon game show called “Webheads”. His net worth continued to increase.
Regarding his personal life, Carlos Pena has been married to Alexa Vega, a famous actress, since the 4th January 2014. The couple still has no children. One of Pena’s biggest passions and hobbies is scuba diving, so he is a certified rescue diver. He likes Taekwondo, too, and has a black belt.