Daddy Yankee Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Daddy Yankee Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez was born on the 3rd February 1977, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a singer, songwriter, producer as well as actor known under the professional name Daddy Yankee. Daddy Yankee has been accumulating his net worth being active in show business since 1990.

How rich is the singer? It has been estimated that the overall size of Daddy Yankee’s net worth is as much as $15 million. Reportedly, he received $20 million for his contract with Interscope Records in 2006, not to count the earnings from his records, concerts etc.

Daddy Yankee Net Worth $15 Million

During his childhood, Ramon grew-up influenced by his musical family, including his father and some relatives of his mother. At the age of 12, Ramón started singing and especially loved reggae and hip-hop. Although Ramón joined the baseball league, he had to abandon this after having been involved in an accident when he was under fire and was wounded by two AK-47 bullets – one bullet grazed his arm and the other touched his right thigh. After this incident, he focused on the underground rap movement that was emerging at the time. This successfully chosen path was financially profitable and later added significant amounts to the outright size of Daddy Yankee’s net worth.

He began his career with hip-hop and Latin rhythms, but we can say that his greatest success came after he began to interpret and produce his Latin hip-hop songs. He has received several nicknames in the music industry, such as the 30-30 for the message containing the lyrics of his songs which represent many aspects of daily life in Puerto Rico. Daddy Yankee earned the title of King of Improvisation for his special creative ability, a virtue that made him the winner for five consecutive years of various Street Jam Reggae Awards. Eventually, he abandoned the traditional rap and become one of the first artists to perform reggaetón music internationally. Daddy Yankee now owns a rich discography including 55 singles, seven studio albums, 72 music videos, two live albums, two DVDs, two mixtape compilations, a compilation album and soundtrack. The most successful albums earned certifications for sales, adding huge sums to the total size of Daddy Yankee’s net worth. These were “Barrio Fino” (2004), “Barrio Fino en Directo” (2005), “El Cartel: The Big Boss” (2007), “Talento de Barrio” (2008), “Mundial” (2010), “Prestige” (2012) and “Kind Daddy” (2013).

In addition to this, Yankee has added sums from other engagements like acting. He has landed roles in several feature films such as “Straight Outta Puerto Rico” (2007) and “Talento de Barrio” (2008) – the latter was also produced by Daddy Yankee. He has also appeared in various series on television, such as “The Bold and the Beautiful” (2010), “Combate Americas” (2012), “La Voz Kids” (2015) and others.

Further, Daddy Yankee is known as the creator of the video game “Trylogy” (2013). He has also appeared in a number of commercials for the soft drink Pepsi, perfume Daddy Yankee For Men and others.

Regarding the personal life of Daddy Yanky, he keeps it private. He made only one exception and during the interview for María Celeste Arrarás in Al Rojo Vivo, when he revealed that his wife, Mireddys Gonzalez, and three children: Jesairis, Jeremy and Yamilette.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 3, 1977
Birth place: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.702 m)
Profession:Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Music artist, Actor, Singer-songwriter
Nationality:Puerto Rico
Spouse:Mireddys González (m. 1994)

Interesting Facts

1On The Big Boss Tour [February 2008]
2His birth name is Ramon and has a brother named Nomar, which is Ramon spelled backwards.
3Made it on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people who are shaping the world (2006). He was cited for being one of Reggaeton's pioneers in the music industry.
4Is one of the top reggaetón (Spanish-language dancehall reggae) artists in Puerto Rico.


1I would rather be the tail of a lion than the head of a mouse


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Latino Artist




Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2012-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dance Central 22011Video Game performer: "Impacto" remix
El puntero2011TV Mini-Series performer - 2 episodes
The Bold and the BeautifulTV Series performer - 13 episodes, 2010 writer - 8 episodes, 2010
Feroz2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game performer: "Impacto" / writer: "Impacto" - as Raymond Ayala
So You Think You Can Dance AustraliaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
So You Think You Can Dance2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
The SopranosTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 20062006TV Special performer: "Me voy / ¿A dónde van los muertos? / Eres para mí" - uncredited
Entourage2006TV Series 1 episode
Fast Food Nation2006performer: "Gasolina" / writer: "Gasolina" - as Ramon Ayala
The Benchwarmers2006performer: "Gasolina" / writer: "Gasolina" - as Ramon Ayala
CSI: NY2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show2005TV Movie documentary performer: "Drop it on Me"
Veronica MarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005



Daddy Yankee: Limbo2012Video short
Tunéame la nave2009TV SeriesHost-Himself
Talento de barrio2008Edgar
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video GameSan Juan Sounds DJ (voice)



Talento de barrio2008executive producer



AM - Antes del mediodía2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pura Química2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hell's Kitchen2015TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
Premio lo Nuestro a la musica latina2014TV MovieHimself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar2006-2013TV SeriesHimself - Performer
La Gasolina: Reggaeton Explosion2012DocumentaryHimself
Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina2012TV MovieHimself
VEVO Go Shows2011TV SeriesHimself
Premios juventud2011TV MovieHimself
Primer Plano Non Stop2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Bold and the Beautiful2010TV SeriesHimself
Premios Billboard de la música latina2010TV MovieHimself
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 20102010TV MovieHimself
VEVO's ASK:REPLY2010TV SeriesHimself
Nuestra belleza latina2009TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Teletón2006-2008TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Más vale tarde2008TV SeriesHimself
Straight Outta Puerto Rico: Reggaeton's Rough Road to Glory2008VideoHimself
The 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Cane2007TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007TV SeriesHimself
So You Think You Can Dance2007TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Punk'd2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Al rojo vivo con María Celeste2007TV SeriesHimself
2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 20072007TV SpecialHimself
2006 ALMA Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
My Block: Puerto Rico2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 20062006TV MovieHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself
2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Spiff TV: Volume 1 - Reggaeton Invasion2005TV MovieHimself
The 2005 Billboard Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
2005 American Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
MTV Video Music Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Música uno2005TV SeriesHimself
Pa'lante con Cristina2005TV SeriesHimself
Lo que no vio de Premio lo Nuestro 20052005TV MovieHimself
Noche de estrellas: Premio lo Nuestro 20052005TV MovieHimself
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 20052005TV MovieHimself
Camino a Premio Lo Nuestro 20052005TV MovieHimself
Chosen few: El documental2004Video documentaryHimself
Don Francisco presenta2004TV SeriesHimself
El gordo y la flaca2004TV SeriesHimself
Big Pun: Still Not a Player2002DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Tu cara me suena - Argentina2013TV SeriesHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - McCain Supporter
Don Francisco presenta2004TV SeriesHimself

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