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William Omar Landrón Rivera was born on the 10th February 1978, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, and as Don Omar or El Rey, he is known as a singer and songwriter of reggaeton music as well as an actor. His musical career is the major source of Don Omar’s net worth. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1999.
Is Don Omar rich? During his career of more than 15 years, Omar has accumulated the net worth of $22.5 million. It should be noted that he earned $4.7 million just from his debut studio album “The Last Don” (2003).
Don Omar Net Worth $22.5 Million
To begin with, his career started performing alongside disc jockey Eliel Lind Osorio. Then, while working as a backup singer, he met Hector Delgado who helped him to pursue a career as a solo artist and sign a contract with the VI Music record label. Omar gained worldwide recognition with the release of his debut studio album entitled “The Last Don” (2003) which reached second position of the Billboard Latin Top 100 and was twice certified platinum. This not only added financially to the net worth of Don Omar, but also inspired him to develop further. To tell the truth the second album of the artist was way better, as “King of Kings” (2006) topped the Billboard Latin Top 100 and was certified four times platinum in the USA. The album has sold more than five million copies worldwide. In fact, two more studio albums topped the above mentioned music chart: “iDon” (2009) and “The Last Don 2” (2015). It should be noted that certifications to be multi-platinum were received by the live album “The Last Don Live” (2004) as well as two video albums “The Last Don: Live” (2004) and “King of Kings: Live” (2007). Clearly these albums are a major source of Omar’s net worth.
Among all the successful recordings is one song which is known by almost everyone in the world, is “Danza Kuduro” (2010) featuring Lucenzo listed in the studio album “Don Omar Presents: Meet the Orphans” (2010). The song topped the music charts almost all over the world including Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, USA and many other countries, and in almost every previously mentioned country the song was certified multi platinum. The song conquered the hearts of almost everyone on the planet, and helped boost Omar’s net worth too.
It is worth mentioning that Omar has been nominated for 59 awards and 20 of them were won. He has won 14 Latin Billboard Music Awards, two Latin Grammy Awards, three Premios Lo Nuestro and the Billboard Music Award. It is clear why music is the major source of Don Omar net worth.
More, Don Omar debuted as an actor in the short film directed, produced and written by Vin Diesel “Los Bandoleros” (2009), in which Omar has been starring alongside Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez. Later, he landed the role of Rico Santos in the “Fast & Furious” (2009, 2011 and 2015) franchise films. This has also added sums to Don Omar’s net worth.
Finally, in his private life Omar has been married once. In 2008, he married the journalist and forecaster Jackie Guerrido, but the two divorced in 2011.