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Erick Morillo was born on the 26th March 1971 in New York City, USA, and is a Best House DJ and Best International DJ Award-winning Colombian-American DJ, record label owner, and a music producer, but best known for his singles “I Like to Move It” and “Fun”.
Have you ever wondered how rich Erick Morillo is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Morillo’s net worth is as high as $9 million, an amount earned through his successful career in music, which started in 1982. In addition to working as a DJ, Morillo, is also a record producer, which has improved his wealth too.
Erick Morillo Net Worth $9 Million
Erick Morillo grew up in Cartagena, Colombia and in New Jersey, where he lived with his mother and sister. Morillo started DJ-ing at a wedding for friends and family when he was only 11-year-old, and then he went to the grammar school at Saint Joseph and Michael’s School, before matriculating from Emerson High School in 1989.
He began working in local clubs, then n 1991, his first single entitled “Muevelo” came out, thanks to a collaboration with the Latin reggae star El General. The next year, the song “I Like to Move It” saw daylight, and Morillo became an internationally known DJ as the song hit the clubs around the planet. Thanks to the commercial success of the song, Morillo’s net worth significantly increased, and he became a millionaire. In 1997, Erick started a collaboration with such renowned DJ’s as José Nunez, Harry Choo Choo Romero, Carlos Sosa, and Junior Sanchez, while the 1998 single entitled “Fun” topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, and Morillo, Romero, and Nunez won the Muzik magazine’s Remixer of the Year award in 1999.
Erick has toured and played all around the world including in Greece, Amsterdam, London, Malta, Madrid, Belfast and Russia, whilst he has also hosted MTV Ibiza for two years. Although he is not as successful as he was in the ‘90s, Morillo still regularly works as a DJ, and his popularity even gave him a street in New Jersey in October 2012 by his name; the same street he lived in with his mother and sister.
Morillo has won three Best House DJ Awards (1998, 2001, and 2003), while he also won the Best International DJ Award (2002, 2005, and 2006). His only Best American DJ Award came in 2005, nevertheless, all helped to promote his personality in the music industry.
Regarding his personal life, Erick Morillo has been married to Yasmin Sait-Armstrong Morillo since 2012, but the rst of his private life Erik keeps from his would be accusers..