Gerardo Mejia Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Gerardo Mejia was born on 16 April 1965, in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He is a singer, rapper, actor, recording industry executive, and pastor. He is best known for his music along his appearance which often includes a bandana, skintight jeans, and being shirtless. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Gerardo Mejia? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $6 million, mostly earned through success in his numerous endeavors. He refers to himself as the “Latin Tony Zuzio”, “Latin Elvis”, and the “Latin Frank Sinatra”. As he continues his work, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Gerardo Mejia Net Worth $6 million

Mejia’s family moved to Glendale, California when he was around 12 years old. Gerardo started his career as an actor by making his first major appearance in the 1987 film “Can’t Buy Me Love” – the teen comedy film starred Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson. Mejia was then cast in the film “Colors” a year later, playing the character Bird; the film focused on the gang ridden neighborhoods of Los Angeles, and starred Robert Duvall and Sean Penn. The film showcased Gerardo’s dance skills though he did not sing in the film.

He would actually make his musical debut in 1991, when he released the hit single “Rico Suave”, which peaked at the 7th spot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the 2nd spot of the Hot Rap Singles chart; the song was part of his debut album “Mo’ Ritmo” which reached number 36 on the Billboard 200 chart, and featured lines in both Spanish and English. His next songs, including “We Want the Funk” didn’t get as much popular support, so the popularity of “Rico Suave” made him a one-hit wonder. He has been sourced as such by VH1, MTV, and even Gerardo himself. Regardless, he released another album in 1992 entitled “Dos”, and two years later he made “Asi Es”, and the year after that he released “Derrumbe”. In 2001, he made the album “Gerardo: Fame, Sex y Dinero” which was released under Thump Records. His last album would be in 2004, entitled “180 degrees”.

Gerardo has since become an A&R executive at Interscope Records. He’s well known for bringing attention to Enrique Iglesias during the late 1990s, and persuading him to sign with Interscope Records. He also helped sign Bubba Sparxxx. Other endeavors he was a part of include the reality show entitled “Suave Says”, in which he appeared alongside his family.

In 2013, Gerardo was interviewed by Katie Couric in her show “Katie”, and discussed his newest focus as a Christian youth pastor. He is an ordained pastor of the Kansas City Praise Chapel.

For his personal life, Gerardo Mejia has been married to Kathy Eicher since 1985, and they have two daughters and a son, of whom Nadia Mejia placed in the Top 5 of Miss USA 2016 Pageant.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 16 1965
Birth place: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Profession:Rapper
Nationality:American
Spouse:Kathy Eicher
Children:Nadia Mejia, Bianca Mejía, Jaden Mejía
Albums:Mo' Ritmo, Derrumbe, 180°, Dos, Así Es,
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Executive with EMI Latin in Los Angeles/ [September 2002]
2He signed/introduced Enrique Iglesias to EMI Records in 1998.
3His real-life father played his girlfriend's father in the "Rico Suave" video.
4His is a Latin singer with a 90s hit song called "Rico y Suave"


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dead 72016Lloyd the Postman
Loco Love2003Miguel Sanchez
Pauly Shore Is Dead2003Rico Suave (as Gerardo Mejia)
100 Greatest One Hit Wonders2002TV MovieGerardo
Somebody to Love1994Armando (as Gerardo)
A Million to Juan1994Flaco (as Gerardo)
For the Very First Time1991TV MovieCassanova
21 Jump Street1989TV SeriesLopez
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat1989Pucci
Santa Barbara1988TV SeriesRamon Fonseca
Supercarrier1988TV SeriesMaster-at-Arms Luis Cruz / Luis Cruz
Colors1988Bird
Can't Buy Me Love1987Ricky
Winners Take All1987Johnny Rivera
Hot Moves1985Break Dancer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2015TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Winter Break2003performer: "Rico Suave" - as Gerardo Mejia Jr. / writer: "Rico Suave" - as Gerardo Mejia Jr.
Pauly Shore Is Dead2003performer: "Rico Suave" / writer: "Rico Suave" - as Gerardo E. Mejia
Beavis and Butt-Head1993TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Gladiator1992performer: "Latin Till I Die Oye como va", "Rico Suave" - as Gerardo / writer: "Latin Till I Die Oye como va" / writer: "Rico Suave" - as Gerardo
Predator 21990writer: "EN MI BARRIO" - as Gerardo Meija

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Winter Break2003special thanks - as Gerardo Mejia

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Celebrity Wife Swap2013TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #100: 'Rico Suave'
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV SpecialHimself

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