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Born as Juan Francisco Secada Ramirez on the 4th October 1962 in Havana, Cuba he is a musician, singer, songwriter who has released 12 studio albums, including “Jon Secada” (1992), which achieved triple platinum status. Secada’s career started in 1988.
Have you ever wondered how rich Jon Secada is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Secada’s net worth is as high as $12 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the music industry.
Jon Secada Net Worth $12 Million
Jon and his family soon emigrated to Spain, and when Jon was 12 they emigrated to the USA, settling in Hialeah, Florida, where he went to Hialeah High School, from which he matriculated in 1979, and then enrolled at Miami Dade Community College, but soon transferred to the University of Miami. He graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Music, and then furthered his studies earning a Master’s degree in Jazz Vocal Performance.
From his teen years Jon was interested in music, and while in Miami he was introduced to salsa and merengue, while also being interested in rhythm and blues and pop music performed by such stars as Marvin Gaye, Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Barry Manilow.
His career beginnings trace back to the late ‘80s, when he became a back-up singer for Gloria Estefan. He also started writing. including composing songs for Estefan, which included the hit “Coming Out of the Dark”. While on tour with Gloria, Jon was given a chance to perform solo, and sang “Always Something” which was well received by the audience. This resulted in Jon starting a career as a solo artist, and in 1992 he released his self-titled debut album, which reached No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart, while it also achieved triple platinum status in the US. Furthermore, Jon won a Grammy Award in the category Best Latin Pop Album.
He continued to make music, and in 1994 released his second album entitled “Heart, Soul & Voice/Si Te Vas”, which reached No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart, and selling a million copies, which only increased further Jon’s net worth.
He then released “Amor” in 1995, which reached No. 5 on the Latin chart, and spawned the hit single “Es Por Ti”. He has stayed active as a solo performer until the present day, releasing albums such as “Secada” (1997), “Amancer” (2002), “Expressions” (2009), and “Otra Vez” (2011), and has had more success from collaboration with other musicians. These include Ricky Martin, helping him to write the song “Bella”, a Spanish version of “She’s All I Ever Had”, and then with Mandy Moore on songs “One Sided Love” and “It Only Took a Minute”. Furthermore, he recorded a duet with Frank Sinatra – “Best is Yet to Come” – and also worked with opera legend Luciano Pavarotti. All these collaborations increased Jon’s net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Jon has been married with Maritere Vilar since 1997; the couple has one child. Previously, he was married to Jo Pat Cafro from 1988 until 1993.
Jon has been recognized for his philanthropic activities; he has supported numerous charitable organization that help improve the life of children such as Amigos Together for Kids, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club. Also, he has started the Jon Secada Music Scholarship at the University of Miami, and has raised money for families struck by 2001 terrorist attacks, among many other activities.
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