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Carlos Santana Net Worth

Carlos Santana Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Carlos Santana net worth is
$40 Million

Carlos Santana Wiki Biography

Carlos Santana was born on 20 July 1947, in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico, and the all-time great musician and talented songwriter has been active in the music industry since 1966. Carlos has become known worldwide, since first coming to prominence as a musician in the 1960s and 1970s with his Latin Rock band Santana

So just how rich is Carlos Santana? Carlos’s net worth is reliably estimated to have reached $40 million, accumulated from his long career at the top of the music industry.

Carlos Santana Net Worth $40 Million

Carlos Santana migrated to San Francisco, California in 1961. Carlos was educated at James Lick Middle School and then in 1965 graduated from Mission High School. Santana declined to attend university, however, and concentrated on making a career in music: Carlos`s father was a violinist, and helped Santana learn to play the violin at five, and the guitar from the age of eight.

Carlos Santana founded his band Santana in San Francisco, in 1966. The music genres it focused on were many, and  in particular he mixed the sounds of Latin music along with rock and jazz. The band’s early success, especially when performing at Woodstock in 1969, led to him signing a recording contract with Columbia Records. The band’s first, self-titled album was released that year, and was an immediate success, reaching #4 on the U.S. album charts, with the  single “Evil Ways” reaching number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second album Abraxas followed in 1970, and included two single hits Oye Como Va and Black Magic Woman. The album was at #1 for six weeks on the Billboard chart, 88 weeks in all, and was certified 4x platinum; the album has been ranked number 205 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Of course, these successes contributed significantly to Carlos Santana’s net worth, as have many more successful albums, and singles subsequently released, until today.

Carlos Santana’s net worth has also increased with income from his solo career: he has released seven studio albums. The first was Love Devotion Surrender released in 1973, the last released in 1994 was entitled Santana Brothers, on which  Carlos worked with his brother Jorge and nephew Carlos Hernandez. The album entered the Billboard 200 album chart, and revenues further boosted Carlos Santana’s net worth.

In 1998 the band Santana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In total, Santana has sold over 90 million albums all over the world, making Santana one of the best-selling groups of all time, as well as increasing Carlos Santana’s net worth considerably. The band has released more than 20 albums. Their last album was named Corazon and released in 2014, as has been nominated for and won many awards, including Record of the Year, Best Album of the Year and Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Carlos has received three Latin Grammy Awards as well as 10 Grammy Awards.  In 2003 Carlos was acknowledged as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

Santana`s film “Architects of the New Dawn”, released in 2008, also benefitted Carlos Santana’s net worth. In the movie, Carlos mostly focuses on the power of positive thinking. This movie  made Carlos Santana known as more than a perfect musician. In 2014, his autobiography “The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light” was published.

Currently, Carlos Santana resides in Las Vegas. He was married to Deborah Santana for 34 years. Since 2010 he has been married to Cindy Blackman, an American jazz and rock drummer. Carlos Santana is not only a musician but also a socially active person . He is the founder of the Milagro Foundation, an organization that focuses on disadvantaged teenagers.

Full NameCarlos Santana
Net Worth$40 Million
Salary6 million USD, 6 million USD, 6 million USD
Date Of BirthJuly 20, 1947 (age 67
Place Of BirthAutlán, Mexico
Height5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Weight91 kg, 91 kg, 91 kg
ProfessionMusician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Artist, Bandleader, Film Score Composer, Music artist
EducationMission High School
SpouseCindy Blackman (m. 2010), Deborah Santana (m. 1973–2007)
ChildrenSalvador Santana, Angelica Santana, Stella Santana
ParentsJosé Santana, Josefina Barrangán, Samba Pa Ti, Put your lights on, Jingo, Singapore, Perth WA, Australia, Adelaide, Australia
SiblingsJorge Santana, Irma Santana, Leticia Santana, Antonio Santana, Maria Santana, Laura Santana, Samba Pa Ti, Put your lights on, Jingo, Singapore, Perth WA, Australia, Adelaide, Australia
NicknamesDevadip Carlos Santana , C. Santana , Carlos Augusto Santana Alves , Santana, Carlos , Carlos Augusto Alves Santana , Mr. Carlos Santana , Santana
AwardsKennedy Center Honors, Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Billboard Music Century Award, American Book Awards, Billboard Latin Music Awards: Spirit of Hope Award, ALMA A...
Music GroupsSantana
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, NRJ Music Award for International Song of the Year, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist, NRJ Music Award for International Album of the Year, Porin Award for Best Foreign Video Programme, ALMA Award for Outstanding Performance by Individ...
MoviesSantana: Live by Request, Santana: Sacred Fire: Live in Mexico, John Lee Hooker: That's My Story, Rock Prophecies, A Reggae Session, Light Dance, Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004, Which Way Por Favor?, We Are the Future, Chicago Blues Reunion: Buried Alive in the Blues, A Night of Reggae Rhythm, Don'...
1Often wears hats onstage
3PRS Santana II
4Melodic blues-based guitar
1When I die, please don't play "Amazing Grace". Not even last. That'll piss me off. Because I'm not a wretched sinner.
2The music of Hendrix wakes people up to their possibilities. It's more than just dreaming about being a guitar hero.
3If I was going to pass the baton to somebody, she (Orianthi) would be my first choice.
4Gene Simmons is not a musician, he's an entertainer. A musician is Coltrane (John Coltrane), Bob Marley. KISS is Las Vegas entertainment. A musician doesn't need the mask.
5I think if Jimi had had the right person, she would have said: 'Let's go to Hawaii and get rid of Jimi for a week. You need to crystallize your existence and achieve that clarity of vision. This is the word that separates human beings from gods: willingness. Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims. And, like Jim Morrison or Jimi Hendrix or Marvin Gaye, they die as victims. But John Coltrane didn't die as a victim.
6You can take things that Jimi Hendrix took, from Curtis Mayfield or from Buddy Guy for example, because we are all children of everything, even Picasso. But if you want to stand out, you have to learn to crystallize your existence and create your own fingerprints. With one note people know me, or Eric, or Jeff Beck, or Jimi Hendrix. I would say to him or her: learn to develop your own voice. It's like someone said: if you take from just one person, it's stealing. But take from everyone, and it's research.
7First of all, the music that people call Latin or Hispanic is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that. Number two, Latin people are very passionate, and the music that we love is definitely Afro-rooted -- whether it's Bob Marley or Afro-Cuban -- because it deals with rhythms. (In response to the use of the term "Latin Explosion" in TV Guide, 19-25 February 2000 issue, Vol. 48, No. 8, 40-42.)
1Release of his wife, Deborah Santana,'s memoir, "Space Between the Stars". [2005]
2Is on the Supernatural tour with Santana who are also in the meantime making another album. [August 2002]
3Engaged to Santana drummer/girlfriend Cindy Blackman [July 9, 2010].
4He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5Resides in San Francisco.
6Shares with Michael Jackson the record for most Grammys won in one year, with eight.
7Is part of the songwriting organization BMI, and is a BMI icon.
8He was voted the 90th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
9Says he doesn't even remember giving his (well-received) performance at Woodstock in 1969; with his band not scheduled to appear for several hours, he'd taken a dose of LSD, only to have his band bumped up on the schedule as it was taking effect.
10Became the first Hispanic to win a Grammy for "Record of the Year" in 2000 when he shared the honor with Matchbox Twenty lead singer, Rob Thomas, for the song "Smooth". His 1999 album, "Supernatural", won 9 Grammies that year.
11Won the 2003 Pop Collaboration with Vocals Grammy for his collaboration with Michelle Branch on the song, "The Game of Love".
12Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (as a member of Santana.
13Learned to play the guitar when he was 8 years old; father was a professional violinist.
14Has, together with wife Deborah Santana, founded a nonprofit organization called "The Milagro Foundation" that worldwidely provides financial aid for educational, medical and other needs of children.
15Father, with Deborah Santana, of Salvador Santana, Stella Santana and Angelica Santana.
16Moved to San Francisco, CA in 1961
17Has six siblings: Antonio, Laura, Irma, Leticia, Jorge and Maria


Colonia2015writer: "SAMBA PA TI"
Amy2015/IIIDocumentary writer: "Maria Maria"
2014 FIFA World Cup2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the 2000s2014TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil2014Video Game performer: "Dar um Jeito We Will Find a Way"
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls2013performer: "Into The Night" - uncredited
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Dancing with the StarsTV Series 2 episodes, 2006 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2010 music - 1 episode, 2008
American Idol2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I2009Video writer: "Migra"
Burn Notice2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Soulería2008Video writer: "Europa"
So You Think You Can Dance Australia2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Life on Mars2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zodiac2007writer: "Soul Sacrifice"
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV Special performer: "Al otro lado del río"
Forsthaus Falkenau2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
El Lobo2004writer: "Samba Pa Ti"
John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me2004Video performer: "The Healer" / writer: "The Healer"
House of D2004writer: "Samba Pa Ti"
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends2004TV Movie "Smooth", uncredited
The Reunion2004/IIShort performer: "Smooth" / writer: "Smooth"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Speaking of Sex2001writer: "Europa"
Everybody Says I'm Fine!2001performer: "Everybody Says I'm Fine"
Top of the Pops2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Keeping the Faith2000performer: "Smooth"
Girlfight2000writer: "Olympic Festival"
Earthly Possessions1999TV Movie performer: "They All Went to Mexico"
Digging to China1997performer: "Samba Pa Ti" / writer: "Samba Pa Ti"
Valkanizater1997writer: "Samba Pa Ti"
The Rich Man's Wife1996writer: "CHILL OUT THINGS GONNA CHANGE"
The Fan1996writer: "SAMBA PA TI"
Stealing Beauty1996writer: "CHILL OUT Things Gonna Change"
Lightdance1995Video documentary short performer: "Bella", "Blues Latino" / writer: "Bella", "Europa", "Aqua Marine", "Samba Pa Ti"
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Apollo 131995writer: "Waiting"
Desperado1995performer: "Bella" / writer: "Bella"
Freunde fürs Leben1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Derrick1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Best of the Best1989writer: "TALES OF POWER"
La Bamba1987performer: "I Got a Gal Named Sue That's My Little Suzie"
Vietnam War Story1987TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Miami Vice1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary writer: "Brotherhood", "Primera Invasion", "Open Invitation", "Right Now"
Rock Concert1979TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love Is Not Enough1979writer: "Soul Sacrifice" - uncredited
James at 161978TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rise and Fall of Ivor Dickie1978Documentary performer: "Jin Go La Ba"
Day Dreamer1975writer: "Just in Time to See the Sun" - uncredited
Little Sisters1972writer: "Soul Sacrifice" - uncredited
Tail of the Bearded Clam1972writer: "Everything's Coming Our Way" - uncredited
Rocker1972TV Movie performer: "Jingo", "Black Magic Woman"
Stamping Ground1971Documentary writer: "Gumbo", "Savor"
Woodstock1970Documentary writer: "Soul Sacrifice"

Music Department

Santana Corazon: Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It2014TV Movie documentary musician: Guitar
Everybody Says I'm Fine!2001musician: lead guitar on title track
Girlfight2000composer: song "Olympic Festival" / musician: guitar, "Olympic Festival" - as Santana
Black Magic Woman1991musician: guitar, "Black Magic Woman" - as Santana
Al sur de Gran Canaria1976Short documentary musician: guitar - as Santana


La Bamba1987
Lolita's Dreams1983Short


Woman in Motion2017Documentary executive producer post-production
Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity2017Documentary executive producer
Santana Corazon: Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It2014TV Movie documentary executive producer


Carlos Santana: Presents Blues at Montreux 20042006


Cinemax Sessions1989TV Series


Domestic Disturbance2016Short special thanks
George Lopez: Tall, Dark & Chicano2009TV Special documentary special thanks
Be Real2007TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
George Lopez: America's Mexican2007TV Special documentary special thanks - as Mr. Carlos Santana
Everybody Says I'm Fine!2001thanks


Woodstock Diary1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rock in Rio1991TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Himself
Hot Licks, Space Between the Notes1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today1988-1990TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special1989TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1988TV SeriesHimself
A Reggae Session1988TV MovieHimself
The Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award Show1987TV MovieHimself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (as Santana)
The Midnight Special1979TV SeriesHimself
California Jam 21978TV SpecialHimself
Fillmore1972DocumentaryPerformers (as Santana)
Stamping Ground1971DocumentaryHimself (as Santana)
Soul to Soul1971DocumentaryHimself
Beat-Club1971TV Series
Sounds' 711971TV SeriesHimself - Musician
San Francisco Rock: A Night at the Family Dog1970TV Movie documentaryHimself - Santana
Baff - Fast eine Sendung1970TV SeriesHimself
Woodstock1970DocumentaryHimself - Santana (uncredited)
Song for Cesar2017Documentary filmingHimself
El Gato2016Documentary filmingHimself
LivicatedDocumentary post-productionHimself
Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity2017DocumentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2015TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2014TV SeriesGuest / Himself
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself - Musician
Paco de Lucía: la búsqueda2014DocumentaryHimself
2014 FIFA World Cup2014TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Good Morning America1999-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Guest Artist
American Latino TV2014TV SeriesHimself
Santana Corazon: Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors2013TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday2013VideoHimself
Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield2013DocumentaryHimself
Power of Love: Quincy Jones & Sir Michael Caine's 80th Birthday Celebration2013TV MovieHimself
The Best Hit USA2013TV SeriesHimself
The 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Bridge School News2012TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Music Guest / Himself
B.B. King: The Life of Riley2012DocumentaryHimself
Beware of Mr. Baker2012Documentary
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 20122011TV MovieHimself
Miles Davis: Live at Montreux Highlights 1973 to 19912011Himself
Lopez Tonight2009-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Bruce Lee Lives!2011TV Series documentary
Play Like a Lion: The Legacy of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan2011Documentary
Dancing with the Stars2010TV SeriesHimself - Performer
2010 American Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Guitarist
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Best of the World Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live2009TV MovieHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire2009VideoHimself
Woodstock: Now & Then2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Idol2009TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Peter Green: 'Man of the World'2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Santana: Multi Dimensional Warrior - Live at the Fillmore2009TV SpecialHimself - guitar
Rock Prophecies2009Documentary
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar2009TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
One Giant Leap 2: What About Me?2008Video documentaryHimself
Road to Ingwavuma2008Documentary short
Movin' on Up: The Music and Message of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions2008Video documentaryHimself
90 Millas: El Documental2008DocumentaryHimself
Más vale tarde2008TV SeriesHimself
Martino Unstrung2008Video documentaryHimself
Fashion Rocks2007TV MovieHimself
My Secret Record2007DocumentaryHimself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Carlos Santana: Presents Blues at Montreux 20042006Himself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest
American Masters2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities2006DocumentaryHimself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
A Supernatural Evening with Carlos Santana2005TV SpecialHimself
2005 American Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Santana)
Later... With Jools Holland2005TV SeriesHimself
Buenafuente2005TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2002-2005TV SeriesHimself
The View2005TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
The 5 Keys to Mastery2005Video documentaryHimself
B InTune TV2005TV SeriesGuest star
The 2005 World Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
La tierra de las 1000 músicas2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer: 'Al Otro Lado Del Río'
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue2004DocumentaryHimself
Crossroads Guitar Festival2004Video documentaryHimself
The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me2004VideoHimself
We Are the Future2004TV MovieHimself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Hong Kong Rocks2004TV MovieHimself
2003 Radio Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
50 Sexiest Video Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
2002 California Music Awards2002TV SpecialThemselves
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Francisco Sánchez: Paco de Lucía2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Operación triunfo2002TV SeriesHimself
Faith Hill: The Lights Go Down2002TV MovieHimself
MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Performer / Presenter
Live by Request: Santana2002TV SpecialHimself - Performer
John Lee Hooker: That's My Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live!2001DocumentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself
Santana: Supernatural Live2000Video documentaryHimself
My Generation2000DocumentaryHimself
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Música sí2000TV SeriesHimself
El séptimo de caballería2000TV SeriesHimself
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
Americanos: Latino Life in the United States2000DocumentaryHimself
The 27th Annual American Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Power Vision - Pop Galerie2000TV Series documentaryHimself
1999 ALMA Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Ricky Martin: One Night Only1999TV Movie documentaryHimself (segment "Light My Fire / Oye Como Va [Guajira]")
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The Best of Musikladen Vol. 11998Video documentaryHimself
Hard Rock Live1997TV Series
Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Feed Your Head1997Documentary shortHimself (Interview)
1996 Billboard Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Latin Nights1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Santana: Sacred Fire Live in Mexico1995TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The Latin Explosion: A New America2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Musician
Guitar Man2015/IDocumentaryHimself
Music Nuggets2010TV SeriesHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Estoc de pop1984TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2013Community Service AwardALMA Awards
2006Hall of FameImage Awards
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals
1999Special Achievement AwardALMA Awards
1998Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on August 17, 1998 at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
1988BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsLa Bamba (1987)

Nominated Awards

1999ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Performance by Individual in a Music Series or Special

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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