Joan Sebastian Net Worth

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Joan Sebastian net worth is
$5 Million

Joan Sebastian Wiki Biography

José Manuel Figueroa Sr. was born on the 8th April 1951 in Julianta, Guerrero, Mexico, and he is best known to the world for being a Mexican singer, song writer, who composed hundreds of pop songs, and an actor. He is also recognized as the most awarded performer from Mexico in history of Grammy, in order to win seven Latin Grammy Awards and five Grammy Awards. His career was active from the 1970s until July of 2015, when he died.

Have you ever wondered how rich was Joan Sebastian? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that his overall net worth’s was equal to $5 million. The main source of his fortune was his career in the music and entertainment industry.

Joan Sebastian Net Worth $5 Million

Joan Sebastian grew up in Guerrero: when he was seven years old, he showed a talent for music. He attended school in his hometown, then as a 14-year-old boy, he went to the monastery in Morelos, because he wanted to become a priest, but soon after he decided to devote to his career to the music industry.

Before he decided to pursue a career in music, Sebastian worked as an administrative assistant at a vacation resort in Oaxtepec, Morelos, meantime struggling to get the attention of the record labels. In 1968, Sebastian met Mexican actress Angelica Maria, and while together, Sebastian showed her his musical talents, after which she advised him to record his songs and to try to get in touch with Eduardo Magallanes, who was a music producer. Sebastian never managed to contact Magallanes, but moved to Mexico City regardless in order to pursue a career in music.

Finally, in 1974 he signed a contract with Discos Capitals Records, and soon released his first album, entitled “Pedro Parrandas”, which became highly praised by critics and the public as well. This encouraged him to continue to produce music, and in 1977 came his second release, entitled “Ya Las Mariposas”, which was released through the Musart record label. Since these first releases, his net worth was constantly growing, and with every successive successful release it increased a little bit more.

Overall, Sebastian eventually released over 40 albums, such as “Viva La Vida” (1991), “Afortunado” (2002), “Un Lojo” (2012), “Inventario” (2005), and his last release before his death “13 Celebrando El 13 (2013)”. Some of his albums were certified gold and platinum, including the 2000 album “Secreto De Amor”. To speak further of his successful career, Sebastian won several awards, such as seven Latin Grammy awards and five Grammy awards, becoming the most awarded musician in Mexican history. However, the hallmark of his career was his induction into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

During his active career, Joan also collaborated with other notable artists of the Mexican music scene, such as Lucero, Pepe Aguilar, Vicente Fernandez, and many others, mostly as a songwriter, as it has been reported that Sebastian wrote over 1000 songs, which also added considerably to his overall net worth; fr his contributions as a songwriter he received the Golden Note Award in 2007.

Apart from his successful career as a singer, Joan was also recognized as an actor, making his debut appearance in the soap opera “Tú y Yo” (1996) – this also added to his net worth.

Unfortunately, in 1999 Joan Sebastian was diagnosed with a bone cancer. His treatment was initially successful, but it returned in 2007, and he passed away on the 13th July 2015 in his hometown. Sebastian was 64 years old.

Regarding his personal life, Joan Sebastian had eight children with five different women. Trigo de Jesús was shot dead in 2006, and Juan Sebastián shot dead in 2010. Surviving children are José Manuel Figueroa, Zarelea, Joana Marcelia, Juliana Joeri, Julian and D’Yave. His son, José Manuel Figueroa, is also known as a singer and song writer.

Full NameJoan Sebastian
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthApril 8, 1951, Julianta, Mexico
DiedJuly 13, 2015, Teacalco, Guerrero, Mexico
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Actor, Composer, Record producer
SpouseMaribel Guardia
ChildrenJosé Manuel Figueroa, Julián Figueroa
ParentsMarcos Figueroa, Celia Figueroa, Me Gustas, Secreto de Amor, Un Idiota
NicknamesSebastian, Joan , José Manuel Figueroa Figueroa , Jose Manuel Figueroa , El Poeta De Juliantla , El Huracán del Sur , El rey del jaripeo
AwardsLo Nuestro Awards for Regional Mexican Album/Regional Mexican Song of the Year, Grammy Awards for Best Mexican/Mexican-American/Best Banda Album, Golden Note Awards
Record LabelsMusart, Fonovisa, Universal Music Latin Entertainment
AlbumsPedro Parrandas (1974), Secreto de Amor (2000), Secreto De Amor (2000), Cariño Como Tu (2001), Un Lujo (2012), 13 Celebrando El 13 (2013)
NominationsBillboard Latin Music Hall of Fame (2006)
TV Shows“Tú y Yo” (1996)
1Migrated to Chicago in 1973, working as a car salesman, and singing occasionally at bars, where he made $50 dollars per night.
2Has a brother named Federico Brito Figueroa.
3Got his first guitar at the age of 13, a gift from his father.
4His lucky number was 13. The number was present in his life in many ways.
5His son, Juan Sebastián, was shot dead in Cuernavaca, Morelos, after arriving at a night club with some friends and being refused entrance on June 12, 2010.
6Passed away in his ranch located in Juliantla, Guerrero, Mexico at 7:15pm (local time).
7His eldest son, Trigo, was shot in the back of the head after one of Joan Sebastian's concert in Texas on August 27, 2006. Trigo had been trying to control the crowd after the show. He was transported to McAllen Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
8Had eight children with five different partners throughout his life. Had three sons with his first wife Teresa González named José Manuel (José Manuel Figueroa Jr), Juan Sebastián, and Trigo de Jesús; one daughter with Mary Carmen named Zarelea; one son with Maribel Guardia named Marcos Julián (Julián Figueroa); one daughter with Érika Alonso named Juliana; and two daughters with Alina Espín named Joana Marcelia, and D'Yavé.
9In March 2014, he announced in front of 20,000 fans at his performance in Mexico City that he was retiring from the "jaripeos" shows that had him singing in a rodeo atop a horse. The 63-year-old legend told fans: "I always thought that I would ride for the rest of my days but for the love that I have for my health, my family, and my fans I must listen to my doctors, they told me I can no longer ride, I love horses and singing, but I love my life more".
10Known as "El Rey del Jaripeo" (the King of Mexican Rodeo) for his love of the sport and his habit of performing on horseback.
11Composed hundreds of songs for many prominent Latin artists, including Antonio Aguilar, Pepe Aguilar, Lucero, Lorenzo Antonio, Alberto Vázquez, Alicia Villarreal, Beatriz Adriana, Banda Cuisillos, Alejandro Fernández, Conjunto Primavera, Banda Cariñosa, José Manuel Figueroa, Maribel Guardia, Diego Verdaguer, Alacranes Musical, Rocío Dúrcal y Vicente Fernández.
12Was one of the most prolific songwriters in Latin music.
13Dave Harrison, mayor of the City of Liberal, Kansas, proclaimed Friday, August 16, 2013 as "Joan Sebastian Day".
14Won seven Latin Grammy Awards and five Grammy Awards.
15Inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame in 2006 for his prolific songwriting and musical arrangements.
16Was first diagnosed with bone cancer in 1999. He fought it off in 2007 and 2012 before a final recurrence in 2014.
17Was a popular Mexican multi Grammy award winning singer and songwriter.
18Released his first music album in 1975.
19Recorded his first few singles under his real name José Manuel Figueroa for Capitol Records in Mexico. In 1976, he went to Discos Musart, where an executive suggested he change his name. He settled on Joan Sebastian, partly to honor the plains of San Sebastián in his native town of Juliantla.
20Briefly considered becoming a priest, but decided to pursue a professional music career at the age of 17.
21At age 17, he left the Catholic seminary where he was training to become a priest to pursue a career in music.
22Wrote songs based on personal experiences.
23He was a fan of Mexican bull riding (jaripeo) and often performed at rodeos.
24Father of José Manuel Figueroa.
25Had a son with Maribel Guardia named Marcos Julián (Julián Figueroa).


The Do-Over2016performer: "Secreto de Amor" / writer: "Secreto de Amor" - as José Manuel Figueroa Figueroa
Amores con trampa2015TV Series performer: "La Trampa" / writer: "La Trampa"
Encuentro en el Estudio2012TV Series music - 1 episode
A Better Life2011writer: "Ya Se Acabó", "La Seven"
Soy tu dueña2010TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Fuego en la sangre2007TV Series writer: "Para Siempre"
Amor sin maquillaje2007TV Series performer: "Amor Sin Maquillaje" / writer: "Amor Sin Maquillaje"
Secreto de amor2001TV Series performer - 1 episode


Amor sin maquillaje2007TV SeriesÁlex
Sangre De Rey1997
Tu y yo1996TV SeriesTomás
La sangre de nuestra raza1982Enrique Morales


CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHimself - Unicef Imagine Campaign
Billboard Mexican Music Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Premios Billboard de la música latina2010TV MovieHimself
Aún hay más... Homenaje a Raúl Velasco2006TV MovieHimself - performer
México grupero2006TV Series documentaryHimself
2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Joan Sebastian: La trayectoria2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
En exclusiva con Myrka Dellanos2005TV SeriesHimself
Don Francisco presenta2005TV SeriesHimself
Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones2005TV SeriesHimself
Premios Oye 20042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Big Brother VIP: México2004TV SeriesHimself
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 20042004TV SpecialHimself
Acapulco fest 20042004TV SeriesHimself
Los grandes de Acapulco2004TV MovieHimself
Angelica Maria - 50 años de trayectoria artistica2000TV MovieHimself

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