José Feliciano Net Worth

José Feliciano Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

José Montserrate Feliciano García net worth is
$6.5 Million

José Montserrate Feliciano García Wiki Biography

José Montserrate Feliciano García was born on 10 September 1945, in Lares, Puerto Rico, of Latin American descent. He is a singer and songwriter, perhaps best known for his hits “Light My Fire” and “Feliz Navidad”.

A noted artist, how wealthy is José Feliciano? Sources state that Feliciano has established a wealth of over $6.5 million, as of early 2017. His net worth has been earned during his singing career, which now spans well over 50 years.


José Feliciano Net Worth $6.5 Million

Due to congenital glaucoma, Feliciano was left permanently blind at birth. At the age of five, his family moved from Puerto Rico to New York City’s Spanish Harlem, and he soon started learning the accordion, later taking up the guitar and making his first public appearance at the Bronx’s El Teatro Puerto Rico at the age of nine. In 1962 Feliciano dropped out of school to focus on his career in music, and in order to help his family struggling with finances. He performed in local clubs before making trips to places such as New York’s Greenwich Village and Vancouver, Canada.

In 1963 he signed a contract with RCA, releasing his debut album, “The Voice and Guitar of Jose Feliciano” in 1965. After a spectacular performance at the Mar del Plata Festival in Argentina the following year, he released three consecutive albums in Spanish, gathering a considerable Latin fan base with hits like “Poquita Fe” and “Usted”. His net worth started to rise.

Feliciano came into the international spotlight in 1968, when he released his version of the Doors’ 1967 hit “Light My Fire”, which reached #3 on the US pop music charts, selling over a million copies and earning two Grammy Awards. Scoring such a major hit boosted Feliciano’s popularity considerably and, significantly improved his wealth. His following album – “Feliciano!” – in which the song was included, was just as successful, achieving gold status.

The same year the singer was invited to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 1968 Baseball World Series at Detroit’s Tiger Stadium. However, his stylized performance proved to be too controversial, receiving negative critical press; nevertheless, the song eventually became a hit.

In 1970, Feliciano’s album of Christmas music entitled “Feliz Navidad” came out, with the title song achieving a great success, became a holiday staple, and the single being named as one of the 25 all-time most-played Christmas songs in the world by ASCAP, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, reinforcing the singer’s status of a legendary performer, and boosting his net worth.

His 1971 San Remo Music Festival entry, “Che Sara,” also became a great hit throughout Europe, Asia and South America. Few years later, he recorded the theme song to the sitcom “Chico and the Man”, which was placed in the Top 100 singles chart, and as he also guest-starred in the sitcom playing the singer Pepe Fernando. Feliciano’s wealth was helped further.

Jose went on to release a number of albums during the decade, and he also composed music for television series and films, as well as guest-starring in series such as “Kung Fu” and “McMillan and Wife”.

In 1980 Feliciano signed with Motown Latino, and went on to release a series of hit records marketed for Latin audiences. He also recorded duets with other artists, such as “Por Ella” with José José and “Tengo Que Decirte algo” with Gloria Estefan. In 1987 he was rewarded with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The ’90s saw the singer making a cameo appearance in the film “Fargo”, and around this time, an East Harlem school was renamed The Jose Feliciano Performing Arts School in his honor. After completing a European tour at the end of the decade, he released the acclaimed album “Senor Bolero”. His net worth was still rising.

In 2007, Feliciano composed and released his first English-language album, “Soundtrax of My Life”, and went on to release several more albums, the last being the 2012 tribute to Elvis Presley, entitled “The King”.

Throughout his life, Feliciano has released numerous albums in both English and Spanish language, 40 of them achieving gold or platinum status, which has made him one of the most prominent performers of the pop era. Famous for his ability to re-invent classic rock with a Latin spin, his success has enabled him to earn many awards and a considerable wealth.

In his private life, Feliciano was married to Hilda Perez from 1965-79, and as of 1982, he has been married to Susan Omillion, with whom he has two children.

Full NameJosé Feliciano
Net Worth$6.5 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 10, 1945
DiedApril 17, 2014, Cupey, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Place Of BirthLares, Puerto Rico
Height1.65 m
ProfessionSinger, songwriter, musician
EducationEast Harlem school (The Jose Feliciano Performing Arts School)
NationalityPuerto Rican
SpouseSusan Omillian (m. 1982-)
ChildrenJonathan Feliciano, Michael Feliciano, Melissa Feliciano
AwardsGrammy Award for Best New Artist (1969), Grammy Awards for Best Latin Pop Album/Best Contemporary Tropical Album/Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program (2011), Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement award (2011)
Record LabelsRCA Victor, Optimism
Albums"The Voice and Guitar of Jose Feliciano" (1965), "Feliciano!", "Feliz Navidad" (1970), "Senor Bolero" (1998), "Soundtrax of My Life" (2007), "The King" (2012)
NominationsGrammy Hall of Fame (2010), Hollywood Walk of Fame (1987), Madame Tussauds Museum's Wall of Fame
TV ShowsMar del Plata Festival, Live From Daryl's House
1His guitar playing technique
2Soulful voice
1If you do what you love and you do it with joy and you do it with a humble attitude, everything falls into line.
2[on one of his most famous compositions] I think "Feliz Navidad" resonates with people because it's a happy song and it's simple. I'm glad makes people happy at Christmas.
1Had a hit remake with the song "Light My Fire". His version charted at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, two spots lower than the original version recorded by The Doors.
2He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Has three children: Melissa, Jonathan and Michael.
4Guitarist and singer who, as a result of congenital glaucoma, has been blind since birth.


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fargo2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV Series music - 1 episode
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2014TV Special lyrics: "Feliz Navidad" / music: "Feliz Navidad"
Dancing with the StarsTV Series 1 episode, 2014 music - 1 episode, 2008
Glee2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Poupoupidou2011"California Dreamin'"
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The American2010writer: "NEL GIARDINO DELL'AMORE"
Memòries de la tele2008TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Ugly BettyTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
La tele de tu vida2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Zodiac2007performer: "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying"
Escort2006performer: " There's always something there to remind me"
Idols!2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Christmas with the Kranks2004writer: "Feliz Navidad" - as Jose Feliciano
Surviving Christmas2004performer: "Feliz Navidad" / writer: "Feliz Navidad"
Secret Window2004writer: "Chico and the Man"
Kubanacan2003TV Series "Contigo aprendi"
Chasing Papi2003performer: "Romeo"
Operación triunfo2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jos sais kerran2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
About a Boy2002as Feliciano, "Feliz Navidad" / performer: "Feliz Navidad"
Queen of Swords2000-2001TV Series performer - 22 episodes
Moulin Rouge!2001performer: - as Jose Feliciano / performer: "El Tango de Roxanne Medley"
Sugar & Spice2001writer: "Feliz Navidad"
Gloria Estefan's Caribbean Soul: The Atlantis Concert2000TV Special documentary performer: "Tengo Que Decirte Algo"
The Yards2000writer: "Affirmation" 1975 - as Jose Feliciano
200 Cigarettes1999performer: "Feliz Navidad" - as Jose Feliciano / writer: "Feliz Navidad" - as Jose Feliciano
Fargo1996performer: "Let's Find Each Other Tonight" / writer: "Let's Find Each Other Tonight"
The Forbidden Dance1990performer: "Lambada the Forbidden Dance"
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse1988TV Movie writer: "Feliz Navidad"
Stingray1986TV Series performer - 1 episode
Buenas nochesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1983 writer - 1 episode, 1983
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street1978TV Movie performer: "Feliz Navidad" / writer: "Feliz Navidad"
Good Old Days Part II1978TV Special writer: "Chico and the Man"
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
All in the Family1976TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Midnight SpecialTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1973 writer - 1 episode, 1973
The Graham Kennedy Show1972-1973TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The 41st Annual Academy Awards1969TV Special performer: "The Windmills of Your Mind"
Mackenna's Gold1969performer: "Old Turkey Buzzard" - as Feliciano


Feliz Navidad2006Tio Pepe
Con la música por dentro1999
Siempre piel canela1997TV MovieSinger
Fargo1996José Feliciano
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland (as Jose Feliciano)
Chico and the Man1976TV SeriesPepe Fernando
Aaron Loves Angela1975
Kung Fu1975TV SeriesJonno Marcado
McMillan & Wife1974TV SeriesRico Martinez
Dusty1967TV Series


Chico and the Man1974-1976TV Series 4 episodes
Aaron Loves Angela1975

Music Department

Chico and the Man1975TV Series composer - 1 episode


Mackenna's Gold1969introduced by


Lucas Tanner1975TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1974TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Soundstage1974TV SeriesHimself
Engelbert with the Young Generation1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970-1971TV SeriesHimself
Monsanto Presents Mancini1971/IITV SpecialSinger / Guitarist
Make Your Own Kind of Music!1971TV SeriesHimself
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Singer / Guitarist
The Andy Williams Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Movin'1970TV MovieHimself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Peggy Fleming at Madison Square Garden1969TV MovieHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
This Is Tom Jones1969TV Series documentaryHimself
Feliciano! Very Special1969TV MovieHimself - Host (as Jose Feliciano)
The 41st Annual Academy Awards1969TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Bing Crosby Special: Making Movies1968TV MovieHimself
The Bing Crosby Show1968TV MovieHimself
1968 World Series1968TV Mini-SeriesHimself - National Anthem Singer
The Rolf Harris Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Dee Time1967TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1966TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Fanfare1965TV SeriesHimself - Singer
That Regis Philbin Show1965TV SeriesHimself
Felicidades: Navidad 20152015TV MovieHimself
The Latin Explosion: A New America2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee / Singer / Songwriter
José Carreras Gala2013TV SeriesHimself
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards2012TV Special documentaryHimself
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation2012DocumentaryHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Classical Guitarist
Un mundo perfecto2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Divendres2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina2009TV MovieHimself
Festival del Huaso de Olmué2009TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2008TV Special documentaryHimself
The 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Concert of Hope2008TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2007TV SeriesHimself - Surprise Musical Guest / Performing 'Old Turkey Buzzard'
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
My First Time2006TV SeriesHimself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar2006TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Don Francisco presenta2004TV SeriesHimself
En mi país2004TV MovieHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 20042004TV SpecialHimself
Pa'lante con Cristina2004TV SeriesHimself
Micallef Tonight2003TV SeriesHimself
Resurrection Blvd.2002TV SeriesHimself
Raíces2001Video documentary
Gloria Estefan's Caribbean Soul: The Atlantis Concert2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Guitarra mía2000Documentary
Ricky Martin: One Night Only1999TV Movie documentaryHimself (segment "Light My Fire / Oye Como Va [Guajira]")
The Americanos Concert1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
¡Mi Gente! My People!1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Feliciano: The Legend1998TV MovieHimself
Hola Susana1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Somos un solo pueblo1995TV Movie documentary
Hollywood Fantasy Christmas1992TV MovieHimself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself (as Jose Feliciano)
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1986TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970-1986TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHimself
New American Bandstand 19651970-1986TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHimself (as Jose Feliciano)
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
Buenas noches1983TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Express1983TV SeriesHimself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Disco1982TV SeriesHimself
The Val Doonican Music Show1982TV SeriesHimself
Sound Festival1982TV SeriesHimself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHimself
Solid Gold1981TV SeriesHimself
The John Davidson Show1981TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street1980TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1973-1980TV SeriesHimself
Horas doradas1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1980TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Vocalist
Soul Alive1977TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Hamel Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wolfman Jack Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Numéro 11976TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Andy1976TV SeriesHimself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Live from Daryl's House: A New Year's Eve Special2010TV MovieHimself
The Legendary Bing Crosby2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Memòries de la tele2008TV SeriesHimself
'Abigail's Party' Pack2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Mitomanía1999TV SeriesHimself
Festival1972TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongMoulin Rouge! (2001)
1987Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on December 1, 1987 at 6541 Hollywood Blvd.
1987Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on December 1, 1987 at 6541 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Special Musical MaterialChico and the Man (1974)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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