Vicente Fernández Gómez was born on February 17, 1940 in Huentitán el Alto, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Since eight years of age he has been singing and playing the guitar. In his childhood he took part in lots of festivals and contests. However, the most important one was held by a Guadalajara television station in 1954. After winning this contest he became famous throughout the country, and started to perform in clubs and other public places. After a few years he signed a contract with the record label Sony Music and has been working with the company through his entire career.
Vicente Fernandez Net Worth $25 Million
Vicente Fernández’s net worth rose each time after he released a record or appeared on the screen as an actor. During his long-spanned career he has released more than 300 songs and more than 50 albums. The most successful song was entitled ‘Volver, volver’ (1976) and the most successful album was named ’15 Grandes con el número uno’ (1983).
Vicente debuted on the big screen in the film ‘Tacos Al Carbon’ (Grilled Tacos) in 1971, thus increasing his net worth. Over twenty years he appeared in more than thirty films including ‘Uno Y Medio Contra El Mundo’ (One and a Half Against the World) (1971), ‘Entre Monjas Anda El Diablo’ (The Devil Walks Between Nuns) (1973), ‘Juan Armenta el Repatriado’ (Juan Armenta, The Repatriated One) (1974), ‘Picardia Mexicana Numero Dos’ (Mexican Rogueishness Number Two) (1980), ‘Una Pura y Dos Con Sal’ (One Pure and Two with Salt) (1983), ‘El Diablo, El Santo Y El Tonto’ (The Devil, the Saint, and the Fool) (1987) and other films.
During his long career Fernández added much to his overall amount of the net worth while winning a number of awards and honours. Vicente won Regional Mexican Awards eight times, Ranchera Performance four times and was nominated for various other awards. However, the most famous awards which increased Vicente Fernández’s net worth the most were Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year (2002), Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero Album (2013) and Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Album (2009). In 2008 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Vicente Fernández owns his personal website http://chente.com/ where people can read his biography, watch pictures and videos or movies, and there is a facility to buy tickets for his concerts.
In 1963 he married his wife Maria del Refugio Abarca Villaseñor. Together they have four children Alejandro Fernández, Gerardo Fernández, Vicente Fernández and Alejandra Fernández.