Celia Cruz - Famous Singer

Celia Cruz Net Worth


Celia Cruz, the famous Cuban-American salsa singer/performer, had a net worth of $1 million. As one of the most popular salsa artists of the 20th century, Cruz earned twenty-three gold albums and was internationally renowned as the Queen of Salsa and The Queen of Latin Music.

Key facts:

  • Celia Cruz was one of the most popular salsa artists of the 20th century.
  • She earned twenty-three gold albums during her career.
  • Cruz was internationally renowned as the Queen of Salsa and The Queen of Latin Music.
  • She was the recipient of the National Medal of Arts.
  • On July 16, 2003, Celia Cruz passed away at the age of 77 due to brain cancer.

Basic Information About Celia Cruz

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Singers
ProfessionsSinger, Actor
Net worth$1,000,000
Date of birth1925-10-21
Place of birthHavana
Date of death2003-07-16 (aged 77)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksBrightly colored costumes and wigs
Catchphrase: "Β‘AzΓΊcar!"
In her english speeches on stage, she started saying: "my english is not very good..." with her cuban accent.
Her shoes
Her powerful, singing contralto voice.
Her bright smile.
SpousePedro Knight - (14 JulyΒ 1962 - 16 JulyΒ 2003)Β (her death)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Celia Cruz roles

Movie / Series Role
Sesame StreetSelf 6 episodes, 1987-1994

Celia Cruz's Quotes

  • [interview with the "New York Times", on he reasons reasons for becoming the lead singer of the famous Salsa band, La Sonora Matancera] I wanted to be a mother, a teacher and a housewife. But when I began to sing with La Sonora Matancera, I thought, "This is my chance, and I'm going to do it."

Celia Cruz's photos

Interesting Facts about Celia Cruz

  1. India calls Celia Cruz her "godmother" because Cruz encouraged and supported her singing career.
  2. Recorded over 70 albums during her 50-year career.
  3. Left Cuba in 1959 when Fidel Castro came into power. She and her band, La Sonora Matancera, toured Mexico for two years before finally moving to the United States, where she has since resided.
  4. Died two days after celebrating her 41st wedding anniversary.
  5. Was the third major Cuban salsa star to die in the same week. The other two were Compay Segundo and Tito Duarte.
  6. Has a star on both Hollywood's Walk of Fame and Miami's Walk of Fame.
  7. A section of Miami's famed Calle Ocho (Southwest 8 Street) was renamed Celia Cruz Way in her honor.
  8. Her public wake in Miami brought over 100,000 fans from all over the world to pay their final respects to her.
  9. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, NY.
  10. Was also known for her shout of "AzΓΊcar!", which means "Sugar".
  11. A monument in front of the city hall in Union City, NJ, was dedicated in her honor after her death. A marker with her name lies between the American and Cuban flags. Union City has one of the largest Cuban populations in the United States outside of the Miami area.
  12. She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1994 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
  13. Was of Afro-Cuban descent
  14. Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 115-117. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
  15. Awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6240 Hollywood Blvd.
  16. Pictured on one of five nondenominated USA commemorative stamps honoring Latin Music Legends, issued on 16 March 2011; price on day of issue was 44Β’. The other stamps honored Tito Puente, Carmen Miranda, Selena, and Carlos Gardel.
  17. She was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2013 for her services to arts and entertainment.

References & Fact Checks βœ…

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  • Source URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Celia_Cruz_y_La_Sonora_Matancera.jpg
  • Original Source: Narcy Studios, Montserrat y Empedrado, Havana
  • Author: Ibrahim Arce (Narcy Studios photographer), most likely
  • Date taken: 1950s date QS:P,+1950-00-00T00:00:00Z/8
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  • Source URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cruz_and_Ros-Lehtinen1992a.jpg
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  • Checked: βœ… Yes (2023-07-04 01:32:33)
  • Source URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:9.7.14CeliaCruzParkByLuigiNovi.jpg
  • Original Source: Own work
  • Author: Luigi Novi
  • Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
  • Date taken: 7 September 2014

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