Vicente Fernandez is a famous actor, singer, and also a Film producer who hails from Mexico. Vicente Fernandez’s amazing work has helped him to earn 3 Grammy Awards, 8 Latin Grammy Awards, 14 Lo Nuestro Awards, and also one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Vicente Fernandez Gomes is the singer’s full and real name. The birthdate of the actor is 17th February 1940 and his birthplace is Huentitian El Alto, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Likewise, as of 2022, the age of the actor is eighty-one years old and his sun sign is Aquarius. He is a Mexican native. Also, the name of the Mexican actor’s parents is his father, Ramon Fernandez, and his mother, Paula Gomez de Fernandez. As for the actor’s education, he left his studies after reaching the fifth grade.
Career and Professional Life
In 1966’s spring season, the popular traditional singer, Javier Solís passed away. Then, Discos CBS, the recording marker of the Mexican branch of CBS Records International, presented an offer to a recording contract. Vicente then came up with his 1st recording, “Perdóname”, in the year 1966. The singer as of now also records for the brand, which presently is Sony Music Latin of Sony Music Entertainment. The singer after then became an actor by appearing in the movie, “Tacos al carbon”.
For the same movie, he brought the soundtrack, “La ley del monte” of 1974. In the year 1991, he quit his interest in being an actor. While keeping the ranchera custom, the singer every time performs wearing the charro which is an embroidered suit, and also a sombrero. In the year 1970, when the singer just ready to be on the stage, his father passed away. At that time, he was very heartbroken and sad but still continued to perform for not letting his audience. To the finishing of the night, the criticizers were equating him to other popular ranchera artists like.
More about his career
In the year 1998, he resumed going on a tour even after his oldest son was kidnapped. However, his son was let out after four months with the exchange of $3.2 million with his son. He has recorded over fifty albums in thirty-five years and claims to have recorded more than three hundred songs, creating another thirty albums even after his retirement. When the singer records one album, he has given 12 to 13 hours in the studio recording up to eighteen songs. Also, Fernandez takes one day’s leave only and immediately gets back to work.
From this gathering, he and his producer selected twelve tracks. The Mexican singer’s extreme success was “Volver, Volver” which was out in the year 1972. Also, His 1st million-selling album was “15 Grandes con el número uno” of the year 1983. In the year 1987, the singer came up with his 1st tour outside the United States and Mexico. For the tour, Fernandez went to Bolivia and Colombia. On 16th April 2016, the singer performed for the final time at Estadio Azteca commendably declaring his retirement.
He has been accompanying with the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) for a long time. It even governed Mexico from the year 1929 to the year 2000 and once again between the years 2012 and 2018. The singer was one of the artists who took part in the “Solidaridad” campaign at the time of the administration of Carlos Salinas de Gortari. He has even performed at PRI rallies, joined PRI programs. In one of the events, the singer performed the song “Estos celos” for the former President Enrique Peña Nieto at the time of an official celebration.
He earns an impressive amount of fortune from his professional career as an actor, singer, and producer. His net worth of him is around $30 million. He earned his net worth through his many Latin films and his many performances on stage as a singer, as well as his many recordings and tours. Since the Mexican singer earns a great amount of money, there is no doubt that he also is living an amazing and luxurious life.
Vicente Fernandez is a married man whose wife’s name is Maria del Refugio Abarca Villasenor. The exact date of the couple’s wedding is not out yet but it is for sure that it was in the year 1963. Together the lovely couple is the parents of their 4 kids and their names are Alejandra Fernandez, Alejandro Fernandez, Gerardo Fernandez, and Vicente Fernandez jr. Moreover, the couple’s oldest son, Alejandro Fernandez is a popular Mexican actor.
Whereas their smallest son, Vicente Jr. is an amazing singer. The couple’s son, Vicente Jr. was born three months premature in the year 1963. Sadly, his wife passed away in the same week after she gave birth to Vicente Jr. Other than this, there is no more information regarding his personal life. He has neither told anything about his past as well as present relationships.
He once flashed controversy after certain declarations he made at an interview in May 2019 about his health. The Mexican singer specified that he had been confined at a hospital in Houston, the United States to undertake a liver surgery. However, the singer decided to discard a transplant due to he didn’t “want to sleep with [his] wife while having the liver of another man, who could have been a homosexual or a drug user”.
In January 2021, he flashed one more controversial incident after keeping his hand on one of his fan’s breasts when capturing an image together with her family. After someday, the Mexican singer apologized to the woman and her family, stating that “I admit that I was wrong, I don’t know if I was joking, maybe it was a joke […] I don’t know. I do not remember, there were many people (with whom I took photos), sincerely I offer an apology”.
Regarding Vicente Fernandez’s body measurement, he has a good height of 5 feet 10 inches or else 177 cm or 1.77 m. He even has a suitable bodyweight of around 90 kg or 198 lbs. Similarly, he wears a shoe size of 10 (UK).
The Mexican singer even has a fair complexion with a pair of brown eyes and white hair. Moreover, the Mexican actor seems very fit and healthy as he is always very energetic while performing. People regard him as a Macho man.
Talking about the singer’s presence on social media platforms, he has been quite active there. Vicente Fernandez has an Instagram account, a Twitter account, and also a Facebook page. On Instagram, he has managed to gain 2 million followers.
Whereas on Twitter, the Mexican singer has 1 million followers. Similarly, Fernandez has 10 million followers on his Facebook page. He even has his own YouTube channel of his own name. As of May 2021, he has managed to collect 4.21 million subscribers there.