Who is Lupillo Rivera?
Guadalupe Rivera Saavedra was born in La Barca, Jalisco, Mexico and is a singer as well as a songwriter, well-known for his Grammy Award winning career under the stage name Lupillo Rivera; he won the prestigious award for his 2010 album entitled “Tu Esclavo y Amo”. He has also done television work.
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The Net Worth of Lupillo Rivera
How rich is Lupillo Rivera? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $12.5 million, earned largely through a successful singing career.
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He’s been active in the industry since the early-1990s, and as he continues his endeavors, his wealth will very likely increase.
Early Life, and Education
While Lupillo was actually born in Mexico, his parents had both moved to Long Beach, California USA sometime prior, without proper documents. He grew up in California, where he attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School. The school was founded in 1895, and is the flagship high school of the Long Beach Unified School District, distinguished in both athletics and academics.
The school boasts of having more total University of California admissions than any other high school in the state. They also have high profile badminton, baseball, water polo, basketball and cross country teams, and have also sent more players to NFL than any other high school in the country.
They have been ranked by the publication “Sports Illustrated” as the best high school athletic program in the country. Additionally, the school has received six Grammy Awards for their musical endeavors. He completed his high school education in 1990 – it’s not known if he pursued a college education.
Growing-up, Rivera had the desire to become a restaurateur while his father worked as an owner of a recording label. However, his father wanted to give his son an insight into business, and Rivera was given a job at the studio when a singer remained absent from a recording session.
During this time, he worked as a scout for the label, looking for local talent in bars, but decided to pursue a singing career, himself, and was nicknamed “El Torito” Lupillo Rivera. Later on he became better known as “El Toro del Corrido”, in reference to his uncle who was a boxer who went under the name El Toro Rivera.
In 1999 he then switched to using his own name, as he wanted to pursue a career as a professional singer. He was given a contract by the label Sony Discos under the Sony Corporation, which is known for being one of the largest music entertainment businesses in the world, while also having a large presence in the video gaming as well as the entertainment industry. While working on his music, he also took on telenovela acting projects.
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Rise to Fame
One of his more popular projects early in his career was “El Senor de los Cielos” which aired through Telemundo. In 2001, Lupillo was awarded a Premios Lo Nuestro for his music, which honors the best of Latin music presented by Univision in ceremonies held annually with famous Latino personalities from the entertainment industry in attendance. During the same year, he released the title “Despreciado”, which became his first number one album of the Billboard Top Latin Albums, leading him to win two Billboard Latin Music Awards, and the Regional Mexican Album of the Year at the 14th Lo Nuestro Awards.
The following year, Lupillo made an appearance in the telenovela, “Amorcito Corazon”, while also working on songs for the show. He then released the music album “Con Mis Propias Manos” in 2004, which became his second number one album in the Top Latin Albums charts. Two years later, he followed it up with the album “Entre Copas y Botellas” which gained a Grammy Nomination for Best Banda Album.
In 2011, he worked alongside Pablo Alboran for several singles in the live album “En Acustico”. A few of his latest projects include “El Tiro de Gracia”, “Tu Esclavo y Amo”, and “24 Horas”. His album “Tu Esclavo y Amo” won a Grammy Award.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, Rivera married Mayeli in 2006, and they have a child together. Her sister was also a well-known singer and actress, who was killed in 2012 in a plane crash near Monterrey, Mexico – investigations didn’t yield the reason the accident occurred, leading to lawsuits from her family against the owners of the plane. He also has a brother, Juan Rivera, who has ventured towards a singing career too, while another brother became a pastor.
Similar to numerous singers and actors, Lupillo is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on the website Instagram, using the platform to promote his music, including upcoming events and releases. He also posts a few personal photos and videos, giving a bit of an insight towards his life when not performing. Another account he has is on Facebook, posts the same video and photo content to that of his Instagram account. He also does promotions through the account, listing upcoming events and recent releases.