• David Archuleta is an American singer, songwriter and actor
• Born in Miami in 1990, his family moved to Salt Lake City when he was 6
• His career in singing started at 10 years old
• He gained fame on reality show and singing competition “American Idol” in 2008
• His net worth is reported to be $5 million, achieved through albums, concert tours and acting

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Short Info

Net Worth$5 million dollars
Date Of BirthDecember 28, 1990
FactOlder sibling is Claudia. Younger siblings are Daniel, Jazzy, and Amber.

Who is David Archuleta?

Born David James Archuleta, on the 28th of December, 1990, David Archuleta is an American singer, song writer, and actor. He became famous in 2008 when he joined the hit reality show and singing competition “American Idol.” Although he only placed second in the show, it started his career as a singer.

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David Archuleta’s Childhood

Born in Miami, Archuleta is the son of Jeff Archuleta, a jazz musician and of Spanish descent, and Guadalupe Mayorga, a salsa singer and dancer and from Honduras. He also has four other siblings.

When he was six years old, Archuleta’s family moved to Salt Lake City and lived in the suburbs of Sandy, Utah. There he was able to finish high school and graduated from Murray High School in 2009. He also attended Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in Salt Lake City.

Archuleta’s love for singing and performing started when he watched the musical “Les Miserables” on video when he was six years old.

David Archuleta’s Career

Archuleta’s career in singing started early when he was 10 years old. He joined the singing contest Utah Talent Competition in which he won the children’s division. It also continued to joining more competitions and when he was 12, he became the Junior Vocal Champion on “Star Search 2.” His early years joining various singing competitions helped him develop as a singer and also his net worth.

In July 2007, Archuleta decided to try out for the reality show and singing competition “American Idol” on its seventh season. Despite being just 16 years old, he showed great talent all throughout the competition and reached the finale battling it out against fellow contestant Davie Cook. In the end, he went home bagging the second place. Despite not being crowned the new American Idol, the show helped his career as a singer tremendously and also increased his wealth.

After “American Idol”, Archuleta started his professional career as a singer. His self-titled debut album was released in 2008 and immediately became hit with the single “Crush.” The album sold over a total of 900,000 worldwide.

After realising a holiday album entitled “Christmas from the Heart” in 2009, Archuleta followed it with his third album “The Other Side of Down”. His early albums helped his career and also his net worth.

In 2012, Archuleta flew to the Philippines and released his fourth album “Forevermore” exclusively for the country. The album contains covers of songs composed by Filipinos songwriters. In August, he flew back to the United States and released his fifth album “Begin.”

In 2012, Archuleta also made the decision to go on a two-year hiatus and be a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-day Saints in Chile. Despite being gone for a long time, he promised that he will be back and will continue his creating music.

In October 2017, after almost five years, Archuleta released his sixth and most recent album “Postcards in the Sky.” The success of his albums and its total sales became one of the biggest sources of his wealth.

Aside from his musical career, Archuleta also gained success through acting. In 2009, he appeared in “iCarly” and “Hanna Montana.” In 2012, he went to the Philippines and signed a contract with the local network TV5 to star in a mini-series entitled “Nandito Ako” (I’m Here). His short stint in acting also helped in his net worth.

David Archuleta’s Net Worth

As of 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Archuleta’s net worth is reported to be $5 million. He was able to acquire his wealth through countless albums, concert tours, and even acting.

Did David Archuleta Get Married?

In terms of his personal life, Archuleta is not yet married. Although he is currently single, he did have a couple of relationships before. He was known to date Fernanda Andrande, Jackie Castro, Jordan Pruitt, and Hagood Coxe.

General Info

Full NameDavid Archuleta
Net Worth$5 million dollars
Date Of BirthDecember 28, 1990
Height1.68 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, Actor, Crush, A Little Too Not Over You, Something 'Bout Love
EducationMurray High School


ParentsLupe Marie Mayorga, Jeff Archuleta, Crush, A Little Too Not Over You, Something 'Bout Love
SiblingsAmber Archuleta, Claudia Archuleta, Jazzy Archuleta, Daniel Archuleta, Crush, A Little Too Not Over You, Something 'Bout Love


AwardsTeen Choice Award for Choice Music: Love Song, Teen Choice Award for Choice Most Fanatic Fans, ALMA Award for Year in Music - New Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice American Idol Alumni, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Tour, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Breakout Artist, Crush, A Little...
NominationsWorld Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Male Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, Crush, A Little Too Not Over You, Something 'Bout Love
TV ShowsAmerican Idol, Nandito Ako, Star Search

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1It's really crazy, because it's like you've just been working. You know, you go out on stage every week and come back and rehearse and rehearse and then just all these people, out of nowhere, are like 'David!' and stuff. It's like, 'How do you know my name?' It's just bizarre, because it doesn't seem real that so many people would freak out.


1Older sibling is Claudia. Younger siblings are Daniel, Jazzy, and Amber.
2Father Jeff is a jazz musician.
3Video for "Crush" placed number #23 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2008.
4Once suffered partial vocal paralysis but declined risky surgery and has said he feels he is almost fully recovered.
5Is the second oldest of five children.
6Son of Jeff Archuleta.
7David's dad is James Jeffrey Archuleta & his mom is Xiomara Guadalupe Mayorga
8Is of Hispanic/Latino decent: Spanish-Basque (father) & Honduran (mother).
9His performance of John Lennon's "Imagine" on the Feb. 26, 2008 broadcast of "American Idol" made him an early favorite to make it to the seventh season's finals.
10In an L.A. Times article Ann Powers pointed out that Archuleta's arrangement of the song happened to be borrowed from one recorded by the late jazz-pop singer Eva Cassidy. A YouTube clip shows him singing the same arrangement for an appearance on the morning show "Good Things Utah" when he was 13.
11In 2003, at the age of 12, Archuleta won the title of Junior Singer Star on "Star Search" with his version of the song "You're All I Need to Get By," walking away with $100,000.




Hannah Montana2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Paul O'Grady Show2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Idol2008-2009TV Series performer - 3 episodes
902102009TV Series 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2008TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Nandito ako2012TV SeriesJosh Bradley


Utah's Entertainment & Choice Awards2011VideoHimself
New Year's Eve Live!2010TV MovieHimself
Orla Fallon's Celtic Christmas2010TV MovieHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 20102010TV MovieHimself
Tosh.02010TV SeriesHimself
Teen Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
A Capitol Fourth2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
American Idol2008-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
VEVO's ASK:REPLY2010TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Kaleidoscope2009TV MovieHimself
2009 Alma Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Hannah Montana2009TV SeriesHimself
The Paul O'Grady Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
2009 NFL Pro Bowl2009TV MovieHimself - National Anthem Singer
iCarly2009TV SeriesHimself
Top 40 Videos of 20082008TV MovieHimself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2008TV Special documentaryHimself
The Road to MSG: Z100's Jingle Ball 20082008TV MovieHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV SeriesHimself - AMA Red Carpet Interviewee
2008 American Music Awards2008TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 22008Video GameHimself (uncredited)
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2008TV SeriesHimself
The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2008TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2008TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008TV SeriesHimself
The View2008TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2008TV SeriesHimself
Star Search2003-2004TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice American Idol Alum
2008Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Fanatic Fans

Nominated Awards

2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMost Fanatic Fans

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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  1. hey david archuleta are you single or married this is rachel genille hillyer how are doing this morning i have one comment though who are you dating now ? i love your music i have your cd they are so amazing tell me a”ll bite about yourself please i like you david

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