Gloria Estefan - Updated Jun 2024

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Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan is a famous singer, songwriter, actress, and also businesswoman. Moreover, Gloria Estefan is well-known for her song, Conga in 1985. Amazingly, that song could be able to become her signature song.

Early Life and Childhood

The birth name of Gloria Estefan is Gloria Maria Fajardo. She was born on September 1, 1957.  Her birthplace is in Havana, Cuba. Her parents are Lt. Jose and Lt. Gloria. Similarly, her father used to be a Cuban Soldier. On the other hand, her mother was a professional teacher. Talking about her siblings, she has a sister, Becky Gracia.

Lt. Jose and Lt. Gloria

Caption: Gloria Estefan’s parents (Instagram)

Similarly, Gloria’s family is of mixed (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and French) ethnicity. She belongs to American nationality and her ethnicity is Cuban. As of now, she is 64 years old. In the bargain, her birth sign is Virgo. Due to political unrest during the duration of the Cuban Revolution, she and her family moved to the United States.


By the same token, Gloria had joined St. Michael-Archangel School for her high school studies. However, she then attended Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami after some time.

Regarding her University education, she has completed a B.A. in psychology. She graduated with a subject from the University of Miami. She has quite good knowledge Besides, she is well experienced in various languages such as English, Spanish, and French.

Gloria Estefan – Net Worth 2024

Apart from these, it is estimated that the net worth of Gloria Estefan is approximately $500 million. Surprisingly, she is among the top 100 best-selling music artists. According to a certain estimation, she has been able to sell 100 million records. Also, her main source of income is through her professional work in her songs and numerous albums.

Conversely, the hard-working artist has never revealed her further details such as her salary, and endorsements. Not only this, but her personal belongings are also undiscovered through all the sources of information. On the other hand, she also operates several business ventures including a chain of restaurants as well as hotels.

Career and Professional Life

The band, Miami Sound Machine

At the very beginning of her career, she joined Emilio Estefan’s band. Earlier, the name of the band was Miami Latin Boys. But, they renamed the band Miami Sound Machine after Gloria joined. The band used to record and release various albums since the year, 1977. It had also signed a contract with Discos CBS International.

By the same token, the renamed version of the band was released in 11980. Much progressively, it could be able to be well known on an international level as well.

Rise to Stardom through albums

The main reason for Gloria’s rise to fame is her band’s 1987 album Let it Loose. After two years, she came up with her first studio, But Both Ways in 1989. In 1991, she brought her first concept album, Into the Light.

Likewise, here other albums are Mi Tierra (1993), Hold Me, Thrill Me, and Kiss Me (1994). The album of 1994 included the cover versions of her favorite songs from different artists. The artists are Carole King, Blood Sweat & Tears, Neil Sedaka, Elton John, and many more.

Previously, she had released her second Spanish album, Abriendo Puertas in the year, in 1995. And, in 1998, she announced a hip and groovy album named, Glori! Amazingly, the album has more focus on dance rhythms. Also, it is aimed at a younger audience. Thirdly, she released a Spanish album, Alma Caribena in the year, 2000.

Not long ago, her recent albums were released are Miss Little Havana (2011), and The Standards (2013).


On June 12, 2020, Estefan released the first single for the album, “Cuando Hay Amor.” In April 2020, she released “Put on Your Mask”, a parody of her 1989 song “Get on Your Feet” with the lyrics modified to reflect the importance of wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In May 2020, she wrote and released “We Needed Time” as a musical piece to reflect the feelings and emotions the world experiencing around the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Awards and Nominations

As a talented and versatile artist, Estefan has achieved many awards and nominations to date.

In 1983, she won the award Star on the Walk of Frames. Then, she was a nominee for Best Pop Performance, Female in Grammy award for the years, 1990 and 1997. Her nomination was for Reach and Don’t Wanna Lose You. Forthe  NCLR Bravo Awards, she achieved the award of Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Variety or Music Series/Special. It was for the Gloria Estefan: The Evolution Tour (1996).In the year, 1989, she was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for Anything For You in the same award.

Consequently, she was the winner of Best Tropical Latin Album and Best Tropical Latin Vocal Performance in 1994 and 1996 respectively. The awards were for Mi Tierra and Abriendo Puertas.d, she was one of the nominees of title, Best Dance Recording for Heaven’s What I Feel in 1999. Apart from these, she won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. In the same year, she was nominated forthe  ALMA Award for Outstanding Performance by Individual in a Musica Series or Special. In the same award, she was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Individual or Act in a Variety/Music Series or Special 1998.

 Recent Achievements

Forthe  Kids’ Choice Awards 2000, she was nominated for Favorite Song from a Movie for Music of the Heart (1999). In the same year, she had three nominations for Grammy Awards. The nominations are Best Dance Recording for Don’t Let This Moment End, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for Music Of My Heart, and Best Long Form Music Video for Gloria Estefan: Don’t Stop (1998). In ALMA awards, she became a nominee for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film for Music of the Heart (1999).

In 2001, she had a nomination and a win in the ALMA award and Grammy Award. Her nomination was for Outstanding Host of a Variety Awards Special for The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards (2000). And she won Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album for “Alma Caribeña”.

Furthermore, she was nominated for the Favorite Female Music Artist in ALMA Award 2012. In 2014, she was a nominee for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for The Standards Grammy Award. Ultimately, she won Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Variety or Music Series/Special for Gloria Estefan: The Evolution Tour (1996) in The Kennedy Center Honors.

Gloria Estefan’s Married Life

On top of that, Gloria is happily married to Emilio Estefan. The couple first met each other at a church ensemble rehearsal. They started dating each other in 1976. After dating for about two and a half years, they tied the knot on September 2, 1978.

Emilio Estefan and Nayib Estefan

Caption: Gloria’s husband and her son (Instagram)

Additionally, the couple shares two children (a son). They are Nayib and Emily. Nayib was born on September 2, 1980, and Emily was born on December 5, 1994. She also has a grandchild.


Unfortunately, she had to face a horrible accident in the year 1990.  Because of this, she had to take quite a long period in her career. Amazingly, she came back with a huge and unexpected recovery. Soon, she then started and bounced back.

Body Measurements

Regarding the celebrity’s body measurement, she has a height of 5 feet and an inch tall. At the same time, her weight is 55 kg. Moreover, her exact body measurements are 34-25-33 inches. In addition, her shoe size and dress sizes are 6.5 (US) and 4(US) respectively. She has brown eyes and her hair is brunette.

Gloria Estefan Body Measurement

Caption: Gloria Body Measurement (Ents24)

Gloria Estefan – Net Worth 2024

As a public figure, she is active on most social media sites. Also, she has verified accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. On Instagram, her name is @gloriaestefan with 589k followers. Also, she has more than one million followers on Facebook. Likewise, her username on Twitter is @GloriaEstefan.