Born on February 3, 1977, in San Juan, Ayala Rodríguez got exposed to the world of music from his early childhood itself, he is 46 years old, his father being a percussionist and an early creative inspiration.
Though he first started rapping at the age of 13, it was only later while he was recovering from a gunshot injury that he got ample time to focus on his work in music and make a career out of it.
During the 1990s he released mixtapes and compilation albums in collaboration with other artists, though these projects were not a mainstream success for Yankee.
His first breakthrough came with the release of El Cangri.com, which became a major success internationally. During the 2000s, his album sales increased steadily and he continued gaining popularity in the West, with many of his singles topping charts such as Billboard’s Top Latin Albums.
During this time, he received many achievements such as the Grammy Latino, and his income also increased substantially.
He continued recording new albums during the 2010s such as Mundial, Prestige, King Daddy, etc., which also enjoyed similar success as those of his previous albums.
With the release of his hit single “Despacito” in 2017 (which topped in Billboard Hot 100), he firmly established his position as one of the most popular rappers and reggae artists in the world.
Daddy Yankee has released many albums throughout the 90s and in the 21st century, which are well received by both critics and fans. Some of his well-known albums include “Barrio Fino”, “Don’t Know”, “El Cangri.com”, “El Cartel: The Big Boss”, “Prestige”, “No Mercy”, “Tormenta Tropical Vol. 1” etc.
Yankee received much recognition for his works in music through many awards conferred to him, such as the Billboard Music Awards – Top Latin Album (2005), Billboard Latin Music Awards – Leadership Award (2016), Latin Grammy Awards – Record of the Year (2017), Latin Grammy Awards – Best Urban Fusion/Performance (2017), Billboard Latin Music Awards – Songwriter of the Year (2018), etc.
The net worth of Daddy Yankee as of the year 2022 is estimated to be $50 million. In fact, several online sources site him to be one of the richest Hispanic artists of the time.
Most of his earnings, of course, come from his work as an artist (as digital sales, music downloads, etc.). He has properties both in his native place Puerto Rico and also in Florida, United States.
Daddy Yankee is also involved in several humanitarian works and as a recognition of his charity works, he was awarded the Spirit of Hope Award. His favorite cuisines include rice and beans, and he often recommends the same for social occasions such as Thanksgiving.
Some of his hobbies include watching baseball and making international tours for the promotion of his albums. He has appeared in various commercials for the promotion of brands such as Pepsi, Walmart, Reebok, etc.
He has also acted in some films and TV shows such as Cane, Vampiros, etc., and the documentary “Straight Outta Puerto Rico”.
Daddy Yankee is married to Mireddys González, and they have three children Yamilet Ayala González, Jesaeelys Ayala González, and Jeremy Jahmar Ayala González. In 2006, he was included in the Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.
Original Name – Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez.
Date of Birth, and age – February 3rd, 1977, aged 46.
Place of Birth – Puerto Rico.
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius.
Height and Weight – 170 cm, 78 Kg.
Spouse – Mireddys González.
Religion – Christian.
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