Vicente Fernández (born 17 February 1940) is a famous Mexican singer, actor, and film producer from Huentitán El Alto city in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Before becoming a successful singer, he used to sings on the street.
He is the holder of so many awards which includes Grammy, Latin Grammy, and Lo Nuestro Awards. He used to perform live on the stages till 2016. He is the only singer in Mexico, who sold his over 50 million copies of his songs in the world.
The 79-year-old man started his music career from the age of eight years old. He used to sing on small functions and on the street to earn money. In 1954, his family moved to Tijuana. He left the studies after 5th grade and started working as a bartender or dishwasher in a hotel.
Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education
Vicente Fernández Gómez took birth from his parents on Saturday, February 17, 1940 (age 79 years, as in 2019) in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Huentitán El Alto, Mexico.
His father “Ramón Fernández” was a serviceman and worked in his ranch. His mother “Paula Gómez de Fernández” is a homemaker.
Because of the only child in the family, he grew up with love. His mom knew that he is fond of movies that,s why she took him to see the movies. Fernandez loves to watch the films of Pedro Infante. He joined a middle-high school in his hometown. But he studies till the 5th standard.
He does not interested in the studies. In 1949, Vicente starts singing. He used to sings in various festivals and school events. Because of the best singing skills, Guadalajara, a television station honored him with sponsorship.
Physical Stats, Height, Weight & More
Fernández looks young at the age of 79. He always wears the Sombrero (Mexican hat). Vicente Fernández stands tall at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 m). He follows a proper diet plan to keep his body fit and healthy.
His weight is measured at around 90 kilograms (198 lbs). He always keeps mustache. He is a macho man. He has big brown eyes and white hair. There are no tattoos on his body.
Personal Life, Spouse Maria del Refugio Abarca Villaseñor & Children
Vicente tied in a knot with his wife “María del Refugio Abarca Villaseñor” in the year 1963. The couple blessed with four children. Alejandra Fernández, Alejandro Fernández, Gerardo Fernández, and Vicente Fernández jr. His elder son Alejandro is a famous Mexican actor.
His younger son Vicente jr. is also a singer. In the year 2012, he launched an album named “Los 2 Vicente’s” in which he sang duet songs with his son Vicente junior. He takes retirement from the live stage shows, but even now if he goes on the stage, he will set fire.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Vicente Fernández
|Real Full Birth Name||Vicente Fernández Gómez.|
|Profession||Actor, Singer, and Film Producer.|
|Famous for||His stage shows.|
|Age (As of 2019)||79 years old.|
|Date of Birth||17 February 1940.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Huentitán El Alto, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Aquarius.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 10".
Centimeters: 177 cm.
Meters: 1.77 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 90 Kg.
Pounds: 198 lbs.
|Shoe Size (UK)||10.|
|Parents||Father: Ramón Fernández.
Mother: Paula Gómez de Fernández.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Wife||María del Refugio Abarca Villaseñor.|
|Kids||Son: Alejandro Fernández, Gerardo Fernández, and Vicente Fernández jr.
Daughter: Alejandra Fernández.
|Social media||Instagram: @_vicentefdez (1.8 million + followers).
Facebook: Vicente Fernández.
|Highest Qualification||5th Standard.|
|School||Local High school.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$25 million (as in 2020).|
Career, Awards & Net worth
In the year 1966, he started to record his music. He signed an agreement with a music company named “CBS Records International” and started recording music. After that, he records his music with many famous sound companies like Sony Music Entertainment.
He also performed live stage shows and gained huge popularity. He performs live stage shows till 2016. In 1971, he started acting and work as an actor in so many movies like Tacos Al Carbón, Tu Camino y el Mio, Mí Querido Viejo, El Macho, Acorralado, etc.
He was awarded almost 3 Grammy Awards and more than 7 Latin Grammy Awards. He was also honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame. he earned 14 Lo Nuestro Awards. The accumulated Net worth of Vicente Fernández is $30 million US Dollars.
- In the year 1967, he launched his first music album named “La Voz Que Usted Esperaba”.
- He takes retirement from music in 2016.
- Vicente always posted his old memories pictures and videos on his official Instagram account.
- According to his horoscope Aquaris, he holds an independent nature.
- He loves to spend with his family.
- Vicente Fernández does horse riding in his spare time.
- He loves to play guitar.
- Vicente always attaches motivational quotes on most of his social media images.