She was a Mexican-American singer, actress, songwriter, television producer, and businesswoman known for her work in the entertainment industry. She was most renowned for her contributions to the Mariachi, Banda, and Norteno genres of regional Mexican music. Rivera has 15 gold records and 5 double platinum records to her credit over her music career, making her the best-selling Latin musician of 2013. At the time of her death, Jenni Rivera had an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Dolores Janney Rivera Saavedra, the full name of Jenni Rivera, was born July 2, 1969, in Long Beach, California, to Pedro Rivera and Rosa Saavedra. Her parents raised her and her six siblings as a single unit. Rivera’s relatives taught her to Mexican folk music. By the time she was 15, she had already given birth to her first child, earning her the academic distinction of an A grade.
At that time, Rivera was working and selling CDs at flea markets to help support her two children. At the time, she was also a student and graduated as valedictorian of her class. As a result, she went on to get a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University Long Beach. She worked in real estate after graduating from college. When Cintas Acuario, her father’s record company, was established in 1987, she began working there.
Jenni Rivera Net Worth & Career
She recorded a song on Father’s Day in 1992 as a gift for her father. After that, she recorded further songs and was finally signed to Capitol/Latin EMI’s division by way of Capitol/Latin EMI’s Division. Her debut studio album, “Chacalosa,” was released in 1995. However, she had difficulty getting her music played on stations because the market at the time was skewed heavily toward men.
Her CD was also thrown in the garbage directly in front of her by a radio programmer. Despite this, she didn’t give up and went on to independently release the albums “We Are Rivera” and “Farewell to Selena.”
She signed with Sony Music in the late 1900s and Fonovisa Records in 1999. In 1999, Rivera released “Que Me Entierren Con la Banda,” her first commercially successful album. It wasn’t until 2001 when Jenni released two albums, “Dejate Amar” and “Se Voy a Dar an Otro,” that she garnered her first Latin Grammy nod.
“Mi Vida Loca,” her tenth studio album, debuted at the top of the Regional Mexican Albums list in 2007. Jenni, her ninth studio album, debuted at the top of the Billboard Top Latin Albums Chart in the United States in 2008 and remained there for the entire year. Her first full-length mariachi studio album, “La Gran Senora,” was released in 2009 and received critical acclaim. She was nominated for Best Ranchero Album for the album.
Additionally, she has been in a number of reality television series. A reality television programme named “Chiquis and Raq-C” starring her oldest daughter was developed by her. Afterward, she made an appearance on “I Love Jenni,” a spinoff reality program. That was followed by a stint as a coach on Mexico’s version of America’s Got Talent.
After the publication of her album “Parrandera, Rebelde y Atrevida” in 2005, she saw a significant increase in popularity. The album was a huge success, reaching the top ten on the Billboard Latin Albums Chart.