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One of the voices behind YouTube’s most streamed song Despacito, he has left his mark on the scene for music worldwide but what is Daddy Yankee’s net worth as of 2023 from all th hits since 2004?

Puerto Rico has actually blessed the world of entertainment with some big names and some of your favorite sounds are coming from there. If you know Bad Bunny then you must as well heard of Daddy Yankee who is regarded as a legend when it comes to Latin music from Puerto Rico.

Daddy Yankee was an aspiring baseball player and he even tried his luck with Seattle Mariners in Major League Baseball but before he could get signed as a professional baseball player, he was hit by a stray bullet in his hip.

He credits the stray bullet for letting him focus his energy on music as he has now made millions from singing and dancing for his millions of fans across the world. And how much has he made from the music?

What is Daddy Yankee's Net Worth
Young Daddy Yankee

Daddy Yankee’s Net Worth

Daddy Yankee’s net worth is $40 million as of July 2023. He has sold over 30 million records and won numerous awards from 527 nominations with 157 wins.

Some of the awards Daddy Yankee won Latin Grammy Awad for Best Urban Music, the Latin Grammy Award for The Record of The Year, and four Latin Grammy Awards for the Despacito record alone among others.

He is known to be one of the pioneers of reggaeton, a style of Spanish-language dancehall reggae that he helped popularise with his hit song ‘Gasolina’ in 2004.

Hit Songs That Contributed To Daddy Yankee’s net worth

Though every single record by any famous singer of the standard of Daddy Yankee will bring in considerable among of money or wealth in the form of deals and awards, there are some popular songs that obviously made Daddy Yankee the household name he is, and those have contributed to his net worth. Some are:

  • Gasolina
  • Sabado Rebede
  • Rompe
  • Despacito
  • Dura
  • Col Calma
  • Limbo
  • Como
  • Ulala
  • La Santa

Let’s look at some of these hits songs.

  • Gasolina

This is the record that projected Yankee to his music pedestal in 2004. It was his first hit under his personal record label El Cartel Records which he founded in 1997.

Gasolina was a mega-hit in South America and the Caribbean, Yankee toured more than 30 cities across the world with the song alongside other hits from the album Barrio Fino.

This first reggaeton hit made Yankee the most successful Latino singer between 2004 to 2009 by winning the first Latin Grammy Award, making number 9 on the list of 50 Greatest Latin Songs of All Time.

The streams, shows, deals, and brand positioning Yankee gained from Gasolina made it one of the songs he will forever feel blessed with.

  • Despacito

Daddy Yankee’s verse on this Luis Fonsi song made him the most-listened Latin music icon ever with the song amassing over 8.2 billion streams on YouTube alone.

Gasolina gave Daddy Yankee fame and cemented his status as a reggaeton legend but it is Despacito that made him more than 20% of his overall net worth.

Let’s do a little mathematics for Despacito-generated revenue on YouTube and Spotify, on YouTube, the song has 8.2 billion views which according to SocialBlade, generates 9 million dollars and 1.2 billion streams on Spotify bringing in $3.8 million.

With royalties and other streaming platforms that even pay better ad revenue than YouTube, Lpus Fonsi and Daddy Yankee made a fortune with Despacito.

What is Daddy Yankee's Net Worth
Despacito’s revenue from Spotify

Film and other sources of income

Daddy Yankee’s other sources of income which contributed to his over $40 million net worth include juicy deals with Reebok and Pepsi and also exploring his other sides of creativity as an actor and producer.

He became the first Latino singer to sign a deal with Reebok in 2005 to produce merchandise in his name. In 2006, Reebok released his incense clothing line DY which stands for Daddy Yankee with shirts, shoes, and other sporting goods.

This multi-year partnership earned Daddy Yankee over $7 million.

In 2007, he also appeared in a Pepsi campaign titled Puertas where he was seen visiting his youthful age by opening a series of doors.

He also act and produced a series of movies such as Vampiros in 2004, Talentos De Barrio in 2008, and many short films which aimed at curbing violence among the people of Puerto Rico.

The latest Daddy Yankee’ non-music project was the release of his game Trylogy, a 3D video game based on tower defense games. He presented at the New York’s Comic Con and it was released on November 2013.

These projects and his soon-to-be-released last studio album will definitely add to Daddy Yankee’s net worth.


Who is the richest reggaeton singer?

Daddy Yankee is the most celebrated and richest reggaeton singer so far in the history of reggaeton

is daddy Yankee still singing?

Yes, though he claimed he will retire from music after his last album, he has been putting in the work at least fo the meantime. His latest release is Beachy featuring Omar Courtz.

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