Ruben Blades is a vocalist and performer from Panama who has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He earned his net worth also as a songwriter, Latin jazz musician and activist who performs musically in the Afro Cuban and Latin jazz music genres most commonly.
Ruben Blades Net Worth $15 Million
He was considered a musical icon in Panama and across Latin American states by making a sequence of hits in addition to appearing in iconic films. As a professional singer/songwriter, he brought the lyrical sophistication of Central American nueva cancin and Cuban nueva trova also as experimental tempos and politically inspired Nuyorican salsa to his music, so creating thinking persons’ (salsa) dance music. He’s also composed heaps of musical hits. The most famous one is “Pedro Navaja” which is a tune about a neighborhood thug who seems to perish during a robbery. His tune “Sorpresas” continued the narrative. These were inspired by “Mack the Knife.” It really is entitled “Patri” or “Fatherland.”
Blades made a substantial contribution in the music industry. He has collaborated with Pete Rodriguez to produce hits including “Descarga Caliente” and “De Panama New York” during the 1970s. He also worked with several award-winning artists including Ray Baretto, Larry Harlow and Willie Colon. He and Colon went on to create numerous albums for example “Siembra” (1978) that became the best selling salsa album in history. His breakthrough hit “Pablo Pueblo” (1977) afterwards became an official campaign tune of Panama when he ran for president of the united states. He’s an idol in Panama and is much admired throughout Latin American that he has managed to attract 18% of the vote in his failed attempt for presidency in 1994.
Ruben Blades crossed over to acting while making Grammy-award winning albums since 1980s. He made his debut in the 1982 film The Last Fight. He also appeared in notable productions including Mo’ Better Blues and Predator 2. His career went on hold after he was appointed minister of tourism by Panamanian president Martn Torrijos for a five-year period.