Twenty-seven year old, Gerardo Oritz, born on the 5th of October, 1989, only became a star seven years ago, in the year 2010. The mexican singer-songwriter who reached stardom because of his debut album, Ni Hoy Ni Mañana, began performing at a very young age, with his first performance being at the age of eight.
By the time he reached the age of ten, he already had an album published in his name. The then middle-child, born to Antonia Oritz and Cecilia Oritz was born in California although, much of his upbringing took place at his parents birthplace in, Sinaloa, Mexico.
His grandfather played a key role in shaping the man. Gerardo has a very special place in his heart, reserved for this man. When questioned in an interview, ‘Who’s your favourite superhero?’ Gerardo responded by saying, ‘my grandfather’. Gerardo is not an only child, in fact, he is one of five children that his parents were blessed enough to give birth to. William, Kevin, Anthony and Oscar complete this family tree, while the eldest brother, William too, has a career in music. It was for his very first album, Ni Hoy Ni Mañana, that he was nominated for one of the most prestigious music awards, the Grammy Award. As of today, he remains to be living life as a bachelor.
Education: The boy who had an album at the age of ten attended Blair High School, during his early years.
Gerardo Ortiz Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $7 Million US Dollars
Gerardo Ortiz has an estimated net worth of $7 million US dollars as of 2017. From the looks of things, it looks like Gerardo Oritz’s net worth has been on the up since his breakthrough album. After securing the limelight for himself in 2010, his bank balance too, has reflected this success of his. In 2012 his net worth was $2 million. By the end of the next year, his net worth seemed to have doubled, amounting to nearly $4 million. Since then, the man who earns approximately $700,000 a year has comparatively lost some ground.
Gerardo Oritz Business Model
The business model of every singer/songwriter is very similar. Album sales, live performances and sponsorships. That’s how they earn money to buy their bread and butter. Gerardo Oritz is no different. Most of the money that he earns is attributed to album sales. An approximate figure of just how much he makes through this channel is illustrated via this example. Five of his most popular albums/songs, have contributed to raise nearly $2 million. That’s quite a remarkable feat for any musician. Sponsorships attribute to nearly $200,000 a year, this being his second most income-earning activity.
Gerardo Oritz Notable Awards
Premio Lo Nuestro (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Regional Mexican song (2013, 2014, 2015)
Regional Mexican Male Artist (2014)
Regional Mexican Album (2015)
Album of the year (2016)
Norteno Artist (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
* Two Grammy Award nominations, in the year 2010 and 2013.
Early on in the year 2017, Gerardo Oritz set a record for the most number of No.1 songs on the Billboard chart of Regional Mexican Songs. Furthermore, Gerardo is set to release a new album this year, titled ‘Comeré Callado’.