|Net Worth:||$12 million|
|Full name:||Juan Luis Londoño Arias|
|Born:||February 28, 1994|
|Country of Origin:||Colombia|
Maluma is a popular figure in the Latin music world known for his alluring tenor voice and streetwise yet appealing delivery.
He is a Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter known for several smash hit songs that topped the charts.
Some of his hit singles include Corazon, El Perdedor and Borro Cassette. He is signed to Sony Latin and Sony music Colombia.
With his huge reputation, vast recognition and numerous accolades, most fans would be curious to know “what is Maluma’s net worth?”
Maluma’s Early Life and Education
Maluma was born Juan Luis Londoño Arias on the 28th of January, 1994 in Medellin, Colombia.
His parents are Luis Fernando Londono (father) and Marelli Arias (mother). He has an elder sister, Manuela Londono Arias with whom he grew and no brother.
Growing up, Maluma was a lover of football, he started playing at a very tender age and would go ahead to feature in the lower divisions for Atletico Nacional and La Equidad Football Clubs.
He also developed a passion for music and singing in his teenage years. When asked why he chose music over football in an interview, he said that things became tough at some point in his football career and opportunities started coming for him in music thus he decided to stick with music.
He graduated from Honotonares School in El Retiro where he was a revered singer and was always urged by friends to join local singing competitions.
His musical stage name “MALUMA” is derived from the first two letters of his mother, father and sisters’ names.
Maluma gained attention after he composed a song titled “No Quiero” together with a close friend at just fifteen years.
He started singing in cafes to get a platform to launch his career.
His uncle noticed his remarkable talent and determination and took him to a recording studio for trials as a birthday gift where he amazed and impressed everyone.
He started taking vocal lessons, recording singles and had some of his songs aired on local radio stations.
His single “Farandurela” in 2011 became a sensation, and he began to gain recognition in Colombia.
The song rose to become very popular on radio stations and internet. This led to some music production companies picking interest in the young lad.
He, however, signed a contract with Sony Music Company. At this point, his music career received a great boost, and he released a follow-up single “Loco”.
Months later he released “obsession” together with its video which was a widely celebrated piece.
In August 2012, Maluma released his first (debut) studio album which he titled “magia”.
The album was a success and opened doors for him to collaborate with many well-known artists.
The album earned him a gold certificate from the Colombian Association of Producers of Phonograms.
He also won his first shock awards nomination for best new artist 2012.
By 2013, Maluma had gained popularity in most Latin American countries including the United States.
He released “La temperatura” same year which found its way into billboard music charts’ top 40.
In the same year, he was nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards for Best New Artist.
His song “la temperatura” went on to pick best radio song in the shock awards for that year.
He was also nominated for best Latin American artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards for that year amongst other nominations.
In 2014, Maluma released three singles, “addicted”, “carnival”, and “La curiosidad”.
These songs were hugely successful, breaking boundaries and getting top positions on the charts.
He kicked off his first musical tour titled: “pretty boy/dirty boy tour” in June same year performing in most Latin American cities and beyond.
He would also participate as one of the coaches of Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards same year.
In January 2015, the singer launched a compilation of his greatest hits which he titled: “PB.DB. The mixtape”.
Due to its success, he received a diamond certification and became the first national artist of the urban genre to receive such certifications from the Colombian association of producers of phonograms.
In 2015, he released “El tiki” and “Borro cassette” both of which gained wide acceptance and airplay topping the charts.
He also ventured into urban cloth collections in the same year. In October 2015, he released an album “pretty boy, dirty boy” where he collaborated with top class artists.
The album would go ahead to make waves as Maluma embarked on a promotional tour of the album in some major cities.
In 2016 he released a couple of collaborative songs including “El Perdedor” “Desde Esa Noche” and “Cuatro babys” which found their ways to various top spots on the charts.
On April 2017 he released “Felices Los 4” which was a huge success garnering extensive views on YouTube.
Due to his versatility, Maluma remains one of the most sought-after Latin American artists of his genre.
Maluma’s Awards and Achievements
The highly celebrated Colombian music star has lots of awards and achievements to his credit.
He won the “shock Award” for the Best radio station song “La temperatura” in 2013, Peoples Artist and Best Urban Artist 2014 and Best radio station song for addicted in 2014, Peoples’ Artist 2016.
He also won MTV Europe’s Music Award for Colombian Artist of the year 2014, Best American Artist in 2016, Colombian Artist of the year 2016.
He has the Nuestra Terra Award for Best Urban interpretation (La temperatura) in his award files.
Others include Tu Mundo awards for favourite artist 2014, favourite national artiste and favourite song 2016 (for Borro Cassette), and also MTV millennial Awards 2014,2016.
Maluma’s Lifestyle and Controversy
Maluma grew up with his elder sister. He mentions Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and Hector Lavoe as his most significant influences while growing up. He calls his music, urban pop.
He has tattoo markings covering parts of his body.
He’s always fond of his family and gives them credit for what he has become today.
His favorite color is blue, and his favorite sports would obviously be football though he engages in other sports.
He lists his current favourite artists like Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. You may wish to take a look into the garage of the music star thereby asking “what car does Maluma drive?”
Maluma lives a lavish lifestyle though somewhat secretive, but he is known for riding fancy cars and has been spotted with high-end automobiles like the Ferrari and Lamborghini.
During the 2018 FIFA world cup which he attended as a guest performer alongside Nicky jam, he was robbed at a hotel in Moscow.
The robbers were said to have taken away jewelry worth well over $780,000. Though he wasn’t physically hurt, he has since recovered from the shocking and traumatizing experience.
Maluma’s Height & Weight
You may also be pondering on Maluma’s height; he stands at 1.78m and weighs about 70kg.
Maluma’s Wife and Kids
Most Fans will want to know about Maluma’s private life.
Some fans would be asking “Is Maluma married?” “Who is Maluma’s wife?” “Does Maluma have kids”
Well, Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on which angle you are looking at it from, there’s no evidence of Maluma ever being married or divorced neither is there any data suggesting he has children yet.
However, the 24-year-old star has been linked to several ladies at the relationship level.
Maluma has always had a large female fan base mainly due to his cute bad boy looks.
He has been romantically linked to a couple of ladies, including famous celebs. This most times drives fans to ask “who is Maluma’s girlfriend”.
Maluma’s current girlfriend is the Cuban-Croatian beauty and model Natalia Barulich.
He met her in 2017 when she was featured in Maluma’s hit single video “Felices Los 4”.
The duo became friends, and it gradually developed into a relationship. The pair is said to be inseparable now.
The lovebirds were in Russia for the world cup where they celebrated their anniversary on the 24th of June 2018.
The pair share photos together and are one of the most celebrated Latin couples. Natalia aside from modeling is also a DJ.
The pair looks lovely together, and some fans are waiting for them to take the next big step.
Though some fans may not be happy with the development especially females, understandably.
In the past, he was romantically linked with Belinda, Anita, and was rumored to have dated Yeinly Castro in 2016.
Maluma’s Net Worth (2018)
Now to the question many fans are seeking an answer to, “What is Maluma’s net worth?”
Looking at the numerous recognitions and awards Maluma has gotten, one will be expecting the music star to own a fortune.
Well, he does live up to the billing, Maluma’s estimated to have a total net worth of $12 million in 2018. Not bad for a 24-year-old.
How Does Maluma Make His Money?
Maluma made a large chunk of his money through his music, including his live shows, performances and tours.
He featured in many films, TV series and shows. And also partakes in commercial adverts for popular brands for which he’s rewarded handsomely.
Some for which he’s a brand ambassador.
On the internet, his Vevo account offers him an impressive amount of revenue.
Reports indicate that “Vevo streams” pays him $15,000 for every 1,000,000 views he gets on YouTube.
Maluma’s Vevo account has over 10 million followers and over 6 billion video views.
With such numbers, we can only imagine the amount he rakes in from there.
He also earns from his official Sound Cloud account where he has over 35 million followers.
Maluma’s Social Media Pages
The Colombian music star can be found and followed via his active social media accounts.
On Twitter, Maluma can be found via his verified Twitter handle @Maluma, where he boasts of over 5 million followers, with over 19 thousand tweets.
On Facebook, Maluma can be connected with through his verified official page @MALUMAMUSIK which is liked and followed by over 22 million people.
On Instagram, he can be found and followed via his verified IG handle @Maluma.
His handle boasts of over 35 million followers and over 6,000 posts. Wow, pretty huge fan base right there.
All you need to know about the music star can also be found on his website @maluma.online.
Juan Luis Londono Arias has achieved so much for his young age and is apparently not slowing down anytime soon.
The 24-year-old Colombian star has become a music icon and source of inspiration to many young and upcoming Latin artists.
With Maluma’s busy schedule and continuous rendition of hit singles, albums and features in TV shows, his net worth will sure continue to rise.
We look forward to having more beautiful works from this great artist.