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José Feliciano Net Worth

José Montserrate Feliciano García net worth is

$6.5 Million

José Montserrate Feliciano García Wiki Biography

José Montserrate Feliciano García was born on 10 September 1945, in Lares, Puerto Rico, of Latin American descent. He is a singer and songwriter, perhaps best known for his hits “Light My Fire” and “Feliz Navidad”.

A noted artist, how wealthy is José Feliciano? Sources state that Feliciano has established a wealth of over $6.5 million, as of early 2017. His net worth has been earned during his singing career, which now spans well over 50 years.


José Feliciano Net Worth $6.5 Million

Due to congenital glaucoma, Feliciano was left permanently blind at birth. At the age of five, his family moved from Puerto Rico to New York City’s Spanish Harlem, and he soon started learning the accordion, later taking up the guitar and making his first public appearance at the Bronx’s El Teatro Puerto Rico at the age of nine. In 1962 Feliciano dropped out of school to focus on his career in music, and in order to help his family struggling with finances. He performed in local clubs before making trips to places such as New York’s Greenwich Village and Vancouver, Canada.

In 1963 he signed a contract with RCA, releasing his debut album, “The Voice and Guitar of Jose Feliciano” in 1965. After a spectacular performance at the Mar del Plata Festival in Argentina the following year, he released three consecutive albums in Spanish, gathering a considerable Latin fan base with hits like “Poquita Fe” and “Usted”. His net worth started to rise.

Feliciano came into the international spotlight in 1968, when he released his version of the Doors’ 1967 hit “Light My Fire”, which reached #3 on the US pop music charts, selling over a million copies and earning two Grammy Awards. Scoring such a major hit boosted Feliciano’s popularity considerably and, significantly improved his wealth. His following album – “Feliciano!” – in which the song was included, was just as successful, achieving gold status.

The same year the singer was invited to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 1968 Baseball World Series at Detroit’s Tiger Stadium. However, his stylized performance proved to be too controversial, receiving negative critical press; nevertheless, the song eventually became a hit.

In 1970, Feliciano’s album of Christmas music entitled “Feliz Navidad” came out, with the title song achieving a great success, became a holiday staple, and the single being named as one of the 25 all-time most-played Christmas songs in the world by ASCAP, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, reinforcing the singer’s status of a legendary performer, and boosting his net worth.

His 1971 San Remo Music Festival entry, “Che Sara,” also became a great hit throughout Europe, Asia and South America. Few years later, he recorded the theme song to the sitcom “Chico and the Man”, which was placed in the Top 100 singles chart, and as he also guest-starred in the sitcom playing the singer Pepe Fernando. Feliciano’s wealth was helped further.

Jose went on to release a number of albums during the decade, and he also composed music for television series and films, as well as guest-starring in series such as “Kung Fu” and “McMillan and Wife”.

In 1980 Feliciano signed with Motown Latino, and went on to release a series of hit records marketed for Latin audiences. He also recorded duets with other artists, such as “Por Ella” with José José and “Tengo Que Decirte algo” with Gloria Estefan. In 1987 he was rewarded with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The ’90s saw the singer making a cameo appearance in the film “Fargo”, and around this time, an East Harlem school was renamed The Jose Feliciano Performing Arts School in his honor. After completing a European tour at the end of the decade, he released the acclaimed album “Senor Bolero”. His net worth was still rising.

In 2007, Feliciano composed and released his first English-language album, “Soundtrax of My Life”, and went on to release several more albums, the last being the 2012 tribute to Elvis Presley, entitled “The King”.

Throughout his life, Feliciano has released numerous albums in both English and Spanish language, 40 of them achieving gold or platinum status, which has made him one of the most prominent performers of the pop era. Famous for his ability to re-invent classic rock with a Latin spin, his success has enabled him to earn many awards and a considerable wealth.

In his private life, Feliciano was married to Hilda Perez from 1965-79, and as of 1982, he has been married to Susan Omillion, with whom he has two children.

Full Name José Feliciano
Net Worth $6.5 Million
Date Of Birth September 10, 1945
Died April 17, 2014, Cupey, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Place Of Birth Lares, Puerto Rico
Height 1.65 m
Profession Singer, songwriter, musician
Education East Harlem school (The Jose Feliciano Performing Arts School)
Nationality Puerto Rican
Spouse Susan Omillian (m. 1982-)
Children Jonathan Feliciano, Michael Feliciano, Melissa Feliciano
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wheresjosefeliciano/
Twitter https://twitter.com/wheresjose
IMDB www.imdb.com/name/nm0004913
Allmusic www.allmusic.com/artist/josé-feliciano-mn0000271113
Awards Grammy Award for Best New Artist (1969), Grammy Awards for Best Latin Pop Album/Best Contemporary Tropical Album/Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program (2011), Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement award (2011)
Record Labels RCA Victor, Optimism
Albums “The Voice and Guitar of Jose Feliciano” (1965), “Feliciano!”, “Feliz Navidad” (1970), “Senor Bolero” (1998), “Soundtrax of My Life” (2007), “The King” (2012)
Nominations Grammy Hall of Fame (2010), Hollywood Walk of Fame (1987), Madame Tussauds Museum’s Wall of Fame
Movies “Fargo”,
TV Shows Mar del Plata Festival, Live From Daryl’s House
# Trademark
1 His guitar playing technique
2 Soulful voice
3 Sunglasses
# Quote
1 If you do what you love and you do it with joy and you do it with a humble attitude, everything falls into line.
2 [on one of his most famous compositions] I think “Feliz Navidad” resonates with people because it’s a happy song and it’s simple. I’m glad makes people happy at Christmas.
# Fact
1 Had a hit remake with the song “Light My Fire”. His version charted at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, two spots lower than the original version recorded by The Doors.
2 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3 Has three children: Melissa, Jonathan and Michael.
4 Guitarist and singer who, as a result of congenital glaucoma, has been blind since birth.


Title Year Status Character
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Fargo 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series music – 1 episode
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2014 TV Special lyrics: “Feliz Navidad” / music: “Feliz Navidad”
Dancing with the Stars TV Series 1 episode, 2014 music – 1 episode, 2008
Glee 2012 TV Series writer – 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2011 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Poupoupidou 2011 “California Dreamin'”
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2010 writer – 1 episode, 2010
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
The American 2010 writer: “NEL GIARDINO DELL’AMORE”
Memòries de la tele 2008 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
Ugly Betty TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2007 writer – 1 episode, 2007
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Zodiac 2007 performer: “Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying”
Escort 2006 performer: ” There’s always something there to remind me”
Idols! 2005 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Christmas with the Kranks 2004 writer: “Feliz Navidad” – as Jose Feliciano
Surviving Christmas 2004 performer: “Feliz Navidad” / writer: “Feliz Navidad”
Secret Window 2004 writer: “Chico and the Man”
Kubanacan 2003 TV Series “Contigo aprendi”
Chasing Papi 2003 performer: “Romeo”
Operación triunfo 2002 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Jos sais kerran 2002 TV Series writer – 1 episode
About a Boy 2002 as Feliciano, “Feliz Navidad” / performer: “Feliz Navidad”
Queen of Swords 2000-2001 TV Series performer – 22 episodes
Moulin Rouge! 2001 performer: – as Jose Feliciano / performer: “El Tango de Roxanne Medley”
Sugar & Spice 2001 writer: “Feliz Navidad”
Gloria Estefan’s Caribbean Soul: The Atlantis Concert 2000 TV Special documentary performer: “Tengo Que Decirte Algo”
The Yards 2000 writer: “Affirmation” 1975 – as Jose Feliciano
200 Cigarettes 1999 performer: “Feliz Navidad” – as Jose Feliciano / writer: “Feliz Navidad” – as Jose Feliciano
Fargo 1996 performer: “Let’s Find Each Other Tonight” / writer: “Let’s Find Each Other Tonight”
The Forbidden Dance 1990 performer: “Lambada the Forbidden Dance”
Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse 1988 TV Movie writer: “Feliz Navidad”
Stingray 1986 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Buenas noches TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1983 writer – 1 episode, 1983
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1978 TV Movie performer: “Feliz Navidad” / writer: “Feliz Navidad”
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special writer: “Chico and the Man”
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 performer: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” Finale
All in the Family 1976 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Midnight Special TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1973 writer – 1 episode, 1973
The Graham Kennedy Show 1972-1973 TV Series writer – 3 episodes
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
The 41st Annual Academy Awards 1969 TV Special performer: “The Windmills of Your Mind”
Mackenna’s Gold 1969 performer: “Old Turkey Buzzard” – as Feliciano


Title Year Status Character
Feliz Navidad 2006 Tio Pepe
Con la música por dentro 1999
Siempre piel canela 1997 TV Movie Singer
Fargo 1996 José Feliciano
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 Our Guests at Heartland (as Jose Feliciano)
Chico and the Man 1976 TV Series Pepe Fernando
Aaron Loves Angela 1975
Kung Fu 1975 TV Series Jonno Marcado
McMillan & Wife 1974 TV Series Rico Martinez
Dusty 1967 TV Series


Title Year Status Character
Chico and the Man 1974-1976 TV Series 4 episodes
Aaron Loves Angela 1975

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
Chico and the Man 1975 TV Series composer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Mackenna’s Gold 1969 introduced by


Title Year Status Character
Lucas Tanner 1975 TV Series Himself
Soul Train 1974 TV Series documentary Himself – Guest
Soundstage 1974 TV Series Himself
Engelbert with the Young Generation 1972 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970-1971 TV Series Himself
Monsanto Presents Mancini 1971/II TV Special Singer / Guitarist
Make Your Own Kind of Music! 1971 TV Series Himself
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series Himself – Singer / Guitarist
The Andy Williams Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Movin’ 1970 TV Movie Himself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Peggy Fleming at Madison Square Garden 1969 TV Movie Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Himself
This Is Tom Jones 1969 TV Series documentary Himself
Feliciano! Very Special 1969 TV Movie Himself – Host (as Jose Feliciano)
The 41st Annual Academy Awards 1969 TV Special Himself – Performer
Bing Crosby Special: Making Movies 1968 TV Movie Himself
The Bing Crosby Show 1968 TV Movie Himself
1968 World Series 1968 TV Mini-Series Himself – National Anthem Singer
The Rolf Harris Show 1967 TV Series Himself
Dee Time 1967 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1966 TV Series Himself – Singer
Fanfare 1965 TV Series Himself – Singer
That Regis Philbin Show 1965 TV Series Himself
Felicidades: Navidad 2015 2015 TV Movie Himself
The Latin Explosion: A New America 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself – Interviewee / Singer / Songwriter
José Carreras Gala 2013 TV Series Himself
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards 2012 TV Special documentary Himself
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation 2012 Documentary Himself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself – Classical Guitarist
Un mundo perfecto 2011 TV Series Himself – Guest
Divendres 2011 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina 2009 TV Movie Himself
Festival del Huaso de Olmué 2009 TV Series Himself – Performer
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
The 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself – Performer
Concert of Hope 2008 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2007 TV Series Himself – Surprise Musical Guest / Performing ‘Old Turkey Buzzard’
The Megan Mullally Show 2006 TV Series Himself
My First Time 2006 TV Series Himself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 2006 TV Series Himself – Performer
Don Francisco presenta 2004 TV Series Himself
En mi país 2004 TV Movie Himself
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2004 TV Special Himself – Performer
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
Pa’lante con Cristina 2004 TV Series Himself
Micallef Tonight 2003 TV Series Himself
Resurrection Blvd. 2002 TV Series Himself
Raíces 2001 Video documentary
Gloria Estefan’s Caribbean Soul: The Atlantis Concert 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Guitarra mía 2000 Documentary
Ricky Martin: One Night Only 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself (segment “Light My Fire / Oye Como Va [Guajira]”)
The Americanos Concert 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
¡Mi Gente! My People! 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Feliciano: The Legend 1998 TV Movie Himself
Hola Susana 1996 TV Series Himself – Guest
Somos un solo pueblo 1995 TV Movie documentary
Hollywood Fantasy Christmas 1992 TV Movie Himself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself (as Jose Feliciano)
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1986 TV Series Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1986 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1970-1986 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
Liberty Weekend 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1970-1986 TV Series Himself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself (as Jose Feliciano)
Salute! 1983 TV Series Himself
Buenas noches 1983 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Express 1983 TV Series Himself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
Disco 1982 TV Series Himself
The Val Doonican Music Show 1982 TV Series Himself
Sound Festival 1982 TV Series Himself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Himself
Solid Gold 1981 TV Series Himself
The John Davidson Show 1981 TV Series Himself
Sesame Street 1980 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1973-1980 TV Series Himself
Horas doradas 1980 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1971-1980 TV Series Himself – Co-Host / Himself – Vocalist
Soul Alive 1977 TV Series Himself
The Alan Hamel Show 1976 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Wolfman Jack Show 1976 TV Series Himself
Numéro 1 1976 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
Andy 1976 TV Series Himself
Sammy and Company 1975 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2002 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Moulin Rouge! (2001)
1987 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on December 1, 1987 at 6541 Hollywood Blvd.
1987 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on December 1, 1987 at 6541 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
1975 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Special Musical Material Chico and the Man (1974)

Known for movies

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