|Real Name/Full Name||Vicente “Chente” Fernandez Gomez|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||“El Rey de la Musica Ranchera”, “ El Charro de Huetitan”, “El Idolo de Mexico”|
|Birth Place:||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||17 February 1940|
|Age/How Old:||82 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 57″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 171.96 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father– Ramon Fernandez.
Mother –Paula Gomez de Fernandez
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Maria del Refugio “Cuca” Abarca Villasenor|
|Kids/Children Name:||Vicente Jr, Gerardo, and Alejandro|
|Profession:||Singer, actor, and film producer|
|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2022|
The king of Ranchera Music, “El Rey de la Musica Ranchera”, the nicknames of the legendary singer Vicente Fernandez is no less. The widely known, appreciated, and respected artist indeed has many followers and fans. Releasing more than 50 songs, he is also regarded as a cultural icon of Mexico. Such a personality has many things which are yet to be explored, so is the aim of the article.
Well, how well do you know about Vicente Fernández? If not much, here is what we know about Vicente Fernández to date.
Biography and Early Life
Fernandez was born on 17 February 1940 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Paula Gomez de Fernandez and Ramon Fernandez. His full name is Vincent “Chente” Fernandez Gomez. He was the only son of his parents. His childhood was spent in poverty since his parents were not wealthy.
He had to start working at a young age, and he worked as a waiter, cashier, and petty jobs in a restaurant to support his family because he could not even complete his education. When he turned 7 years old, his mother took him to watch a movie named ‘Pedro Infante’, which became an inspiration to him to start playing music, making him pick a guitar at the young age of 8 and started to practice various music styles.
All this while his parents supported his dreams. Later when he turned 12, he was able to win multiple awards and started playing at various clubs and gatherings. After his father lost the ranch, the family moved to Tijuana.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Vicente Fernández in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Vicente Fernández’s age is 82 years old as of today’s date 5th December 2022 having been born on 17 February 1940. Though, he is 5′ 57″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 171.96lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms.
Fernandez was not from a privileged class; hence he was forced to drop out after completing his 5th class. He was not lucky enough to complete his education and never again went to any school or college. He was home tutored by his parents, who taught him the basics. He never regrets dropping out of his school and sees it on a positive note that it gave him more time to focus on improving his music.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Fernandez got married to Maria Del Refugio “Cuca” Abarca Villasenor in 1963. He was at his lowest at the time as he had applied for various auditions where he was rejected, and he had lost all his hope and wanted to give up on music. His wife supported him at those times and kept his motivation.
As a result, in 1996, he was offered a contract and recorded his first song. They together have three children named Vincent Jr, Gerardo, and Alejandro. He loves his wife very much and is very possessive about her. He refused liver transplantation since he didn’t want to sleep with his wife with another man’s body part.
Is Vicente Fernández Gay?
Fernandez’s sexuality, without any argument or doubt, can be confirmed to be straight. He is married and has children. Above that, he is doubted to be homophobic as in one of the interviews, and he revealed that he refused liver transplantation as he feared that the liver could be of a homosexual.
Fernandez’s career as a musician took speed after the death of the most famous traditional singer, Javier Solis. After that, Fernandez signed a contract under Discos CBS and recorded his first single. The song gained popularity among the masses and bought him various other offers. In 1971, he tried his luck in acting by appearing in a movie named “Tacos al Carbon,” which was also a hit, but he was more focused on singing, and hence, he stopped appearing in films and focused on his Ranchera tradition.
He has recorded more than 50 songs and more than 30 movies in his career, which lasted for around three decades. In April 2016, he announced his retirement.
Fernandez won many awards and nominations for his work which include 3 Grammy Awards and 13 nominations. He won Latin Grammy Awards 8 times from 14 nominations. From 33 nominations, he won 14 Lo Nuestro Awards. Some of the category and work for which he was nominated/awarded are:
In 2008, he was nominated for Grammy Awards for his work ‘Necesito de ti’ for the category of best regional Mexican album.
He won Grammy Award in 2015 for the category of Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano) for his work ‘Mano a Mano- Tangos a la Manera de Vicente Fernandez’
Fernandez was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for the song Para Siempre for the category of Album of the Year in 2008.
In 2013, he won the Latin Grammy Award for the song Hoy as Best Ranchero Album.
In 2014, he won the Lo Nuestro Award for the song Himself for the category Ranchera Performance.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Vicente Fernández in 2022
As of 2022, Fernandez has a net worth of $30 Million with a remuneration of up to $7.3K to $11.3K. He is a cultural icon of Mexico who recorded more than 55 albums and contributed to more than 30 movies. Before setting his career in music, he worked for less than $1,000. His hard work and undying passion for music led him to become famous and wealthy.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
Fernandez refused liver transplantation due to the fear of getting the liver of a homosexual or an addict.
He refused to sit in a wheelchair until the authority begged him as they feared that the hospital would be destroyed if anything happens to Fernandez.
Fernandez is a great talent who achieved everything with his hard work and determination. He did not give up and believed in himself, which bought him all the prospects. He endured much hardship in his childhood which he replaced with happiness and success and is a result of his ambition.