Luis Miguel may not be popular now as he was before, but that doesn’t stop him from gaining more fans. In fact, people are still interested in his music (and even his love affairs) until now.
After all, there’s no denying that LuisMi is one of the best and most iconic singers in Latin music.
So, if you’re just starting to become one of LuisMi’s dedicated fans, keep reading because in this article, we’ll be sharing with you everything you need to know about his age, height, sexuality, parents, and net worth.
What is Luis Miguel’s Age?
Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri was born on April 19, 1970, making him 59 years old at the time of this writing. His birthplace is Puerto Rico, but he spent most of his childhood in Mexico after he and his family moved there.
Luis has been a performer before he was even old enough to drive. In fact, at only 11 years of age, Luis Miguel sang at the wedding of the daughter of Mexico’s former president, Jose Lopez Portillo. It was then that he formerly debuted as an artist.
Since then, people have known that LuisMi has a bright future ahead of him. His fame and success grew exponentially that by the age of 14, he had already won a Grammy award, making him the youngest artist to ever get a Grammy.
Indeed, it seemed like Luis was living such a fast-paced life with all the achievements he’s been getting at such an early age. Ironically enough, he also became a young father. He had a baby daughter with singer Stephanie Salas when he was just 19 years old.
What is Luis Miguel’s Height?
According to sources, Luis Miguel stands 5’10’’ or 178cm tall. This challenges the notion of how women only like tall guys, especially since Luis has a type for supermodels.
His girlfriends are either his height or taller than him. Still, that shouldn’t shake his confidence since LuisMi is still taller than average. Statistics show that most Mexican men are only 5’6’’ or 169cm tall.
Out of curiosity, we also made a list of celebrities who are of the same height as Luis Miguel. They are:
- Timothee Chalamet
- Tyra Banks
- Blake Lively
- Jungkook from BTS
- Uma Thurman
- Adam Sandler
- Owen Wilson
- Matt Damon
- Mick Jagger
Is Luis Miguel Straight or Gay?
The answer may seem obvious, but at this day and age, you can never know for sure. Based on his dating history, one can easily conclude that Luis Miguel is 100% straight. Still, some people wonder if Luis could possibly be gay.
While Luis has not commented on the subject yet, an online poll reveals that 68% of voters think that the singer is straight. Meanwhile, the remaining 32% are indifferent about it.
The bottom line is that the only person who knows Luis Miguel’s true sexuality is LuisMi himself. Everything else is just speculation unless Luis explicitly confirms it.
Who are Luis Miguel’s Parents?
Suppose you have watched Luis Miguel’s biopic on Netflix. In that case, you’d know that he’s got a complicated and tragic relationship with his parents. But if you haven’t, well, allow us to fill you in.
Luis was born to a very successful family who was no stranger to fame and the media. His father is Luis Gallego, better known as Luisito Rey, who was a popular Spanish singer, songwriter, and music executive.
Meanwhile, his mother is Marcela Basteri, who is an infamous Italian actress who disappeared without a trace in 1986. His parents both had positive and negative influences on Luis Miguel’s life.
For one thing, his mother’s disappearance significantly affected him as a child while his father’s stern attitude as his personal manager bruised Luis emotionally.
Unfortunately, Luis has yet to be reunited with his mother, and things ended bitterly between him and his father. According to reports, Luis fired his father as his manager after getting into financial problems.
This led Luisito to develop severe depression and alcoholism, which eventually resulted in his death in 1992.
What is Luis Miguel’s Net Worth?
This six-time Grammy-award-winning singer reportedly has a net worth of around $180million.
He has made 22 albums, went on thousands of tours (one of which became recognized as the highest-grossing tour done by a Latin artist), and has royalty rights to hundreds of songs he has written. That is why it’s no wonder how he made such a fortune.
So, what else would you like to know about the legendary “El Sol de Mexico”? Let us know in the comments section below!