|Capital:||€ 30 million|
|Country of origin:||Puerto Rico|
|Source of wealth:||Singer|
Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez (born February 3, 1977 in San Juan, Puerto Rico), better known as Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican singer, actor, and music producer. One of the best known representatives of the reggaeton style.
Ramon was born in the city of San Juan in Puerto Rico. When he was young, he dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but due to a leg injury, he decided to devote his life to his other hobby of music.
He initially signed with DJ Playero, but has also worked with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Nicky Jam, Pitbull, Mey Vidal, DJ Blass, Eric DJ, Eliel, Nas, Tony Touch or members of the G-Unit, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck.
He married Miredis González at the age of 17 and they currently have two children: daughter Jessalis and son Jeremy. The singer also has an illegitimate daughter, Jamelette. Singer album sales in the United States and Latin America reached nearly one million copies. His most popular composition is “Gasolina” (“gasoline”). Daddy Yankee has a strange look, his look is inspired by the gangster negro culture of the USA. He has won the Lo Nuestro Music Award and was nominated for a Grammy and MTV Video Music Award. He played in the film “Talented Guy” in 2008.
His song Impacto, released on Cartel: The Big Boss in 2007, appears on the San Juan Sounds playlist in Grand Theft Auto IV. In the video game Grand Theft Auto IV, Daddy Yankee broadcasts his voice to San Juan Sounds radio station, where he acts as the DJ of this reggeton station. The Impacto Song also appears. This is an open world adventure video game developed by Rockstar North. On November 29, 2013, he released his game Trylogy. The 2012 Limbo song from the Prestige album was featured in Just Dance 2014.
As an actor, he plays in American commemorative films and television programs such as Love, Glory and Beauty. On April 28, 2016, Daddy Yankee received the Industry Leader Award 2016 at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
After a ten-year rivalry with Don Omar for the title of Reggae King, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar announced at a press conference in early 2016 that they would perform together on stage in a series of concerts titled The Kingdom. The tour sells in a few minutes in big cities like Las Vegas, Orlando, Los Angeles, New York. The two artists exchanged music sessions during the concerts organized as part of boxing matches, and fans in each city voted for their loved ones with an app developed for the event. “Two kings, one throne,” said Pina Records founder Rafael Pina, who had a good relationship with both artists and also developed the tour concept. About the tour and his rivalry with Yankee’s father, Don Omar said: “Let me make it clear: I am not his best friend and he is not my best friend, but we respect each other. The desire to be the best has made us better.
In 2017, Daddy Yankee donated $ 100,000 to Puerto Rico Food Bank after the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. Around 9,000 families on the island were provided with this money.
Since October 2017, Barrio Fino and Directo have been the seventh and thirteenth bestsellers on the Latin albums in the United States. Over the course of her career, 63 songs by Daddy Yankee have been included in the Hot Latin Songs charts, including 24 in the top 10 and 5 in the top spot. Daddy Yankee is the ninth musician with the most singles on Hot Latin songs.
He is also known for his song with Luis Fonsi called “Despacito”, a clip that has garnered over 6 billion views on YouTube video hosting and is the number one in a variety of music streaming services worldwide was standing.
On April 17, 2019, the singer announced that a remix of his success with Con Calma with American singer Katy Perry will be released shortly. You publish the video on your Instagram account.
In 2007 Daddy Yankee became the spokesman for the environmental organization “Yo Limpio a Puerto Rico” founded by Ignacio Barsottelli. Yo Limpio a Puerto Rico, PepsiCo and Wal-Mart announced a recycling contest between public with the campaign “Tómatelo en Serio, Recicla por Puerto Rico” (Take it seriously, recycle for Puerto Rico), in which Daddy Yankee was the main speaker and private schools across the island in the primary, middle and high school categories.
In 2008 Ayala participated in a campaign to promote voting in the 2008 Puerto Rico general election. This initiative included a concert entitled “Vota o quédate callado” (vote or silence).
On August 25, 2008, Ayala approved Republican John McCain’s candidacy as President of the United States in the 2008 elections, declaring McCain to be a “fighter for the Hispanic community.” As part of this campaign, Ayala hosted a debate entitled “Vota o quédate callado: Los Candidatos Responden a Los Jóvenes”, which aired on October 9, 2008.