Carlos Vives
Carlos Vives
Celebrated Name: Carlos Vives
Real Name/Full Name: Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo
Gender: Male
Age: 62 years old
Birth Date: 7 August 1961
Birth Place: Santa Marta, Colombia
Nationality: Colombian
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 74 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Claudia Elena Vásquez (m. 2008), Herlinda Gómez (m. 1990–2004), Margarita Rosa de Francisco (m. 1988–1990)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Lucy Vives, Elena Vives, Carlos Enrique Vives, Pedro Vives)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Carlos Vives Gay?: No
Profession: Singer, songwriter and actor
 Salary: $32,000
Net Worth in 2024: $10 million
Last Updated: June 2024

A Colombian singer, songwriter, and actor, Carlos Vives was born in 1961 in Santa Marta. His music has been influenced by rock and natural Vallenato sensibilities. His music is massively elemental to the Colombian music scene, and his music has a central instrument to it – the accordion.

Carlo Vives is a Grammy Award-winning musician and an excellent actor. His fame is credited to a massive hit song named La tierra del olvido in the 90s.

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Early Life & Biography

Carlo Vives graduated from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, studying a publicist course. He was eagerly into music by then, part of multiple bands, and acted in theatre.

He landed his first acting debut in 1982 with Tiempo Sin Huella, a Colombian TV series. There was no looking back in his career thereon. His performance of a local art form, Wvallenato, became successful and popular.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 7 August 1961, Carlos Vives is 62 years old as of today’s date 13th June 2024. His height is 1.78 m tall, and weight is 74 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Carlos Vives With Wife Claudia Elena Vásquez
Carlos Vives With Wife Claudia Elena Vásquez

No media personality or famous artist is ever hidden from the limelight. Vives was no exception. His first marriage to a renowned Colombian actress, Margarita Rosa de Francisco, was always under the scanner by the national media. He met her during the airing of telenovela, Gallito Ramirez. They married in 1988 and broke it off in 1990.

He had no children with Margarita. Carlos Vives became a first-time father with his second wife, Herlinda Gómez and had two children: Carlos Enrique Vives and Lucía Vives. They married in 1990 and broke it off in 2004.

After a gap of four years, former Miss Colombia Claudia Elena Vásquez married Carlos Vives, and together they had two children, Elena Vives and Pedro Vives. He shuttles between Miami and Colombo.


1982 saw a rise in the acting career of Vives, and he was coming up in a variety of shows and series. His roles were not a cakewalk. He challengingly played the role of a Colombian Caribbean coat boxer and portrayed his love story. This title role was Gallito Ramírez that came out in 1986.

He was paired opposite his first wife, Margarita Rosa de Francisco. While his acting career was soaring high for him, his first released album did not gain momentum that year. Released in the same year, his album, Por Fuera y Por Dentro, did not do well.

He did not give up music and created a second ballad album as well. While this one was fairing fine in terms of rankings, Carlos Vives couldn’t make money out of it.

Soon enough, other than a few songs here or there, his music albums were not fairing well and subsequently led to his break from music. His acting stint in 1989, the same time around this break, cushioned the blow of this failure and helped him focus on this acting job he got a chance to work on in Puerto Rico.

Led roles in La Otra and Aventurera, television soaps gained a great deal of popularity and fame for him as an actor.

A life-changing role came his way in 1991. It was an acting role in a television series. The genre was fantasy and was based on life of vallenato composer Rafael Escalona. The series, obviously called Escalona, had this composer’s songs. This impacted Vives in ways that revamped his career altogether.

His stint with renowned Colombian singer Shakira was released as a single, La Bicicleta, in 2016. This music video captured their hometowns and came to be on top rank on Billboard’s US Latin Airplay chart. In 2018, Vives took up the role of a coach in a reality television show, The Voice.

Awards & Achievements

His honorary credits include being a Grammy Award winner and seven-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Colombian artist.

His album, Clásicos de la Provincia, won the Billboard Latin Music Awards Best Album. It was acknowledged as an evergreen landmark album in Colombian and Latin American music. It is said that this helped in taking vallenato and his type of music all across and beyond.

Net Worth & Salary of Carlos Vives in 2024

Carlos Vives Net Worth
Carlos Vives Net Worth

As of June 2024, Vives has a net worth of $10 million, which comes from his music career, and he also has earned a lot of chunks from his acting jobs.

All in all, it is observed that music of such caliber also must keep reinventing and revamping his art to ensure modern fuses with traditional to create an exceptional amalgamation of music that lives on.

In and around 2009, Carlos Vives grew more liberal with his fusion of vallenato with other forms of music and experimented with way more. His commercial success was off the charts.


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