Lou Bega
Lou Bega
Celebrated Name: Lou Bega
Real Name/Full Name: David Lubega
Gender: Male
Age: 49 years old
Birth Date: 13 April 1975
Birth Place: Munich, West Germany
Nationality: German
Height: 1.70m
Weight: 68 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Jenieva Jane B. (m. 2014)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Jada Love
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Lou Bega Gay?: No
Profession: Singer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $1.5 million
Last Updated: April 2024

David Lubega is better known by his stage name Lou Bega. He is a German recording artist. In 1999,  “Mambo No. 5” was recorded by the Bega. This was a remake of 1949’s instrumental piece. This reached Number 1 in many European countries and was also nominated for a Grammy Award. Bega added his own words in the song and sampled the original version extensively.

Maybe you know about Lou Bega very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Lou bega’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Bega, in his early days, lived in Munich, where he attended German primary school. During his teenage years, he traveled to Miami, Florida, where he found the inspiration for his hit single “Mambo No. 5. Bega also went to Uganda, where he lived for six months. In recent days, he lives in Berlin, Germany. Bega started his musical career as a rapper, and at the age of 13, he founded a hip hop group with two other boys.

Personal Life

Like many other famous celebrities, Bega keeps his personal life private. The only few details we know about him is that he is the son of a Sicilian mother and a Ugandan father.  In 1972, his father, Charles, went to Germany to study biology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Bega spent most of his time with his mother Nicole, until he was 6 in Italy.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 13 April 1975, Lou Bega is 49 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024. His height is 1.70m tall, and his weight is 68 kg.


As a rapper, Bega started his musical career. When he was 13 years old, he founded a hip hop group with two other boys. While living in Miami, he learned Latin music. After Bega returned to Munich, he met a manager, Goar Biesenkamp, as well as music producers “Donald Fact” and “Frank Lio,” with whom he developed the concept for the song “Mambo No. 5. At Lautstark, Bega signed a recording contract also. In France, “Mambo No. 5” spent twenty weeks at No. 1 ranking. It was also used by the British TV broadcaster for their coverage of test match cricket between 1999 and 2005.

Bega has also appeared on stage for the Royals as well as international corporations. Bega was the only artist to be asked to sing a song on Germany’s headlining show Wetten, dass? and they again asked him sang it twice. On New Year’s Eve in 2007. There he performed in Poland.

In Berlin, he has been the MC at the American Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, the Billboard Radio Awards, and at the Love Parade. On 4 April 2015, he also performed live on TV on the Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway in the UK. In July 2016, Bega made several guest appearances of Andre Rieu’s famous Maastricht concerts.

Awards & Achievements

Bega was awarded the German Echo Prize as well as being nominated for five times. Other achievements include a Grammy Award nomination, a World Music Entertainment Award in Cannes, the Blockbuster Entertainment Award in Los Angeles, the Amadeus Award of Vienna,  the Festival Bar of Verona, and the Bunte New Faces Award in Berlin.

He has done a 22-city tour of the US with Cher, live show appearances throughout South America with concerts in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and a tour through India with stops in Bombay, New Delhi, Madras, Bangalore, and Kolkata have been some of the highlights along his way. More than 200 concerts in Europe have attracted over three million fans and viewers. Some of his lifetime achievements are:

  • In 1999, he won the “Best International Song” award at Festivalbar for “Mambo No. 5.
  • In 2000, he won the “International Song of the Year” award at NRJ Music Awards for “Mambo No. 5.
  • In 2000, he won the “Single of the Year (National)” award at ECHO for “Mambo No. 5.

Net Worth & Salary of Lou Bega in 2024

Lou Bega Net Worth
Lou Bega Net Worth

Lou Bega is one of the best vocal artists in German and also throughout the world. He has an outstanding career record with a net worth of $1.5 million as of April 2024. This amount he earned from his many singles and albums like “Mambo No 5” and other records have earned him awards contributing to this amount. Lou had also hosted several international music awards shows.

Lou bega is one of the best German recording artists. Not only in German, but he has also spread his stardom throughout Hollywood. In his early days, when his father went abroad for higher studies, he spent his entire childhood with his mother. He is best known for his work at “Mambo No 5,” and this become a lucky charm for him, and soon, he gives many blockbusters and won millions of hearts by his mesmerizing voice in a very short period of time. Because of his hard work and dedication, he has a huge fan following throughout Hollywood. He has achieved many awards in his entire career life and has achieved a milestone.


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