Sixto Rodriguez
Sixto Rodriguez
Celebrated Name: Sixto Rodriguez
Real Name/Full Name: Sixto Diaz Rodriguez
Gender: Male
Age: 82 years old
Birth Date: July 10, 1942
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Weight: 70kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Konny Koskos
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Eva Rodriguez, Sandra Rodriguez-Kennedy and Rean Rodriguez)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Sixto Rodriguez Gay?: No
Profession: Singer-Songwriter, Poet, Guitarist, Excavation Worker, and Demolition Worker
Salary: No
Net Worth in 2024: $6 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez is a famous musician, singer, poet, and excavation worker. He is known by several other names like Rod Riguez, Sixth Prince and Jesus Rodriguez. His album was a cult hit in South Africa. Diaz’s work is available in countries like Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

In 2012, a documentary Searching for Sugar was released based on a singer’s life. Sixto received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Maybe you know about Sixto Rodriguez 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 Sixto Rodriguez’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

The singer was born on July 10, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. The parent of Diaz was Maria Rodrguez and Ramon Rodriguez. The reason behind the singer’s name because he was the sixth son. His parents emigrated from Mexico to the United States in the 1920s. The musician often writes about politics in his songs. In 1981, Sixto completed his bachelor’s from Wayne State University’s Monteith College.

Personal Life

The singer married twice in his life. He separated from his wife, and the couple has three daughters together.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on July 10, 1942, Sixto Rodriguez is 82 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 6 ft 1 in tall, and his weight is 70 kg.


The musicians released single; I’ll Slip Away in 1967. After that, he did not work on any song for three years. ┬áThe singer signed a deal with Sussex Records, which was a subsidiary of Buddah Records.

The singer released two albums with a record named Cold Fact and Coming from Reality. The album sold only a few copies in the United States. In 1975, Sussex was closed down. At that time, the singer was working on the third album, which was never released.

In 1976, Sixto quit music and acquired a derelict house for $50 in a government auction. He starts working in production line work, which earned him low income. The singer was politically active and motivated people during those times. The singer has discussions about songs with Steve Rowland in 2013. The singer was not known in his home country, but the singer songs were recognized in Australia, Botswana, New Zealand, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

Rodriguez’s album Australians rights were acquired by the Blue Goose. Sixto album received platinum status in South Africa. In 1979 and 1981, he perfumed in two concerts in Australia. In 1991, the singer both album was released in South Africa first time. Sixto was remained unknown in South Africa until 1997 but was recognized after his daughter created a website of singer.

Rodriguez performed six concerts in South Africa. Before that, the musicians went to Sweden to perform. In 2002, Sixto’s song Sugar Man was covered by Just Jinger. He returns to Australia for East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival.

The singer shows tickets sold out in Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney. His song Sugar was featured in the movie Candy. In 2009, his album was re-released by Light in the Attic Records. The documentary Searching for Sugar Man was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It received the World Cinema Special Jury Prize and Audience Award.

On February 10, 2013, the documentary received BAFTA Award for Best Documentary. The musicians appeared on Late Show with David Letterman. On the show, he perfumed on songs named Crucify Your Mind and Can’t Get Away. In 2012, the singer was interviewed by Holland.

In 2015, the book Sugar Man: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez. The singers still perform in the United States and Canada. In August 2018, he headlined a tour at Detroit’s Garden Theatre.

Awards & Achievements

He did not receive any award in his singing career.

Net Worth & Salary of Sixto Rodriguez in 2024

Sixto Rodriguez Net Worth
Sixto Rodriguez Net Worth

As of July 2024, The net worth of Sixto Rodriguez is $6 million. His albums were not hit in the United States but were successful in other parts of the world. The third album of the singer was not released. After quitting music, Sixto did several jobs like demolition to production line work.

In the 1970s, there was rumored that Sixto committed suicide. The singer earns money by performing on music tours in several countries. The soundtrack of the singer was used in films. Diaz’s two studio albums were re-released in 2012, and they ranked 20 in Denmark, Sweden, and New Zealand.

The singer receives his deserving fame very late in his career. He quit very early from music.


  1. what a remarkable person Sixto is.. I would dream of meeting him and he would sing to me. He is my Sugar Man. Any concerts in Wyoming, USA ? Thanks for your Time …always stay humble…. Sandra from Wyoming


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