Placido Domingo Net Worth: Know his salary, career, achievements, family, early life

Placido Domingo Net Worth: Know his salary, career, achievements, family, early life

Facts of Placido Domingo Net Worth: Know his salary, career, achievements, family, early life

Net worth$200 Million
Date of Birth:1941 January 21
First NameJose Placido Domingo
Last NameEmbil
AkaPlacido Domingo
Age:83 years old
Birth Nation: Spain
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch

Placido Domingo is a Spanish tenor and art director who has a total net worth of $200 million. He is best known as the "King of Opera" and is considered one of the greatest tenors of his time. 

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How Much Net Worth Does Opera Singer Placido Domingo Have? 

Placido Domingo has a total asset of $200 million and salary is $30,000,000. He is the highest-paid singer in the planet with his yearly income rising to $75 million between April 2017 and April 2018.

Having performed widely in numerous operas, he got acclaims for his "Rich vocal enrichment" and "effortless elan". It is accepted that Placido has completed 80 operas, recorded more than 50 and totaled up 1400 performances. For these, he has earned 12 Grammy Awards, including three Latin Grammys.

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Placido's growth in wealth isn't just from his ability as a singer but also credit goes to his various stock investments and lucrative endorsements like the one he has with CoverGirl cosmetics. 

He apparently owns several restaurants, for example, the "Fat Domingo Burger" chain) in Madrid and furthermore has a Football Team called the "Madrid Angels". He even propelled his own Vodka brand called Pure Wonderdomingo. He also has a fashion line called "Plácido Domingo Seduction".

Placido Domingo's Car

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He has purchased a BMW Hydrogen 7 worth $118,000.

Career Beginning of Placido Domingo

Placido Domingo started his professional career singing baritone roles with his folk's zarzuela company. His initial profession includes a production of My Fair Lady, of which he gave 185 performances without interference.

In 1959, Placido went for the National Opera (Mexico) as a baritone, however, he was asked to sing something in the tenor territory. He was contracted as a tenor comprimario (artist of secondary roles) and as a coach for different singers. Placido performed by playing piano for a ballet company on a Mexican TV program and accompany portions of operas, zarzuelas, and musical comedies.


Placido showed up with the Dallas Civic Orchestra, on November 1961. Towards the finish of 1962, Placido and his wife Marta Ornelas marked a six-month contract with the Hebrew National Opera in Tel Aviv, Israel. His organization remained in Tel Aviv for more than two years.

In the wake of leaving Tel Aviv, Placido was employed by the New York City Opera. On October 21, 1965, his first show was planned in Carmen, however, four days before the show he was requested to fill in Madame Butterfly for a tenor who was sick.

On September 1968, Placido made his debut official Metropolitan Opera, when he substituted for Franco Corelli in Adrianna Lecouveur seven days before his booked appearance. He additionally showed up in movie versions of a couple of operas amid the 1980s, and he organized benefit concerts that raised a great many dollars to help casualties of a 1985 earthquake in Mexico.

Placido Domingo Overall acclaim

During the 1990s, Placido made the huge accomplishment with his fellows Tenors Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti. In 1996, Placido turned into the artistic director of the Washington Opera while propelling the Three Tenors World Tour, which conveyed opera to four continents and proceeded through 1997.


In 1998 Domingo agreed to assume control as the artistic director of the Los Angeles Opera, starting in 2000. In 1999 he set a record with his eighteenth premiere night performance at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. In December 2000 Placido got a Kennedy Center Honor for lifetime accomplishment from U.S. president Bill Clinton (1946).

On September 2001, Placido performed at an administration in Yankee Stadium in New York City for casualties of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the USA. In December of that year, there was a concern when Domingo, while performing in Otello in Milan, Italy, faltered and needed to leave the stage quickly. He returned after a couple of minutes, However, and finished whatever is left of the show.

Did Placido Domingo Spend His Early Life And Childhood Well?

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Placido Domingo was born on January 21, 1941, in Spain as Jose Placido Domingo Embil. He is the son of Placido Franciso Domingo Ferrer, a violin player who sang baritone roles and Josefa "Pepita" EmbilEnchaniz, a soprano. He has one sibling, Jose "Mari Pepa" Domingo de Fernandez.

At the age of five, Placido had the ability to hum complex zarzuela tunes. As a child, he used to perform in his parent's zarzuela acts. 

Placido started training privately in piano and took up training at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico when he was 14. He additionally took conduction lessons and voice classes at the National Conservatory of Music.

Is Placido Domingo Still Single Or Married?

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Talking about his marital life, Placido Domingo is a married man. Placido got married to Ana Maria Guerra Cue, a piano player. The couple welcomed one child, Jose(born in 1958). Unfortunately, they broke up after a few years. 

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Then, Placido met soprano singer Marta Ornelas from Veracruz. After getting wedded, the couple performed together in Opera in Tel Aviv. Later, the couple was blessed with two children, sons Placido Domingo Jr.*born un 1965) and Alvaro Maurizio(born in 1968). 

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