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Ruben Blades Net Worth

Ruben Blades Net Worth is
$15 Million

Ruben Blades Biography

His mother’s great-uncle, Juan Bellido de Luna, was mixed up in Cuban revolutionary motion against Spain and was later on a article writer and publisher in NY. Whilst producing Grammy-award earning albums from the 1980’s onwards, Blades crossed to acting, producing his debut in the 1982 film, The Last Fight. He was regarded as a musical icon in Panama and across Latin American countries by creating a string of hits and also appearing in iconic movies. As a specialist singer/songwriter, he brought the lyrical sophistication of Central American nueva canción and Cuban nueva trova and also experimental tempos and politically influenced Nuyorican salsa to his music, therefore creating thinking individuals’ (salsa) dance music. His breakthrough strike “Pablo Pueblo” (1977) later on became the official campaign music of Panama when he ran for president of the united states. His family isn’t quite sure the way the Blades family finished up in St. His music “Sorpresas” continued the tale. These were influenced by “Mack the Knife. He also made an appearance in notable productions such as for example Mo’ Better Blues and Predator 2. It really is entitled “Patri” or “Fatherland.” Blades made an enormous contribution in the music market. He offers collaborated with Pete Rodriguez to create hits such as for example “Descarga Caliente” and “De Panama NY” through the 1970s. He also caused several award-winning performers such as Ray Larry Harlow, Baretto and Willie Colon. He and Colon continued to produce several albums such as for example “Siembra” (1978) that became the best-offering salsa album ever sold. He in addition has composed a large number of musical hits. He’s an icon in Panama and is a lot admired throughout Latin American that he offers managed to entice 18% of the vote in his failed attempt for presidency in 1994. Rubén Blades crossed to acting while creating Grammy-award earning albums since 1980s. As a songwriter, Blades brought the lyrical sophistication of Central American nueva canción and Cuban nueva trova along with experimental tempos and politically influenced Nuyorican salsa to his music, creating thinking individuals’ (salsa) dance music.” He in addition has composed and sings what many Panamanians consider their second nationwide anthem. He lately appeared in the actions thriller film Safe Home (2012) and in addition in A long time ago in Mexico (2003). His career continued keep after he was appointed minister of tourism by Panamanian president Martín Torrijos for a five-year term. He keeps a Licenciado en Derecho law level from the University of Panama and an LL.M in International Regulation from Harvard University. Ruben Blades is definitely a Panamanian singer and actor who includes a net well worth of $15 million. He’s wedded to singer Luba Mason. As a specialist singer/songwriter, Blades made an enormous contribution to the music market: his early function included a collaboration with Pete Rodriguez, creating hits such as for example Descarga Caliente and De Panama a fresh York, through the 1970s. Blades also caused numerous award-winning including Ray Barretto, Larry Harlow, performers and Willie Colon. His breakthrough strike, Pablo Pueblo (1977) later on became an unofficial marketing campaign music of Panama when he ran for president of the united states. Blades and Colon continued to produce many albums, including Siembra (1978), which became the best-selling salsa album ever sold. He gained his net worthy of also as a songwriter, Latin jazz musician and activist who performs musically in the Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz genres frequently. In September 2004, he was appointed minister of tourism by Panamanian president Martín Torrijos for a five-calendar year term.M in International Laws from Harvard University. In 2004, he place his career on keep to serve as Panama’s minister of Tourism. He served the positioning for five years. $15 Million: Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (born July 16, 1948), professionally referred to as Rubén Blades (Spanish pronunciation:, however in Panama and within the family members), is normally a Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, actor, Latin jazz musician, and activist, executing musically frequently in the Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz genres. He produced his debut in the 1982 film The Last Fight. Blades provides composed a large number of musical hits, the most well-known of which is normally ‘Pedro Navaja,’ a song in regards to a neighborhood thug who’s killed by an extremely attractive road walker he in fact knows, he attempted to kill her, she shot him, plus they both die, a bum discovers them, and will take his belongings, (his melody ‘Sorpresas’ continues the tale), motivated by ‘Mack the Knife.’ He also composed and sings ‘Patria’ (Motherland), which many Panamanians consider their second nationwide anthem. He has gained 7 Grammy and 5 Latin Grammy Awards. His film and tv acting career started in 1983, and provides continued, occasionally with several-calendar year breaks to spotlight other tasks, though to the 2015 TV series Dread the Walking Dead, where he plays the primary cast personality Daniel Salazar.He’s an icon in Panama and is a lot admired throughout Latin America and Spain, and were able to attract 18% of the vote in his failed try to gain the Panamanian presidency in 1994. He also made an appearance in significant productions, including Mo’ Better Blues and Predator 2. He retains a Licenciado en Derecho laws level from the University of Panama and an LL. Recently, he appeared doing his thing thriller film, Safe Home (2012) as soon as Upon a period in Mexico (2003). Regarded a musical icon in Panama and across Latin American countries, Ruben Blades’ net value grew from creating a string of hits after that appearing in iconic movies. Blades was created in Panama Town, Panama, the child of Cuban musician and celebrity Anoland Díaz (genuine surname Bellido de Luna), and Colombian Rubén Darío Blades, Sr., a gifted athlete, percussionist and later on a graduate of the Federal government Bureau of Narcotics in Washington, DC.Ruben Blades is definitely a singer and actor from Panama who comes with an estimated net well worth of $15 million. Blades’s paternal grandfather, Rubén Blades, was an English-speaking indigenous of St. Lucia who found Panama as an accountant. The most well-known one is definitely “Pedro Navaja” which really is a song about a community thug who seems to die throughout a robbery. Lucia, however when his


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Quick Facts

Full NameRubén Blades
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 16, 1948
ProfessionFilm Score Composer, Politician, Lawyer, Activist, Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Pedro Navaja, Amor y control, Talento de Televisión
EducationHarvard Law School, University of Panama, Harvard University, Pedro Navaja, Amor y control, Talento de Televisión
NationalityPanamanian
SpouseLuba Mason
ChildrenJoseph Verne
ParentsRuben Dario Blades, Sr., Anoland Diaz, Pedro Navaja, Amor y control, Talento de Televisión
SiblingsRoberto Blades
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/Medoro.Madera.Oficial
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/rubenblades
AwardsLatin Grammy Award for Best Salsa Album, Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album, Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Tropical Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Tango Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video, Grammy Award for Best World Music Album, Grammy Award for Best Salsa/Merengue Album, ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a New Television Series, Pedro Navaja, Amor y control, Talento de Televisión
NominationsLatin Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor - Supporting Role, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In A Children/Youth/Family Special, Pedro Navaja, Amor y control, Talento de Televisión
MoviesHands of Stone, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, The Milagro Beanfield War, Predator 2, Safe House, Cradle Will Rock, The Devil's Own, The Two Jakes, All the Pretty Horses, Crossover Dreams, Assassination Tango, Mo' Better Blues, Disorganized Crime, Secuestro Express, Imagining Argentina, Critical Condition, Cristiada, Color of Night, Fatal Beauty, The Counselor, Chinese Box, The Super, The Lemon Sisters, Crazy from the Heart, A Million to Juan, Scorpion Spring, The Josephine Baker Story, The Maldonado Miracle, The Last Fight, One Man's War, Miracle on I-880, Roots of Rhythm, Spoken Word, Spin, Musica Mundial, Original Salsa Kings: Vol. 1
TV ShowsGideon's Crossing, Fear the Walking Dead


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Holds degrees in Law from the University of Panama and International Law from Harvard University.
2 Blades uses the English pronunciation (rhymes with "glades"), as Ruben's grandfather Reuben Blades was English, a native of St. Lucia.
3 The son of a bongo player turned police detective and a mother who taught piano, Blades grew up with music but studied law at the University of Panama. In 1974, at 26, he landed in New York City with just $100 in his pocket and a dream to make it as a singer.
4 His grandfather, Reuben Blades, was born on the British island of St. Lucia.
5 Was Minister of Tourism in Panama from 2004 until 2009.
6 In Predator 2 (1990), he played a character with the last name Archuleta who is killed by the bad guy, and in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), his character avenges the death of a partner with the last name Archuleta.
7 He won his first Grammy for the album, "Encenas", and has won 4 more in Latin categories, a Latin Grammy, and one in World Music for the album "Mundo.".
8 Ran for President of Panama as founder and head of the Papa Egoro party in 1994. He came in third behind the two leading Panamanian parties. However, he won a respectable 18% of the vote. His party gained enough seats in the Panamanian Legislature to ensure its continuance and a place in national politics, until it was dissolved in 1999.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Songs as: "Maestra Vida", "Pedro Navaja", "Desiciones", "Desapariciones", "Tiburón", etc.
2 On stage, he wears a hat On interviews wears a bonnet
3 Songs about social criticism and daily life
4 His maracas painted like flag of Panama


Quotes

#Quote
1 What good is it to know something, if you don't share what you know?


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Film Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
2001 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Actor in a New Television Series Gideon's Crossing (2000)
1990 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Dead Man Out (1989)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Favorite Movie Actor: Supporting Role For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
2004 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children/Youth/Family Special The Maldonado Miracle (2003)
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Crazy from the Heart (1991)
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
1986 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Crossover Dreams (1985)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fear the Walking Dead 2015-2016 TV Series Daniel Salazar
Hands of Stone 2016 Carlos Eleta
The Counselor 2013 Jefe
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada 2012 President Calles
Safe House 2012 Carlos Villar
La siguiente estación 2011 Short Benito
Spoken Word 2009 Cruz-Sr.
Secuestro express 2005 Carla's Father
Spin 2003 Ernesto
Imagining Argentina 2003 Silvio Ayala
Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2003 Jorge FBI
The Maldonado Miracle 2003 TV Movie Cruz
Assassination Tango 2002 Miguel
Resurrection Blvd. 2002 TV Series Martin
Gideon's Crossing 2000-2001 TV Series Dr. Max Cabranes
All the Pretty Horses 2000 Don Hector de la Rocha y Villarreal
Cradle Will Rock 1999 Diego Rivera
Chinese Box 1997 Jim
The Devil's Own 1997 Edwin Diaz
The X-Files 1997 TV Series Conrad Lozano
Al compas de un sentimiento 1996 Singer
Grampa 1996 Doctor
Eres mi Canción 1996 Video short Singer
Scorpion Spring 1995 Border Patrolman Sam Zaragosa
Color of Night 1994 Martinez
A Million to Juan 1994 Bartender
Life with Mikey 1993 Angie's Dad (uncredited)
Miracle on Interstate 880 1993 TV Movie Pastor Beruman
The Super 1991 Marlon (as Ruben Blades)
Crazy from the Heart 1991 TV Movie Ernesto Ontiveros
One Man's War 1991 TV Movie Perrone
The Josephine Baker Story 1991 TV Movie Count Giuseppe Pepito Abatino
Heart of the Deal 1990
Predator 2 1990 Danny Archuleta (as Ruben Blades)
The Two Jakes 1990 Mickey Nice
Mo' Better Blues 1990 Petey
The Lemon Sisters 1989 C.W
Cinemax Sessions 1989 TV Series
Disorganized Crime 1989 Carlos Barrios
Dead Man Out 1989 TV Movie Ben
Homeboy 1988 Doctor
The Milagro Beanfield War 1988 Sheriff Bernabe Montoya
Fatal Beauty 1987 Carl Jimenez (as Ruben Blades)
Critical Condition 1987 Louis
Crossover Dreams 1985 Rudy Veloz
The Last Fight 1983 Andy 'Kid' Clave

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ligia Elena 1983 Short performer: "Ligia Elena" / writer: "Ligia Elena"
Hands of Stone 2016 "Plástico" , "Ligia Elena" , "Símbolo" , "Tiburón" / performer: "Champions"
Ride Along 2 2016 writer: "Watch Out For This Bumaye" - as Ruben Blades
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Los 80 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Benvenuti al nord 2012 writer: "Plastico"
Sugar 2008/I performer: "Que Bonita Luna"
Banda sonora TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Memòries de la tele 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
El cantante 2006 writer: "El Cantante"
Spin 2003 writer: "Improv" - as Ruben Blades
Operación triunfo 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Casa de los babys 2003 performer: "Un Son Para Ti"
Empire 2002 performer: "Plastico" / writer: "Plastico"
Dance with Me 1998 performer: "Patria" / writer: "Patria"
Unplugged 1994 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Barcelona 1994 writer: "Ligia Elena"
Stefano Quantestorie 1993 performer: "Pedro Navaja" / writer: "Pedro Navaja"
Gladiator 1992 writer: "Da Me La Fama" - as R. Blades
Do the Right Thing 1989 lyrics: "Tu y Yo" / music: "Tu y Yo" / performer: "Tu y Yo"
Chances Are 1989 performer: "NUESTRO ADIOS" / writer: "NUESTRO ADIOS"
True Believer 1989 performer: "La Marea" / writer: "La Marea"
Oliver & Company 1988 performer: "Buscando Guyaba" / writer: "Buscando Guyaba"
The Believers 1987 performer: "El Nacimiento de Ramiro"
Miami Vice TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1986 - 1987 writer - 2 episodes, 1986 - 1987
Beat Street 1984 performer: "Tu Cariño Carmen's Theme" / writer: "Tu Cariño Carmen's Theme"
Pedro Navaja 1984 "Pedro Navaja"

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ruben Blades, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil 2014 Video
Vivir pedaleando 2003 Short
Empire 2002
A Design for a Life 2001 Short
Eres mi Canción 1996 Video short
Gryphon 1990 TV Movie as Ruben Blades
Q & A 1990
Ligia Elena 1983 Short
When the Mountains Tremble 1983 Documentary

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
P.O.V. 2012 TV Series documentary composer - 1 episode
Éste es mi barrio 1996 TV Series composer - 1 episode

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pedro Navaja 1984 song "Pedro Navaja"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Talking Dead 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Yo soy la Salsa 2014 Documentary
Paco de Lucía: la búsqueda 2014 Documentary Himself
Ruben Blades, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil 2014 Video Himself
Tavis Smiley 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Invasión 2014 Documentary Himself
Miradas 2 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Celebrity Habla 2 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Performer
Voces 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Predator Goes to Town 2005 Video short Himself
En mi país 2004 TV Movie Himself
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema 2002 Documentary Himself
The Palladium: Where Mambo Was King 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Encuentro 2002 TV Movie documentary
Lo + plus 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Latido Latino I: señas de identidad 2001 Documentary Himself
Latido Latino II: tiempos mestizos 2001 Documentary Himself
From Son to Salsa 1996 Documentary Himself
Somos un solo pueblo 1995 TV Movie documentary
The 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration 1993 TV Movie Himself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Telecupón 1991 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Into the Night 1991 TV Series Himself
The Predator 2: International 1990 Video short Himself
Pero ¿esto qué es? 1989-1990 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Rockambole 1989 TV Series
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1986 Video documentary Himself (as Ruben Blades)
Àngel Casas Show 1985-1986 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City 1985 Video short Himself (uncredited)
The Return of Ruben Blades 1985 Documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1985 TV Series Himself - Guest
Roots of Rhythm 1984 TV Series Himself
Beats of the Heart: Salsa 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 minuts 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Himself
Passage to Panama: A Musical Journey 2008 Video documentary Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
The Hunters and the Hunted: The Making of 'Predator 2' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Carlos Barrios
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