J Balvin Net Worth 2018, Bio, Age, Height

The reggaeton singer from Columbia who is a fluent rapper and have written several songs is J Balvin. ‘6 AM’, ‘Mi Gente’ or ‘Ay Vamos’ would echo the name of this worthy singer in the heart of uncountable fans around the world.

The two discography that was released as La Familia in 2013 and Energia in 2016 was highly appreciated in the music world. The boy who performed gigs in the Medellin has built his strong foundation in the world of raps too. One of the prominent reggaeton singers has released urban singles in his albums which got the high reputation in the listings chart.

There is no shade of doubt that the rapper-singer had earned quite conveniently after proving his charm of singing pattern and surging lyrics.

With the passage of time, J Balvin has accumulated not less than $6 million dollars of estimated net worth.

Early life

J Balvin was born as Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin on 7th May 1985 in Medellin, Antioquia, and Columbia. He was born to Alba Mery Vasquez Balvin and Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin. He was raised by his younger sister Caroline Balvin.

He received his primary and high school education in his native place at Medellin.

He left his country when he was approaching eighteen and landed on the American soil and studied at Oklahoma to better his English proficiency. The is no record available regarding his further education in any college or university which suggests that the artist has started to search his way in the musical world.

For a while, Balvin has moved away from Oklahoma to New York City but continued his English lessons.

After some time he went back to his native land and started performing in different programs at many local urban clubs before he established himself as a successful performer.


From his early teenage Balvin is cultivating a keen interest in music. To be precise when he was only a young boy of 14 he was feeling an urge to devote his time and dedication to building a career in music. For some years he left his native land and went to America.

After returning back from the United States Balvin started to search out the opening for a musical career by performing in various club parties and programs in the locality. It is quite understandable that applauds of the audience in the different programs have given him enough strength to nurture his musical talent with some optimism. Balvin has always given credit to his native place which has been a tremendous boosting factor in building his career. Balvin had acclaimed Medellin and Columbia in many elite occasions including in his felicitations in Billboard Latin Music Awards.

He has a tremendous liking for the hits of his childhood days and while releasing his debut mixtape of the year, 2012 he included those old Colombian hits. The release included some of the favorites as ‘Como un Animal’ and ‘En Lo Oscuro.’ Within a few months from his first release, he came up with another release which includes ‘Yo Te Lo Dije.’

This particular composition had really brought him some fame which the artist himself had not imagined. The stirring was so high that on the soil of America the music lovers started comparing him with some well-recognized DJs. The real turn of Balvin’s musical career came with J Balvin’s Premios 2013.

Now Balvin is really ruling with big hits in Europe, United States, and Latin American countries. His ‘6 AM’ was a big hit and had exploded the reggaeton form in the American music. In Latin Billboard Song Chart the song was elevated to the second rank only preceded by Enrique’s ‘Bailando.’ To augment his credibility his album ‘La Familia’ left all behind on the Billboard Top Latin Albums.

After his global expedition with ‘6 AM’, he released ‘Ay Vamos’ which took him even further in the music industry of the Latins. The video received one billion views which are an all-time record in Latin MV, and the song was heard in the movie ‘Furious 7’ for the high appreciation.

In 2015 Balvin performed in Premios Lo Nuestro along with the Billboard Latin Music Awards. His fame was further enhanced when as the first Columbian singer he came with ‘The Prince of Bachata.’ Now one needs to hold the breath to count his trophies. It goes like in the urban section Balvin bagged ‘Urban Collaboration of the Year,’ ‘Urban Artist of the Year,’ ‘Urban Song of the Year,’ perhaps it would have been better if he remained on the dais to collect the awards. In the Billboard, Latin Music Awards Balvin got 13 nominations and succeeded in getting the award in the category of new artist.

Next, he released ‘Ginza’ and ‘Energia’ on 24th June 2016. The videos received over 2 million views on an opening day as it was premiered on Vevo. In the Italian Festival at Sanremo, Balvin has made the audience stand on their feet with his ‘Ginza.’

Personal life

Balvin has given the public his musical talent but not his personal life. Many stories would always grow with a celebrity of his caliber as people love to know. In the line, the most common rumor is that the artist is dating since 2003 with Diana Osorio who is a Columbian actress.

People themselves perhaps have created some problems in the relationship and also amicably solved with an indication that the duo has settled after some private engagement.

His fan base can be well apprehended by knowing that Balvin has more than 5 million followers on Twitter. His luxurious life pattern can be depicted by the sale of his 3,900 sq. ft palatial house for $1,715 thousand dollars.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin

Date of Birth: 7th May 1985

Birth Place: Medellin, Antioquia, Columbia

Age: 32 Years Old

Profession: Singer, Song Writer, Rapper and Record Producer

Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches / 173 cm

Weight: 79 Kg / 174 lbs

Net worth: $6 Million