|June 4, 1948
|75 YEARS OLD
Paquito D'Rivera, a renowned saxophonist from Cuba, has amassed an estimated net worth of around $1.9 million as of 2024. His exceptional talent and passion for music have catapulted him to international recognition, making him a prominent figure in the jazz and Latin music scenes. D'Rivera's unique style and virtuosity on the saxophone have earned him numerous accolades, including several Grammy Awards. Through his incredible career, he has not only achieved financial success but also gained immense respect and admiration from fans and peers alike. Paquito D'Rivera's contributions to music continue to inspire and entertain audiences around the world.
Multi-instrumentalist and winner of multiple Grammy Awards.
He started playing with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba at a very young age.
He once criticized Che Guevara shirt due to Guevara having been involved in the wrongful execution of many counter-revolutionaries, like D'Rivera's cousin.
He left his wife and child in Cuba when he fled in the 1980s and promised to send for them.
He has performed with many crossover artists, including Yo-Yo Ma.