Daddy Yankee Age, Net Worth, Height, Wiki, Bio, Family


Daddy Yankee is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He is considered the “King of Reggaetón” and pioneered the reggaeton movement in Latin music.

Daddy Yankee on his Birthday


Full NameRamón Luis Ayala Rodríguez
Also Known AsDaddy Yankee
Profession(s)Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer
Date of BirthFebruary 3, 1977
Age46 years old (As of 2023)
Place of BirthRío Piedras, Puerto Rico
NationalityPuerto Rican
Zodiac SignAquarius
Ancestry & HeritagePuerto Rican

Physical Stats

Height5′ 11″ (180 cm)
Weight82 kg (181 lbs)
Body MeasurementsN/A
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
Daddy Yankee live on stage

Family & Relationships

ParentsRamón Ayala and Rosa Rodríguez
AffairsMireddys González (1997-2008)
RelationshipMarried to Mireddys González (1995-2008)
Partner/SpouseMireddys González (ex), Belinda Peregrín (fiancée)
ChildrenJesaaelys, Yamiley and Jeremy Ayala González

Education & Early Life

SchoolingAttended Quintana Elementary School and Roberto Clemente Secondary School
Higher EducationN/A
Early LifeDemonstrated musical talent from a young age, inspired by idols like Vico C. Struggled academically as a child, often getting into trouble. Got the nickname “Daddy Yankee” from his father at age 15. Started writing songs and performing as a teenager, appearing on mixtapes.
Early InfluencesMusical icons like Vico C, DJ Playero, Brewley MC. Urban culture and street life in his native Puerto Rico. Support from his father who recognized his talent.
Daddy Yankee drinking Cappuccino


DebutAppeared on DJ Playero’s mixtapes in early 1990s, debut album No Mercy (1995)
Significant WorksBarrio Fino (2004), Gasolina, Limbo, Despacito (Remix)
Awards & Nominations5 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 8 Latin Grammy Awards
FilmographyTalento de Barrio, La Gasolina: Reggaeton Explosion, Real Steel
Voice WorkThe Simpsons, Family Guy, Dexter’s Laboratory
Music VideosGasolina, Rompe, Lo Que Pasó, Pasó
Tours & Live ShowsThe Kingdom World Tour, La Nueva y La Exclusive Tour, The Big Boss Tour
CollaborationsLuis Fonsi, Justin Bieber, Drake, Cardi B, Will Smith
DocumentariesDaddy Yankee: De Cero a 100, The Noise: We Are Reggaeton

Net Worth & Assets

Net Worth$40 million
PropertiesMansions in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, yacht
Business VenturesEl Cartel Records, clothing line, Zumba fitness DVD
InvestmentsReal estate, startup companies, ownership stake in a team

Trivia & Miscellaneous

Hobbies & InterestsSinging, rapping, writing, baseball, fitness
ControversiesLyric and album content criticized as vulgar, 2004 US tour opposed
Philanthropy & ActivismFounder of Fundación Corazón Guerrero, helped Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
Public ImageReggaeton pioneer, King of Latin Urban Music, global crossover success
Personal ChallengesSurvived gunshot injury in 2003, temporary retirement in 2007
Notable InterviewsOprah Winfrey Show, Grammy Awards, Latin Billboard Awards
Publications & BooksEl Cartel: The Big Boss, Daddy Yankee: Vida, Leyenda y Campeón Mundial
Personal AnecdotesWrote first song at age 13, practiced singing on empty buses as a teen
Quotes“I’m not a singer, I’m an interpreter because I’m from the streets.”
Daddy Yankee with baseball bat

Social Media & Online Presence

YouTube ChannelDaddy Yankee

Legacy & Influence

Cultural ReferencesReggaeton often referred to as “Daddy Yankee’s genre”
Achievements Outside Primary ProfessionActing, business ventures, endorsement deals
MentorshipHelped launch careers of Nicky Jam, Wisin & Yandel
LegacyGlobal popularization of reggaeton, opened doors for Latin urban artists