J Balvin Net Worth, Age, Height, Wiki, Bio, Family


J Balvin is a Colombian reggaeton singer, songwriter and record producer. He is one of the most popular Latin urban music artists worldwide with major hits like “Mi Gente”, “I Like It” and “Ritmo”.

J Balvin promoting Sunset Collection


Full NameJosé Álvaro Osorio Balvín
Also Known AsJ Balvin
Profession(s)Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Date of BirthMay 7, 1985
Age37 years (as of 2022)
Place of BirthMedellín, Colombia
Zodiac SignTaurus
Ancestry & HeritageColombian

Physical Stats

Height5′ 11″ (1.80 m)
Weight75 kg (165 lbs)
Body MeasurementsChest – 43 inches, Waist – 32 inches, Biceps – 15 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack (dyed blonde)
J Balvin with VALENTINA

Family & Relationships

ParentsFather – Álvaro Osorio, Mother – Ana Balvin
SiblingsOlder sister – Carolina Osorio
AffairsValentina Ferrer (model)
Children1 son – Rio (b. 2021)

Education & Early Life

SchoolingGimnasio Infantil Campestre, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano (Medellín, Colombia)
Higher EducationStudied business administration at EAFIT University but dropped out
Early LifeGrew up in middle-class family in Medellín. Became interested in rap/hip-hop as a teen.
Early InfluencesReggaeton pioneers like Daddy Yankee, Rock bands like Nirvana and Metallica


DebutMixtape – Real (2009)
Significant WorksEnergía (2016), Vibras (2018), Colores (2020)
Awards & Nominations13 Latin Grammy nominations, 4 wins. Urban Music Award.
Filmography/Discography6 studio albums, 2 EPs, over 25 singles
Voice WorkThe Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
Music VideosNotable videos for “Mi Gente”, “Tranquila”, “Amarillo”
Tours & Live ShowsHeadlined 5 major world tours
CollaborationsBeyoncé, Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Dua Lipa
DocumentariesThe Boy from Medellín (2021)
J Balvin with Paulo Dybala and Angel Di Maria

Net Worth & Assets

Net Worth$20 million
PropertiesMansions in Medellín, Miami, New York
Business VenturesFashion collaborations, spirits brand
InvestmentsFood franchises in Colombia
PhilanthropySupports education causes in Colombia

Trivia & Miscellaneous

Hobbies & InterestsArt collecting, tropical fish, soccer
ControversiesCriticized for lack of crediting reggaeton founders
Public ImageFlamboyant fashion, often dubbed “Prince of Reggaeton”
Personal ChallengesSuffered from depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues
Notable InterviewsThe Tonight Show, Hot Ones, The Daily Show
Personal AnecdotesGot his stage name Balvin from his grandmother
Quotes“Reggaeton is culture; it’s my life.”
J Balvin with DUA LIPA

Social Media & Online Presence

Instagram Handle@jbalvin
Twitter Handle@JBALVIN
Facebook Handle@JBalvinMusica
Youtube ChanneljbalvinVEVO

Legacy & Influence

Cultural ReferencesCatchphrases like “Mi Gente” widely used, memes based on songs
Achievements Outside Primary ProfessionForayed into fashion, spirits business
MentorshipPromoted up-and-coming Latin talent
LegacyLeading figure in Latin pop explosion of 2010s. Took reggaeton fully mainstream.