Gloria Estefan is a singer, actress, and entrepreneur of Cuban and American descent. She began her career as the lead vocalist in the Miami Latin Boys, which eventually became known as Miami Sound Machine, as a contralto.
Gloria Maria Milagrosa Fajardo Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba on September 1, 1957, and her family escaped to the United States following the Cuban Revolution. Her father served in the United States military and was a participant in the Bay of Pigs invasion; her mother was a teacher for the Dade County Public School System.
Emilio Estefan Jr., who would later become Estefan's husband, met Estefan and her cousin Mercedes Navarro when they were both singing in a church group in 1975. Emilio started the band Miami Latin Boys at the beginning of that year, and he met Gloria through a friend they both had.
After beginning a love relationship in 1976, Miami Sound Machine bandleader Emilio Estefan wed Gloria in 1978. Gloria was previously romantically related to Estefan in 1976. She revealed this information proudly in an interview, saying that Emilio Estefan was her very first and only lover.
Gloria and her husband Emilio paid $1.8 million for a 1.4-acre beachfront home in Star Island, Miami, in 1993. The house was formerly home to Emilio's mother. Mr and Mrs Estefan, however, rented out the guest's home for $30,000 per month after she died.
She is known for being one of the most outstanding and well-known Latina singers of the 1980s. Her career spanned a decade. Over the course of her decades-long career, she has reportedly built a wealth worth over $500 million.