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How rich is Carlos Santana?

Carlos Santana net worth:
$40 Million

Carlos Santana information

Carlos Santana information

Birth date: July 20, 1947 age 67
Birth place: Autlán, Mexico
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Profession:Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Artist, Bandleader, Film Score Composer, Music artist
Nationality:Mexico
Spouse:Cindy Blackman (m. 2010), Deborah Santana (m. 1973–2007)
Children:Salvador Santana, Angelica Santana, Stella Santana

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Carlos Santana was born on 20 July 1947, in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico, and the all-time great musician and talented songwriter has been active in the music industry since 1966. Carlos has become known worldwide, since first coming to prominence as a musician in the 1960s and 1970s with his Latin Rock band Santana

So just how rich is Carlos Santana? Carlos’s net worth is reliably estimated to have reached $40 million, accumulated from his long career at the top of the music industry.

Carlos Santana Net Worth $40 Million

Carlos Santana migrated to San Francisco, California in 1961. Carlos was educated at James Lick Middle School and then in 1965 graduated from Mission High School. Santana declined to attend university, however, and concentrated on making a career in music: Carlos`s father was a violinist, and helped Santana learn to play the violin at five, and the guitar from the age of eight.

Carlos Santana founded his band Santana in San Francisco, in 1966. The music genres it focused on were many, and  in particular he mixed the sounds of Latin music along with rock and jazz. The band’s early success, especially when performing at Woodstock in 1969, led to him signing a recording contract with Columbia Records. The band’s first, self-titled album was released that year, and was an immediate success, reaching #4 on the U.S. album charts, with the  single “Evil Ways” reaching number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second album Abraxas followed in 1970, and included two single hits Oye Como Va and Black Magic Woman. The album was at #1 for six weeks on the Billboard chart, 88 weeks in all, and was certified 4x platinum; the album has been ranked number 205 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Of course, these successes contributed significantly to Carlos Santana’s net worth, as have many more successful albums, and singles subsequently released, until today.

Carlos Santana’s net worth has also increased with income from his solo career: he has released seven studio albums. The first was Love Devotion Surrender released in 1973, the last released in 1994 was entitled Santana Brothers, on which  Carlos worked with his brother Jorge and nephew Carlos Hernandez. The album entered the Billboard 200 album chart, and revenues further boosted Carlos Santana’s net worth.

In 1998 the band Santana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In total, Santana has sold over 90 million albums all over the world, making Santana one of the best-selling groups of all time, as well as increasing Carlos Santana’s net worth considerably. The band has released more than 20 albums. Their last album was named Corazon and released in 2014, as has been nominated for and won many awards, including Record of the Year, Best Album of the Year and Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Carlos has received three Latin Grammy Awards as well as 10 Grammy Awards.  In 2003 Carlos was acknowledged as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

Santana`s film “Architects of the New Dawn”, released in 2008, also benefitted Carlos Santana’s net worth. In the movie, Carlos mostly focuses on the power of positive thinking. This movie  made Carlos Santana known as more than a perfect musician. In 2014, his autobiography “The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light” was published.

Currently, Carlos Santana resides in Las Vegas. He was married to Deborah Santana for 34 years. Since 2010 he has been married to Cindy Blackman, an American jazz and rock drummer. Carlos Santana is not only a musician but also a socially active person . He is the founder of the Milagro Foundation, an organization that focuses on disadvantaged teenagers.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Colonia 2015 writer: "SAMBA PA TI"
Amy 2015/III Documentary writer: "Maria Maria"
2014 FIFA World Cup 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the 2000s 2014 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil 2014 Video Game performer: "Dar um Jeito We Will Find a Way"
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 2013 performer: "Into The Night" - uncredited
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Dancing with the Stars TV Series 2 episodes, 2006 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2013 performer - 1 episode, 2010 music - 1 episode, 2008
American Idol 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CHIKARA: King of Trios 2009 - Night I 2009 Video writer: "Migra"
Burn Notice 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Soulería 2008 Video writer: "Europa"
So You Think You Can Dance Australia 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Life on Mars 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Zodiac 2007 writer: "Soul Sacrifice"
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special performer: "Al otro lado del río"
Forsthaus Falkenau 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
El Lobo 2004 writer: "Samba Pa Ti"
John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me 2004 Video performer: "The Healer" / writer: "The Healer"
House of D 2004 writer: "Samba Pa Ti"
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends 2004 TV Movie "Smooth", uncredited
The Reunion 2004/II Short performer: "Smooth" / writer: "Smooth"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Operación triunfo TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Speaking of Sex 2001 writer: "Europa"
Everybody Says I'm Fine! 2001 performer: "Everybody Says I'm Fine"
Top of the Pops 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Keeping the Faith 2000 performer: "Smooth"
Girlfight 2000 writer: "Olympic Festival"
Earthly Possessions 1999 TV Movie performer: "They All Went to Mexico"
Digging to China 1997 performer: "Samba Pa Ti" / writer: "Samba Pa Ti"
Valkanizater 1997 writer: "Samba Pa Ti"
The Rich Man's Wife 1996 writer: "CHILL OUT THINGS GONNA CHANGE"
The Fan 1996 writer: "SAMBA PA TI"
Stealing Beauty 1996 writer: "CHILL OUT Things Gonna Change"
Lightdance 1995 Video documentary short performer: "Bella", "Blues Latino" / writer: "Bella", "Europa", "Aqua Marine", "Samba Pa Ti"
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Apollo 13 1995 writer: "Waiting"
Desperado 1995 performer: "Bella" / writer: "Bella"
Freunde fürs Leben 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Derrick 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Best of the Best 1989 writer: "TALES OF POWER"
La Bamba 1987 performer: "I Got a Gal Named Sue That's My Little Suzie"
Vietnam War Story 1987 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Miami Vice 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary writer: "Brotherhood", "Primera Invasion", "Open Invitation", "Right Now"
Rock Concert 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love Is Not Enough 1979 writer: "Soul Sacrifice" - uncredited
James at 16 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rise and Fall of Ivor Dickie 1978 Documentary performer: "Jin Go La Ba"
Day Dreamer 1975 writer: "Just in Time to See the Sun" - uncredited
Little Sisters 1972 writer: "Soul Sacrifice" - uncredited
Tail of the Bearded Clam 1972 writer: "Everything's Coming Our Way" - uncredited
Rocker 1972 TV Movie performer: "Jingo", "Black Magic Woman"
Stamping Ground 1971 Documentary writer: "Gumbo", "Savor"
Woodstock 1970 Documentary writer: "Soul Sacrifice"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Santana Corazon: Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It 2014 TV Movie documentary musician: Guitar
Everybody Says I'm Fine! 2001 musician: lead guitar on title track
Girlfight 2000 composer: song "Olympic Festival" / musician: guitar, "Olympic Festival" - as Santana
Black Magic Woman 1991 musician: guitar, "Black Magic Woman" - as Santana
Al sur de Gran Canaria 1976 Short documentary musician: guitar - as Santana

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ultrasordine 2007 Short
La Bamba 1987
Bella 1987 Short
Lolita's Dreams 1983 Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Woman in Motion 2017 Documentary executive producer post-production
Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity 2017 Documentary executive producer
Santana Corazon: Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It 2014 TV Movie documentary executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Carlos Santana: Presents Blues at Montreux 2004 2006

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemax Sessions 1989 TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Domestic Disturbance 2016 Short special thanks
George Lopez: Tall, Dark & Chicano 2009 TV Special documentary special thanks
Be Real 2007 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
George Lopez: America's Mexican 2007 TV Special documentary special thanks - as Mr. Carlos Santana
Everybody Says I'm Fine! 2001 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Woodstock Diary 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rock in Rio 1991 TV Series Himself - Performer / Himself
Hot Licks, Space Between the Notes 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Today 1988-1990 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman: 7th Anniversary Special 1989 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1988 TV Series Himself
A Reggae Session 1988 TV Movie Himself
The Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award Show 1987 TV Movie Himself
Bella 1987 Short Himself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself (as Santana)
Musicourt 1983 Video Himself
The Midnight Special 1979 TV Series Himself
California Jam 2 1978 TV Special Himself
Fillmore 1972 Documentary Performers (as Santana)
Stamping Ground 1971 Documentary Himself (as Santana)
Soul to Soul 1971 Documentary Himself
Beat-Club 1971 TV Series
Sounds' 71 1971 TV Series Himself - Musician
San Francisco Rock: A Night at the Family Dog 1970 TV Movie documentary Himself - Santana
Baff - Fast eine Sendung 1970 TV Series Himself
Woodstock 1970 Documentary Himself - Santana (uncredited)
Song for Cesar 2017 Documentary filming Himself
El Gato 2016 Documentary filming Himself
Livicated Documentary post-production Himself
Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity 2017 Documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2008-2016 TV Series Himself
Jaco 2015 Documentary Himself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather 2015 TV Series Himself
Larry King Now 2014 TV Series Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2014 TV Series Guest / Himself
CBS This Morning 2014 TV Series Himself - Musician
Paco de Lucía: la búsqueda 2014 Documentary Himself
2014 FIFA World Cup 2014 TV Series Himself - Performer
Good Morning America 1999-2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Guest Artist
American Latino TV 2014 TV Series Himself
Santana Corazon: Live from Mexico: Live It to Believe It 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors 2013 TV Special Himself - Honoree
Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday 2013 Video Himself
Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield 2013 Documentary Himself
Power of Love: Quincy Jones & Sir Michael Caine's 80th Birthday Celebration 2013 TV Movie Himself
The Best Hit USA 2013 TV Series Himself
The 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Bridge School News 2012 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995-2012 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Music Guest / Himself
B.B. King: The Life of Riley 2012 Documentary Himself
Beware of Mr. Baker 2012 Documentary
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012 2011 TV Movie Himself
Miles Davis: Live at Montreux Highlights 1973 to 1991 2011 Himself
Lopez Tonight 2009-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Bruce Lee Lives! 2011 TV Series documentary
Play Like a Lion: The Legacy of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan 2011 Documentary
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series Himself - Performer
2010 American Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Performer
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Guitarist
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
41st NAACP Image Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Best of the World Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live 2009 TV Movie Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire 2009 Video Himself
Woodstock: Now & Then 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Idol 2009 TV Series Himself - Performer
Peter Green: 'Man of the World' 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Santana: Multi Dimensional Warrior - Live at the Fillmore 2009 TV Special Himself - guitar
Rock Prophecies 2009 Documentary
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 2009 TV Series Himself - Performer
The 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Performer
One Giant Leap 2: What About Me? 2008 Video documentary Himself
Road to Ingwavuma 2008 Documentary short
Movin' on Up: The Music and Message of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions 2008 Video documentary Himself
90 Millas: El Documental 2008 Documentary Himself
Más vale tarde 2008 TV Series Himself
Martino Unstrung 2008 Video documentary Himself
Fashion Rocks 2007 TV Movie Himself
My Secret Record 2007 Documentary Himself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Carlos Santana: Presents Blues at Montreux 2004 2006 Himself
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series Guest
American Masters 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities 2006 Documentary Himself
37th NAACP Image Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
A Supernatural Evening with Carlos Santana 2005 TV Special Himself
2005 American Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Performer (as Santana)
Later... With Jools Holland 2005 TV Series Himself
Buenafuente 2005 TV Series Himself
Wetten, dass..? 2002-2005 TV Series Himself
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2005 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Larry King Live 2005 TV Series Himself
The 5 Keys to Mastery 2005 Video documentary Himself
B InTune TV 2005 TV Series Guest star
The 2005 World Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Performer
La tierra de las 1000 músicas 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Performer: 'Al Otro Lado Del Río'
Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue 2004 Documentary Himself
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004 Video documentary Himself
The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me 2004 Video Himself
We Are the Future 2004 TV Movie Himself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Hong Kong Rocks 2004 TV Movie Himself
2003 Radio Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
50 Sexiest Video Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
2002 California Music Awards 2002 TV Special Themselves
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer
Francisco Sánchez: Paco de Lucía 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Operación triunfo 2002 TV Series Himself
Faith Hill: The Lights Go Down 2002 TV Movie Himself
MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2002 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer / Presenter
Live by Request: Santana 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer
John Lee Hooker: That's My Story 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! 2001 Documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2000 2000 TV Special Himself
Santana: Supernatural Live 2000 Video documentary Himself
My Generation 2000 Documentary Himself
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Música sí 2000 TV Series Himself
El séptimo de caballería 2000 TV Series Himself
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
Americanos: Latino Life in the United States 2000 Documentary Himself
The 27th Annual American Music Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Performer
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
1999 ALMA Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Ricky Martin: One Night Only 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself (segment "Light My Fire / Oye Como Va [Guajira]")
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The Best of Musikladen Vol. 1 1998 Video documentary Himself
Hard Rock Live 1997 TV Series
Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Feed Your Head 1997 Documentary short Himself (Interview)
1996 Billboard Music Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Latin Nights 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Santana: Sacred Fire Live in Mexico 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Latin Explosion: A New America 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Musician
Guitar Man 2015/I Documentary Himself
Music Nuggets 2010 TV Series Himself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Himself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Estoc de pop 1984 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Community Service Award ALMA Awards
2006 Hall of Fame Image Awards
2003 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals · Michelle Branch
1999 Special Achievement Award ALMA Awards
1998 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on August 17, 1998 at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
1988 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards La Bamba (1987) · Miles Goodman

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Performance by Individual in a Music Series or Special


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#Fact
1 Release of his wife, Deborah Santana,'s memoir, "Space Between the Stars". [2005]
2 Is on the Supernatural tour with Santana who are also in the meantime making another album. [August 2002]
3 Engaged to Santana drummer/girlfriend Cindy Blackman [July 9, 2010].
4 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5 Resides in San Francisco.
6 Shares with Michael Jackson the record for most Grammys won in one year, with eight.
7 Is part of the songwriting organization BMI, and is a BMI icon.
8 He was voted the 90th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
9 Says he doesn't even remember giving his (well-received) performance at Woodstock in 1969; with his band not scheduled to appear for several hours, he'd taken a dose of LSD, only to have his band bumped up on the schedule as it was taking effect.
10 Became the first Hispanic to win a Grammy for "Record of the Year" in 2000 when he shared the honor with Matchbox Twenty lead singer, Rob Thomas, for the song "Smooth". His 1999 album, "Supernatural", won 9 Grammies that year.
11 Won the 2003 Pop Collaboration with Vocals Grammy for his collaboration with Michelle Branch on the song, "The Game of Love".
12 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 (as a member of Santana.
13 Learned to play the guitar when he was 8 years old; father was a professional violinist.
14 Has, together with wife Deborah Santana, founded a nonprofit organization called "The Milagro Foundation" that worldwidely provides financial aid for educational, medical and other needs of children.
15 Father, with Deborah Santana, of Salvador Santana, Stella Santana and Angelica Santana.
16 Moved to San Francisco, CA in 1961
17 Has six siblings: Antonio, Laura, Irma, Leticia, Jorge and Maria
18 Guitarist

#Quote
1 When I die, please don't play "Amazing Grace". Not even last. That'll piss me off. Because I'm not a wretched sinner.
2 The music of Hendrix wakes people up to their possibilities. It's more than just dreaming about being a guitar hero.
3 If I was going to pass the baton to somebody, she (Orianthi) would be my first choice.
4 Gene Simmons is not a musician, he's an entertainer. A musician is Coltrane (John Coltrane), Bob Marley. KISS is Las Vegas entertainment. A musician doesn't need the mask.
5 I think if Jimi had had the right person, she would have said: 'Let's go to Hawaii and get rid of Jimi for a week. You need to crystallize your existence and achieve that clarity of vision. This is the word that separates human beings from gods: willingness. Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims. And, like Jim Morrison or Jimi Hendrix or Marvin Gaye, they die as victims. But John Coltrane didn't die as a victim.
6 You can take things that Jimi Hendrix took, from Curtis Mayfield or from Buddy Guy for example, because we are all children of everything, even Picasso. But if you want to stand out, you have to learn to crystallize your existence and create your own fingerprints. With one note people know me, or Eric, or Jeff Beck, or Jimi Hendrix. I would say to him or her: learn to develop your own voice. It's like someone said: if you take from just one person, it's stealing. But take from everyone, and it's research.
7 First of all, the music that people call Latin or Hispanic is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that. Number two, Latin people are very passionate, and the music that we love is definitely Afro-rooted -- whether it's Bob Marley or Afro-Cuban -- because it deals with rhythms. (In response to the use of the term "Latin Explosion" in TV Guide, 19-25 February 2000 issue, Vol. 48, No. 8, 40-42.)

#Trademark
1 Often wears hats onstage
2 Moustache
3 PRS Santana II
4 Melodic blues-based guitar
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