Jenni Rivera

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Jenni Rivera (born Dolores Janney Rivera; July 2nd 1969 - December 9th 2012)
Jenni Rivera was a Mexican-American singer and actress.

Jenni Rivera: Net worth
Jenni Rivera's net worth was $25 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2012)

Jenni Rivera: Childhood
Jenni Rivera was born in Long Beach, California. Her parents were Rosa Saavedra and Pedro Riverea, the latter of whom created the record label, Cintas Acurario.
Rivera did well in school with straight As until she became pregnant at the age of 15 with her first child Janney 'Chiquis' Marin Rivera whom she supported by selling CDs at flea markets.
She then attended a continuation school where she was chosen as class valedictorian at her graduation.

Jenni Rivera: Musical career
Jenni Rivera's first venture into music was a recording in 1992 for a Father's Day gift. After getting significant airplay, she signed to Capitol/EMI's Latin division.
She released her first album 'Chacalosa' in 1995. She then independently released 'We Are Rivera' and 'Farewell To Selena'. 'Farewell...' was written in tribute to the brutal death of Tejano singer Selena. She released another dedication album in 2003, in honour of female Mexican singers like Lucha Villa, Mercedes Castro and Alejandra Guzmán.
During the 90s she signed to Sony Music and Fonovisa Records, and released the album 'Que Me Entierren Con La Banda' in 1999. She followed that up with 'Dejate Amar' and 'Se Las Voy A Dar A Otro' in 2001.
She released P'arrandera, Rebelde Y Atrevida' in 2005, which brought her more success peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.
Rivera was nominated at the Latin Grammys three times; in 2003, 2008 and 2010; and was later honoured with a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars.
She broke the record as the first musician to sell out at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California and is one of the rare few who have managed to sell out LA's Staples Center and Mexico's National Auditorium.
Her last concert took place on December 8th 2012 at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.
Among her other business ventures were the companies Divina Realty, Divina Cosmetics, Jenni Rivera Fragrance, Jenni Jeans, Divine Music and The Jenni Rivera Love Foundation.
She has also worked in television, being a producer on her daughter's reality show 'Chiquis & Raq-C', appearing in the spin-off 'I Love Jenni' and being a coach on Mexican talent show 'La Voz... México'. She was meant to star in a new show entitled 'Jenni', but passed away before production began.
In 2013, her best-selling autobiography 'Unbreakable/Inquebrantable' was published after her family helped finish Jenni's work on it.
Rivera was a spokeswoman for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Jenni Rivera: Personal life
Jenni Rivera married José Trinidad Marín following the birth of their first child Chiquis in 1985. They went on to have two further children named Jacqueline and Michael before divorcing in 1992 due to domestic abuse. Marin was later sentenced to over 31 years in prison for molesting Jenni's sister Rosie and the couple's two daughters.
Rivera re-married in 1997 to Juan López, with whom she had two children named Jenicka and Johnny. They divorced in 2003 and Lopez later died in prison after being arrested for drug dealing.
Rivera married baseball star Esteban Loaiza in 2010, but they were going through divorce proceedings at the time of Jenni's death in 2012.
Jenni Rivera was a devout Christian.
Rivera died in a plane crash on December 9th 2012 following her concert at the Monterrey Arena. Everyone on board were announced as deceased. She was buried on December 31st at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.
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Unbreakable: Jenni Rivera's Memoir To Be Published, Seven Months After Death

19th February 2013 -

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Jenni Rivera's fans will get an unexpected gift this summer, when the late singer's memoir is published in both English and Spanish by Simon & Schuster, according to the Associated Press. Rivera completed the book...

Jenni Rivera's First and Last Acting Role in Filly Brown for April Release (Video)

15th January 2013 -

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Filly Brown had its début at the Sundance Film Festival midway through 2012, garnering a strong opening with some great reviews. However, no one could foretell the tragedy that would befall one of its stars:...

Filly Brown

15th January 2013 -

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Majo Tonorio is a resilient and independent rapper from LA who, although she's still a young girl, can rhyme her way into people's hearts with her talent. She calls herself Filly Brown on stage and...

Thousands Mourn Jenni Rivera’s Death At Los Angeles Funeral Service

20th December 2012 -

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Thousands of mourners have paid tribute to the late Banda singer Jenni Rivera, who was killed in a plane crash on December 9, 2012. According to BBC News, Rivera’s children were amongst the 6,000 people...

Fans of Late Jenni Rivera Gather For "Celestial Graduation"

19th December 2012 -

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Fans and family members of the late singer Jenni Rivera are gathering today for a memorial service billed as a "celestial graduation." Pedro Rivera Jr, one of Jenni's five brothers, will lead the service at...

Jenni Rivera's Remains Returned To Southern California Following Plane Crash

15th December 2012 -

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The remains of Jenni Rivera's body have been returned to her family estate in Southern California, where they will be laid to rest in the near future.The Latin music star was killed last weekend in...

Two Cops Questioned Over Theft From Jenni Rivera Plane Crash Wreckage

14th December 2012 -

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In a rather unsavoury update to an already tragic story, two cops are being questioned over the alleged looting of Jenni Rivera’s plane, which crashed, killing her and everyone on board, Sky News reports.Mexican officials...

Remains of Jenni Rivera's Body Identified and Handed Back To Her Family

14th December 2012 -

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The remains of the late singer Jenni Rivera have been identified and returned to her family, following her death in a plane crash on sunday, CNN have reported.The Spanish-American starlet was flying from the northern...

The Diva Of Banda Mourned - A Look Back At Jenni Rivera's Troubled Life

11th December 2012 -

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Jenni Rivera’s phenomenal career success was not built on a life of privilege but rather one of hardship and struggle. Her 43 years on this planet were marked as indelibly by the highs of her...

Mexican Singer Jenni Rivera Dies in Planecrash, Aged 43.

10th December 2012 -

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Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, died yesterday after the plane she was travelling in crashed in Northern Mexico, the Guardian reports.Early reports were unclear as to whether Rivera had survived, but after the US National Transportation...

Mexican-American Singing Star Jenni Rivera Dies In Plane Crash

10th December 2012 -

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In tragic news, it looks like the multi-million selling Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has died after a small plane that she and several others were travelling in crashed in the mountains of Northern Mexico.Rivera’s brother...

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