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.