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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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File Photo** * Jenni Rivera'S SON ARRESTED JENNI RIVERA's son was arrested in Miami, Florida on Thursday (21Feb13) on the same day the late Mexican singer was feted posthumously at a Latin awards show in the city. Michael Marin Rivera was detained by cops and charged with criminal mischief, reportedly linked to minor acts of vandalism. The damage was estimated to be between 00 (£125) and ,000 (£625) and bail for the 22 year old was set at ,000. The star's family were in Miami for Thursday's Premio Lo Nuestro awards, where Rivera posthumously won all five honours she was nominated for, including Artist Of The Year. Rivera, 43, was travelling on a private jet to Los Angeles when it crashed soon after take-off on 9 December (12). There were no survivors onboard and Mexican authorities are still investigating the incident. (CL/WNWCZM/LR)** Jenni Rivera The Cable Show 2010 To Feature An Evening With NBC Universal held at Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Where: City, United States When: 13 May 2010

Unbreakable: Jenni Rivera's Memoir To Be Published, Seven Months After Death

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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 shortly before her tragic death at the age of just 43, in a plane crash last December.

The Mexican-American singer's sister Rosie Rivera said the memoir captures the true essence of her sister's indomitable spirit. "I miss my sister every moment, but on days that I want to feel her close, I open her book written in her own words, and feel her right next to me," she said in a statement from Atria. She added that the book - entitled Unbreakable - will allow fans to "enjoy her as we have." The publisher behind the book describes it as "an intimate look into the heart and soul of this self-made woman, who ascended to the top of the charts against all odds, becoming a legend in a completely male dominated music category."

Born in Los Angeles, the Latin star started her career selling cassette tapes at flea markets before going on to sell over 15 million albums worldwide. She was noted for her work in the largely male dominated grupera genre - a type of Mexican folk music.

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

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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: Jenni Rivera. The iconic Latino singer died in a plane crash in December 2012, and Filly Brown was her first, and sadly last film role. The official trailer has now been released and the movie has finally been given a release date of April 13th 2013, after much debate over whether it should be released at all.

Filly Brown is the story of the eponymous latter-day generation Latino street poet who tries desperately to fix her broken family, which fell apart as a result of drug abuse and crime, through the use of rap. In her rise to stardom she comes up against many challenges and plenty of people trying to knock her down - her father, played by Lou Diamond Phillips, is one of her biggest obstacles. 

Not only is this movie a big deal because of Rivera's co-starring role, but also because of the demographic it centres around. The Huffington Post quotes Edward James Olmos on the importance of seeing Latino culture in mainstream movies. "We represent 16% of the population of the country, but we have less than 2% of the images on film and television." He says, praising the movie, "Filly Brown is made for a universal audience, but it could become the first major Latino breakthrough film to be embraced by the entire Latino community in full. It's a story that digs deeply into the family and into music...two elements that Latinos love." 

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

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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 in attendance at the service which took place at the Gibson Amphitheatre, Los Angeles.

Jenni’s son Michael, aged 21, told those gathered to pay their respects, “We're not here to mourn the death. We're here to celebrate the life and graduation of a singer, an entertainer, a diva, a fighter, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and more than anything, a mother - the best mother.” Her manager, Pete Saldago, also paid tribute to Rivera “Jenni made it OK for women to be who they are… Jenni also made it OK to be from nothing, with the hopes of being something.” Rivera’s youngest child, Johnny, whose father is also deceased, said “Mam, I’ve been crying so much these last few days. I miss you so much. I hope you’re taking care of my dad and I hope he’s taking care of you, too.”

The several thousand of Rivera’s fans reportedly lined up to lay white roses on her bright red coffin, at the end of the service. “I just came to say goodbye to a Latina woman, La Gran Senora,” said one of her fans, Veronika Flores, who has driven for eight hours from California to attend the service.

Fans of Late Jenni Rivera Gather For "Celestial Graduation"

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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 the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.

The Banda singer, who sold more than 15 million albums, died with six others in a plane crash in northern Mexico. She was 43 years-old and had five children and two grandchildren. Her soulful singing style and honesty about her personal life won her fans in both South America and the U.S. Tickets for Wednesday's memorial sold out in minutes, though some critics suggested that the decision to require a credit card and photo ID is excluding illegal immigrants from attending, reports the Los Angeles Times. The tickets were completely free, though LiveNation required those seeking seats to use plastic to pay a $1 refundable fee. Ticketholders are required to bring their credit cards and a matching photo ID to gain entry. Josh Kun, associate professor at USC's Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, tweeted, "I have a ticket to the Jenni memorial only because I have a credit card and web access #LiveNation #CulturalFail. It's the privatization and politicization of mourning."

Rivera was killed on December 9, 2012, when a Learjet 25 crashed near Iturbide, Mexico.

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