A leading female figure in the reggaeton genre, Karol G is a singer and songwriter who appeared on The X Factor Columbia as a teenager. However, the artist made a breakthrough later in his career. As of 2022, Karol G has a net worth of $8 million.
Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Carolina Giraldo Navarro was born on February 14, 1991. She was the youngest of three children in her family and discovered her love for singing at age five,
She joined Columbia’s spin-off of music competition The X Factor when she was 14. At that time, she was still pursuing her secondary education in a religious institution called Calasanz School.
The beauty from Medellin decided to study music at the University of Antioquia to improve her skills. Later in life, she moved to New York, USA to study Business Administration.
Although she didn’t win The X Factor, Carolina did enough to sign her first recording contract with Flamingo Records. She also caught the attention of a Puerto Rican label, Diamond Music.
Under the pseudonym Karol G, Navarro started releasing singles from 2007 to 2012 and his first song released was En la Playa. As a university student, she recorded 301 and Tu Juguete. She also performed as a backing vocalist while in college.
Karol G flew to Miami to meet Universal Records. Unfortunately, the record company didn’t sign her because they thought women wouldn’t make it in the reggaeton category.
Carolina decided to promote herself by going to college campuses, festivals and clubs in her home country. However, progress was slow, so she decided to try business administration as a backup plan.
However, her 2014 single Rico Besos became a huge hit. This helped the struggling musician get back on her feet and sign a deal with Universal Music Latino in 2016. The following year, she was cast as a judge on Pequeños Gigantes USA, a reality TV show.
In late 2017, her debut studio album, Unstoppable, was released and peaked at number two on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart. Her second album, Ocean, was released in 2019 and her third major project, KG0516, was dropped in 2021.
Net worth and earnings
The Colombian singer-songwriter derives most of his wealth from his record deals and album sales. She also actively wins tours, her latest is called the $trip Love Tour. Additionally, she collaborates with brands and sells merchandise on her website.
She started hers merchandise store, ShopKarolG.com which sells individual shirts, accessories and records. It’s a secondary source of income, but it’s now a big part of Karol G’s $8 million net worth.
After many collaborations, Karl G. got engaged to rapper Anuel AA in 2019, but they broke up in 2021. Now, the reggaeton queen spends a lot of time constantly changing her hair color. Recently, it changed from aqua blue to bright red. Currently, she is living the high life in a Miami mansion.