Lou Bega Net Worth

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Lou Bega is a son of a Ugandan father and Italian mother, and he grew up in Italy and Germany, where his father studied biology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Bega went to a German primary school, and later travelled to Miami, Florida and briefly lived in Uganda.

When he was 13, Lou founded a hip-hop group, but then he signed a recording contract with the label Lautstark. In 1999, Bega’s debut album called “A Little Bit of Mambo” was released, which peaked at No.3 on the Billboard 200 and achieved triple-platinum status in the US alone, but with over 10 million sales worldwide. The success of the album in itself made Bega a millionaire, and so significantly increased his net worth, while the single “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…)” topped the charts in over 20 countries, securing him a Grammy nomination in the process, along with other notable awards, and a large increase in his net worth.

In 2001 Bega recorded his second studio album ,“Ladies and Gentlemen”, but it failed to repeat the success of its predecessor, as it went relatively unnoticed. His next album, “Lounatic” (2005) also didn’t chart in any official national music chart, and neither did “Free Again” in 2010. Most recently, Bega has released “A Little Bit of 80’s”, the album consisting of covers of classic hits such as “I’m So Excited” (1982) (The Pointer Sisters), “Red Red Wine” (1968) (Neil Diamond), “Smooth Operator” (1984)” (Sade), “Vamos a la playa” (1983) (Righeira), and “Karma Chameleon” (1983) (Culture Club); this was much more successful, and has contributed significantly to Bega’s net worth.

Bega has given numerous live performances too, including in such cities as Tokyo, Moscow, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, and the United Arab Emirates. He has also appeared on TV in such programs as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Martin Short Show”, “Access Hollywood”, “Ally McBeal”, “Motown Live”, and “Queen Latifah” among others, also adding somewhat to his wealthRegarding his personal life, in 2014 Lou Bega married his longtime girlfriend, Jenieva Jane, with whom he has a daughter. The family currently resides in Berlin, Germany.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Lou Bega
  • Net Worth: $1 Million
  • Date Of Birth: April 13, 1975
  • Place Of Birth: Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
  • Profession: Musician
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Jenieva Jane B.
  • Children: Jada Love
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loubegaofficial
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0066665/
  • Awards: NRJ Music Award for International Song of the Year, Echo Award for Best Single of the Year (National), World Music Award for World’s Best Selling German Artist, Echo Award for Best National Artist in Foreign Countries, World Music Award for World’s Best Selling New Male Artist, Mambo No. 5, Sweet …
  • Nominations: Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Echo Award for Music Video of the Year, Echo Award for Best National Newcomer, Echo Award for Best National Rock/Pop Male Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite New Artist, Mambo No. 5, Sweet Like Cola, I Go…
  • Movies: Zombriella

Facts

  • Still records in Germany [July 2006]
  • Parents are Charles and Nicole.
  • Nephew Joshua Michael Altson was born in August 2000 to his sister Sandra and her husband John Altson. Lou has since welcomed a niece, his brother’s child, Carla Nicole, in April 2004.
  • Has 2 siblings, an older brother, Robert, and a younger sister, Sandra.
  • His mother is Italian and his father is Ugandan.
  • Shares birthday with Ron Perlman.
  • His 2001 album, Ladies & Gentlemen, was a commercial flop.
  • His song “Mambo #5 (A Little Bit Of…)” went to #3 in the U.S. charts in 1999. It was adopted as the theme for Channel 4’s cricket coverage in the UK and was a number one in the hit parade in the UK.

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas 2016 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Zombriella 2016 Short performer: “Zombie”
All Creatures Big and Small 2015 performer: “Mambo No. 5” – uncredited
Strictly Come Dancing 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Rio 2 2014 performer: “Mambo N5”
Saturday Night Live TV Series writer – 2 episodes, 2011 – 2014 performer – 1 episode, 2014
Iron Man Three 2013 performer: “Mambo No. 5 A Little Bit of Monika” / writer: “Mambo No. 5 A Little Bit of Monika”
Dancing Stars 2011-2012 TV Series writer – 2 episodes
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Starnacht am Wörthersee 2011 TV Movie performer: “Mambo No. 5”
No Ordinary Family 2010 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Un mari de trop 2010 TV Movie “Mambo N°5” a Little bit of Monika / performer: “Mambo N°5” a Little bit of Monika
Alpha and Omega 2010 performer: “Mambo No. 5 A Little Bit of…” / writer: “Mambo No. 5 A Little Bit of…”
Getaway TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2010 writer – 1 episode, 2010
Dancing with the Stars TV Series writer – 1 episode, 2009 performer – 1 episode, 2008
20 to 1 TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode, 2009 writer – 1 episode, 2009
Fired Up! 2009 performer: “Mambo No. 5 A Little Bit of…” / writer: “Mambo No. 5 A Little Bit of…”
60/90 2008 TV Series performer – 1 episode
The Office TV Series performer – 2 episodes, 2005 writer – 2 episodes, 2005
Brandy & Mr. Whiskers 2004 TV Series performer: “Main Title”
I Love the ’90s 2004 TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode
Idols! 2004 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Radio Disney Ultimate Jams: Bonus DVD 2004 Video short performer: “Disney Mambo #5 A Little Bit of”
The Simpsons 2004 TV Series performer – 1 episode
SuperStar KZ 2004 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Idol 2003 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Lukas 2001 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Just Visiting 2001 performer: “Mambo Mambo” / writer: “Mambo Mambo”
The Jungle Book: Rhythm ‘n Groove 2001 Video Game performer: “I Wan’na Be Like You”
Today at the Test 2000 TV Series performer: “Mambo No.5” instrumental version
Kiddy Contest 2000 TV Series 1 episode
Ride 2000 Documentary performer: “Mambo #5”
A Fish Tale 2000 performer: “People Lovin Me”
EastEnders 2000 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Stuart Little 1999 performer: “1 + 1 = 2” / writer: “1 + 1 = 2”
Vila Madalena 1999 TV Series performer: “Mambo No. 5”
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1999 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Music Department
Title Year Status Character
Buni TV Comedy Series 2013 TV Series original song – 1 episode
Brandy & Mr. Whiskers 2004-2006 TV Series performer – 13 episodes
Mon ami Marsupilami 2003 TV Series composer: title music
Actor
Title Year Status Character
Zombriella 2016 Short Zombie-DJ
Jailbait 2000 TV Movie
Self
Title Year Status Character
Les années bonheur 2016 TV Series Himself
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 2015 TV Series Himself – Performer
Inka! 2013 TV Series Himself
Starnacht am Wörthersee 2013 TV Movie Himself
Die ultimative Chartshow 2008-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Krömer – Die internationale Show 2010 TV Series Himself
The Best of the World Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Die Hit-Giganten 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
ZDF-Fernsehgarten 2006-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Stars of Europe 2007 TV Movie Himself
Das perfekte Promi-Dinner 2006 TV Series Himself
Volle Kanne 2006 TV Series Himself
DAS! 2006 TV Series Himself
Zibb 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Die 100 nervigsten… 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Bye-Bye Deutsche Mark 2002 TV Movie Himself
Union libre 2002 TV Series Himself
Die große Show der Sieger 2001 TV Series Himself
Das ZDF-Sommerhitfestival 1999-2001 TV Series Himself
Tapis rouge 2000-2001 TV Series Himself
Verstehen Sie Spaß? 2001 TV Series Himself
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Himself – Mambo No. 5
The 2000 World Music Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
La fureur du samedi 2000 TV Series Himself
Vivement dimanche 2000 TV Series Himself
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 2000 TV Series Himself – Performer
In Action 2000 Documentary Himself
MADtv 2000 TV Series Himself
Radio City Music Hall’s Grand Re-Opening Gala 1999 TV Movie Himself
The 1999 Billboard Music Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 1999 TV Movie Himself
Millionär gesucht! – Die SKL Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1999 TV Series Himself
Das große Los 1999 TV Series Himself
Die Lotto-Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Vive el verano 1999 TV Series Himself
Wetten, dass..? 1999 TV Series Himself
Wann wird’s mal wieder richtig Sommer? 1999 TV Movie Himself – Singer
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Tu cara me suena – Argentina 2014 TV Series Himself
Peter Andre’s 90 Party Hits of the 90s 2014 TV Movie Himself
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Himself
Wetten, dass..? 2012 TV Series Himself – Mambo No. 5
20 to 1 2006-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Kult am Sonntag 2008 TV Series Himself
60/90 2008 TV Series Himself
Radio Disney Ultimate Jams: Bonus DVD 2004 Video short

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