Tego Calderon Net Worth

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To begin with, he grew up in an ordinary family, his mother, Pilar Rosario Parrilla, was a teacher whereas his father, Esteban Calderon Ilarraza, was government official. At the end of his studies, Tego engaged in all kinds of odd jobs to survive – taxi driver, parking attendant, etc and said that the experience has helped him to shape his musical style. In three years Tego became the symbol of his style entitled reggaeton, in which he mixes rap tinted with tropical salsa, African rhythms, and dances while using acoustic instruments and turntables. Tego Calderón practices rhyming slang languages and particularly the slang of the 1960s, and the language of popular neighbouring countries of Puerto Rico. His favourite theme is the racism in Puerto Rico. His music is a huge success in the USA and Canada, and has been more timidly introduced into Europe via Spain.

His first album “El Ayabarde” (2002) was a huge success and it was followed by a compilation album “El Enemy de los Guasíbiri” (2004). In the summer of 2005, Calderón completed a contract between his own independent music label, Jiggiri Records, and Atlantic Records, making him the first reggaeton artist to join a major industry. The first album under the new label was “The Underdog (El Subestimado)”, released in 2006. The latter reached the top position on Billboard Latin Rhythm and second on Billboard Latin charts. Soon, the following studio album entitled “El Abayarde Contraataca” (2007) was released although it was not as successful as the previous one, taking 6th position on Billboard Latin. It should be mentioned that both albums were acclaimed by critics and for both of them Calderon was nominated for Grammy Awards – his net worth was rising.

In 2007 he started acting, debuting in the film “Illegal Tender” (2007). In 2009, he was in the main cast of the action film “Fast & Furious” directed by Justin Lin. Tego collaborated in recording the soundtrack under the same name. In 2015, he released the studio album “El Que Sabe, Sabe” which respectively took the first and the second positions on the Billboard Latin Rhythm and Latin charts; the album won a Latin Grammy Award in the category of the Best Urban Music Album. Overall, music is the most important source of Tego Calderon’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the rapper and actor, Tego Calderon married Michelle Peterbauer in 2006. The family has two children: Ebony Nairobi Calderón and Malcolm X Calderón.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Tego Calderón
  • Net Worth: $3.5 Million
  • Date Of Birth: February 1, 1972
  • Place Of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Profession: Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Actor
  • Education: Miami Beach Senior High School, Miami Beach Senior High School
  • Nationality: Puerto Rican
  • Spouse: Michelle Peterbauer (m. 2006-)
  • Children: Ebony Nairobi Calderón, Malcolm X Calderón
  • Parents: Pilar Rosario Parrilla, Esteban Calderon Ilarraza
  • Siblings: Hilda Feliz Calderón Rosario, Hilda Feliz Calderón Rosario
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tegofans
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/tegocalderon
  • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tegocalderon
  • MySpace: https://myspace.com/tegocalderon
  • IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm1578798
  • Awards: Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album (2015), American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Latin Music Awards
  • Record Labels: Jiggiri Records, Atlantic Records,
  • Albums: “El Abayarde” (2003), “El Terrorista De La Lírica” (2000), “The Underdog” (2006), “El Abayarde Contraataca” (2007), “El Que Sabe, Sabe” (2015), “El Blanco Y El Negro”
  • Nominations: Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards
  • Movies: Fast Five, Fast & Furious, Illegal Tender, Los Bandoleros, Straight Outta Puerto Rico, Spiff TV: Vol. 1: Reggaeton Invasion, Reggaeton Video Hits: Vol. 1, Show: Reggaeton Edition, G-News: Season 2, Solo Under: Vol. 1, Reggaeton Super Videos, Fast Five, Fast & Furious, Illegal Tender, Los Bandoleros,…


Title Year Status Character
Furious 6 2013 performer: “Bandoleros” – as Tego Calderón / writer: “Bandoleros” – as Tego Calderón
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game performer: “Llora, Llora”
Los Bandoleros 2009 Video short performer: “Bandoleros”, “Bad Man” – as Tego Calderón / writer: “Bandoleros”, “Bad Man” – as Tego Calderón
Fast & Furious 2009 performer: “You Slip, She Grip”, “Bandoleros” – as Tego Calderón / writer: “Bandoleros” – as Tego Calderón / writer: “You Slip, She Grip”
Pride and Glory 2008 performer: “Julito Maraña”
Feel the Noise 2007 performer: “No Quiere Novio” / writer: “No Quiere Novio” – as Tegui Calderon Rosario
Bling: A Planet Rock 2007 Documentary performer: “Elegante de Boutique” / writer: “Elegante de Boutique”
Illegal Tender 2007 performer: “Por Mi Madre”
Tracks of Color 2007 Short “Bandoleros”
Crank 2006 performer: “Guasa Guasa” / writer: “Guasa Guasa”
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 performer: “Bandoleros” / writer: “Bandoleros”
After the Sunset 2004 performer: “Punkie”
White Chicks 2004 writer: “Latin Thugs”
Title Year Status Character
The Fate of the Furious 2017 completed Leo
Fast Five 2011 Leo
Los Bandoleros 2009 Video short Tego Leo
Fast & Furious 2009 Tego
Illegal Tender 2007 Choco
Title Year Status Character
Fast & Furious: Getting the Gang Back Together 2009 Video documentary short special thanks
The Making of ‘Illegal Tender’ 2008 Video short special thanks
Title Year Status Character
La Gasolina: Reggaeton Explosion 2012 Documentary Himself
Fast & Furious: Shooting the Big Rig Heist 2009 Video documentary short Himself – ‘Tego’
The Making of ‘Illegal Tender’ 2008 Video short Himself
Straight Outta Puerto Rico: Reggaeton’s Rough Road to Glory 2008 Video Himself
Bling: A Planet Rock 2007 Documentary Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
My Block: Puerto Rico 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself – Performer
Chosen few: El documental 2004 Video documentary Himself
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Pa’lante con Cristina 2004 TV Series Himself


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