The Reality Of Marc Anthony’s Net Worth, Complicated Marriages And Gay Rumors

Marc Anthony is best known for his Latin and salsa-inspired music and for being the highest-selling tropical salsa artist of all time. An American singer, songwriter, record producer and actor of high standing, Anthony has sold over 20 million records worldwide.

Who Is Marc Anthony?

Marc Anthony was born on September 16, 1968, in New York City to Puerto Rican parents Guillermina Muñiz (mother) and Felipe Muniz (father). While Marc’s mother was a full-time housewife, his father was a minor singer who worked as a worker in a hospital lunchroom.

He has seven older siblings, including a sister named Yolanda Muniz, with whom he grew up in New York City. Marc’s father used to sing around the house when he was at a very young age. Felipe is said to have played significant roles in shaping his son’s musical skills while he was growing up. Anthony’s father was so passionate about singing that he named his son after Marco Antonio Muniz, a Latin singer who was largely admired in Puerto Rico.

Rise To Fame

Born Marco Antonio Muñiz, Anthony inherited his singing skills from his father and began singing at a very young age. He began his music career by changing his name to Marc Anthony in order to avoid confusion with his namesake.

In an effort to build stage confidence, Anthony began singing backup as a session vocalist for freestyle underground New York house music acts. Soon, he began singing backup for the likes of Menudo Ann-Marie and the Latin Rascals. He also added songwriting to his repertoire and began penning lyrics for fellow freestyle artists including Sa-Fire.

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Anthony released his debut album “Rebel” in 1988. It was a single-only freestyle record. Within the next few years, he collaborated often with record producers Little Louie Vega and Todd Terry. His next album “When the Night is Over” released as a collaboration with Little Louie Vega produced the dance chart-topping single Ride on the Rhythm. The single, released under Atlantic Records established both the careers of Anthony and Little Louie.

Influenced by salsa singers like Juan Gabriel and Ruben Blades, he decided to transition from freestyle to salsa music. His first Spanish-language album “Otra Nota” was released under RMM Records in 1993 to positive reviews. It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Tropical Albums chart. For the album, he won the Billboard Latin Music Awards for Best New Artists. The album has since sold over 300,000 copies.

Anthony’s salsa music developed with his follow-up Spanish album “Todo a Su Tiempo” which in 1997, two years after its release became the first salsa disc to be certified gold by the RIAA. The album has since sold over 800,000 copies.

After establishing himself as a star to the Latin audience, Marc Anthony released his first solo English album entitled “Marc Anthony” in 1999. It was a critical and commercial success and has been certified three times platinum in the United States. His next English album “Mended” (2002) was certified gold in the US.

Marc Anthony has remained more successful with his salsa music. The genre has also produced the majority of his fans which help him sell out massive venues including the Madison Square Garden. His 2007 En Concierto with then-wife Jennifer Lopez grossed $13.8 million ($16 million in 2017 dollars) from 17 shows.

Anthony’s accolades include but are not limited to 2 Grammy Awards and 5 Latin Grammy Awards.

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How Much is Marc Anthony Worth?

Apart from singing, Marc Anthony has also established himself as a movie star. Some of his successful endeavors include Big Night (1996), and Man on Fire (2004) opposite Denzel Washington.

Anthony banks from his own line of clothes and luxury accessories with Kohl’s. He is the co-owner of entertainment company Magnus Media which is based in Florida. Known for flipping houses, Marc Anthony has benefitted from his numerous real estate investments. Anthony bought minority stakes in NBA’a Miami Dolphins in 2009.

Following the nasty child support case between him and ex-wife Dayanara Torres, Anthony’s legal documents revealed his financial assets to be in the tune of $21 million with about $1.3 million monthly earnings in 2014, however, authoritative sources reveal that the I Need You crooner is currently worth about $80 million.

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He Has A Long List Of Marriages

Marc Anthony is popular for his music as he is for his numerous relationships which always never ends without drama. He has been married and divorced three times. His first marriage was in 2000 to 1993 Miss Universe winner Dayanara Torres. They had two sons, Cristian Anthony Muñiz (born 2001) and Ryan Anthony Muñiz (born 2003).

After a rocky relationship, they finally divorced in 2004. The court ordered Anthony to pay $13,400 in child support to the ex-beauty queen. In 2014, the numbers were increased to $26,800 per month after Torres requested $123,426 based on allegations that Marc wasn’t spending enough time with the kids.

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Anthony then married fellow Puerto Rican entertainer and “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” hitmaker Jennifer Lopez on June 5, 2004, which became his most enduring marriage. The couple separated in 2011 and finalized their divorce in 2014. The couple had twins Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximillian David Muñiz in 2008. People Magazine paid the couple $6 million to publish the first photos of the twins.

In 2014, Marc married Venezuelan Model Shannon De Lima at his home in La Romana, Dominican Republic, only to separate in late 2016 and divorce in 2017. While De Lima has a son Daniel from a previous relationship, Marc, also has daughter Ariana (born 1994) from a previous relationship with Debbie Rosado (a New York police officer). During his 2014 child support case with Dayanara Torres, Marc revealed that he pays $18,000 per month in child support in other relationships.

After splitting from his ex-wife Shannon de Lima in late 2016, Marc Anthony found love ‘again’. Anthony’s new girlfriend, Mariana Downing, is a 21-year-old model, signed with the modeling agency Wilhelmina.

The lovebirds made their first public appearance as a couple on March 21, 2017, at a star-studded gala event organized by Marc Anthony’s Maestro Cares Foundation’s Changing Lives and Building Dreams at the Cipriani Wall Street restaurant, in New York City.

The respected Latin singer seemed to have waited for the event to show the world the young lady who stole his heart. Prior to their public debut at the red carpet, Downing and Anthony were said to have been enjoying an intimate relationship for a few months, despite their massive age difference.

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Mariana and Marc became friends after meeting at a special dinner celebration. Not long after, both developed a special chemistry for each other and subsequently started rolling out secretly.

An epitome of beauty, Anthony’s new girlfriend is arguably the tallest and the most beautiful of all the girls he has ever dated.

Is Marc Anthony Gay?

Despite having a string of failed relationships with high-profile celebrities, there’s no strong indication that thrice-married Marc Anthony is gay.

While there’s no reliable backup validating claims that the respected singer is dating his fellow guy, questions about his sexual preference first made a headline after a picture of him kissing his friends – both men and women – went viral.

Actually, Anthony posted the pictures with the intention of making people believe that there was no big deal about him kissing his ex Jennifer Lopez at the Latin Grammys held on November 17, 2016.

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But after the pictures hit his timeline on social media, his plans backfired, leaving many of his fans wondering if he’s gay or not. While many people admitted that Marc being gay isn’t surprising, others asserted that the pictures won’t in any way help his marriage.

Sickened by the kissing pictures, Anthony’s third ex-wife, Shannon De Lima, reportedly called it quits after she saw her husband kissing other men and women, including Jennifer Lopez.

Since then, nothing else has been heard or read about Anthony being gay or not. Moreover, he’s yet to publicly confirm or deny if he’s gay.

Uwa Echebiri
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Uwa has extensive professional writing and editing experience including report and technical writing, product reviews, informational and persuasive articles, creative and content writing on nearly any topic, from entertainment to lifestyle, finance, sports and more. As a lifelong movie buff, Uwa is either bingeing on new movies during leisure, or giving someone a whopping on the latest FIFA edition


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