Juan Rivera Biography: Age, Net Worth, Wiki, Wife, Siblings, Height, Movies and TV Shows

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Juan Rivera Saavedra is a multi-talented American artist with a rich Mexican heritage.

Hailing from a family deeply rooted in regional Mexican music, he follows in the footsteps of his famous relatives, such as Jenni Rivera, Lupillo Rivera, Chiquis Rivera, and Rosie Rivera.

With such a strong musical background, Juan Rivera Saavedra has undoubtedly inherited a passion for music and performance that shines through in his singing and acting career.


  • Full Name: Juan Rivera Saavedra
  • Stage Name: Juan Rivera
  • Born: February 22, 1978
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Birthplace:  Longbeach, California
  • Nationality: American-Mexican
  • Occupation: Singer and Actor
  • Height: 1.88m
  • Parent: Pedro Rivera, Ross Savadera
  • Siblings: Rosie Rivera, Pedro Rivera Jnr, Lupillo Rivera, Gustavo Rivera, Jenni Rivera
  • Spouse: Brenda Rivera
  • Children: Marina, Johnny, Frido and Divine Rivera
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $10million

Early Life

Juan Rivera, whose parents are Mexican immigrants named Pedro Rivera (also known as don tra tra tra) and Rosa Saavedra (known as doña gorritos), was born in the United States.

He started his music career at just 16 years old and released his debut album, El Atizador, in 1996.

Despite becoming a father early on, Juan continued to pursue his passion for singing. Notably, he is the younger sibling of Jenni Rivera, a well-known Regional Mexican singer.


Whether Juan Rivera engaged in informal music training or attended workshops to enhance his artistic skills is still being determined.

With an official confirmation, it remains to be seen if he pursued any educational opportunities related to his career.

Regrettably, there is a lack of publicly accessible information regarding Juan Rivera’s formal education, leaving us with little insight into his academic background.


Juan Rivera, a talented musician, embarked on his singing journey when he was just 16 years old, releasing his debut album, “El Atizador,” in 1996.

Despite facing early challenges balancing his music career with the responsibilities of fatherhood, Rivera continued to persevere and released several successful albums such as “Que No Me Olvides” (2000), “Dejate Amar” (2003), and “Y Su Nombre Era… Juan Rivera” (2008).

His hard work paid off as he achieved commercial success with hits like “El Ser Equivocado” and “La Lampara,” both of which made their mark on the Billboard Latin charts.

Rivera also collaborated with fellow artists in the regional Mexican genre, including his renowned siblings Jenni Rivera and Lupillo Rivera. Juan Rivera carved a name for himself in the music industry through dedication and talent.

Juan Rivera was a multifaceted artist who made a name for himself in the music industry and dipped his toes in acting.

His talent was showcased in films like “Desafiando a los Creadores” and documentaries like “Jenni Rivera: La Diva de la Banda.”

Despite his untimely passing in 2009, Rivera’s legacy remains cherished in regional Mexican music. Fans worldwide continue to celebrate his memorable performances, strong family values, and role in popularizing the genre in the United States. 

Awards and Nominations

GRAMMY Awards:

  • Nominations: 2
  • 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Record of the Year for “Despacito”

Latin GRAMMY Awards:

  • Nominations: 2
  • 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards:
  • Record of the Year for “Tutu”
  • Record of the Year for “China”

Dr. Juan (TV show):

  • 1 nomination (shared with others) for the Daytime Emmy Award in 2019 (Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish)

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @juanriveramusic
  • Facebook handle: Juan Rivera
  • Twitter handle: @juanriveramusic

Personal Life

Brenda and Juan’s love story began when they first met at the age of 17. Over the course of 22 years, their relationship blossomed into a deep bond that led them to finally tie the knot in 2021.

Despite facing numerous challenges along the way, Brenda has always stood by Juan’s side, offering unwavering support and helping him overcome his battle with alcohol addiction.

As a young father, Juan’s responsibilities have always been a priority, especially considering his prominent family background in Regional Mexican music, which includes well-known siblings such as Jenni Rivera, Lupillo Rivera, and Chiquis Rivera. 


  • 1995: El Atizador
  • 1996: Fuego Sin Tregua
  • 1997: Un Sueño Realizado
  • 1998: Que No Me Falte La Fama
  • 1999: El Rebelde
  • 2000: De Comadre a Madrina
  • 2001: El Gusto Es Mío
  • 2002: Juan Rivera y Sus Corridos Mas Alegres
  • 2003: Soy Así
  • 2004: De Traicion En Traicion
  • 2005: El Sirenito
  • 2006: Fate
  • 2007: Lo Mejor De Juan Rivera
  • 2008: Puros Corridos Pesados
  • 2009: Eso Si Me Dolió
  • 2010: Animo Delincuencia
  • 2012: El Último Corrido

Net Worth

Juan Rivera, a talented American singer, has accumulated a substantial net worth totalling $10 million.

His success in the music industry has allowed him to achieve financial prosperity, reflecting his dedication and hard work as an artist.

Through his passion for music and artistic abilities, Juan Rivera has established himself as a prominent figure in the entertainment world, earning both recognition and financial stability throughout his career.

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