Alejandro Fernández Biography: Children, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Awards, Instagram, Height, Movies, Songs

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye April 18, 2024

Alejandro Fernández Abarca, born on April 24, 1971, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, is a renowned Mexican singer and one of the top-selling Latin music artists of all time, with over 20 million records sold worldwide.

His fans and the media affectionately know him as “El Potrillo” (The Colt). Initially known for his expertise in traditional Mexican folk music like mariachi and charro, Fernández expanded into pop music.


  • Full Name: Alejandro Fernández Abarca
  • Nickname: El Potrillo (The Colt)
  • Date of Birth: April 24, 1971
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Profession: Singer
  • Height: 1.74 m
  • Parents: Vicente Fernández ,María del Refugio Abarca
  • Siblings: Vicente Fernández Jr., Gerardo Fernández, Alejandra Fernández
  • Spouse: Ximena Díaz (m. 1998–2011)
  • Children: Camila Fernández, América Fernández, Emiliano Fernández
  • Relationship Status: Divorced
  • Net Worth: $25 million

Early Life and Education

Alejandro Fernández, now at 53, was born on April 24, 1971, in Guadalajara, Jalisco. He initially studied architecture but transitioned to singing in 1991 under his father’s influence.

He is the youngest among his siblings, having two older brothers named Vicente, Jr., and Gerardo, as well as a sister named Alejandra. In Mexico, he and his brothers are recognized as “Los tres potrillos” (The three colts).

During the late 1990s, Fernández’s older brother Vicente, Jr., was abducted by an organized crime group.

As a warning, the kidnappers severed one of his fingers and sent it to his father. Following an alleged substantial payment made by Vicente Fernández, Vicente, Jr., was eventually released, although the precise amount was never disclosed.

Personal Life

In 1998, Alejandro Fernández married Ximena Díaz, with whom he shares three children: Camila, América, and Emiliano.

Their marriage, however, faced challenges, eventually leading to divorce in 2011. Despite the end of their marital relationship, Fernández remains devoted to his children, often expressing his love and pride for them publicly.


Alejandro Fernández’s career soared to new heights with the release of his debut album, “Alejandro Fernández,” in 1992.

His powerful vocals and emotional delivery captivated listeners, earning him widespread acclaim. Over the years, he has released numerous successful albums, showcasing his versatility across various musical genres, including ranchera, mariachi, pop, and bolero.

Fernández’s discography boasts a plethora of hits, including “Me Dediqué a Perderte,” “Si Tú Supieras,” and “Qué Lástima.”

He has collaborated with renowned artists such as Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, and Marc Anthony, further solidifying his status as a global icon.

Apart from his musical pursuits, Fernández has also ventured into acting, appearing in films such as “Zapata: El sueño del héroe” and “Herederos del Monte.”


  • Latin Grammy Awards: Multiple wins and nominations
  • Billboard Latin Music Awards: Multiple wins and nominations
  • Premio Lo Nuestro: Multiple wins and nominations
  • Grammy Awards: Nominated for Best Latin Pop Album

Net Worth

Alejandro Fernández’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million, amassed through his successful music career, endorsements, and other business ventures.


Alejandro Fernández has been embroiled in several controversies, including a legal dispute with Sony Music.

Following the expiration of his contract with Sony, the label attempted to release an album featuring some of his unreleased tracks.

The Federal police intervened and confiscated 6,000 copies of the album from Sony’s headquarters in Mexico City.

The song “Diferente” was subsequently released as the lead single from the album online.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @alexoficial
  • Twitter: @alexoficial


  • Zapata: El sueño del héroe
  • Herederos del Monte


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  • Niña Amada Mía
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