|Estimated value:||€170 million|
|Country of origin:||Italy|
|Source of Wealth:||Singer|
Eros Walter Luciano Ramazzotti Molina has been a successful Italian singer since the 80s, singing his songs in his native language. He has been an internationally recognized and popular pop singer and songwriter for decades. Eros Ramazzotti sang with international artists such as Joe Cocker, Cher, Tina Turner and Luciano Pavarotti. He has sold 50 million records worldwide. Eros Ramazzotti was married twice. From 1998 to 2009 with the Swiss presenter Michelle Hunziker. From 2014 to 2019 with Marica Pellegrinelli. Eros Ramazotti is a father of three. Daughter Aurora Hunziker-Ramazzotti comes from the first marriage. Raffaela Maria Ramazzotti and Gabrio Tullio Ramazzotti are from the second marriage to Marica Pellegrinelli.
Eros Ramazzotti was born on October 28, 1963 in Rome, Italy. He grew up with his parents Rodolfo Ramazzotti, builder and amateur musician, and Raffaella Molina, housewife, in Cinecitta, a poor suburb of Rome. Even as a child, Eros Ramazzotti was interested in music. He took piano and guitar lessons. However, after high school he failed to pass the entrance exam at the Music Conservatory in Rome. He then completed an accountancy course. Eros Ramazzotti did not give up his dream of becoming a singer. In 1981, at the age of 18, he took part in the music competition “Voci Nuove” in Castrocaro with a song he had composed himself and reached the finals.
After Eros Ramazzotti had successfully participated in the music competition in 1981, he got his first recording contract with the label DDD (Drogueria di Drugolo). This began his career as a singer. In 1982 he released his first single “Ad un amico”. As early as 1984 he received first prize at the ‘Sanremo Music Festival’ as best newcomer with his song ‘Terra promessa’. Eros Ramazzotti celebrated his international breakthrough in 1985 with his song “Una storia importante”.
Eros Ramazzotti has now released 16 albums. His last album of 2018 “Vita se n’è”. He sings ballads with autobiographical content, but also rock music. He has sung numerous duets with international artists such as Joe Cocker, Tina Turner, Anastacia, Cher, Adriano Celentano, Luciano Pavarotti and many more. In 2007, Eros Ramazzotti released a best-of CD. Here other international artists participated, such as Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean. This CD alone was certified ten times platinum and was the best-selling CD in Italy. Songs like “Cose della vita” and “Dove c’e musica” achieved international success and brought him numerous awards. In 1997 he received the Word Music Award, the Purim Award and the Echo Prize. Many other prizes followed. In 2011 he even received the ‘Golden Camera’ in the category ‘Best International Music’.
“I don’t have a concrete dream, but I know that I will never stop feeling emotions and that I want to make music for a very long time.” – Interview in annabelle no. 19/05 from October 26, 2005
“Never think you’ve reached your goal, what else do you want when you feel like you’ve got everything in life – life has no meaning at all when you’ve achieved all your dreams.” – Interview in annabelle no. 19/05 from October 26, 2005
“My attitude towards life is: Always look ahead, but not too far.” – Interview in annabelle no. 19/05 from October 26, 2005
Eros Ramazotti said in an interview with dpa in 2010 that he mostly writes his songs at night. At night he is alone and concentrated. Most of his songs are about love, which is why he is often referred to as a cuddly singer. Eros Ramazzotti also writes about current social issues such as child poverty, environmental destruction and youth violence.
The break-up with Michelle Hunziker, his first wife, has a lot to do with the fact that Michelle Hunziker was in the “Warriors of Light” sect for 6 years, as Michelle Hunziker states in her biography.
The second marriage with Marica Pellegrinelli began in the Royal Palace of Milan. There he married the 24-year-old model. In July 2019, both announced their separation. Italy’s No. 1 pop star is single again.
|Estimated value:||€170 million|