Chris Perez Net Worth: How Rich is Selena Quintanilla’s Ex-Husband?

Chris Perez is a guitarist and composer from the United States. He is the lead guitarist for Selena y Los Dinos, a Tejeno band. Chris Perez net worth is expected to reach approximately $1 million by 2023.

Full Name                                                                                Christopher Gilbert Perez
Date of Birth August 14, 1969
Age 51 years old
Born Place San Antonio, Texas, United States
Profession Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer, and author
Wife Selena Quintanilla (1992-1995), Venessa Villanueva (2001-2008)
Net Worth $1 million


Early Life

Chris Perez was born to Mexican parents on August 14, 1969, in San Antonio, Texas. When he was four years old, his parents, Gilbert Perez and Carmen Medina split. In 1978, his mother remarried.

Chris was always interested in music and began to play the French horn in middle school. He then chose to teach himself to play electric guitar by listening to his favorite performers, including Van Halen, Def Leppard, Kiss, the Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, and Iron Maiden.

Chris Perez Net Worth & Career in Music

Chris Perez Net Worth: How Rich is Selena Quintanilla’s Ex-Husband?

Chris chose to establish his own rock band in Los Angeles when he was 17 years old. Tony Lares gave him the opportunity to join Shelly Lares’ band at the same time. He opted to join the band owing to financial constraints, despite the fact that he was not interested in that genre of music. He began creating songs and working as a musical director for Shelly in 1989.

A.B. Quintanilla was seeking a guitarist for the band Selena y Los Dinos in 1989. Chris was a well-known guitarist in Tejano music at the time. Abraham Quintanilla booted him out of the band because of his love involvement with Selena Quintanilla. He returned after they were married. Chris was a member of the band until his wife died in 1995. The band was eventually disbanded.

Chris then founded his own band, Chris Perez, and began creating songs for their debut album. Their debut album, ‘Resurrection,’ was a huge success and earned them a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album. After the release of their second album, ‘Una Noche Mas,’ the band split in 2002.

Chris has also performed in the musical ensembles Kumbia Kings and Kumbia All-Starz alongside A.B. Quintanilla III. He joined another band, the Chris Perez Project, with Puerto Rican vocalist Angel Ferrer in 2010.

Chris Perez Personal Life

In 1992, Chris married Selena Quintanilla. They were married for three years until Selena died in 1995. Perez published “To Selena, with Love,” a book on his personal relationship with Selena, in 2012.

In 2001, Chris married Venessa Villanueva. Their marriage, however, ended in divorce.

Chris Perez Net Worth

Chris Perez personal fortune is predicted to be $1 million as of 2023. He has amassed a sizable fortune as a performer, composer, and book. Because he is still in the music industry, he will most certainly earn more money from live concerts and record sales.

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