Roberto Roena Net Worth

This is one of the questions that people ask the most about Roberto Roena, and although they always end up answering it on other pages with an “I don’t know, you know” or “it depends” if there are some estimates that various web portals mention.

Roberto Roena’s net worth: Roberto Roena Vázquez was a Puerto Rican salsa music percussionist, orchestra leader, and dancer who had a net worth of $35 million at the time of his death. However, it is not possible to make an exact calculation about the fortune of this great singer. We have estimated Roberto Roena’s net worth, salary, money, income, and assets.

Full NameRoberto Roena
OccupationSinger, dancer
Age81 years
Date of BirthJanuary 16, 1940
Place of BirthMayagüez, Puerto Rico
Star SignCapricorn
NationalityPuerto Rican
Net Worth$35 million

Roberto Roena Died

The relatives of the renowned artist were in charge of confirming the news on the night of Thursday, September 23.

Alomar had been rushed to the hospital for severe stomach pain, some media reported.

The percussionist Roberto Roena was born in Puerto Rico, on January 16, 1940, and from a very young age, he began to show his inclination towards music. Together with his brother, he began to stand out as an excellent dancer and this path led him to meet people who little linked him to music in a different way. Maestro Rafael Cortijo noticed Roena’s talent and did not hesitate to instruct him to become a percussionist.

The news of his death was confirmed through his official Instagram account, where one of the spokesmen for Roena’s family was in charge of sharing the fact to public opinion. “As a spokesperson for the family and a member of the Apollo Sound orchestra, with my heart in my hands and an immense emptiness. I regret to inform the people of Puerto Rico and the fans of the world, that our Puerto Rican glory. Mr. Bongo Roberto Roena Vázquez, was ahead of us in the heavenly journey and rests in the arms of Christ, ”said Andrés Waldemar.

According to the information shared by the bongo drummer’s family, the 81-year-old man had not been presenting health difficulties. However, it was confirmed that the death occurred after Roena suffered a heart attack, her body did not resist and she would have lost her life in the arms of her daughters. The orchestra conductor’s family was reunited at his residence in Puerto Rico when the death occurred.


His beginnings in music occurred when he joined the group Cortijo y su Combo, where he would meet great mentors in his career and one of them was Ismael Rivera. Later, after a process of dissolution of the Cortijo orchestra, the Gran Combo de Puerto Rico opened the doors for Roberto to form the ranks of the group, one of the best known in the history of salsa worldwide. Under the direction of Rafael Ither, Señor Bongó displayed his art for a decade and, later, would embark on his most important musical adventure, the formation of the Apollo Sound orchestra.

Roberto named his group in honor of what was the arrival of man on the moon, aboard Apollo 11 because in 1969 the orchestra was born that until its last days had its musical display. Roena’s work is valued by the vast majority of salsa lovers, music lovers, and collectors of the time. ‘Betrayal’, ‘My disappointment’, ‘Happy tidal wave’, ‘Cui cui’, ‘Guaguancó del adiós’,’ Lamento de Concepción ‘,’ Consolación ‘,’ I’m going to swear it ‘,’ Give it to me in life ‘and I’m with the poor ‘are some of the most remembered songs by the Puerto Rican artist.

Meanwhile, the history of salsa will remember the name of one of the most illustrious exponents of its culture. In Colombia, Roena stood out as a social manager because throughout his invitations and visits to the Cali Fair he managed to help the city on different occasions. In 2020 Roberto donated one of his bongos to the Museo de la Salsa de Cali, with the aim of contributing to the financing of the renovation of Carrera 11B in that city.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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