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Abraham Quintanilla Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Kids, Height

Abraham Quintanilla Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Kids, Height

Facts of Abraham Quintanilla

Full Name:Abraham Quintanilla
Birth Date:February 20, 1939
Age:85 years
Profession:Singer, songwriter
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
WifeMarcella Samora
MarriedMarcella Samora(1963)
Net Worth$10 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceCorpus Christi, Texas
EducationRoy Miller High School
FatherAbraham Gonzalez Quintanilla Sr.
MotherMaria Tereza Calderon
KidsSelena Quintanilla, A.B. Quintanilla, Suzette Quintanilla
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Abraham Quintanilla is a singer-songwriter and record producer. He also executively produced the 1997 biographical film about her daughter’s life.

Early Life of Abraham Quintanilla

Abraham Quintanilla was born on February 20, 1939, in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, as a child of Abraham Gonzalez Quintanilla Sr. and Maria Tereza Calderon. Currently, he is 80 years old under the birth sign Pisces.

Schooling from Roy Miller

Abraham holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. His parents collected vegetables, cotton, and fruits. His father later began working at an auto repair shop while his mother worked door to door as a preacher for her faith.

He was a student of Roy Miller High School but got out to spend his time in music. While visiting Roy Miller, he and two of his friends founded a high school choir called Gumdrops.

Who is Abraham Quintanilla’s Wife?

In October 1961 Quintanilla received the news that he had been drafted into the US military and subsequently served in the Lewis-McChord Joint Base near Tacoma, Washington. During his service, he met his wife Marcella Samora. They exchanged marriage vows on June 8, 1963.

Abraham Quintanilla with his wife
Caption: Abraham Quintanilla with his wife

After their marriage, the couple was blessed with a child.  Their child “A.B.” Quintanilla III was born on December 13, 1963, the very day his father received his discharge papers. Marcella gave birth to Suzette Quintanilla on June 29, 1967. Selena was her youngest, born on April 16, 1971.

What is Abraham Quintanilla’s Net Worth and Salary?

The net worth evaluation of Abraham at $10 million. On the other hand, his son A.B Quintanilla III currently has an estimated net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2022.

Abraham Quintanilla’s Height and Weight

Abraham has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and an average body weight. He has brown eyes and black hair.

Abraham Quintanilla’s daughter Selena’s Murder

On March 31, 1995, Selena was killed by Yolanda Saldivar, who was not only Selena’s personal friend, but also ran her boutiques, Selena, etc., and was president of her fan club.

The premature death of his youngest child deeply affected Quintanilla and he suffered from various mental health problems, including emotional trauma, suffering, and depression.

Abraham Quintanilla with his late daughter Selena
Caption: Abraham Quintanilla with his late daughter Selena

In the years after the tragedy, Quintanilla has made it his mission to preserve the amazing legacy of his daughter. The family founded the Selena Foundation to help children in crises. Afterward, he made a number of appearances in TV shows to talk about Selena. In the biography of 1997, Edward James Olmos was cast as Quintanilla, while Jennifer Lopez portrayed Selena.

Overseeing Selena’s Career

Quintanilla discovered Selena’s inherent musical talent when she was six years old, and not long after that began to develop her vocal abilities.

Afterward, in 1981 he founded a new group, Selena y Los Dinos, with Selena as a singer, Abraham III as bassist, and Suzette as the drummer. The group began singing on street corners, parties, weddings, and various other social gatherings. This was the main source of income for the family, especially after Quintanilla’s Mexican restaurant PapaGayos closed.

Later, Selena y Los Dinos released six albums over five years: “Mis Primeras Grabaciones” (1984), “Alpha” (1986), “Munequito De Trapo” (1986), “And The Winner Is …” (1987) ), “Preciosa” (1988) and “Dulce Amor” (1988). In 1989, Selena released her self-titled debut album and released five more albums: “Ven Conmigo” (1990), “Entre a Mi Mundo” (1992), “Selena Live!” (1993), “Amor” Prohibido (1994), and Dreaming of You (1995, published posthumously).


  • In 1957, Abraham Quintanilla saw the performance of a group that turned his alumni classmates into a high school dance and addressed them to express his desire to join them.
  • At that time, the singer left the group and they decided to have Quintanilla practice with them.
  • He became a member of the group.
  • Known as Los Dinos, the group released six albums, including the self-titled debut album (1963), “Con Esta Copa” (1964), “The Dinosaurs” (1965), and “2000” (1962).
  • The 1960s group experienced their share of racism and discrimination.
  • They were often not allowed to play in white facilities.
  • In the first few days, the group also had problems with the Mexican audience.
  • They later switched to Chicano rock music. Quintanilla left the group in 1971 and settled in Lake Jackson, Texas to raise his family.