Lupillo Rivera’s net worthLupillo Rivera is an American-born Mexican regional singer who has a net worth of $12.5 million.

Full Name: Guadalupe Rivera Saavedra
49 years
Height 5 feet 9 inches
Net Worth: $12.5 million.
Birth Date: January 30, 1972
Horoscope: Aquarius
Birth Place: La Barca, Mexico

Who is Lupillo Rivera

Guadalupe Rivera Saavedra, better known as Lupillo Rivera, is a Mexican singer, songwriter, and actor, who was born on January 31, 1972, in La Barca, Jalisco, Mexico. Their musical genres are regional Mexican, ranchera, norteña, mariachi, corridors, and banda.

He is the fourth child of six, who had the singer Pedro Rivera and his wife Rosa Amelia Saavedra. Two of his brothers are singers, his older brother, Pedro Rivera Junior, who is a Christian music singer, and Jenni Rivera, a Mexican regional singer, who passed away in 2012.

Lupillo’s first wife was María Gurrola, whom he married in 1987 and had four daughters: Areana, Abigail, Angélica, and Ayana Rivera Gurrola.

At the end of the 90s, fame began to smile on Lupillo, after the success of his albums: “Puros Corridos Macizos” and “El Toro del Corrido”. This last album, which he released in 2000, as a tribute to his uncle, who was a boxer, caused them to begin calling him: El Toro del Corrido.

He continued working on his music, with his presentations throughout Mexico and in the United States, making his way on their stages. His songs began to occupy the first positions of the Billboard list of popularity in the United States, both within Latin music and in the Mexican regional genre.


Later, he married in second nuptials, on April 29, 2006, with Mayeli Alonso, whom he met in 2003, during a dance in Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. As a result of his marriage to Mayeli, Guadalupe Karisma and Rey Rivera Alonso, aged 14 and 10, respectively, were born.

At the 52nd Grammy Awards, on January 31, 2010, in Los Angeles, Lupillo Rivera surprised everyone by being awarded Best Band Album. And it is that the album “Tu slave y amo” gave great satisfaction to El Toro del Corrido, by placing it in the first places of Mexican regional music.

This catapulted his career even more, which among other things, allowed him in 2015 to have the great opportunity to sing a duet with Juan Gabriel.

In May 2018, Lupillo filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences from his second wife, Mayeli Alonso, after twelve years of marriage. Now he remains single, although he was linked to the artist Belinda, with whom he shares on the Reality Show “La Voz”, but both have said that it is only friendship.

Due to its interpretive strength, El Toro del Corrido has earned a place in popular taste, which its fans appreciate by always being present at its concerts and presentations.

History of Lupillo Rivera

In the mid-1980s, the Rivera Saavedra family moved to Long Beach, California, United States, where Lupillo graduated from high school in 1990. In California, his father, singer Pedro Rivera, got into the music business creating a small record company called: Cintas Acuario Inc.

There, Lupillo worked first as a manager and later as a talent scout. Lupillo had composed his first song when he was 15 years old, due to the death of a friend, with the support of his friend Chalino Sánchez, he decided to record his first album. He had thus started his singing career in 1993, under the name of Lupillo Rivera.

In 1999, Lupillo began to shake the charts in California, with the song “El Moreño”, which led him to sign with Sony Discos. From that moment on, many would be the satisfactions that Lupillo Rivera obtained with his performances, with which he earned the respect of the public.

In 2002, El Toro del Corrido became the first Mexican artist to fill the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California, accompanied by a banda, a norteño ensemble, and Mariachi.

Lupillo Rivera
Lupillo Rivera / Photo / Instagram

The love story between Lupillo Rivera and Mayeli Alonso

She was undocumented and together they had children, but all the love ended, why?

Lupillo Rivera and  Mayeli Alonso lived a long romance that unfortunately ended between discussions and rumors of infidelity. And, before they had a tough media battle, they were the ideal couple. What happened? Here we tell you.

They met in 2003 when they went to a dance in Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. Jenni Rivera’s brother flirted with her and asked for her number. He was 31 and she was 19.

Lupillo Rivera
Lupillo Rivera / Photo / Instagram

It was during one of the El Toro del Corrido concerts that they kissed, however, Mayeli did not know that the singer was married. That was the beginning of a long-distance relationship, while Lupillo arranged the divorce from his first wife, María Gurrola. Many pointed to Mayeli as the “home breaker.”

After Mayeli arrived in the United States, they married in April 2006, and in their 12 years of marriage, they had two children, Guadalupe and L’Rey, who are currently 14 and 10 years old. Mayeli began to work alongside her husband and at the same time started her own makeup business, the latter she has always pointed out that the singer did not help her at all.

In May 2018 the fairy tale ended, the singer began the divorce process in Riverside County claiming “irreconcilable differences”, however unofficially it was said that he already had another romance.

Mayeli Alonso
Mayeli Alonso / Photo / Instagram

The truth is that Lupillo’s family never accepted Mayeli, even he came to distance himself because of this. Although Lupillo said that over time they took him affection, the reality seems to be different. At the end of the divorce, she bought a luxurious and incredible mansion that she showed off on her social networks.

Mayeli Alonso
Mayeli Alonso / Photo / Instagram
Both have tried to maintain a cordial relationship out of respect for their children, however, Lupillo has had several frictions that have made him distance himself from them. Now he tries to try his luck in love again, recently he was related to  Belinda.

Biography of Lupillo Rivera: Discography

After 26 years of a musical career, Lupillo Rivera has achieved an extensive discography. El Toro del Corrido has almost 30 recorded discs, among the most outstanding are:

  • Selena, The Star (1995)
  • “El Moreño” and “Puros Corridos Macizos” (1999)
  • The Bull of the Corrido (2000)
  • “And The Harvest Continues” (2001)
  • “The Most Wanted Brothers” (2002)
  • “Live In Concert” (2003)
  • “Pa ‘Corridos” (2004)
  • The King of Cantinas (2005)
  • Between Glasses And Bottles (2006)
  • “From A Private Party” (2007)
  • “En Acústico” and “Tiro De Gracia” (2008)
  • Your Slave And Master (2009)
  • 24 Hours (2010)
  • My Way (2012)
  • Live: With Band (2013)
  • The King of Drunkards (2014)
  • The Bad (2017)
  • My Old Man’s Favorites (2018)

In Lupillo Rivera’s extensive career, there have been many singles that have allowed him to remain the favorite of his followers.

These are the most successful songs and singles from El Toro del Corrido:

  • “El Moreño”
  • “Despised”
  • “Suffering Alone”
  • “I say yes”
  • “I already know it”
  • “The King of the Drunkards”
  • “The Shot of Grace”
  • “Taking And Taking”
  • “I will miss you”, a tribute song to his sister Jenni Rivera.
  • “Los Niños Inocentes”, sung as a duet with his daughter Guadalupe Karisma Rivera .
  • “I Can’t Forget You” from the album “El Malo”.
  • “Saliste Liviana”, “Más Cabrón Que Bonito”, “Via del Vaso” and “Ganitas de Pistear (feat. Manuel Mata)”, their 2019 releases.

Lupillo Rivera Biography: Awards and Recognitions

Lupillo Rivera has been considered on multiple occasions as a nominated candidate to receive some of the most important awards in music, winning on one occasion:

El Toro Del Corrido won a 2010 Grammy Award in the category “ Best Band Music Album” for the album “Tu Esclavo Y Amo”. He has also obtained the following nominations:

  • Nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards, in the category ” Best Band Music Album” for the albums:
    • “Live In Concert”, in 2004.
    • “With My Own Hands”, in 2005.
  • Nominated for the 2006 Latin Grammy Awards, in the category ” Best Ranchera / Mariachi Album” for the album: “El Rey De Las Cantinas”.
  • Nominated for the Grammy Awards, in the category ” Best Band Music Album” for the albums:
    • “Between Cups and Bottles”, in 2008.
    • “The Shot of Grace”, in 2009.

Biography of Lupillo Rivera: television career

Lupillo Rivera’s biography must include his television career. In 2003, he made his debut as a show director named Lupillo, in the Mexican children’s soap opera “Alegrijes y Rebujos.”

El Toro Del Corrido has represented himself, as a co-star, for the Televisa network, on two occasions:

  • In ” Free to love you” in 2013.
  • In ” Loves with trap” in 2015.

He also had small participation in the biographical series of his sister, the singer Jenni Rivera.

From March to July 2019, she worked as a singing coach on the reality show “La Voz 2019” produced by TV Azteca, where one of the girls on her team won the competition.