Who is Millie Corretjer?

Oscar De La Hoya is one of the greatest Mexican boxers and promoters, having been nicknamed the Golden Boy of Boxing, thanks to his many accomplishments. He is an Olympic Gold Medal winner, and has gold medals from several other tournaments, in addition to winning multiple professional world titles in six weight classes. Oscar’s wife is Millie Corretjer, a Puerto Rican singer and actress, who achieved stardom thanks to such songs as “Donde te has ido amar”, and “De Hoy en Adelante”, among others, and expanded her popularity by marrying Oscar.

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Millie Corretjer Age, Childhood, Education

Millie was born Milagros Ninette Corretjer Maldonado on the 18th April 1974, in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. She is the daughter of Jesus Francisco Corretjer and Milagros Maldonado, and the granddaughter of poet and political activist Juan Antonio Corretjer Montes – he served as the Secretary-General of the pro-independence Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. Of Spanish ancestry, Millie’s great-great-grandfather, Antoni Corretjer Caire came from Pineda de Mar, Barcelona to Puerto Rico in the 19th century.

Career

Millie’s career in show business started when she was just 15 years old; from an early age she began showcasing talent and aspirations towards a career in show business, and became the host of the show “La Ola Nueva”, which translates to “The New Wave”. Five years later, Mille released her debut studio album, entitled “Sola” (Alone), which spawned three hits which reached Billboard lists. The album contained two songs of the famous American singer Selena Quintanilla, “Where Did the Feeling Go” and “Only Love”, translated into the Spanish language as “Donde te Has Ido Amor”, and “Solo tu”.

Millie continued her career with a second album in 1997 entitled “Emociones”, while her third album – “Amar es un Juego” – was released in 1999, and achieved gold status in her native country. The song “De Hoy en Adelante”, topped the Billboard chart, and spent more than six weeks at No. 1. Since her marriage to Oscar De La Hoya, Mille has been focused on private matters, and hasn’t displayed herself much in the media. She has only made an appearance in the TV documentary about the fight between her husband and Floyd Mayweather in 2007.

Millie Corretjer Net Worth, Body Stats, Appearance

Millie Corretjer’s net worth is estimated at $2 million, earned through her successful career.

Millie stands at 5ft 4ins (1.62m), while her weight isn’t currently available to the media, though she has kept a vital figure. Mille has brown eyes and dark brown hair.

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Millie Corretjer Personal life, Marriage, Children

Millie was a successful singer in the late ‘90s, when Oscar was making his debut studio album, and needing help he stumbled upon one of Millie’s music videos. He wanted her for his next music video, and thanks to their mutual producer, Rudy Perez, the two met. Corretjer became his music video model, but not just that, they fell in love and on the 5th October 2001, the couple married in a secret ceremony held in San Juan. Since then, the couple has welcomed two children, a son Oscar Gabriel De La Hoya Corretjer, and a daughter Nina Lauren Ninette De La Hoya Corretjer, born in 2005 and 2007 respectively.

Oscar De La Hoya Bio

Oscar De La Hoya was born on the 4th February 1973, in East Los Angeles, California USA, and is of Mexican ancestry. Oscar holds both American and Mexican citizenship, having acquired the latter back in 2002 when the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles granted it to him.

His grandfather was an amateur boxer, and his father boxed during the ‘60s. He turned to boxing from an early age, and at 15 years old he became the national Junior Olympics. In 1992 Oscar participated in the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, and brought home the gold.

Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar’s professional career started in 1992, with a victory by TKO in the first round. After 19 more fights, he won his first title, the WBO Super Featherweight, as he defeated Jimmy Bredahl, who at the time had 16 wins and zero losses. Since then, Oscar has won titles in five more weight categories, including, Lightweight, Welterweight, Light Welterweight, Light Middleweight, and Middleweight. He was active as a boxer until 2009, retiring with a record of 39 wins and just six losses in a 16 year-long career.

He had 19 pay-per-view bouts, all of which added a significant amount to his wealth. Oscar fought such greats as Julio Cesar Chavez, Felix Trinidad, Shane Mosley, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao.

Life After Retirement, Net Worth

Even before he retired, Oscar began working as a boxing promoter, having started his own Golden Boy Promotions company. He has since enter the MMA market as a promoter, and his first match was Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz, held on the 24th November 2018.

De La Hoya is also a successful businessman in other areas too, including the line of casual, activewear-inspired apparel, through Mervyns department stores, and is the owner of 25% of the Houston Dynamos, US Major League Soccer club.

Oscar is one of the most highly paid boxers, and at one time held the record of money received through pay-per-view bouts. According to sources, his wealth is estimated at $200 million, as of late 2019.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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