Born on January 30, 1974 in Girardot, Colombia. Famous Colombian singer Charlie Zaa has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Zaa, whose real name is Carlos Alberto Sanchez is the son of singer Luis Humberto Sánchez, who is widely recognized all over Latin America and among Hispanics in the United States. He was a singer with two famous Colombian salsa orchestras: Grupo Niche and Guayacán. Starting off his solo artist career, he switched to bolero rhythm (mid-1990s) and quickly became a teen idol in Latin America. He became paparazzi fodder and appeared on the covers of many magazines. On July 23, 2004, he suffered severe abdominal pain as he was about to kick off a concert in Ponce, Puerto Rico and was sent to a local hospital and then flown to Miami, Florida where he remained hospitalized until he was diagnosed with having a kidney problem. Soon after, his personal doctor corrected the setback in a surgery performed in his native country. Zaa has released more than 10 CDs since starting his career as a solo artist, with his CD Sentimientos exceeding 3 million copies sale throughout Latin America and the United States. He claimed the 1998 Artist of the Year award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards thanks to his albums Sentimientos and Un Segundo Sentimiento.