María Luisa Trevejo is a Cuban-American singer who found online success as Malu Trevejo. Initially, she gained fame on Musical.ly, but is now a popular influencer on Instagram and TikTok. Trevejo has released a couple of singles as her fame and fortune continue to grow. As of 2023, Malu Trevejo has a net worth of $5 million.
Malu was born in Havana, Cuba on October 15, 2002 and her parents are of Cuban and Spanish ancestry. As a child, her family relocated to Madrid, Spain, where she spent the next 12 years of her life.
Trevejo displayed a keen interest in performing during her time in Spain, particularly in sketch films she made with friends. Malu uploaded videos of herself belly dancing, which attracted attention from red-blooded males.
Malu left Spain at 13 years old and moved to Miami with her family. Here she was home schooled to focus more on her music career.
Rise to Fame
Shortly after moving to the US, she created a Musical.ly account and quickly built a fan base that reached millions. The Cuban native became a verified user after posting numerous lip-syncing clips and this opened up to a lot of opportunities.
At 14 years-old, Trevejo had the chance to sign a recording and co-management deal with Universal Music Latin and In-Tu Linea. This was how she made her debut single, Luna Llena, on September 22, 2017 and the song now has 130 million views on YouTube.
Malu Trevejo released Una Vez Más, a four-track EP, on August 2, 2019. Luna Llena spent two weeks at the top of the Hot Latin Songs list. The hit song was certified Gold and Platinum within 30 days of its release.
After gaining traction in her first contracts, many music companies eyed Malu. The one who eventually got her was Travis Scott’s label, Cactus Jack Records, in November 2021.
But three weeks after inking the deal, she left the label. Travis Scott’s reported agreement conflicts have prompted her to threaten to expose him. This was a heated issue at first, but they ended on good terms.
Another controversy involving Malu is how she left home. She had no choice but to leave because her mother became an alcoholic and her father was a drug addict. Malu feared for her safety, and fans were supportive of her decision.
Net Worth and Earnings
Despite breaking onto the scene with music, OnlyFans is her main source of income. Currently, the Cuban charges $14.99 per month to subscribe to her content. Given her level of popularity, the pop star gained over 37,000 subscribers when she joined the platform.
Earlier in her career, she soon realized there’s not a huge amount of money in music. Unless you’re touring regularly or realizing huge hits, it’s challenging to earn serious money. There’s also the fact record companies take home a majority of the revenue.
In 2017, the singer dated rapper NBA Youngboy but the romance ended after intense disagreements between Malu and rapper Bhad Bhabi. It was also rumored that she and Central Cee were in a relationship in early 2021 but that was false.
Around the same time, she was being linked to Swae Lee. Outside of her dating life, Malu Trevejo paid $2.3 million to buy a property in Plantation, Florida in July 2021. Nearly a year later, the latina listed it for $3.25 but accepted an offer of $2.5 million. Once you factor in real estate fees, she broke even on the deal.