Iglesias's paternal ancestry comes from Galicia, The name "Iglesias" translates as "churches;" likewise, Iglesias is of Jewish ancestry from his maternal side, having mentioned that his mother's family name, "de la Cueva y Perignat," meaning literally "of the cave," referring to Jewish people in hiding, is a very common Jewish name.He alternated playing professional football with studying law at the CEU San Pablo University in Madrid.It sold over three million albums in the United States alone.In 1984, he had recorded and released the previously mentioned duets with Diana Ross and Willie Nelson.In Brazil, France, Romania, Italy, and others, Iglesias is the most successful foreign record seller, while in his home country, Spain, he has sold the most records in history, with 23 million records.
In 1984, he released 1100 Bel Air Place, the hit album which established him as a star in the English-speaking entertainment industry.
Enrique Iglesias has yet to introduce longtime girlfriend Anna Kournikova to his father Julio Iglesias - despite being with her for 16 years.
In 2014, Julio revealed that while his wife and children have met the former tennis ace, he himself had not, and now son Enrique has admitted the situation still hasn't changed three years later. They have to meet at some point," he said, according to The Sun newspaper, adding that Anna and his father have rarely been in the same country at the same time.
After his rehabilitation, Iglesias studied for three months at Bell Educational Trust's Language School in Cambridge, UK.
After that, he went back to obtain his law degree at Complutense University of Madrid.
It is estimated that during his career he has offered more than 5000 concerts, having performed for over 60 million people on five continents.