Ricky Martin's Rise
Ricky Martin skyrocketed to mega-star status with his number one hit, "Livin' La Vida Loca." This Grammy® award-winning singer sold over 55 million albums, and "Ricky Mania" was all the rage. Then two years ago, at the height of his success, Ricky shocked his fans by stepping off the stage. He decided to focus full-time on his true passion: saving children around the world.
"I needed to step out of the picture for a little while," Ricky says. "I needed to put things in order. I decided to [ask]: Who am I? Why am I here? What is my mission?"
Ricky built a hospital for the disabled in Puerto Rico, and is helping to rescue little girls in India from a life of prostitution. Today Ricky is championing a new effort for children who urgently need our help: the youngest victims of the tsunami.