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Fidel Castro net worth:
$900 Million

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Fidel Castro Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on 13 August 1926, in Birán, Holguin Province, Cuba, into a wealthy farming family. Fidel Castro is known world-wide as the Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008.

So just how rich is Fidel Castro? Sources have estimated that Castro’s net worth is $900 million, most of his wealth has been accumulated during his career as a Cuban politician, and making him one of the richest people in Cuba.

Fidel Castro Net Worth $900 Million

Fidel Castro’s father, Angeles Castro, was the owner of sugar cane plantation, but his mother, Lina Eng Gonzales, worked as a cook. In 1945 Fidel registered in the Faculty of Law of the University of Havana, and during his studies became involved in the revolutionary movement. In 1947 Castro participated in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Dictator Rafael Trujillo, but still in 1950 he graduated from the with a doctorate in law, and the same year joined the Communist Party of Cuba. Castro organized the struggle against the dictatorship, and in 1953 led the revolution in Santiago de Cuba, after which he was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but was released after a year and went to Mexico, where he founded the July 26th movement. with the continuing goal of overthrowing the Cuban dictatorship.

With the growing number of partisans, in 1959 Castro successfully fought against the demoralized, poorly led army of President Batista, and as the definite Revolution leader, Fidel Castro became the commander of the army, and the same year Cuba’s prime minister. With this leadership Fidel Castro’s net worth was  to increase steadily. In 1959 Castro announced Cuba to be a socialist republic, with private business and industry nationalized. Since this was the only communist country in America, signing trade agreements with the Soviet Union. Cuba immediately became a Cold War confrontation object between the Soviet Union and the United States, resulting in the abortive Bay of Pigs landing by anti-revolutionaries in 1961, and the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. (In 1961 the United States cut off diplomatic relations with Cuba, only restored in 2015.)

Fidel Castro remained prime minister until 1976, when the new constitution was created by the National Assembly, and he became  the State Council chairman. He also kept command of the army and the Cuban Communist Party General Secretary posts, which has helped Fidel to increase his net worth. In 2006 due to deteriorating health of Fidel Castro, his brother Raul Castro took over the position of President. In 2008 it was announced that Fidel will not accept another presidential term and his brother Raul was elected as the country’s President, Castro remained First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba until 2011. According to ‘Forbes’ magazine, Fidel Castro became the richest person in Cuba. In fact, reports of Castro big assets could be justified, as he had the control of almost all sectors of the economy in Cuba, and his net worth rose during all the years he was in power.

Fidel Castro has married twice and has nine children. His first marriage with Mirta Diaz-Balart lasted from 1948 to 1955. He has been married to Dalia Soto del Valle since 1980.

Fidel Castro information

Fidel Castro information

Birth date: August 13, 1926
Birth place: Birán, Cuba
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Profession:Former Prime Minister of Cuba
Nationality:Cuba
Spouse:Dalia Soto del Valle (m. 1980), Mirta Diaz-Balart (m. 1948–1955)
Children:Alina Fernández, Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart
Parents:Lina Ruz González, Ángel Castro y Argiz
Siblings:Raúl Castro, Juanita Castro, Ramón Castro Ruz

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Araaayyyyy!!!1986
Holiday in Mexico1946Extra (uncredited)
Easy to Wed1946Poolside Spectator (uncredited)
Braveheart ReloadedVideoBir Sonraki Film'de Cikacak (credit only)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Che Guevara and Cuba's Social Welfare: Aleida Guevara's Special Lecture at Shizuoka General Hospital2014Video grateful acknowledgment
Flores De Asfalto2008special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive2016Documentary filmingHimself
Black and Cuba2013Documentary completed
Nadie2017DocumentaryHimself
Rafael Alcides2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Arriba los que luchan, Jorge Masetti y la batalla en la comunicación2015DocumentaryHimself
Killing Oswald2013DocumentaryHimself
America's Book of Secrets2013TV SeriesHimself
Castro in Winter2012DocumentaryHimself
La Cuba De Fidel2011TV Series documentary
Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?2010DocumentaryHimself
Fidel Castro: A Life of Revolution2010Video documentaryHimself
Maradona by Kusturica2008DocumentaryHimself
20 heures le journal2007TV SeriesHimself
Let Me Ride2007DocumentaryHimself
Cuando la verdad despierta2007Documentary
Cuba, el valor de una utopía2006DocumentaryFidel Castro
Looking for Fidel2006DocumentaryFidel Castro
La noche del 102005TV SeriesHimself
Kordavision2005DocumentaryPresident of Cuba
Kung fu 20032004Documentary shortFidel Castro
Fidel Castro. Ewiger Revolutionär2004Documentary shortHimself
America Undercover2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Moi Fidel Castro2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Les dix2003Himself
Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers2003DocumentaryHimself
MSNBC Reports: Castro's Cuba- at the Crossroads2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comandante2003DocumentaryHimself
Directives Are Directives2001Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Fidel2001DocumentaryHimself
Our Manics in Havana2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Ricardo, Miriam y Fidel1997DocumentaryHimself
Caiga quien caiga1996TV SeriesHimself
Biography1995-1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Juan Carlos I: Crónica de 20 años1995TV MovieHimself
The Art of Governing (1968-1972)1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of a Leader (1919-1968)1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Friend
Timewatch1992TV Series documentaryHimself
Cuando pienso en el Che1987DocumentaryHimself
Cuba: In the Shadow of Doubt1986DocumentaryHimself
Acta General de Chile1986DocumentaryHimself
Cousteau's Rediscovery of the World I1986TV Series documentaryHimself
Oceanquest1985TV Series documentarySocialist Dictator
Mauvaise conduite1984DocumentaryHimself
En portada1984TV SeriesHimself
Waiting for Fidel1974DocumentaryHimself (with Erich Honecker)
Ritratto di Fidel1972Documentary shortHimself
Film Night1971TV SeriesHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports1971TV SeriesHimself
World in Action1967-1969TV Series documentaryHimself
Far from Vietnam1967DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
¡Cuba Sí!1961DocumentaryHimself - Cuban Politician (uncredited)
The Square World of Jack Paar1961TV MovieHimself (on film)
The Truth About Fidel Castro Revolution1959DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Person to Person1959TV Series documentaryHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1959TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les survivants du Chepost-production
60 Minutes2001-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - President, Cuba (segment "Elian") / Himself - Cuban Leader (segment "The Greatest") / Himself - Cuban President (segment "The End of the Embargo?") / ...
Duels2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Love Records: Anna mulle Lovee2016Himself (uncredited)
ESPN Outside the Lines2015TV SeriesHimself
Conspiracy2015TV Series documentaryHimself - President of Cuba
Gabo, la creación de Gabriel García Márquez2015DocumentaryHimself
The Eichmann Show2015TV MovieHimself
Che Guevara and Cuba's Social Welfare: Aleida Guevara's Special Lecture at Shizuoka General Hospital2014VideoHimself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Cuban Premier
The Hitch2014DocumentaryHimself
30 for 30: Soccer Stories2014TV SeriesHimself
Mi Amigo Hugo2014DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Behind the Freedom Curtain2013Documentary
Democracy Now!2013TV SeriesHimself
Plot for Peace2013DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
1002 Momentos de la tele2012TV SeriesHimself
Secrets of the Dead2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Occupy Unmasked2012DocumentaryHimself
Palme2012DocumentaryHimself
Cuba, Batista et la mafia2012DocumentaryHimself
7 días en La Habana2012Himself (segment "Diary of a Beginner") (uncredited)
America's Book of Secrets2012TV SeriesHimself
Ethel2012DocumentaryHimself
King Kennedy2011DocumentaryHimself
Sexocracy: The man of Bunga Bunga2011DocumentaryHimself
Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Cuban Prime Minister
Zombies: A Living History2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Santiago Files2011DocumentaryHimself
20/202011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kennedys2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Kennedys' Home Movies2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cuéntame2010TV SeriesHimself
Der zweite Weltkrieg2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Detail2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Moy otets Evgeniy2010DocumentaryHimself
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura2010TV Series documentaryHimself
A polos 252010TV SeriesHimself
Memorias del desarrollo2010Himself
Dans la peau de Fidel Castro2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
50 años de2009TV SeriesHimself
Double Take2009DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Mobsters2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Henry Kissinger - Geheimnisse einer Supermacht2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dorfers Donnerstalk2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
La rabbia di Pasolini2008DocumentaryHimself
Superpower2008DocumentaryHimself
How the West Was Lost2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Le piège américain2008Himself (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
A President to Remember2008DocumentaryHimself
Banda sonora2008TV SeriesHimself
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America's New Song Movement2008DocumentaryHimself
Atrapats pel cap d'any2007TV MovieHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Oswald's Ghost2007DocumentaryHimself - Cuban President
The War on Democracy2007DocumentaryHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
20 heures le journal2007TV SeriesHimself
Lejos de la isla2007Video documentaryHimself
Revealed2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Good Shepherd2006Himself (uncredited)
Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Hércules 562006DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
On n'est pas couché2006TV SeriesHimself
Tagesschau2006TV Series documentaryHimself
638 Ways to Kill Castro2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 60s: The Beatles Decade2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple2006DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Declassified2006TV Series documentaryHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel2006TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly2006TV SeriesHimself
Rendezvous with Death: Why John F. Kennedy Had to Die2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1995-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The First Miracle: 1960 US Olympic Hockey Team2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Universal Newsreels Vol. 12 19602006Video documentaryHimself
50 y más2005TV MovieHimself
De skrev historie2005TV SeriesHimself
Movies That Shook the World2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Husker du...2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Fidel Castro: L'enfance d'un chef2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Adventures of Errol Flynn2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Príbehy obycejného sílenství2005Himself (uncredited)
American Experience2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Soy Cuba, O Mamute Siberiano2005DocumentaryHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2004TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Last Laugh '042004TV MovieHimself
Allende - Der letzte Tag des Salvador Allende2004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Star Trek: Enterprise2004TV SeriesHimself
Seres extravagantes2004DocumentaryHimself
War Stories with Oliver North2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Salvador Allende2004DocumentaryHimself
The Doomsday Clock2004TV MovieHimself
Glauber o Filme, Labirinto do Brasil2003DocumentaryHimself
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Men Who Killed Kennedy1995-2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Castro2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara2003DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Forensic Files2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Sendung ohne Namen2002-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Bola de Nieve2003Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Jack Paar: Smart Television2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Weather Underground2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The King of Communism: The Pomp & Pageantry of Nicolae Ceausescu2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Naqoyqatsi2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Power and Beauty2002TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Balseros2002DocumentaryHimself
Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Dreaming a New Cuba2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dear Fidel2001DocumentaryHimself
The Secret KGB Paranormal Files2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Primetime2001TV SeriesHimself
Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis2001Video documentaryHimself
Modern Marvels2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Sacrificio: Who Betrayed Che Guevara2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Kennedys: The Curse of Power2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Life and Times2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Danmark i den kolde krig2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Before Night Falls2000Himself (anti-Marielito speech) (uncredited)
Seven Days2000TV SeriesHimself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Film 11999Himself (uncredited)
Hidden Hollywood II: More Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Vaults1999TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Blast from the Past1999Himself (uncredited)
The Secret KGB JFK Assassination Files1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rat Pack1998TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cronkite Remembers1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The X-Files1997TV SeriesHimself
On the Brink: Doomsday1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Years of Olympic Glory1996TV Movie documentaryHimself - Plays Basketball, Baseball (uncredited)
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Motorworld1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Ernesto Che Guevara1995DocumentaryHimself
Nixon1995Himself - Smoking Cigar (uncredited)
The Perez Family1995Himself (during Mariel exodus) (uncredited)
The Century of Warfare1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Moon Shot1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Prime Minister of Cuba (uncredited)
American Justice: Target - Mafia1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Fame in the Twentieth Century1993TV Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy1992DocumentaryHimself - Interviewed in 1974 (uncredited)
Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America1992Himself
The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The JFK Conspiracy1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHimself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
JFK1991Himself (uncredited)
Hört die Signale1991TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Saved by the Bell1989TV SeriesHimself
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried1989TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 1950's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHimself
The 1960's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHimself (during Bay of Pigs)
Nadie escuchaba1987DocumentaryHimself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1985TV SeriesHimself
Call to Glory1984TV SeriesHimself
Prince Jack1984Himself (uncredited)
A Good Turn Daily1983ShortHimself (uncredited)
Scarface1983Himself (uncredited)
Vietnam: A Television History1983TV Series documentaryHimself
James Bond: The First 21 Years1983TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cuba1979Himself (uncredited)
The Late Great Planet Earth1979DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Grin Without a Cat1977DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
General Idi Amin Dada1974DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
La société du spectacle1974DocumentaryHimself
Malcolm X1972DocumentaryHimself - Carries Rifle (uncredited)
Cuba: Battle of the 10,000,0001971DocumentaryHimself
I due Kennedy1970DocumentaryHimself
Topaz1969Himself (uncredited)
First Tuesday1969TV SeriesHimself
The Hour of the Furnaces1968DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
NBC White Paper1966TV Series documentaryHimself - Makes Speech
Kuuba tänään1966TV Movie documentaryHimself
John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums1965DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Die Diktatoren1961DocumentaryHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1959TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee

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#Fact
1While attending The University of Havana in 1946, he worked as an extra in several Hollywood Films including "Holiday Inn Mexico" and "Easy To Wed' both starring Esther Williams.
2Loved to play baseball, and while living in the United States, was invited to try out for the Washington Senators. He failed to make the cut, however, and went to law school instead.
3Brother of Raúl Castro.
4Is portrayed by Jack Palance in Che! (1969) and Anthony LaPaglia in Company Man (2000).
5Has an estimated net worth of $ 900 million, according to Forbes magazine.
6Announced that he would resign as president and commander-in-chief (19 February 2008).
7A close friend and ally of Hugo Chávez and Evo Morales.
8Has one son from his first marriage, Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart (born on 1 September 1949), and an illegitimate daughter from his relationship with Natalia Revuelta Clews, wife of Orlando Fernández: Alina Fernández Revuelta(born on 19 March 1956). From his second marriage to Dalia Soto del Valle, he has five sons called Antonio, Alejandro, Alexis, Alex e Angel Castro Soto del Valle as well as a son by an unknown mother, Jorge Angel Castro.
9Born to Ángel María Bautista Castro y Argiz (5 December 1875-1821 October 1956), a Galician immigrant who became a prosperous farmer, and his later wife Lina Ruz González, a household servant, he had five older siblings from his father's first marriage with María Argota Reyes: Manuel (1913-1914), María Lila Perfidia (born in 1913), Pedro Emilio (born in 1914), Antonia María Dolores (born in 1915) and Georgina de la Caridad (born in 1918) Castro Argota. From his parents' marriage, he had two older and four younger siblings: Ángela María (born on 2 April 1923), Ramón Eusebio (born on 14 October 1924), Raúl Modesto (born on 3 June 1931), Juana de la Caridad (born on 6 May 1933) (aka Juanita Castro), Emma Concepción (born on 2 January 1935) and Agustina del Carmen (born on 28 August 1938) Castro Ruz, all born before wedlock.
10Underwent major surgery for an intestinal illness in July 2006. His brother Raul has temporarily ruled the country since then to this date. The illness is widely believed to be cancer, though he has denied this.
11On 20 October 2004, he fell off a stage following a speech he gave at a rally. The fall fractured his knee and arm. He underwent three hours and 15 minutes of surgery to repair his left kneecap, which was fractured into eight pieces.
12Quit smoking cigars in 1986.
13Was impersonated by Jackie Wright on The Benny Hill Show (1969)
14Enterting law school at the University of Havana, he became involved in the political culture there (1945).
15Famous admirers include Ted Turner, Jack Nicholson, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Steven Spielberg, Chevy Chase, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Redford, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Oliver Stone.
16Was a good friend of the late Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and late author Ernest Hemingway.
17His brother Raul Castro is next in line to rule if he were to die. Raul has ruled Cuba as regent since Castro became ill in July 2006.
18According to some reports, Castro was born in 1927, however due to the fact that he was too young to enroll at a school, he changed his year of birth to 1926 so that he could enter the school. 26 also happens to be his lucky number.
19Lived with Celia Sanchez, an upper-class Cuban woman and devoted guerrilla leader for almost 30 years. Sanchez, the love of his life, was also the only one who could disagree with him. Her death from cancer in 1980 was said to hurt him very hard.
20Fluent in English, but refuses to speak it anymore, even in public or private interviews because he considers it to be "the language of his enemies."
21Hobbies are fishing, hunting and reading.
22Rarely sleeps more than three or four hours a day.
23Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and President of Cuba since 1976.

#Quote
1[text from a famous 1953 speech. The last line is considered his most famous quote ever] "I know that imprisonment will be harder for me than it has ever been for anyone, filled with cowardly threats and hideous cruelty. But I do not fear prison, as I do not fear the fury of the miserable tyrant who took the lives of 70 of my comrades. Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me."
2[from a 1957 NY Times interview] Power does not interest me. After victory I want to go back to my village and just be a lawyer again.

#Trademark
1Almost always appears in public in solid green military fatigues
2His long beard

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