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Paulo Coelho Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

How rich is Paulo Coelho?

Paulo Coelho net worth:
$500 Million

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Paulo Coelho Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Paulo Coelho de Souza was born on the 24th August 1947, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and is a writer, best known to the world as the author of such books as “The Alchemist” (1988), which has been translated into 80 languages, “Veronica Decides to Die” (1998), “The Witch of Portobello” (2006), and “Adultery” (2014), among others. So far, his books have sold more than 210 million copies, and he has earned numerous prestigious awards, including the Crystal Award by the World economic Forum.

Have you ever wondered how rich Paulo Coelho is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Paulo`s net worth is as high as $500 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a writer.

Paulo Coelho Net Worth $500 Million

Paulo`s early life was quite odd, at least; his parents were devoted Catholics, which resulted in Paulo accepting the faith, even if he didn`t want to in the beginning. His father was an engineer, while his mother was a housewife. While growing up, Paulo aspired to become a writer, and when he told his mom about his desires, his parents put him in a mental institution. He spent four years in the facility, from which he broke out of several times, before he was released.

Afterwards he enrolled in law school, and attended classes for a year before he dropped travel through Europe and North Africa as well as South America – the hippie trail – experimenting with drugs. However, he returned to Brazil and started working as a songwriter, collaborating mainly with such South American stars as Elis Regina, Rita Lee and Raul Seixas. He was developing his writing too, and also worked as a journalist, actor and theatre director before pursuing his writing career.

His first book was published in 1982, entitled “Hell Archives”, but brought little attention. 1986 was the epiphany year for Coelho, as he completed the Camino, the 500-plus mile walk on the Road to Santiago de Compostela, located in northwestern Spain; during the walk, he experienced, as he described it, a spiritual awakening, depicted later in his autobiographical book “The Pilgrimage”, published in 1987. He then wrote and published ‘The Alchemist”, which initially didn`t make an impact on the world`s literati, however, after his book “Brida” (1990), published through a larger and more successful house in Brazil, his career reached a whole new level; soon Harper Collins decided to reissue “The Alchemist”, and in no time, the book became a first Brazilian bestseller, and not only that, it subsequently sold more than 80 million copies and in 80 languages, making it the hallmark of Coelho`s early career, and of his growing net worth.

Since then, Coelho has written a number of best-selling books, including “By the River Piedra I sat Down and Wept” (1994), “The Fifth Mountain” (1996), “Veronika Decides to Die” (1998), “Eleven Minutes” (2003), “The Zahir” (2005), “The Winner Stands Alone” (2008), and “Aleph” (2010), among many others, which have increased his net worth significantly.

Regarding his personal life, Paulo has been married to Christina Oiticica since 1980. He is now a devoted Catholic, attends Holly Mass regularly, and is a well-known supporter of the Church and its charitable organizations. He founded the Paulo Coelho Institute, which is focused on improving the life of children and the elderly.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Experimental Witch2009novel
The Witch of Portobello2009TV Movie novel
Veronika Decides to Die2009book
The Witch of Portobello2009Short novel
Heron's Story2008book
The Experimental Witch (Parris Reaves)2008Short story
Love and Lovelorn2008Short novel
Veronika wa shinu koto ni shita2005novel
Brida1998TV Series novel "Brida"
Pilgrim: Par le livre et par l'épée1997Video Game
Amante Latino1979screenplay / story

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paulo Coelho's Best Story2014writer: "Não Pare Na Pista", "Meu Amigo Pedro", "Sociedade Alternativa", "Al Capone", "Tente Outra Vez", "Gita"
Buddies2012writer: "Água Viva", "Tá na Hora", "Moleque Maravilhoso", "Sociedade Alternativa", "Tu És o Mdc da Minha Vida"
Som Brasil2007-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Por Toda Minha Vida2006-2009TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Caminho das Índias2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rita Lee: Acústico MTV1998Video writer: "Gita"
Mulheres de Areia1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grandes Nomes1980TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eterna Magia2007TV SeriesSimon
Labirinto1998TV Mini-Series
Tangarela, a Tanga de Cristal1976
Os Mansos1976segment "O Homem dos Quatro Chifres"
Amor em Quatro Tempos1970

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Experimental Witch2009executive producer - original project

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Veronika2009Short special acknowledgment
The Book Group2002TV Series thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Power of the Heart2014DocumentaryHimself
Raul - O Início, o Fim e o Meio2012Documentary
As Aventuras de Agamenon, o Repórter2012Himself
Breaking the Taboo2012Documentary
Página 22008-2011TV SeriesHimself
Quebrando o Tabu2011DocumentaryHimself - Novelist
Paulo Coelho - Mein Leben2011DocumentaryHimself
Por Toda Minha Vida2009TV SeriesHimself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2009TV SeriesHimself
Beyond Our Differences2008DocumentaryHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Was erlauben Strunz?2006TV SeriesHimself
El loco de la colina2006TV SeriesHimself
HARDtalk Extra2005TV SeriesHimself
Tout le monde en parle2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Bettina S.2004TV SeriesHimself
Bestseller2004TV SeriesHimself - Author
Først & sist2003TV SeriesHimself
Sen kväll med Luuk2003TV SeriesHimself
Alexandria2003TV SeriesHimself
Programa do Jô2003TV SeriesHimself
Thé ou café2003TV SeriesHimself
Rive droite - rive gauche2003TV SeriesHimself
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHimself
Negro sobre blanco2001TV SeriesHimself
Millennium2000TV SeriesHimself
Avisa'ns quan arribi el 20001997TV SeriesHimself
Droit d'auteurs1996TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsere Besten2004TV SeriesHimself

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#Fact
1Has sold over 86 million books in over 150 countries and his works, which include "The Alchemist", "The Pilgrimage", "Eleven Minutes" and "Veronica Decides to Die", have been translated into 56 languages.
2After abandoning his studies at a law school in 1970, he traveled throughout Americas and Europe.
3Big supporter of the Brazilian national soccer team.
4Lives in Rio de Janerio and Tarbes, France.
5Although being the first non-Moslem occidental writer who has traveled to Iran since the Islamic revolution in 1979, his novel "The Zahir" was banned there (2005).
6Considered one of the greatest writers in Brazil.


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