Paulo Coelho Net Worth

Paulo Coelho Net Worth

Real Name: Paulo Coelho
Date of Birth: 08/24/1947
Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2017 Net Worth: $550 Million
2016 Earnings: $46 Million

Profession: Author, Actor, Lyricist, Journalist, Musician, Theatre Director

Paulo Coelho Biography


Paulo Coelho, the Brazilian born writer and self-styled spiritual guru made his fortune with his very first book, “The Alchemist”, which was published in 1988. It did not take off right away, but over time it made its way to the New York Times best-seller list where it remains today, 300 weeks later. Paulo is about to publish his 27th book in the USA, but it is already a best seller in many other countries such as Portugal, France, and his homeland, Brazil.

Paulo has more than 25 million fans on his Facebook page, in three different languages, more than 9 million followers on Twitter, and more followers than Dan Brown, Danielle Steel, John Grisham, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King combined. This type of personal digital engagement can be quite profitable. Random House put the first chapters of Paulo’s new book, “Adultery”, online, they drew only 10,000 views. Paulo then posted the link on his Facebook page, and in less than 12 hours, views jumped to more than 200,000.

Paulo’s earnings have allowed him to purchase numerous homes including those in Rio de Janeiro, the Pyrenees, Paris, Dubai, and Geneva, as well as a private plane so he can travel between them. Amazing accomplishments when you consider that Paulo was committed to mental institutions by his parents as a teenager, had electroshock therapy, and escaped twice before being released at the age of 20.

Paulo Coelho is the highest paid author in the world, earning an estimated $46 million last year alone. Besides his writing, Paulo has some lucrative endorsements such as his multi-million dollar agreement with Cover Girl cosmetics, his restaurant chain, Fat Coelho Burgers, his own brand of vodka, a top selling perfume and clothing line, and his own soccer team in Brazil. Even if he never writes another word, Paulo Coelho is destined to continue to earn millions that will add to his already substantial net worth of $550 million.

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