Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho
Celebrated Name: Paulo Coelho
Real Name/Full Name: Paulo Coelho de Souza
Gender: Male
Age: 76 years old
Birth Date: 24 August 1947
Birth Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Nationality: Brazilian
Height: 1.73 M
Weight: 75 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Christina Oiticica (m, 1980)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Paulo Coelho Gay?: No
Profession: Lyricist and Writer.
Net Worth in 2024: $550 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Paulo Coelho is a popular Brazilian lyricist and writer. He is most popular for his novel, “The Alchemist.” He is the founder of the Paulo Coelho Institute, whose mission is to provide support to the children and elderly people.  He enjoys a great following on his social media channels and posts regularly on his blog.

Maybe you know about Paulo Coelho very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Paulo Coelho’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Paulo Coelho was born on the 24th of August 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to parents, Pedro Queima de Coelho de Souza and Lygia Coelho. He was born into a Catholic family, and his father worked as an engineer. Paulo wanted to be a writer ever since he was a teenager, and upon letting his mother know of his desire, he didn’t receive a great response.

At 17, he was sent to a medical institution from where he escaped thrice before finally being released at the age of 20. He then began studying in a law school to fulfill his parent’s wishes but dropped out after a year. He then started living his life as a hippie and traveling through South America, North Africa, Mexico, and Europe and got into drugs during the 1960s.

Personal Life

Paulo Coelho married Christina Oiticica in 1980, and the two have been together ever since.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on the 24th of August 1947, Paulo Coelho is 76 years old as of today’s date 23rd June 2024. His height is 1.73 M tall, and his weight is 75 Kg.


Paulo Coelho returned to Brazil after putting his hippie days behind him and started working as a songwriter and creating lyrics for popular artists like Elis Regina, Rita Lee, and Raul Seixas. In 1974, he was arrested and tortured by the ruling military government because they believe that his songs were left-wing and dangerous.

Before beginning his writing career, he has worked as an actor, journalist and theatre director. He had a spiritual awakening in 1986 while walking the 500 plus mile road of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. This experience is detailed in his 1987 novel, “The Pilgrimage.” His writing career began in 1982 with his debut book, “Hell Archives.” 4 years later, he contributed to the “Practical Manual of Vampirism.”

His career took off with the release of his 1988 novel, “The Alchemist.” His other popular novels include “Hippie,” “The Valkyries,” and “Aleph.” His books have been published in upwards of 170 countries and have been translated into 80 languages. In 2018, he signed for a TV series based on the characters of his novels, “The Devil and Miss Prym,” “Brida,” and “The Witch of Portobello.”

Awards & Achievements

Here is a list covering some of the Awards and Achievements earned by Paulo Coelho:

  • The UK-based company, “Richtopia,” named him at the number two position in the list of 200 most influential contemporary authors in 2016.
  • He was the winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2007.
  • He was the winner of the Goldene Feder Award in 2005.
  • He was the winner of the Nielsen Gold Book Award in 2004 for “The Alchemist.”

Net Worth & Salary of Paulo Coelho in 2024

Paulo Coelho Net Worth
Paulo Coelho Net Worth

As of June 2024, Paulo Coelho has gathered a net worth of $550 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a songwriter and a writer. As a songwriter, he has created lyrics for popular artists like Rita Lee and Raul Seixas. His writing career began in 1982 with his debut book, “Hell Archives.” His career took off with the release of his 1988 novel, “The Alchemist,” which has been the recipient of several awards. His work has been greatly successful and has been published in upwards of 170 countries.

Paul Coelho has been a great songwriter, and his list of awards, achievements, and records prove just how good he is. What often gets overlooked among his achievements is the kind of heart he has. In 1996 he founded the Paulo Coelho Institute, whose mission is to provide support to the children and the elderly people. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for all his future endeavors and hope he continues entertaining and inspiring us like he always has.


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