Paulo Coelho Net Worth
Paulo Coelho Net Worth: Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist, musician, and lyricist who has a net worth of $500 million dollars. Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1947, and wanted to become a writer when he was growing up. His parents sent him to a mental institution when he was 16; Coelho escaped at least three times before his release four years later. He enrolled in law school for a year before dropping out to travel the world. In the 1960s, he began using drugs and returned to his native country to work as a lyricist. He began writing for acts such as Raul Seixas, Elis Regina, and Rita Lee. His first book was published in 1982 to little success and in the mid-80s, he took a 500-mile trip through Spain and considers this his spiritual awakening; he chronicles the journey in his story "The Pilgrimage". He wrote his famous novel "The Alchemist" a year later, which soon became a national bestseller. It has now sold more than 65 million copies around the world and holds the Guinness World Record for most translated book by an author who's still alive. As of 2014, Coelho has published 30 titles, including "The Fifth Mountain", "Veronika Decides to Die", "Eleven Minutes", and "The Witch of Portobello". His combined works have sold more than 150 million copies.