'Good writers touch life often.' Same is the case of Paulo Coelho, who climbed to the fame for portraying the heart-touching novels like The Alchemist, The Experimental Witch, Amante Latino, and Veronika Decides to Die.
With a total of 150 million copies sold till the date, his literary items trace the stories back from the 1970s' to present, which also showered him with successes and fortunes.
With prolific literary writings, Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho became one of the 20 wealthiest writers of the world in 2018. As of now, Paulo has an estimated net worth of $500 million (£386.2 million). With a keen passion for being a writer, he worked out on writing the lyrics and other literary items since his young age.
He even dropped out the law school to travel the world. A self-proclaimed law school dropout-turned-lyricist and confessed hippie started writing several acts including Raul Seixas, Elis Regina, and Rita Lee. Similarly, in the 1980s', he wrote many novels, and The Alchemist is one of them. The Alchemist holds the Guinness World Record for the most translated book by an author who's still alive. It has over 65 million copies sold whole over the world.
Besides that, some of his famous books are Eleven Minutes, The Witch of Portobello, The Fifth Mountain, and Veronika Decides to Die.
Apart from his wealth, he owns numerous apartments including his penthouse in Geneva, Switzerland, and residence in Brazil. Also, he and his wife, Christina, donate millions of worth to the charity.
Paulo Coelho was born in 1947 in Brazil and he celebrates his birthday on 24 August. The 72-year-old writer, who belongs to Brazilian nationality stands at the height of 5 feet and 11 inches.
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He garnered his education from Jesuit school and St. Ignatius College. Later, he joined the law school; however, he dropped the high school after a year of joining.
Throughout the years, the talented writer has been married four times. The information of his first three weddings lies beyond the mystery as he has managed to conceal them. He has not spilled the beans regarding his previous marriages with not even a clue.
However, the stories about his fourth wife Christina Oiticica frequently swirl in the media. Paulo and Christina shared their wedding vows in 1980 and are married for nearly four decades. Together, the longtime married couple has walked the pilgrim’s road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain in 1986 after which he reconverted to the Catholic faith of his boyhood.
Paulo Coelho with his wife, Christina Oiticica (Photo: Paulo's Instagram)
Currently, the longterm married couple relishes their spared time together. Also, they share the sparkles of their romances through social media updates. Back on 8 August 2019, Paulo Coelho shared the picture of himself with his wife, Christina and mentioned that she was not the love of his life but his life.
Although the couple shares their romantical relationship for a sustainable period, they have not welcomed any children yet.