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Charo net worth:
$8 Million

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Birth date: March 13, 1941,
Birth place: Murcia, Spain,
Spouse:Kjell Rasten


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María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza was born on 13 May 1941 (legally subscribed) in Murcia, Spain. She is mostly recognized for her flashy stage appearance, her aggressive fashion, and her trademark expression, “cuchi-cuchi”, an expression she developed in her early years spent in the USA, when she did not know English very well. She is a famous Spanish-American comedian, singer, flamenco guitarist and an actress, which have probably had the biggest impact on her total net worth.

So, just how rich is Charo? Well, as of early 2016, the Spanish-American’s net worth is over $8 million by sources, the larger part of her wealth having come from her television appearances and concerts all over the world. She lives in an 8,002 square feet home with five bedrooms and five bathrooms, built in 1931. She has earned her fortune because of her own distinctive style and humorous performance. She is known to be very modest and thrifty, having most of her money earned in her early years in the USA.

Charo Net Worth $8 Million

She spent her childhood in Murcia, starting to take guitar lessons when she was nine. There is a controversy concerning the exact date of her birth and the early years of her life, so not much is known. By her own story, she was enrolled in a convent until she was 15, after which she moved to the US and started toestablish herself there. She appeared in numerous shows, and was paid as much as the most famous stars of that time. In 1971, she became a US citizen, then during the 1970s, she starred in a variety of talk shows, TV series and spin-offs. She was named “Best Flamenco Guitarist” twice, steadily establishing her net worth.

She didn’t appear much in the 80s and 90s because she wanted to raise her son properly. In recent years, she has appeared in shows such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “Celebrity Wife Swap”, as well as the TV series “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23”.

Additionally, Charo has recorded six albums and 12 singles. She has starred in nine films and over 30 TV show, which have all contributed to her net worth.

She is a representative for PETA’s anti-bullfighting campaign. She has urged the authorities not to endorse bullfighting as a national cultural amusement. She said that the move to keep bullfighting would be a big step backwards.

Concerning her personal life, there is some controversy. She changed her age in federal court, so no one knows for sure how old she is. She has been married twice, but supposedly she married her first husband, band leader Xavier Cugat in 1966 in order to gain US citizenship, substantiated by her divorcing him the same year, 1977, and then marrying her second husband Kjell Rasten in 1978. He became her manager and they have a son, who is a drummer in a band called Treazen. She is known to be a very reserved person and hardly ever talks about her personal life in her media interviews. Even though she moved to the US at very young age, she says she is proud of her Spanish heritage.

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Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 2013 TV Series Charo
The Suite Life on Deck 2010 TV Series Senora Ramirez
Las Vegas 2006 TV Series Charo
Thumbelina 1994 Mrs. (Ma) Toad (voice)
Moon Over Parador 1988 Madame Loop
Marblehead Manor 1988 TV Series Cookie
The Love Boat 1977-1987 TV Series April Lopez / Lupe Zapata De Vega Valdez
Fantasy Island 1981-1984 TV Series Yolanda Morales / Maria Diaz / Dolores DeMercia
The Concorde... Airport '79 1979 Margarita
Flying High 1978 TV Series
Chico and the Man 1977-1978 TV Series Aunt Charo
Charo and the Sergeant 1976 TV Movie Charo Palmer
Ironside 1972 TV Series The Dancer
Tiger by the Tail 1970 Darlita
The Big Mouth 1967 Mexican Maid (uncredited)
Ensayo general para la muerte 1963 as Charito Baeza
Nuevas amistades 1963 as Charo Baeza



Without Men 2011 performer: "Cuchi Cuchi "
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
That '70s Show 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Thumbelina 1994 performer: "On the Road"
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse 1988 TV Movie performer: "Feliz Navidad"
The Sonny and Cher Show 1977 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tiger by the Tail 1970 lyrics: "Let's Drink, Friend" / music: "Let's Drink, Friend" / performer: "Let's Drink, Friend"
The Hollywood Palace 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Danny Kaye Show 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode



Country Fried Christmas 2005 TV Movie special choreography



The Naked Truth 1997 TV Series Herself
Blame It on the Macarena! 1996 Video documentary Herself
The 1994 Annual Diversity Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
Vicki! 1992-1994 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1992 TV Series Herself - Guest
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse 1988 TV Movie Herself
The New Hollywood Squares 1986-1988 TV Series Herself
The Tortellis 1987 TV Series Herself
The Facts of Life 1985 TV Series Herself
The Jeffersons 1985 TV Series Herself
Star Search 1985 TV Series Herself - Introducer
Family Feud 1983 TV Series Herself
Easter in Guadalajara 1982 TV Special
The Mike Douglas Show 1976-1980 TV Series Herself - Entertainer / Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1979 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
All-Star Birthday Party for Bob Hope... at Sea 1979 TV Movie Herself
Sha Na Na 1979 TV Series Herself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1978 TV Series Herself
Bob Hope's Salute to the 75th Anniversary of the World Series 1978 TV Special Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1971-1978 TV Series Herself
Happy Birthday, Bob 1978 TV Special Herself
The Bob Hope All Star Comedy Special from Australia 1978 TV Movie Herself
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Herself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Herself
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1978 TV Movie documentary Herself
Donny and Marie 1977 TV Series Herself
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas 1977 TV Special Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1966-1977 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musician
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour 1977 TV Series Herself
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976-1977 TV Series Herself / Various Characters
The 4th Annual American Music Awards 1977 TV Special Herself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1977 TV Special Herself
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular from Lake Tahoe 1977 TV Special Herself
The Peter Marshall Variety Show 1976 TV Series Herself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Herself
Joys 1976 TV Special Herself
Andy 1976 TV Series Herself
Sammy and Company 1975 TV Series Herself
The 1974 Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards 1974 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters 1974 TV Series Herself
The Dean Martin Show 1972-1973 TV Series Herself
The Carol Burnett Show 1973 TV Series Herself
A Couple of Dons 1973 TV Special Herself
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 1971 TV Series Herself
The Name of the Game 1970 TV Series Herself
Elvis: That's the Way It Is 1970 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1969 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Palace 1969 TV Series Herself - Singer
The Ed Sullivan Show 1965-1967 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself - Guitarist / Singer / ...
The Danny Kaye Show 1965 TV Series Herself
An Evening with... 1965 TV Series Herself
Sábado 64 1965 TV Series Herself
Hell's Kitchen 2015 TV Series Herself - Restaurant Patron
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Herself - The Love Boat
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Herself
The Talk 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
RuPaul's Drag Race 2009-2012 TV Series Herself / Herself - Special Guest
That's Kentertainment! 2005-2011 TV Series Herself
RuPaul's Drag U 2011 TV Series Herself - Judge
Latino 101 2010-2011 TV Series Herself
Watch What Happens: Live 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2010 TV Series Herself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 1997-2010 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
The Naturalized 2010 Documentary Herself
Celebrity Habla 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2009 TV Series Herself
2009 Game Show Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Contestant
The Florence Henderson Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Viva Hollywood! 2008 TV Series Herself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 TV Special Hilda ("Ugly Betty White")
Chappelle's Show 2006 TV Series Herself
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series Herself
So Notorious 2006 TV Series Herself
Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett 2005 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Co-Host
I Love the Holidays 2005 TV Special documentary Herself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Herself
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson 2005 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards 2005 TV Special Gabrielle Solis (segment "Desperate Classic Housewives")
The Surreal Life 2004 TV Series Herself
TV Land's Top Ten 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Squares 2002-2004 TV Series Herself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin 2004 TV Series Herself
Latin Music Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
The Love Boat: TV Tales 2002 TV Special Herself
¡Viva Vegas! 2001 TV Series Herself
The Test 2001 TV Series Herself - Panelist
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 1997-2000 TV Series Herself
That '70s Show 2000 TV Series Herself
1999 ALMA Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
Sin City Spectacular 1998 TV Series Herself
All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1997 TV Special Herself

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Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Herself - The Love Boat / Herself
RuPaul's Drag Race 2009 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
Celebrities Uncensored 2003 TV Series Herself
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 1980 TV Movie documentary Herself

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1 Has returned to Las Vegas, Nevada to star in her own song/dance show. [November 2001]
2 Was considered for the role of Eva Perón in Evita (1996), which went to Madonna.
3 Charo long maintained that her stated date of birth was incorrect due to a "clerical error". Official documents in Spain and the United States maintained she was born in 1941, but Charo argued she was actually younger. In 1977, she went to court, and was able to successfully convince the judge to rule that she was born in 1951. This would have made her 15 at the time of her marriage, and the legitimacy of this date is widely questioned.
4 Married Xavier Cugat at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
5 Cugat brought the then 16 year old Charo and her mother and sister to America on a student visa after he discovered her, but she had to return to Spain and wait two years to come back because she was a minor.
6 Became a United States citizen in 1977.
7 Her son, Shel Rasten, was a philosophy major at the University of Southern California (USC).
8 When she was 14, she won a scholarship to study classical guitar with Andrés Segovia.
9 Her trademark "cuchi, cuchi" comes from her nickname for her dog, Cuchillo (Spanish for "knife"): "When Cuchillo was happy, he wiggled. I copied him and I used to say 'como Cuchi, como Cuchi'. Everybody thought that it was very cute when I wiggled and say cuchi-cuchi, and they give me cookies and candy. Now every time I say cuchi-cuchi, people give me money.".
10 Was winner of Guitar Player magazine's Readers Poll as Best Flamenco Guitarist two years in a row.
11 Fluent in Spanish (native language), English, French, Italian and Japanese.
12 Received the Distinguished Career Award from Hispanic Exhibitor and Distributor.
13 Attended the Catholic Convent of the Sacred Heart, where she began playing guitar at age 9.
14 Her mother was a homemaker and stage mother.
15 Her father was a lawyer who was exiled to Casablanca during the Franco dictatorship, returning only when Franco died.

1 Around the world, I am known as a great musician. But in America, I am known as the cuchi-cuchi girl. That's okay because cuchi-cuchi has taken me all the way to the bank.
2 If you believe in what you do, you are immortal. The day that you don't believe it, the day you're taking other people's opinion, you better go to Tijuana.

1 Seductive deep voice
2 Curvaceous, buxom figure
3 Platinum blonde hair
4 Often wears provocative outfits
5 Shake of the hips accompanied by a squealed "cuchi-cuchi!"
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