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Fidel Castro net worth:
$900 Million

Fidel Castro information

Fidel Castro information

Birth date: August 13, 1926
Birth place: Birán, Cuba
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Profession:Former Prime Minister of Cuba
Nationality:Cuba
Spouse:Dalia Soto del Valle (m. 1980), Mirta Diaz-Balart (m. 1948–1955)
Children:Alina Fernández, Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart
Parents:Lina Ruz González, Ángel Castro y Argiz
Siblings:Raúl Castro, Juanita Castro, Ramón Castro Ruz

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Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on 13 August 1926, in Birán, Holguin Province, Cuba, into a wealthy farming family. Fidel Castro is known world-wide as the Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008.

So just how rich is Fidel Castro? Sources have estimated that Castro’s net worth is $900 million, most of his wealth has been accumulated during his career as a Cuban politician, and making him one of the richest people in Cuba.

Fidel Castro Net Worth $900 Million

Fidel Castro’s father, Angeles Castro, was the owner of sugar cane plantation, but his mother, Lina Eng Gonzales, worked as a cook. In 1945 Fidel registered in the Faculty of Law of the University of Havana, and during his studies became involved in the revolutionary movement. In 1947 Castro participated in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Dictator Rafael Trujillo, but still in 1950 he graduated from the with a doctorate in law, and the same year joined the Communist Party of Cuba. Castro organized the struggle against the dictatorship, and in 1953 led the revolution in Santiago de Cuba, after which he was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but was released after a year and went to Mexico, where he founded the July 26th movement. with the continuing goal of overthrowing the Cuban dictatorship.

With the growing number of partisans, in 1959 Castro successfully fought against the demoralized, poorly led army of President Batista, and as the definite Revolution leader, Fidel Castro became the commander of the army, and the same year Cuba’s prime minister. With this leadership Fidel Castro’s net worth was  to increase steadily. In 1959 Castro announced Cuba to be a socialist republic, with private business and industry nationalized. Since this was the only communist country in America, signing trade agreements with the Soviet Union. Cuba immediately became a Cold War confrontation object between the Soviet Union and the United States, resulting in the abortive Bay of Pigs landing by anti-revolutionaries in 1961, and the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. (In 1961 the United States cut off diplomatic relations with Cuba, only restored in 2015.)

Fidel Castro remained prime minister until 1976, when the new constitution was created by the National Assembly, and he became  the State Council chairman. He also kept command of the army and the Cuban Communist Party General Secretary posts, which has helped Fidel to increase his net worth. In 2006 due to deteriorating health of Fidel Castro, his brother Raul Castro took over the position of President. In 2008 it was announced that Fidel will not accept another presidential term and his brother Raul was elected as the country’s President, Castro remained First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba until 2011. According to ‘Forbes’ magazine, Fidel Castro became the richest person in Cuba. In fact, reports of Castro big assets could be justified, as he had the control of almost all sectors of the economy in Cuba, and his net worth rose during all the years he was in power.

Fidel Castro has married twice and has nine children. His first marriage with Mirta Diaz-Balart lasted from 1948 to 1955. He has been married to Dalia Soto del Valle since 1980.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Araaayyyyy!!! 1986
Holiday in Mexico 1946 Extra (uncredited)
Easy to Wed 1946 Poolside Spectator (uncredited)
Braveheart Reloaded Video Bir Sonraki Film'de Cikacak (credit only)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Che Guevara and Cuba's Social Welfare: Aleida Guevara's Special Lecture at Shizuoka General Hospital 2014 Video grateful acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive 2015 Documentary filming Himself
Black and Cuba 2013 Documentary completed
Arriba los que luchan, Jorge Masetti y la batalla en la comunicación 2015 Documentary Himself
Killing Oswald 2013 Documentary Himself
America's Book of Secrets 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
Castro in Winter 2012 Documentary Himself
La Cuba De Fidel 2011 TV Series documentary
Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up? 2010 Documentary Himself
Fidel Castro: A Life of Revolution 2010 Video documentary Himself
Maradona by Kusturica 2008 Documentary Himself
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Himself
Let Me Ride 2007 Documentary Himself
Cuando la verdad despierta 2007 Documentary
Cuba, el valor de una utopía 2006 Documentary Fidel Castro
Looking for Fidel 2006 Documentary Fidel Castro
La noche del 10 2005 TV Series Himself
Kordavision 2005 Documentary President of Cuba
Kung fu 2003 2004 Documentary short Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro. Ewiger Revolutionär 2004 Himself
America Undercover 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Moi Fidel Castro 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Les dix 2003 Himself
Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers 2003 Documentary Himself
Comandante 2003 Documentary Himself
Our Manics in Havana 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Directives Are Directives 2001 Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
Fidel 2001 Documentary Himself
Cold War 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Ricardo, Miriam y Fidel 1997 Documentary Himself
Caiga quien caiga 1996 TV Series Himself
Biography 1995-1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Juan Carlos I: Crónica de 20 años 1995 TV Movie Himself
The Art of Governing (1968-1972) 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of a Leader (1919-1968) 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Friend
Timewatch 1992 TV Series documentary Himself
Cuando pienso en el Che 1987 Documentary Himself
Cuba: In the Shadow of Doubt 1986 Documentary Himself
Acta General de Chile 1986 Documentary Himself
Cousteau's Rediscovery of the World I 1986 TV Series documentary Himself
Improper Conduct 1984 Documentary Himself
En portada 1984 TV Series Himself
Waiting for Fidel 1974 Documentary Himself (with Erich Honecker)
Ritratto di Fidel 1972 Documentary short Himself
Film Night 1971 TV Series Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1971 TV Series Himself
World in Action 1967-1969 TV Series documentary Himself
Far from Vietnam 1967 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
¡Cuba Sí! 1961 Documentary Himself - Cuban Politician (uncredited)
The Square World of Jack Paar 1961 TV Movie Himself (on film)
The Truth About Fidel Castro Revolution 1959 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Person to Person 1959 TV Series documentary Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Secret KGB Paranormal Files 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
ESPN Outside the Lines Primetime 2001 TV Series Himself
Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis 2001 Video documentary Himself
Modern Marvels 2000-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Sacrificio: Who Betrayed Che Guevara 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Kennedys: The Curse of Power 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Life and Times 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Danmark i den kolde krig 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Before Night Falls 2000 Himself (anti-Marielito speech) (uncredited)
Seven Days 2000 TV Series Himself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
Film 1 1999 Himself (uncredited)
Hidden Hollywood II: More Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Vaults 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Blast from the Past 1999 Himself (uncredited)
The Secret KGB JFK Assassination Files 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War 1998 TV Series Himself
Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cronkite Remembers 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Fifties 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
The X-Files 1997 TV Series Himself
On the Brink: Doomsday 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
100 Years of Olympic Glory 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself - Plays Basketball, Baseball (uncredited)
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Motorworld 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Ernesto Che Guevara 1995 Documentary Himself
Nixon 1995 Himself - Smoking Cigar (uncredited)
The Perez Family 1995 Himself (during Mariel exodus) (uncredited)
The Century of Warfare 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Moon Shot 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Prime Minister of Cuba (uncredited)
American Justice: Target - Mafia 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Fame in the Twentieth Century 1993 TV Series documentary Himself (uncredited)
Beyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy 1992 Documentary Himself - Interviewed in 1974 (uncredited)
Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America 1992 Himself
The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes 1992 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The JFK Conspiracy 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie Himself
JFK 1991 Himself (uncredited)
Saved by the Bell 1989 TV Series Himself
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 1950's: Music, Memories & Milestones 1988 Video documentary Himself
The 1960's: Music, Memories & Milestones 1988 Video documentary Himself (during Bay of Pigs)
Call to Glory 1984 TV Series Himself
A Good Turn Daily 1983 Short Himself (uncredited)
Scarface 1983 Himself (uncredited)
Vietnam: A Television History 1983 TV Series documentary Himself
Cuba 1979 Himself (uncredited)
The Late Great Planet Earth 1979 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Grin Without a Cat 1977 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
General Idi Amin Dada 1974 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Society of the Spectacle 1974 Documentary Himself
Malcolm X 1972 Documentary Himself - Carries Rifle (uncredited)
Cuba: Battle of the 10,000,000 1971 Documentary Himself
I due Kennedy 1969 Documentary Himself
Topaz 1969 Himself (uncredited)
First Tuesday 1969 TV Series Himself
The Hour of the Furnaces 1968 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
NBC White Paper 1966 TV Series documentary Himself - Makes Speech
Kuuba tänään 1966 TV Movie documentary Himself
John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums 1965 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show 1959 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Les survivants du Che 2015 announced
King Kennedy 2011 Documentary post-production Himself
ESPN Outside the Lines 2015 TV Series Himself
The Eichmann Show 2015 Himself
Che Guevara and Cuba's Social Welfare: Aleida Guevara's Special Lecture at Shizuoka General Hospital 2014 Video Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Cuban Premier
30 for 30: Soccer Stories 2014 TV Series Himself
Behind the Freedom Curtain 2013 Documentary
Democracy Now! 2013 TV Series Himself
1002 Momentos de la tele 2012 TV Series Himself
Occupy Unmasked 2012 Documentary Himself
Palme 2012 Documentary Himself
Cuba, Batista et la mafia 2012 Documentary Himself
7 Days in Havana 2012 Himself (segment "Diary of a Beginner") (uncredited)
Ethel 2012 Documentary Himself
Sexocracy: The man of Bunga Bunga 2011 Documentary Himself
Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Cuban Prime Minister
Zombies: A Living History 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Santiago Files 2011 Documentary Himself
20/20 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Kennedys 2011 TV Mini-Series Himself
Kennedys' Home Movies 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cuéntame 2010 TV Series Himself
Der zweite Weltkrieg 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Kennedy Detail 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Moy otets Evgeniy 2010 Documentary Himself
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
A polos 25 2010 TV Series Himself
Memorias del desarrollo 2010 Himself
Being Fidel Castro 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
50 años de 2009 TV Series Himself
Double Take 2009 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Mobsters 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
Henry Kissinger: Secrets of a Superpower 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dorfers Donnerstalk 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
La rabbia di Pasolini 2008 Documentary Himself
Superpower 2008 Documentary Himself
How the West Was Lost 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
A President to Remember 2008 Documentary Himself
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series Himself
Pioneers of Television 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America's New Song Movement 2008 Documentary Himself
Atrapats pel cap d'any 2007 TV Movie Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Oswald's Ghost 2007 Documentary Himself - Cuban President
The War on Democracy 2007 Documentary Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Himself
Lejos de la isla 2007 Video documentary Himself
The Good Shepherd 2006 Himself (uncredited)
Weltberühmt in Österreich - 50 Jahre Austropop 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Hércules 56 2006 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Himself
On n'est pas couché 2006 TV Series Himself
Tagesschau 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
638 Ways to Kill Castro 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2001-2006 TV Series documentary Himself - President, Cuba (segment "Elian") / Himself - Cuban President (segment "The End of the Embargo?") / Himself - Cuban Dictator (segment "The Greatest")
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple 2006 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Declassified 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly 2006 TV Series Himself
Rendezvous with Death: Why John F. Kennedy Had to Die 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1995-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The First Miracle: 1960 US Olympic Hockey Team 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
50 y más 2005 TV Movie Himself
They Made History 2005 TV Series Himself
Movies That Shook the World 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Husker du... 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Fidel Castro: L'enfance d'un chef 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Adventures of Errol Flynn 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wrong Side Up 2005 Himself (uncredited)
American Experience 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
I am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth 2005 Documentary Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2004 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Last Laugh '04 2004 TV Movie Himself
Allende - Der letzte Tag des Salvador Allende 2004 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Star Trek: Enterprise 2004 TV Series Himself
Odd People Out 2004 Documentary Himself
Salvador Allende 2004 Documentary Himself
The Doomsday Clock 2004 TV Movie Himself
Glauber o Filme, Labirinto do Brasil 2003 Documentary Himself
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Castro 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Men Who Killed Kennedy 1995-2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara 2003 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Bola de Nieve 2003 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Jack Paar: Smart Television 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Weather Underground 2002 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The King of Communism: The Pomp & Pageantry of Nicolae Ceausescu 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Naqoyqatsi 2002 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Power and Beauty 2002 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Cuban Rafters 2002 Documentary Himself
Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Dreaming a New Cuba 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dear Fidel 2001 Documentary Himself

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#Fact
1 While attending The University of Havana in 1946, he worked as an extra in several Hollywood Films including "Holiday Inn Mexico" and "Easy To Wed' both starring Esther Williams.
2 Loved to play baseball, and while living in the United States, was invited to try out for the Washington Senators. He failed to make the cut, however, and went to law school instead.
3 Brother of Raúl Castro.
4 Is portrayed by Jack Palance in Che! (1969) and Anthony LaPaglia in Company Man (2000).
5 Has an estimated net worth of $ 900 million, according to Forbes magazine.
6 Announced that he would resign as president and commander-in-chief (19 February 2008).
7 A close friend and ally of Hugo Chávez and Evo Morales.
8 Has one son from his first marriage, Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart (born on 1 September 1949), and an illegitimate daughter from his relationship with Natalia Revuelta Clews, wife of Orlando Fernández: Alina Fernández Revuelta(born on 19 March 1956). From his second marriage to Dalia Soto del Valle, he has five sons called Antonio, Alejandro, Alexis, Alex e Angel Castro Soto del Valle as well as a son by an unknown mother, Jorge Angel Castro.
9 Born to Ángel María Bautista Castro y Argiz (5 December 1875-1821 October 1956), a Galician immigrant who became a prosperous farmer, and his later wife Lina Ruz González, a household servant, he had five older siblings from his father's first marriage with María Argota Reyes: Manuel (1913-1914), María Lila Perfidia (born in 1913), Pedro Emilio (born in 1914), Antonia María Dolores (born in 1915) and Georgina de la Caridad (born in 1918) Castro Argota. From his parents' marriage, he had two older and four younger siblings: Ángela María (born on 2 April 1923), Ramón Eusebio (born on 14 October 1924), Raúl Modesto (born on 3 June 1931), Juana de la Caridad (born on 6 May 1933) (aka Juanita Castro), Emma Concepción (born on 2 January 1935) and Agustina del Carmen (born on 28 August 1938) Castro Ruz, all born before wedlock.
10 Underwent major surgery for an intestinal illness in July 2006. His brother Raul has temporarily ruled the country since then to this date. The illness is widely believed to be cancer, though he has denied this.
11 On 20 October 2004, he fell off a stage following a speech he gave at a rally. The fall fractured his knee and arm. He underwent three hours and 15 minutes of surgery to repair his left kneecap, which was fractured into eight pieces.
12 Quit smoking cigars in 1986.
13 Was impersonated by Jackie Wright on The Benny Hill Show (1969)
14 Enterting law school at the University of Havana, he became involved in the political culture there (1945).
15 Famous admirers include Ted Turner, Jack Nicholson, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Steven Spielberg, Chevy Chase, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Redford, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Oliver Stone.
16 Was a good friend of the late Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and late author Ernest Hemingway.
17 His brother Raul Castro is next in line to rule if he were to die. Raul has ruled Cuba as regent since Castro became ill in July 2006.
18 According to some reports, Castro was born in 1927, however due to the fact that he was too young to enroll at a school, he changed his year of birth to 1926 so that he could enter the school. 26 also happens to be his lucky number.
19 Lived with Celia Sanchez, an upper-class Cuban woman and devoted guerrilla leader for almost 30 years. Sanchez, the love of his life, was also the only one who could disagree with him. Her death from cancer in 1980 was said to hurt him very hard.
20 Fluent in English, but refuses to speak it anymore, even in public or private interviews because he considers it to be "the language of his enemies."
21 Hobbies are fishing, hunting and reading.
22 Rarely sleeps more than three or four hours a day.
23 Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and President of Cuba since 1976.

#Quote
1 [text from a famous 1953 speech. The last line is considered his most famous quote ever] "I know that imprisonment will be harder for me than it has ever been for anyone, filled with cowardly threats and hideous cruelty. But I do not fear prison, as I do not fear the fury of the miserable tyrant who took the lives of 70 of my comrades. Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me."
2 [from a 1957 NY Times interview] Power does not interest me. After victory I want to go back to my village and just be a lawyer again.

#Trademark
1 Almost always appears in public in solid green military fatigues
2 His long beard
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