Charo Net Worth

Charo Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Charo net worth is
$8 Million

Charo Wiki Biography

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.

Full NameCharo
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 13, 1941,
Place Of BirthMurcia, Spain,
Height1.63 m
EducationHarvard University, Harvard Business School
SpouseKjell Rasten
ChildrenShel Rasten
SiblingsCarmen Martinez Molina
NicknamesMaría del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza,
AwardsALMA Ricardo Montalban Lifetime Achievement Award
NominationsAsian Film Award for Best Actress, Awit Award for Album of the Year, Awit Award for Music Video Producer of the Year
TV ShowsI Love the '70s: Volume 2, The Surreal Life, Hollywood Squares, Chico and the Man, RuPaul's Drag Race
1Seductive deep voice
2Curvaceous, buxom figure
3Platinum blonde hair
4Often wears provocative outfits
5Shake of the hips accompanied by a squealed "cuchi-cuchi!"
1Around 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.
2If 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.
1Regarding the disputes about her date of birth, on The Merv Griffin Show Season 3 Episode 242 Airdate August 11, 1966, it was stated that Charo was 21 years old (putting her birth year as 1945).
2Has returned to Las Vegas, Nevada to star in her own song/dance show. [November 2001]
3Was considered for the role of Eva Perón in Evita (1996), which went to Madonna.
4Charo 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.
5Married Xavier Cugat at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
6Cugat 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.
7Became a United States citizen in 1977.
8Her son, Shel Rasten, was a philosophy major at the University of Southern California (USC).
9When she was 14, she won a scholarship to study classical guitar with Andrés Segovia.
10Her 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.".
11Was winner of Guitar Player magazine's Readers Poll as Best Flamenco Guitarist two years in a row.
12Fluent in Spanish (native language), English, French, Italian and Japanese.
13Received the Distinguished Career Award from Hispanic Exhibitor and Distributor.
14Attended the Catholic Convent of the Sacred Heart, where she began playing guitar at age 9.
15Her mother was a homemaker and stage mother.
16Her father was a lawyer who was exiled to Casablanca during the Franco dictatorship, returning only when Franco died.


Jane the Virgin2016TV SeriesCharo
Bubble Guppies2015TV SeriesSenora Ribitina
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 232013TV SeriesCharo
The Suite Life on Deck2010TV SeriesSenora Ramirez
Las Vegas2006TV SeriesCharo
Histeria!1999TV SeriesEvita Peron
Thumbelina1994Mrs. (Ma) Toad (voice)
Moon Over Parador1988Madame Loop
Marblehead Manor1988TV SeriesCookie
The Love Boat1977-1987TV SeriesApril Lopez / Lupe Zapata De Vega Valdez
The Facts of Life1985TV SeriesCharo
The Jeffersons1985TV SeriesCharo
Fantasy Island1981-1984TV SeriesYolanda Morales / Maria Diaz / Dolores DeMercia
The Concorde... Airport '791979Margarita
Flying High1978TV Series
Chico and the Man1977-1978TV SeriesAunt Charo
Charo and the Sergeant1976TV MovieCharo Palmer
Ironside1972TV SeriesThe Dancer
Tiger by the Tail1970Darlita
The Big Mouth1967Mexican Maid (uncredited)
Ensayo general para la muerte1963as Charito Baeza
Nuevas amistades1963as Charo Baeza


Without Men2011performer: "Cuchi Cuchi "
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
That '70s Show2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Thumbelina1994performer: "On the Road"
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse1988TV Movie performer: "Feliz Navidad"
The Sonny and Cher Show1977TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tiger by the Tail1970lyrics: "Let's Drink, Friend" / music: "Let's Drink, Friend" / performer: "Let's Drink, Friend"
The Hollywood Palace1969TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Danny Kaye Show1965TV Series performer - 1 episode


Country Fried Christmas2005TV Movie special choreography


Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
FabLife2015TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Wife Swap2015TV SeriesHerself
Hell's Kitchen2015TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself - The Love Boat
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Celebrity Ghost Stories2012TV Series documentaryHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2009-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Special Guest
That's Kentertainment!2005-2011TV SeriesHerself
RuPaul's Drag U2011TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Latino 1012010-2011TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1997-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The Naturalized2010DocumentaryHerself
Celebrity Habla2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2009TV SeriesHerself
2009 Game Show Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Contestant
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Viva Hollywood!2008TV SeriesHerself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHilda ("Ugly Betty White")
Chappelle's Show2006TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHerself
So Notorious2006TV SeriesHerself
Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett2005TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Co-Host
I Love the Holidays2005TV Special documentaryHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson2005TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards2005TV SpecialGabrielle Solis (segment "Desperate Classic Housewives")
The Surreal Life2004TV SeriesHerself
TV Land's Top Ten2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares2002-2004TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin2004TV SeriesHerself
Latin Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
The Love Boat: TV Tales2002TV SpecialHerself
¡Viva Vegas!2001TV SeriesHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The Daily Show1997-2000TV SeriesHerself
That '70s Show2000TV SeriesHerself
1999 ALMA Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Sin City Spectacular1998TV SeriesHerself
All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade1997TV SpecialHerself
The Naked Truth1997TV SeriesHerself
Blame It on the Macarena!1996Video documentaryHerself
The 1994 Annual Diversity Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
Vicki!1992-1994TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse1988TV MovieHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1988TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Tortellis1987TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHerself
Star Search1985TV SeriesHerself - Introducer
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHerself
Perry Como's Easter in Guadalajara1982TV SpecialHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1980TV SeriesHerself - Entertainer / Herself - Co-Host
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1979TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
All-Star Birthday Party for Bob Hope... at Sea1979TV MovieHerself
Paul Lynde Goes MA-A-A-AD1979TV MovieHerself
Sha Na Na1979TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651976-1978TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesHerself
Live Wednesday1978TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's Salute to the 75th Anniversary of the World Series1978TV SpecialHerself
The Hollywood Squares1971-1978TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Happy Birthday, Bob1978TV SpecialHerself
The Bob Hope All Star Comedy Special from Australia1978TV MovieHerself
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHerself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHerself
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards1978TV Movie documentaryHerself
Donny and Marie1976-1977TV SeriesHerself
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas1977TV SpecialHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1966-1977TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Musician / ...
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour1977TV SeriesHerself
The Sonny and Cher Show1976-1977TV SeriesHerself / Various Characters
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Spectacular from Lake Tahoe1977TV SpecialHerself
The Peter Marshall Variety Show1976TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHerself
Joys1976TV SpecialHerself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1975-1976TV SeriesHerself
Andy1976TV SeriesHerself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHerself
The 1974 Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters1974TV SeriesHerself
The Dean Martin Show1972-1973TV SeriesHerself
The Carol Burnett Show1973TV SeriesHerself
A Couple of Dons1973TV SpecialHerself
Laugh-In1971TV SeriesHerself
The Name of the Game1970TV SeriesHerself
Elvis: That's the Way It Is1970DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Palace1969TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Ed Sullivan Show1965-1967TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself - Guitarist / Singer / ...
The Danny Kaye Show1965TV SeriesHerself
An Evening with...1965TV SeriesHerself
Sábado 641965TV SeriesHerself

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Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - The Love Boat / Herself
RuPaul's Drag Race2009TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-19721980TV Movie documentaryHerself

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