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Xuxa
A blonde woman speaking into a microphone against a blue background
Xuxa in 2014
Born
Maria da Graça Meneghel

27 March 1963 (1963-03-27) (age 58)
Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Other names
  • Rainha dos Baixinhos
Occupation
  • TV host
  • singer
  • actress
  • model
  • businesswoman
Years active 1980 (1980)–present
Net worth US$300-400 million (2020)
Partner(s)
  • Pelé (1981–1986)
  • Ayrton Senna (1988–1991)
  • Luciano Szafir (1997–2002)
  • Junno Andrade (2012–present)
Children Sasha Meneghel
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Signature
Xuxa's signature in ink

Maria da Graça Xuxa Meneghel (born 27 March 1963) is a Brazilian television host, film actress, singer, model, and businesswoman. Her various shows have been broadcast in Portuguese, English, and Spanish worldwide. She is a two-time winner of the Latin Grammy Award for Best Children's Album, and is also known for her epithet, the "Queen of Children".

Xuxa began her television career with the Clube da Criança on Rede Manchete in the early 1980s. She became a national superstar when she moved to Rede Globo in 1986 for the Xou da Xuxa. She was the first Brazilian to appear on Forbes magazine's list of richest artists in 1991, taking 37th place with an annual gross income of US$19 million.

Over her 30-year career, Xuxa has sold over 50 million copies of her records worldwide, which makes her the second-highest-selling Brazilian female singer after Rita Lee. Her net worth was estimated at US$100 million in the early 1990s. As of 2020, she continues to be among Brazil's most prominent celebrities. Also successful as a businesswoman, she has the highest net worth of any Brazilian female entertainer, estimated at US$400 million.

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