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Maria da Graça Meneghel
27 March 1963
Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
|Net worth||US$300-400 million (2020)|
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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