Paulo Coehlo


The Life of Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho (born August 24, 1947), is a Brizilian lyricist and novelist. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. The Alchemist his most famous novel, has been translated into 80 languages.The author has sold 190 million copies worldwide and is the all-time bestselling Portuguese language author.

Early LIfe

Writer Paulo Coelho was born on August 24, 1947, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Coelho attended Jesuit schools and was raised by Catholic parents. He determined early on that he wanted to be a writer but was discouraged by his parents, who saw no future in that profession in Brazil. Coelho's rebellious adolescence spurred his parents to commit him to a mental hospital three times, starting when he was 17.

Quotes of Paulo

"If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free."

Cultural Heritage

He is from Brazilian and there cultural is This is due to its being a melting pot of nationalities, as a result of centuries of European domination as well as slavery, which brought hordes of African migrants across Brazil’s borders to live in and influence the local cultures with their ancient customs and ideas. The European settlers also brought ideas, innovations and belief systems with them, shaping the local societies significantly. All of these different influences have meant that the modern-day Brazilian culture is unique and very complex. At present, Brazil has a population of about 190 million people. Of these, more than half are white (which includes Portuguese, Italian, Polish etc... individuals), just fewer than 40% are mixed black and white and less than 10% are black. Approximately 80% of the population ascribes to the Roman Catholic faith. This is due to the intense Portuguese occupation of centuries ago. These European settlers taught the indigenous tribes Catholicism, built churches and established traditions and customs that originated in this church.

Contribution to our society

Paulo Coelho has touched millions of readers searching for their own path for understanding the world. He is the founder of the Paulo Coelho Institute, a nonprofit institution that gives opportunities to the underprivileged members of Brazilian society, especially children and the elderly.Paulo began to break the family rules, and his father, who took this behavior as a sign of mental illness, had him committed to a psychiatric hospital three different times. Paulo was a hippie and wrote popular song lyrics for some of Brazil’s famous popular music stars. Shortly after, he worked as a journalist. He decided at age 26 that he had had enough experience of “life” and wanted to be “normal.”

His Work

Paulo was a novelist, a lyricist, and a time he was a hippie. One of his bestselling books was called The Alchemist it was translate to 80 languages and has sold 190 million.(The link below has quotes form the The Alchemist.) He was a song writer.


He was a fantastic song writer and author. He was also an author of many famous books, some books such as The Alchemist. He wanted to live a normal life cause is life wasn't normal.