Paulo Coelho Statistics

Paulo Coelho Statistics

How many copies of Paulo Coelho’s books have been sold?

  • Over 320 million copies of Paulo Coelho’s books have been sold worldwide.
  • Paulo Coelho is the 22nd highest-selling author who ever lived.
  • His books have been translated into 88 languages and have been published in over 170 countries.
  • Coelho’s The Alchemist won the Guinness World Record award for the most translated book by a living author, as it’s been translated into 67 languages until 2009.
  • Since then, The Alchemist has been translated into 80 languages.
  • Paulo Coelho’s books have been on the NYT best-selling lists for over 400 consecutive weeks.
  • The Alchemist sold over 150 million copies worldwide, and it’s one of only 9 books that have sold over 100 million copies since publishing.
  • By 2007, Coelho sold over 100 million copies of his books. Since 2007, his books have been selling at a pace of 8 million copies per year on average.
  • When Coelho published The Alchemist for the first time, his publisher gave up on printing more books after only 900 copies sold in a year.
  • Over 6 million copies of Coelho’s books were sold in Iran before they were banned by the state.
  • Veronika Decides to Die sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
  • The Alchemist audiobook, published in 2005, sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

How much money has Paulo Coelho earned from writing?

  • Coelho’s estimated net worth stands at $500 million, making him one of the richest authors in the world.
  • Paulo Coelho is the 4th richest writer in history, trailing only J. K. Rowling, James Patterson, and Candy Spelling.
  • Coelho earns over $20 million every year, on average.

How many books did Paulo Coelho publish?

  • As of 2023, Paulo Coelho published 33 books, starting in 1974.
  • On average, Coelho releases one new book every 16 months.
  • Paulo Coelho has written 6,649 pages in his career, which accounts for 1,662,125 words.
  • It would take over 4 days and 5 hours for the average reader to complete reading all of Paulo Coelho’s books.

Paulo Coehlo’s books in order

The following list shows all books written by Paulo Coelho and published from 1974:

TitleOriginal titlePublishedPages
Theater For EducationTeatro da Educação1974129
Hell ArchivesArquivos do Inferno1982106
The PilgrimageO Diário de um Mago1987288
The AlchemistO Alquimista1988175
Paulo CoelhoO Dom Supremo1991108
The ValkyriesAs Valkírias1992212
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and WeptNa margem do rio Piedra eu sentei e chorei1994208
The Fifth MountainO Monte Cinco1996256
Love Letters from a ProphetCartas de amor de um profeta1997110
Manual of the Warrior of LightManual do guerreiro da luz1997142
Veronika Decides to DieVeronika decide morrer1998210
Essential WordsPalavras essenciais199891
The Devil and Miss PrymO Demônio e a Srta. Prym2000205
Fathers, Sons and GrandsonsHistorias para pais, filhos e netos2001124
Eleven MinutesOnze Minutos2003273
The Genie and the RosesO Gênio e as Rosas200463
The ZahirO Zahir2005336
Revived PathsCaminhos Recolhidos2005264
Like the Flowing RiverSer Como o Rio que Flui2006245
The Witch of PortobelloA Bruxa de Portobello2006261
The Winner Stands AloneO vencedor está só2008368
Manuscript Found in AccraManuscrito Encontrado em Accra2012208
The SpyA Espiã2016208
The ArcherO Caminho do Arco2020160