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Manu Chao Net Worth

Net Worth: $8 Million
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Full Name José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao Ortega
Birth Place Paris, France
Date of Birth Jun 21, 1961 (age 56)
Nationality Spanish, French
Ethnicity Spanish
Occupation Musician, Record producer
Height 5’7” (1.73 m)
Weight N/A
Marital Status N/A
Children N/A
Education Lycée de Sèvres
Hobbies N/A
Last Updated
Jul 14, 2015

About José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao Ortega

Born in Paris, France in June 1961. French-born Spanish musician Manu Chao has an estimated net worth of $8 million. He is best known for his ability to sing in several languages including Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Arabic, Italian, and Galician. Chao began his music career in Paris playing for groups such as Hot Pants and Los Carayos. Later, he along with his brother and friends established the band Mano Negra in 1987 and went on to roll out the 1988 albums Patchanka, the 1989 Puta’s Fever, the 1991 King of Bongo, and the 1994 Casa Babylon. Following the breaking up of Mano Negra, Chao became a solo artist in 1995 and was backed up by his new band Radio Bemba. In 1998 he released his very first studio album Clandestino, which hit #1 in France. Three years later, he launched his second album Proxima Estacion: Esperanza reaching #1 in France and Italy as well as #4 in Germany. Chao’s third album Siberie m’etait conteee went public in 2004 and his most recent album La Radiolina was released the following three years. The album peaked at #1 in Spain and on the US Latin charts as well as at #2 in France and Italy. Chao’s singles include “Clandestino”, “Mr. Bobby”, “Merry Blues”, “Me Gustas Tu”, “Bongo Bongo”, and “Rainin In Paradize”.