About Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch net worth is currently estimated at $30 million. She made a considerable fortune as an actress and singer, but none of these were as profitable as her beauty and fitness related business. It was back in the mid-1980s that The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program videos and book were released. Following this the star has featured in variety of yoga videos, commercials AND released her wig collection HAIRuWEAR. The wig business is going pretty well to this day – you can check her newest collection on the website www.hairuwear.com. You will also notice that the website is full of Raquel’s photos: the Hollywood icon did not fail to realize that her own face is the greatest advertisement for the company. But while wigs business might be responsible for the greatest part of Raquel Welch net worth it is not as interesting as her professional career in entertainment business and personal life. So let’s talk about those things.
Raquel was born in a family of Bolivian aeronautical engineer and an English lady Josephine Sarah. Although it is hard to believe nowadays, back when Raquel started her professional career her Bolivian heritage threatened to become an obstacle to success. When she signed with 20th Century Fox, the company wanted her to change her name. The actress has said: “They came to me and said, “We have the solution. We figured it all out. You’re going to be Debbie Welch.” I think they were paranoid that Raquel sounded too ethnic. And I thought, maybe I should be more paranoid than I am”. However, Raquel has never felt a stranger in America: “I knew that I had a little salsa in my blood, but on my mother’s side there was the whole English heritage” – she said. Now speaking about the families Raquel has created herself – she has been married four times. The first celebration took place long before Raquel Welch net worth started to grow – back when she was 19 years old. Her first husband was James Welch – her high school sweetheart. The two decided to get married after Raquel became pregnant with their son Damon. A couple of years later their daughter Latanne was born. She has followed in her mother’s footsteps and in 1995 appeared on the cover of Playboy.
Now speaking about her career in entertainment business, she became world-famous in 1966, after appearing in a movie One Million Years B.C. in a famous fur bikini. The attention she has experienced due to this film came as a shock to the actress: “I do feel very fortunate, because I had no suspicion that a dinosaur movie would ever pay off for me as an actress. I figured, it’s going to be swept under the carpet, nobody will ever see it” – she said. Following this breakthrough Raquel Welch net worth just skyrocketed.