Charice Pempengco | $ 16 Million
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Charice Pempengco

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Net Worth $ 16 Million
  • Birthday1st Jan, 70
  • Birth PlacePhilippines
  • Marital statusSingle
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Born Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco has an estimated net worth of $16 million.  Pempengco, dubbed by Oprah Winfrey as "the most talented girl in the world" is a Filipina singer popularly known by her mononym Charice. Charice rose to popularity through YouTube. On October 13, 2007, charice was invited to the South Korean talent show Star King where she sang "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and a duet of "A Whole New World" with Kyuhyun, from Super Junior. On December 19, 2007, Charice performed two songs "I Will Always Love You" and "And I Am Telling You" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. On April 8, 2007, Charice guested on The Paul O'Grady Show in London, England. In May 2008, Charice released her debut album consisting of six songs and six backing tracks which was awarded gold certification in the Philippines in October 2008. On May 12 edition of The Oprah Winfrey Show in the episode "World's Smartest Kids," Charice performed Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing." On September 9, Charice guested on the "Dreams Come True" episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show where she sang Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" with David Foster on piano. On the September 19 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Charice's duet with Celine Dion's, "Because You Loved Me," was featured. In January 2009, Charice performed at two US presidential pre-inaugural events in Washington, D.C. In May, Charice released her Philippine second album, My Inspiration  consisted of 12 tracks, including "Always You" and a cover of Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World" which became  platinum in December 2009. On June 27, Charice staged her first major concert called Charice: The Journey Begins at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Philippines to a sold-out audience. On January 23, 2010,Charice appeared on Io Canto, a renowned singing competition in Italy. On May 11, 2010, Charice self-titled international debut album with Reprise Records was released which peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, making her the first Asian to enter the Top 10. On February 13, 2011, her very first television musical special Charice: Home for Valentine's was broadcasted on Philippine television's GMA 7 network. On October 5, 2011, Charice second studio album, Infinity, was released exclusively in Japan. Charice is slated concert with  Aiza Seguerra, dubbed as "Power Of Two", at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on September 28, 2013.

Quotes

  • "Beyonce is one of my inspirations. Her attitude, her style, her voice... she's perfect."
  • "I don't want to stay a singer forever. I want to fulfill my dream career as a lawyer!"
  • "I have come to accept the real me. I have come to love the real me. I now celebrate the real me."
  • "I wanted to be a doctor, but my mom was like, 'It's really hard and it's going to take 10 years,' so I was like 'OK, I'll just be a lawyer'."
  • "I'm really proud to be Filipino. Filipinos are really supportive, and I want to thank all of them. I love them!"
  • "It's a crazy busy schedule, but I still have two hours a day for school because it's a priority."
  • "When I was 4 years old, I thought that I wanted to be a dancer like Michael Jackson."
  • "Some of my friends are giving me law books. I love reading those. It's like my relaxation."
  • "Being a famous singer or an international singer - that's my dream, too, but my main goal is to be a real student and be able to graduate and be a lawyer and have my own business."
  • "I've asked for a lot of signs; it’s really true when you feel it…I've done a lot of things for the ones I love, for my family for many years, I did it for them. Now I feel that this time I’d like to do things for myself."

Did you know?

  • Charice is nicknamed at home as Ming, which is a Filipino colloquial term for cat. Her mom calls her that because when Charice was a little girl, she loved cats but could not keep one because she
  • Charice is a huge fan of horror/thriller/slasher movies. Among her favorites are Orphan (2009) and Saw (2004) and she owns a Chucky (from Child
  • Charice considers Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Céline Dion, and Beyoncé Knowles as her musical idols and influences.
  • The theme song for the game Final Fantasy XIII-2 for Xbox 360 and North American PlayStation 3 is "New World" by Charice.
  • Charice admitted on Philippine television that she is a "lesbian" in June, 2013.
  • Charice landed a guest role on the hit TV series Glee, playing the character of Sunshine Corazon, a Filipino foreign exchange student to rival actress Lea Micheles character, Rachel Berry in June 2010.
  • Charice, as David Fosters protégé, had duets with Andrea Bocelli in Italy and with her idol Celine Dion in Madison Square Garden.
  • The single of Charice, Pyramid with singer Iyaz topped the Billboard Dance chart at #1.
  • Charice place third in the 2005 Little Big Star, a singing contest for children on TV network ABS-CBN.
  • Her fan David Dueñas (a.k.a FalseVoice) was so in awe of her powerful vocals and performances on Little Big Star that he started uploading them on YouTube which brought her to stardom.

Family & relationships

Charice Pempengco Estates and Homes (2)

Condo at Lions Park Residences

Charice's abode which is in a mid-rise condominium community developed by CDC Realty, Inc. has a homey ambiance, and is close to her hometown.

Tagaytay Dream House

Charice Dream House is where she most of the time stayed whenever she is in the country.

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