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Nando Parrado Biography, Career, Personal Life and Net Worth.

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Nando Parrado Biography

Parrado was the second of three children born in Montevideo, Uruguay, to Seler Parrado and Eugenia Dolgay, with an older sister, Graciela, and a younger sister, Susana or “Susy.” He graduated from Stella Maris College and played for the Old Christians alumni rugby team. He was born on 9 December 1949.
Fernando “Nando” Seler Parrado Dolgay is one of sixteen Uruguayans who survived the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 in the Andes mountains on October 13, 1972. After being trapped in the mountains for two months with the other crash survivors, he and Roberto Canessa climbed through the Andes mountains for ten days to find help. His efforts have been recognized in books and other media, with the entire group supporting him in various ways. In the 1993 feature film Alive, Ethan Hawke played him.

Nando Parrado Career

n addition to his work in business and television, Parrado is a motivational speaker who uses his experiences in the Andes to assist others in dealing with psychological trauma.
Parrado assisted his father’s business, but he was more interested in sports car racing and pursued a career as a professional race car driver for many years. After his marriage, he retired from racing and joined his older sister and brother-in-law in taking over his father’s hardware business. He also started other businesses and became a TV personality in Uruguay. At the Royal Ascot meeting in 2020, a horse named Parrado won the Coventry Stakes. Parrado has agreed to have the horse named after him.

Nando Parrado Personal Life

Nando Parrado is married to Veronique Van Wassenhove. They have two children between them; VerĂ³nica and Cecilia.

Nando Parrado Net Worth

Nando Parrado has an estimated net worth range between $1 million and $5 million.



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