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Valentin Kataev (Valentin Petrovich Katayev) was born on 28 January, 1897 in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine], is a Writer. Discover Valentin Kataev's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Valentin Kataev networth?

Popular As Valentin Petrovich Katayev
Occupation writer
Age 89 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born 28 January 1897
Birthday 28 January
Birthplace Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]
Date of death 12 April, 1986
Died Place Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Russia]
Nationality Russian Empire [now Ukraine]

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Valentin Kataev Height, Weight & Measurements

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Who Is Valentin Kataev's Wife?

His wife is Anna Sergeyevna Kovalenko (1923 - 1936) ( divorced), Lyudmila Gershuni (1921 - 1922) ( divorced), Esther Davydovna Kataeva (? - 12 April 1986) ( his death) ( 2 children)

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Wife Anna Sergeyevna Kovalenko (1923 - 1936) ( divorced), Lyudmila Gershuni (1921 - 1922) ( divorced), Esther Davydovna Kataeva (? - 12 April 1986) ( his death) ( 2 children)
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Valentin Kataev Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Valentin Kataev worth at the age of 89 years old? Valentin Kataev’s income source is mostly from being a successful Writer. He is from Russian Empire [now Ukraine]. We have estimated Valentin Kataev's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2022 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Source of Income Writer

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His first novel, "The Embezzlers", was published in 1929, and he wrote several more hit plays, including "Squaring the Circle", a farce that has been performed more than 6,000 times in Europe and the US, and over 1000 times in Russia alone.


In 1922 he moved to Moscow to work, and met a woman whom he married the next year. He worked as a journalist, screenwriter and librettist for several comic operas. At one time he wrote nursery rhymes for children's' books to earn a living.


He joined the army in 1917 during World War I, was assigned to an artillery unit, and was wounded twice.

After the Russian Revolution of 1917 he joined the Bolshevik side, and fought with their forces in the Ukraine against the White Russian army. His innate stubborn streak resulted in several clashes with his superiors about his not being Communist "enough", and at one point he was arrested by the Cheka--the Communist secret police--and spent almost a year in one of their prisons.


Russian novelist and playwright Valentin Katayev was born in 1897 in the Ukraine, to a middle-class background: his father was a schoolteacher and his grandfather was a general in the Czarist army.