Alvaro Rico poses for a photo.

Alvaro Rico: Personal Life, Elite & Net Worth

Alvaro Rico rose to prominence after playing Polo Benavent in the hit Netflix show Elite.

Furthermore, Alvaro Rico is also a Spanish actor with a net worth of around $9 million.

In addition, he was also romantically involved with one of his “Elite” co-stars, Ester Exposito.

Alvaro Rico.
Alvaro Rico at an Event.

The article discusses personal life, career, social media, and the net worth of Spanish actor Alvaro Rico. 

Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts about Alvaro Rico: 

Full Name Alvaro Rico Ladera
Birth Date August 13, 1996
Birth Place La Puebla de Montalban, Spain
Residence Spain
Nationality Spanish
Religion Not Available
Ethnicity Hispanic
Education Not Available 
Nickname Alvaro
Zodiac Sign Leo
Father’s Name Not Available 
Mother’s Name Not Available 
Siblings Not Available 
Age 27 years old
Height 5 feet 10 inches
Weight 70 Kgs (155 lbs) 
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Profession Actor
Marital Status Single
Ex-girlfriend Ester Exposito
Children Not Available
Net Worth  $9 million 
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Last Update May, 2024

Alvaro Rico: Age, Height, and Weight

Alvaro Rico is a handsome Spanish actor who stands 5 feet 10 inches tall.

He also weighs around 70 kilograms. Rico was also born under the star sign of Leo.

In addition, people born under the sign of Leo are said to be kind and big-hearted, aware, driven, and have a natural leadership.

Moreover, Leo also has an instinctual sense of confidence. Sunflowers and marigolds are Leo’s official flowers.

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Alvaro Rico: Personal Life

Alvaro Rico was born in La Puebla de Montalban, Spain on August 13, 1996.

Even though he is a well-known celebrity, little is known about his family and siblings.

Furthermore, since his early life, he has had a strong desire to pursue a career in acting.

Ester Exposito

The current relationship status of Alvaro Rico appears to be single. In addition, he also does not have any children of his own.

Moreover, he had a romantic relationship with Ester Exposito.

She is his Élite co-star, Carla, from the show, and they used to have a special bond.

Alvaro Rico portrayed Polo, while Ester Exposito, who portrayed Carla, dated in real life.
Alvaro Rico and Ester Exposito, who portrayed Carla, dated in real life.

Unfortunately, they reportedly broke up in October 2019. However, the couple was spotted in Rome and shared adorable photos from Madrid’s Plaza de Oriente.

Until October 2019, they used to upload images of themself together on social networking sites before abruptly ceasing to see each other, verifying fans’ concerns of a split.

Alvaro Rico: Career

Alvaro, who is currently 27 years old, began his acting career in a theatre’s alteration of La Celestina.

Similarly, he made his broadcast tv debut in 2017 with a Medical Center episode. In addition, Alvaro earlier portrayed Nicolás in Velvet Colección.

Furthermore, Rico was one of the central protagonists in Elite, Netflix’s second original Spanish series.

Since then, he has appeared in Carlos Montero and Daro Madrona’s Netflix series Elite as Polo.

Moreover, Alvaro appears alongside Danna Paola, Ester Expósito, and Mina El Hammani, among other stars in the series.

Alvaro Rico is also famous for portraying Polo in the Netflix's show Elite.
Alvaro Rico is famous for portraying Polo in Netflix’s show Elite.

In addition, Alvaro played Polo, a bisexual young fellow, in the series. Furthermore, Polo becomes one half of a romantic triangle.

In addition, despite his exceptional acting abilities, he has received little recognition for his character.

Alvaro has also acted in Velvet Coleccion, El Cid, Tales of the Lockdown,  Alba, and Madres Amor y vida.


Rico portrayed a bisexual character on the show Elite. Furthermore, Elite has had four seasons with massive success on Netflix.

Moreover, there are also rumors of Season 5. 

‘Elite’ features three young people awarded scholarships to study at Las Encinas, Spain’s most renowned institute after the community center.

And their upper-class classmates are not pleased to see working-class Samuel, Nadia, and Christian.

In addition, the working-class teenagers find it difficult to fit in, and the rich kids try to deal with their own family and school drama.

Furthermore, the clash between both the students eventually leads to the murder of one of them.

Moreover, in the second season, the students are still reeling from the murder of a classmate. Similarly, season three begins with some other student’s murder.

Moreover, in flashback scenes all through the show, what led to the students’ deaths can be seen.

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Social Media

Alvaro Rico is constantly engaged on various social media platforms.

Moreover, all his social media accounts are verified profiles. Furthermore, he has a sizable fan base on all social media platforms.

In addition, Rico has an Instagram account with over 6.3 million followers.

Similarly, he has approximately 73k followers on his Twitter handle. Rico has over 604k followers on his Facebook handle

Alvaro Rico: Net Worth

The Spanish actor has earned enough money to live a good life from his film career. Furthermore, Alvaro Rico has an estimated net worth of around $9 million.

Similarly, he is living a luxurious life based solely on his great fortune and hard work.

This actor has also managed to amass this much money through his extra work.

In addition, Alvaro’s extra work includes; cameo appearances, endorsements, brand recognition, ads, and promotional contracts. 

This actor has promoted Bvlgari perfume for men many times on his Instagram account.

Alvaro has always been working on numerous projects. In addition, his wealth will most certainly increase in the future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many episodes did Alvaro Rico feature in Elite?

Alvaro Rico, who portrayed Polo in the hit Netflix series Elite featured for three seasons in total.

Moreover, this actor has featured in a total of 24 episodes. 

Did Alvaro Rico die? 

Spoiler Alert! in reality, Rico did not die. However, his character “Polo” died in the TV series. Moreover, Polo was accidentally killed by Lu in Elite Season 3.

Besides, Polo’s death managed to clear Nano’s name, who had been wrongfully charged with murdering Marina in the first season.

At what age did Alvaro Rico play Polo?

Alvaro started portraying Polo when he was 22 years old. Furthermore, he played a 16-year-old in the Netflix show “Elite.”

What did Alvaro Rico think about his sex scenes in Elite? 

In an interview, Alvaro stated, “Never has a sex scene disturbed me more than necessary.”

Then, he added, “When I came to the shoot and saw that there was a sex scene, I took it exactly the same as if it was a scene in the hallway at school.”

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