Ana Maria Polo’s Net Worth, Lesbian Wife, Salary – Biography

Ana María Polo is a Cuban-American lawyer and television personality, best known as the referee of the popular Telemundo reality show “Case closed”.

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Early life, family, formation

Ana María Polo González was born on April 11, 1959, in Havana, Cuba, the eldest daughter of Joaquin Polo and Delia Polo. In 1962, her family moved to Miami, Florida, USA and then to Puerto Rico, USA where she graduated from elementary and high school. She also attended Academia Del Perpetuo Socorro and participated in various musicals in Puerto Rico, such as “Godspell” and “Show Boat”.

She was also part of the Jubilee choir, invited by Pope Paul VI to sing in celebration of the 1975 Holy Year. After earning a degree in political science from Florida International University, Polo enrolled at the University of Miami and earned a Juris Doctorate in 1987.


After graduating, Polo became a member of the Florida Bar and began practicing in Miami-Dade County, working as a family mediator in a variety of cases ranging from divorce, adoptions and custody to domestic violence. . She also worked for the law firm Emmanuel Perez & Associates, PA in Coral Gables, Florida.

Since 2001, she has served as a referee in the reality series “Caso Cerrado”, a popular show that played a major role in influencing her fame. In addition, Polo has also served as a family law expert for other television shows, such as “Maria Laria Talk Show”, “Despierta America”, “El Show de Cristina” and “America en Vivo”, and has worked on the CMQ Angel. Radial Martin show. She has also written articles on various family issues for the electronic magazine

In 2010, she launched “Persiguiendo Injusticias” (Pursuing Injustices), a new program on Hispanic television working on solving “classic” crimes. The same year, she published her first book, “Querida Dra. Polo Las Cartas Secretas de Caso Cerrado” (“Dear Dr. Polo: The Secret Letters of the Case Closed”), based on letters sent to him by viewers. The book was a great commercial success.

Polo has received several awards, including the Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award honoring organizations and individuals connected to the communications industry demonstrating humanitarian commitment.

As a breast cancer survivor who has worked with organizations trying to find a cure for cancer, she was named the first Hispanic Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador.

She has also been involved in the fight for human rights and against discrimination, being ranked among the most influential Hispanic personalities in the world, which led to her being invited by the Human Rights Organization to take part in their Americans for Marriage Equality video campaign in 2014.

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“Case closed”

The popular show began airing on April 2, 2001 on the Spanish-language network Telemundo as “Sala de Parejas” (Court of Couples). This was the arbitration of marital issues between litigants, with Polo serving as host, that is, arbiter. In 2005, when the show expanded to deal with other cases outside the domestic sphere, it was renamed “Caso Cerrado” (Case Closed). Since then, the half-hour show has dealt with settling various family disputes, in which Polo usually takes up to two cases and serves as an arbiter for people discussing all kinds of marital issues, trying to resolve their disputes, and at the end of the show, she provides them with a solution.

Before appearing on the show, litigants are required to sign contracts to commit to complying with Polo’s ruling. In addition to hosting the show, Polo also composed and performed its theme song.

“Caso Cerrado” became one of the highest rated shows on Telemundo, and Polo captured the hearts of viewers as it maintained a great connection with the Hispanic community around the world. In an interview, she said: “I love doing ‘Caso Cerrado’, especially because over all these years it has given me a very unique connection with Hispanic audiences that I’d like to keep for as long as possible.” This is the first Spanish-language program nominated for a Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award.

In 2017, the show aired on Fox TV stations in Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix, as well as nationally via Facebook Live.

Private life

According to sources, when Polo was 19, she married a man 10 years her senior. Her identity is unknown to the media, however, the marriage eventually ended in divorce shortly after the loss of a baby. She has not remarried, but has a son named Peter, whom she is believed to have adopted and raised on her own, details of which have not been released to the media.

In 2003, Polo was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, which resulted in the loss of her ovaries, right breast, and thyroid gland. Since then, she has been involved in giving speeches and fundraising for cancer research.

Speaking about her relationship status, Polo made headlines after an article appeared in a Mexican tabloid claiming that she was in a relationship with her personal assistant and “Caso Cerrado” executive producer, Marlene Kay. Several photos of Polo and Kay appeared in the media and word spread that the couple had been in a relationship for over 25 years.

Then, sources claimed that Kay filed a lawsuit for over $2 million against Polo in 2018. Apparently, back when Polo thought she wouldn’t survive cancer, she decided to give the show name to Kay. However, while she was surviving, she started using the show’s name, leading to Kay taking legal action against her for using the name illegally and taking over half a million off their common account. All of this, however, was never confirmed by Polo. She never spoke about her sexuality and never confirmed her relationship with Kay.

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Physical appearance

Polo is 1.73m (5ft 8in) tall and weighs around 64kg (141lbs) – his other measurements are not known to sources. His hair and eyes are brown

Net value

According to authoritative sources, Polo has a net worth of around $1.4 million at the start of 2020, with most of his wealth coming from his law career and his involvement with the show “Caso Cerrado”. His annual income is estimated at $350,000.

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