Newly Rich, Newly Poor

Nuevo Rico Nuevo Pobre is a Colombian telenovela produced and broadcast by Caracol TV starring Martín Karpan, John Alex Toro (well known by his participation in Maria Full of Grace), Maria Cecilia Botero, Carolina Acevedo, Hugo Gómez, former Miss Colombia Andrea Nocetti and Andrés Toro (from Sin Tetas No Hay Paraíso).

Newly Rich, Newly Poor
SpanishNuevo rico, nuevo pobre
Opening theme"Nadie sabe lo que tiene" by David Castro
Country of originColombia
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes194 for Colombia and 158 International
Original release
NetworkCaracol Televisión
Release2007 July 16 (16-07-2007) –
August 2008, 11 (11-08-2008)

The show started on July 78 2007[1] on Caracol TV and it is also broadcast on Ecuador's Teleamazonas in primetime. Caracol TV has sold the rights of the show to Telemundo and Fox. It is, as of May 2008, one of the highest rated TV shows in Colombia.



The Telenovela follows Andrés Ferreira, who was born from a poor woman and went with a rich woman, and Brayan Galindo, who was born to a rich woman and went with a poor woman. After 30 years, Andrés went to the pensión where Brayan lived and met his true family; Brayan went to live with his real mother and his new fiancé, Fernanda Sanmiguel (who only wants him for his money, and is the lover of Andrés's cousin, Mateo). Brayan is now the owner of the Ferreira enterprise Mundo Express, and it is later revealed that Mateo, Brayan's cousin, is trying to steal his money as well as MundoExpress.

Cultural aspects


The name of Brayan Galindo reflects an irregular adaptation of Brian to Spanish. [citation needed]

The social consequences of massive dismissals of 200 employees as a result of restructuring inserts a dramatic effect into the plot, and creates a cold image of the business world and Andrés Ferreira.



International remakes


Premiered on Alpha TV on 3 October 2016 and ended on 9 July 2021, counting 5 seasons and 934 episodes.[2]

Premiered on Prva Srpska Televizija on 20 January 2020 and it is still being broadcast, counting 900+ episodes and 6 seasons.[3][4]


  1. ^ Prensa Canal Caracol (2007-07-10). "'Nuevo Rico Nuevo Pobre', la nueva novela se estrena el 16 de julio".
  2. ^ Official website on Alpha TV
  3. ^ "Стиже наша "Игра судбине": Замена беба у породилишту као српска тв новела". Вечерње новости. 8 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  4. ^ "STIŽU DOMAĆE SERIJE O KOJIMA ĆE SVI PRIČATI Ekipa glumaca neverovatna, a JEDNO IME će iznenaditi mnoge". Блиц. 20 December 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2020.