Chaz Bono, who recently took the world by storm with his gender transition, is an American entertainer. Ironically, Chaz garnered more publicity for his personal issues rather than his professional career. Whatever the reason for his publicity may be but the talented actor is an inspiration for the people. Today, let’s learn all about him including his career, personal life, and net worth in 2019.
The American actor, writer, musician, and advocate, Chaz Bono, was born as a girl named Chastity Bono on March 4, 1969, in Los Angeles, US. He is the only child of popular entertainers Sonny and Cher. Having born in a glamorous world, Chaz Bono was meant to be an artist. He attended ‘High School for Performing Arts’ and learned the music skills. He later enrolled at New York University but left it in midway in order to pursue his dreams in music. When he was a teenager, his parents got divorced, so most of his childhood went on shuffling between his parents’ home.
Chaz Bono’s personal life has really been struggling. During 2008-10, he underwent the gender transition surgery and in 2010, he legally became a boy from a girl. He legally changed his name and gender and came out as Chaz Bono from Chastity Bono. Due to the fact, his love life has also been different from the others. He was reportedly dated Jenifer Eila during 2005 but the couple parted their way in 2011 after the engagement. After that, there hasn’t been any rumor of his linkups.
Chaz is the son of great entertainers, so he had not only a privileged childhood but also a privileged career opportunity. He made his silver screen debut as a toddler itself. As a kid, he was starred in his parents’ TV show ‘The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour’. In this show, he appeared as a girl. As he was not much interested in acting, he pursued his dreams in singing and formed a band named ‘Ceremony with friend Chance’. In the band, he performed as a lead singer and guitarist. Initially, the band managed to land a couple of big contracts. Chaz even released his first and only album titled ‘Hang Out Your Poetry’ during those initial successful years but soon, the band failed miserably.
Chaz quit singing and after a few years, he came out as a writer and an advocate. He consecutively published 2 books which both revolved around his personal sexual orientation and his and his family’s struggle to deal with it. He also became the spokesperson for ‘Gay & Lesbian Alliance against Defamation. Following that, he was inactive for some years due to his personal issues. In 2011, he again authored a book titled ‘Transition: The Story of how I Became a Man’. This book drew the public attention and made him popular.
Awards & achievements
Chaz Bono could have a successful career neither in acting nor in singing. So, he hasn’t won any awards for his works in these fields. However, he bagged GLAAD Media Awards for his support to the gay & lesbian community.
Net worth of Chaz Bono
The American writer, advocate, actor, and singer has an eventful career. Over his entire career, he couldn’t focus on a single thing. Maybe that’s why he couldn’t amass a giant net worth. As of today, the 49-year-old actor has a net worth of $1 million. He has made this money equally through the acting, singing, and writing. His personal life actually affected his professional life but now, the actor has managed to put the things on track. Right now, he hasn’t inherited his parent’s wealth but being the only child, he is going to be the owner of that whole property.
Coming out so explicitly about your personal life is not at all easy. Chaz Bono is really a courageous man who not only accepted the truth but also successfully handled it.