Barbra Streisand, a legendary American Singer and actress. Barbra has released more than 60 albums in her career spanning six decades. She has also acted in many successful films, the notables one’s being Funny Girl, A star is born and Yenti. She is one of the most successful singers of her generation and the only person to win An Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Peabody award. Now let’s have a close look on Barbra Streisand’s net worth in 2018.
Barbra Streisand Early Life
Barbra Streisand was born as Barbara Joan Streisand on 24th April 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents were Emanuel Streisand, a teacher and Ida Rosen, a soprano singer. She has an elder brother and a half-sister Roslyn Kind who is also a singer.
Barbra went to Public School 89 in Brooklyn and later on to Erasmus Hall High School. She completed her honors in English, Spanish and History from there. She did not go to college.
After graduating from school, Barbra went to New York City to start her career in singing and acting. Gradually she became famous and earned several accolades for her singing and acting skills.
Barbra has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Elliot Gould who is an American actor. They together have a son Jason Gould. Their marriage ended in 1971.
She married the second time to actor James Brolin in 1998. Currently, she is living with her family in Malibu, California.
Barbra Streisand Career, Awards & Achievement
Barbra was drawn to the world of glamour from an early age. Though a talented singer she was more interested in a career in acting. To fulfill her dreams, she went to New York City just after completing her school graduation.
While Barbra was trying to get acting roles she would try to supplement her income by singing in night clubs. Her amazing voice made her popular, and she started performing in various clubs in a professional capacity.
During this time Barbra landed her first acting role in a musical comedy I can get it for you Wholesale. The show became an instant success and Barbra was nominated for a Tony award.
Barbra also made appearances in TV shows like The Gary Moore show and Ed Sullivan show as a singer.
She released her first album in 1963 titled The Barbra Streisand Album. The album helped her become the best-selling female vocalist in America. Till date Barbra has recorded more than 60 albums.
Along with singing Barbra continued with her Broadway performances and appeared in the popular play Funny Girl. Her performances in the theatre helped her get acting roles in mainstream cinema.
Her notable films include The way we were, A star is born and Meet the Frockers. She has also produced and directed films, the famous one being Yenti for which she won the Golden Globe award for direction.
Currently, Barbra is directing a movie Catherine the great that would star Keira Knightley.
Awards & Achievements
Barbra Streisand has won several accolades and awards as an actor and a singer.
She has been nominated for 43 Grammy awards and has won 8 awards. She has also won the People’s Choice award for favorite female singer.
Barbra has also won Academy award and Golden globe award for acting and songwriting.
She has also been honored with National Medal of arts in 2000 by the then President Bill Clinton. She was also honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. She has also received Israel Freedom medal which is considered the highest civilian award of Israel.
Net Worth of Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand has been one of best-selling female singers of her times and has garnered a whopping net worth of $400 million.
Barbra has sold nearly 68 million albums in USA alone and 150 million albums and singles worldwide. She has done various tours that have been immensely successful commercially. Her tickets are sometimes sold for more than $1000. One of her highest selling stage show was in 2006 that grossed $92,457,062.
Her movie Meet the Frockers was a box office hit and earned $279,261,160 in North America alone. The movie Yenti for which Barbra was also the producer earned more than $40 million in its 3rd week of release.
Her latest album Encore is also doing commercially very well having already sold more than 150,000 units in its first week of release.
Barbra Streisand is a legend and a force to be reckoned with. It is only through sheer determination and hard work that she enjoys a cult status today. Be it acting or singing she has proved her mettle and is still going strong at the age of 76! Typical rags to riches success story, Barbra Streisand is an inspiration for many young artists.