Cherilyn Sarkisian, known to her fans all over the world as Cher is an American singer and actress. She is known as the Goddess of Pop and is distinguished by her contralto singing voice. Now let’s have a close look at Cher’s net worth in 2018.
Born on May 20, 1946, in El Centro, California, to John Sarkisian and Georgia Holt, Cher idolized Audrey Hepburn from a very early age. She had always wanted to be famous but didn’t know how to achieve this fame.
Her childhood was troubled due to her mother’s divorce and re-marrying. Cher and her half-sister went to Montclair College Preparatory School. She dropped out of school when she was 16 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
She dated Warren Beatty in her youth. She has since then been rumored to date multiple men, like, Geffen, Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Richie Sambora and Robert Camilletti.
She married Sonny Bono in 1969, but the two got divorced in 1975.
Her second marriage to Gregg Allman lasted from 1975-79.
She has two children, Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman.
Cher came into the spotlight in 1965 as part of the iconic husband-wife duo, Sonny & Cher. Their song, “I Got You Babe” thrust them into popularity. By 1967, they had reportedly sold over 40 million records worldwide.
In 1966, she launched her solo career by releasing the hit track, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).”
She made her television debut in The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, which was watched by around 30 million viewers every week. She also had her show, called Cher which she hosted.
Along with her television career, she released chart-topping hits like, “Dark Lady,” “Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves,” and “Half-Breed.”
Her disco album, released in 1979, was a great hit amongst the masses.
She appeared for the first time on Broadway in Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. She reprised her role in its film adaptation. Cher’s performances in Mask, Silkwood, and Moonstruck was lauded by critics.
She subsequently released the albums, Cher, Heart of Stone and Love Hurts.
The title track of her 1998 album, Believe, became the biggest selling single track by a woman in the UK. It pioneered the technique of Auto-Tune.
Her Living Proof: The Farewell Tour, between 2002-05 became the highest grossing concert tour, garnering a revenue of around $250 million.
In 2008, she signed a $180 million contract to be the headlining act in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years.
In 2010, she filmed for the musical, Burlesque.
In 2013, she released her studio album, Closer to the Truth after a 12-year hiatus. It debuted at number 3 in the Billboard 200.
Awards and Achievements
Cher is the recipient of an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy Award, a special CFDA Fashion Award, and a Cannes Film Festival Award among many other accolades.
She holds the distinction of being the only artist to have a song in the top spot in the Billboard charts for each decade rom the 1960’s to the 2010’s.
Net Worth of Cher
Cher has a net worth of $380 million. Her revenue comes from her successful career in music and acting as well as different business ventures.
Cher has enjoyed an incredible career in the entertainment industry. She has won the hearts of millions of fans all over the world by virtue of her unique singing skills as well as her acting abilities. She has made herself relevant to the masses even till the present day, and her career is indeed awe-inspiring.