Who is Cher and what is her net worth 2018? Cher is a singer who is sometimes referred as ‘Goddess of Pop’. She has been known for distinctive voice and is also known for her changing appearances and styles. She is also an actress and has appeared in a number of films. Her single “I Got You Babe” became the number song in 1965. She sold over 40 million records by 1967. In the 1970s, she was known as a TV personality. She has also received critical acclaim for her films like ‘Moonstruck’, ‘Silkwood’, and ‘Mask’. Some of the albums she released include ‘Cher’, ‘Love Hurts’, and ‘Heart of Stone’. Till date, she has sold over 100 million records.
Cherilyn Sarkisian was born on May 20, 1946, in El Centro, California. She was born to parents Georgia Holt and John Sarkisian. Her father was a truck driver and her mother was a model and actress. When she was ten months old, her parents separated. Her mother then married John Southall and gave birth to another daughter. Cher’s mother then divorced her second husband and left her in an orphanage.
Despite keeping her in the orphanage for weeks, her mother used to visit her daily. When she was in fifth grade, she used to perform musical and used to consider Audrey Hepburn as her role model. In 1961, her mother married again and Cher was adopted by her new husband. She was enrolled in Montclair College Preparatory School. As a student, she was brilliant in studies and used to excel in English and French. When she was 16, she dropped out of school and went to Los Angeles. She began to take acting classes and used to dance in small clubs.
In 1969, Cher married Sonny Bono and has got a daughter named Chaz Bono. In 1975, she divorced with Bono. She married Gregg Allman from 1975 to 1979. With Gregg, she has a son named Elijah Buke Allman.
In 1962, Cher met Sonny Bono, who later introduced him to Phil Spector. In 1965, she released the cover of Bob Dylan’s “All I Really Want” which became a success. In 1965, she released her debut album entitled ‘All I Really Want To Do’ and it peaked at number 16 on the Billboard charts. She teamed up with Sonny and released the song “I Got You Babe” which became the number song on various charts.
The duos first album ‘Look at Us’ also became successful. She then went on to release several singles including “Bang Bang” and “You Better Sit Down Kids”. In 1971, she became the co-host of the show called ‘The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour’. Her album ‘Cher’ was also released in the same year. Cher began to take acting lessons in 1982 from Lee Strasberg. In 1983, she appeared in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Silkwood’.
In 1987, she was seen in the movie ‘Moonstruck’ which led her to win many awards. In 1988, she released the 22nd album ‘Believe’ and it went on to become a quadruple platinum album. Her 25th album ‘Closer to the Truth’ was released in 2013.
Cher has won hundreds of awards and nominations in her career. She won the 1988 Academy Award for ‘Best Actress’. She has also won 4 Billboard Awards. In the 1985 Cannes Film Festival, she won the Best Actress award. She is also the recipient of 3 Golden Globe Awards and 1 Emmy Award. She has created 2 Guinness World Records and has won one Grammy Award.
Cher Net Worth
Cher has released a number of albums in her career. She has found success in acting as well. By doing so, she has amassed a good wealth for herself. Cher’s net worth is an estimated $340 million. She owes this fortune to all the different profession she has had in her career. Apart from music and films, she is also a businesswoman. She has also created her own clothing line. In her career, she has released a number of albums and has sold millions of records. Apart from movies, she has also made many appearances on TV.
Cher has been a pop icon and has gone on to become a legendary figure. Many refer her as ‘Goddess of Pop’ and is also called a ‘Gay Icon’.