Cher is a singer, actress, and television personality from America. She has been awarded the title of a cultural icon and has a successful career that spans over decades.
Cher has a net worth of $360 million. Her net worth is acquired by her successful music career as she has sold over 100 million records. She is the best-selling musical artist in the world. Her acting career has also contributed to her net worth.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Cher’s real name is Cherilyn Sarkisian. She was born in CentroCalifornia, on May 20, 1946. Her parents got divorced when she was ten months old. Cher was brought up by her mother and moved to locations like California, New York, and Texas during her childhood. She quit going to high school at the age of sixteen and moved to Los Angeles. She danced in clubs as a part-timer and also took acting classes.
She met Sonny Bono and worked as his housekeeper. He helped her meet the producer Phil Spector, and she started working as a backup singer. Sonny and Cher soon became lovers and performed together. They collaborated on the single “I Got You Babe” and the success of the song took Cher into stardom.
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Sonny & Cher’s released their debut album “Look at Us” (1965). Cher also established a successful solo career. Cher signed with Liberty Records and released albums that include:
- “All I Really Want to Do” (1965)
- “The Sonny Side of Cher” (1966)
- “Chér” (1966)
- Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down” (1966)
Cher’s solo career shined with the release of the album “3614 Jackson Highway”. Sonny & Cher released their own Television show “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour”. The couple got divorced and Cher went on to embark on her solo career. Cher returned to television and started her own show “Cher” and collaborated with ex-husband Sonny on the “The Sonny and Cher Show” (1976-1977).
Cher established her acting career and made her debut with “Good Times” (1967). She was also a part of the film “Chastity” (1969). Both films were unsuccessful. She made a comeback with the movie “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean” in 1976. Cher started her own film production company and starred in films like
- “Mask” (1985)
- “The Witches of Eastwick” (1987)
- “Moonstruck” (1987)
- “Mermaids” (1990)
- “Tea with Mussolini” (1999)
- “Burlesque” (2010).
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Cher got married to Sonny Bono in 1969 and they have a child together. Sonny and Cher separated in February 1974 and got a divorce soon. They were involved in a battle in the court over money and the custody of their child in June 1975.
Cher was in a relationship with the record executive David Geffen. Cher got married to musician Gregg Allman after getting a divorce from Sonny. They reconciled and Cher gave birth to their son, Elijah Blue, in July 1976. Cher and Allman got divorced in 1979. Cher is an icon and continues to remain one of the top celebrities in the world.