Quick Facts about Cher

Cher Biography, Age, Career and Net worth
Cher Biography, Age, Career and Net worth
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Birth Name

Cherilyn Sarkisian


Cher Bono

Date of Birth

20th May, 1946

Place of Birth

El Centro, California


74 Years




Montclair College Preparatory School


singer, actress, a television personality

Marital Status



Chaz Bono

Elijah Blue Allman


5.9 Ft


64 Kg

Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark brown

Net Worth

$ 320 million (as of January 2021)

Who is Cher?

Cher is an American singer, actress, a television personality whose outstanding singing has earned her the title, “Goddess of Pop”. She is an embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry who rose to fame in 1965 following the release of the hit song, “I Got You Babe which topped on the UK and US charts. The “Goddess of Pop” is the artist behind the hit singles, “Dark Lady”, “Half-Breed”, and “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”, all of which made it to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. Besides singing, Cher is also a television personality who ran the CBS’ The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour television show back in the ‘70s. As an actress, Cher has subsequently received critical acclaim for her outstanding performance in the films, ”The Witches of Eastwick’, “Mask”, “Silkwood” as well as winning an Academy Award for the Best Actress for the film “Moonstruck”.

How was Cher’s Early Life?

Cher Biography, Age, Career and Net worth
Cher Biography, Age, Career and Net worth

Cher was born Cherilyn Sarkisian on the 20th of May, 1946 in El Centro, California. She is the daughter of Georgia Holt, an occasional model and bit-part actress, and John Sarkisian, a truck driver. Cher grew up in the absence of her biological father since her parents divorced when she only 10 months old. The divorce forced her mother to remarry several times whereby in the process Cher got a half-sister named Georganne. The family had to relocate to different places including, California, New York, and Texas due to her mother’s different marriages and job as an actress.

Cher was passionate about music and acting at an early age and by the time she was in her fifth grade, young Cher managed to do a production of the “Oklahoma!” for her class. She championed in directing, and choreographing their girl dance routine. Seeing that boys in her class were hesitant to join the class production, Cher chose to act and sing on the slots previously assigned to male students. At the age of nine, Cher showed her interest in acting where she looked up to Audrey Hepburn as her role model in the acting industry.

Together with her step-sister, Cher was enrolled at Montclair College Preparatory Schoola private school in Encino. Though she performed quite well in her studies, Cher couldn’t wait to finish school and join the acting and the music world.

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How has been Cher’s Career?

It was up until 1965 that Cher rose to fame following the release of the hit song “I Got You Babe” which she performed together with singer Sonny Bono who would soon become her hubby. The song was a great success since it made it to the number on the American and British Charts besides making over 40 million sales worldwide within the first two years of its release. In 1966, Cher debuted her solo music career with the song, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” which turned out to be her first million-seller. In the 1970’ s Cher debuted her television career at CBS with the show, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour that attracted a viewership of about 30 million weekly.

Cher Biography, Age, Career and Net worth
Cher Biography, Age, Career and Net worth

While still hosting her show on CBC, The “Goddess of Pop” still kept on establishing her music career whereby she released hit singles like “Dark Lady”, “Half-Breed”, and “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” all of which secured number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. This was such a big milestone for her since she was named the female artist with the most number-one singles of the time. After divorcing Sonny Bono I 1975, Cher launched a comeback with the disco album “Take Me Home which she released in 1979.

The year 1982 marked Cher’s Broadway debut in the play, “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean which paved her way in the world of films as an actress. As an actress, Cher received critical acclaim for her outstanding performance in the films, ”The Witches of Eastwick’, “Mask”, “Silkwood” as well as winning an Academy Award for the Best Actress for the film “Moonstruck”.

In her 6-decade-long career, Cher has been one of the finest pieces of work with a very long list of albums such as the 1987’s “Cher “, “Heart of Stone (1989), and the 1991’s “Love Hurts “. The albums contained hit singles like, “Love and Understanding”, “If I Could Turn Back Time”, as well as “I Found Someone”. To date, Cher is one of the best-selling musicians with over 100 million record sales, besides bagging so many different awards.

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Who Has Cher been married to?

Throughout her life, Cher has been married twice. Her first marriage was between her and singer Sonny Bono, her other half of the famous “Sonny and Cher”. The duo walked down the aisle in a low profile wedding on the 27th of October 1964 in a hotel room in Tijuana, Mexico. The couple lived happily together and was blessed with one son named Chaz Bono. It was until 1975 when their love got sour leading to a divorce.

The same year she divorced Bono, Cher started dating yet another musician named Gregg Allman whom she married on the 30th of June, 1975. This marriage was short-lived since they broke up in 1979 leaving behind a son named Elijah Blue Allman.

Cher Biography, Age, Career and Net worth
Cher Biography, Age, Career and Net worth
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What Body Stats Does Cher Possess?

The “Goddess of pop” has a decent weight and an impressive height. She stands tall at a height of 5.9 feet or 1.74 meters and weighs 64 Kg or 134 lbs. The actress has a haze eye color and a dark brown hair color.

So, How Worth is Cher?

  • As of January 2021, Cher’s net worth is estimated to be $ 320 million.
  • Most of her wealth comes from her singing venture where she pockets colossal amounts of money from her record sales, tours, and concerts. For example, in 1979, the pop singer earned $300,000 a week for her 1979–1982 concert residency in Las Vegas.
  • Her acting also adds up to the dollar in her bank.
  • Off the cameras, the Goddess of Pop is a businesswoman who has invested so much in the real estate sector.
  • She has a large collection of posh cars.
  • Cher also earns a lot from endorsement deals.

What are Some of Her Achievements?

  1. To date, Cher has made over 100 million record sales with most of her songs peaking on the British and American charts.
  2. The pop has over the years received an Emmy Award and one Grammy Award.
  3. She is a three-time winner of the Golden Globe Award and a one-time winner of the Academy Award.
  4. Cher has also had the privilege to bag one Cannes Film Festival Award and another Billboard Icon Award.
  5. She has also received awards from the Council of Fashion Designers of America as well as Kennedy Center Honors.

What are the Interesting Facts about Cher?

  1. Cher was into foster care as a result of extreme poverty that once struck her family.
  2. As a child, she suffered from dyslexia and this prevented her from graduating from high school.
  3. During her teenage years, she was arrested for stealing a friend’s car.
  4. Prior to being famous, Cher worked as a background vocalist.
  5. She turned down the part of Thelma in “Thelma & Louise”.
  6. She is the only female artist in history to have had No. 1 single in the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s in the US.
  7. Due to her outstanding television job, music, and film, Cher has been honored with over 250 worldwide industry awards.

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