Barbra Streisand Net Worth 2020
|Popular Name:||Barbra Streisand|
Barbara Joan Streisand
|Birth Date:||April 24, 1942|
New York City, New York, United States
Elliott Gould (m. 1963; div. 1971)
James Brolin (m. 1998)
|Profession:||Singer, Actress, Film Maker|
|Years active:||1960 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$450 Million|
One of the highest-selling female singers of all time, Barbra Streisand, has sold more than 71.5 million albums in the U.S alone and more than 140 million albums worldwide. Regarded as one the most successful entertainers that have ever lived, she won an Academy Award for her remarkable performance in her debut movie, ‘Funny Girl’, which earned her massive fame and carved a place for her in the film industry. Recipient of eight Grammy Awards, Barbra is the only performer whose albums got to the topmost position for fifty consecutive years. Popularly nicknamed ‘queen of firsts’, this woman is one of the most versatile entertainers in the industry who has donned many hats and has earned immense success be it in music, Broadway, television, and even direction. It was her first album ‘The Barbra Streisand Album’ that shot her to prominence, and through her consistency and sheer hard work became a household name in the United States of America. Some of her most memorable performances were for the films, ‘A Star is Born’, ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’, and ‘The Way We Were’. Barbara Streisand net worth is the result of a lifetime spent in the entertainment industry. Today, she is one of the most renowned and respected celebrities in America and several parts of the world.
Barbra Streisand’s Early Life
She was born into a poor Jewish family, and her father passed away a year after she was born. It was while studying at the Jewish Orthodox Yeshiva of Brooklyn that she made her stage debut with a solo performance. Unable to attend college after graduating from high school, she moved to New York City in search of work so as to be able to sustain herself and also provide for her poor family.
Barbra Streisand’s Career
Streisand was drawn into the screen life from an early age. Though she could sing, she preferred acting, and moved to New York as soon as she graduated from high school in order to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress. While trying to secure acting gigs at day, Barbra took to clubs at night to perform, and her amazing voice made her popular to the extent that she was invited to perform at various clubs in a professional capacity. She eventually landed her first acting role and appeared in the musical comedy titled ‘I can get it for you Wholesale’. The show became a a success almost instantly, and got Barbra a Tony Award nomination. Her notable films include ‘A Star is Born’, ‘Meet the Fockers’, ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’, and ‘The Way We Were’. She has also turned film producer and director, with her most famous project being ‘Yenti’ for which she received a Golden Globe award for direction.
Barbra also appeared on several television shows including ‘Ed Sullivan show’ and ‘The Gary Moore Show’ as a singer.
Her debut studio album, titled, ‘The Barbra Streisand Album’, became available in 1963. She has recorded dozens of album more, and performances helped her to be known as one of the best-selling vocalists in America.
Barbra Streisand’s Movies
- What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
- Funny Girl (1968)
- The Way We Were (1973)
- Hello, Dolly! (1969)
- Yentl (1983)
- The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)
- A Star Is Born (1976)
- The Prince of Tides (1991)
- The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
Barbra Streisand’s Discography
Her discography consists of 7 live albums, 9 compilation albums, 15 soundtracks, 36 studio albums, and 117 singles. With more than 71.5 million albums in the U.S alone and more than 140 million albums worldwide, she is considered one of the best-selling female musicians of all time. Recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the only female in the top ten best-artists in the world, and the only artist outside of the rock ‘n’ roll genre. Below are some of her top albums so far:
- The Barbra Streisand Album (1963)
- The Second Barbra Streisand Album (1963)
- The Third Album (1964)
- My Name Is Barbra (1965)
- My Name Is Barbra, Two… (1965)
- Color Me Barbra (1966)
- Je m’appelle Barbra (1966)
- Barbra Joan Streisand (1971)
- Barbra Streisand…and Other Musical Instruments (1973)
- Partners (2014)
- Walls (2018)
Awards & Achievements
Barbra Streisand has won many accolades and awards both as an actress and as a singer. She has received 43 Grammy Award nominations and has won 8 from the list. She went home with an Academy Award for her remarkable performance in her first movie, ‘Funny Girl’. She is the only performer whose albums got to the topmost position for five straight decades. She has also won a Golden Globe Award and a People’s Choice award.
In 2000, she received a National Medal of arts from the then U.S. President Bill Clinton. She also received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. She also received the Israel Freedom medal which is valued as the highest civilian award of Israel.
Personal Life & Family
The legendary singer has been married twice in her lifetime. For 8 years until 1971, she was married to American actor Elliot Gould with whom she had a son named Jason Gould. In 1998, she married again to actor James Brolin. They have no children as a couple, but James has two children from an earlier marriage.
In 1986, Barbra founded ‘The Streisand Foundation’ which has now donated more than $16 million for noteworthy causes like nuclear disarmament, civil rights, voter education, and women’s issues.
She has been romantically involved with Pierre Trudeau.
Barbra Streisand Net Worth
Barbra Streisand is one of the best-selling female musicians that have ever lived. Her net worth of $450 million has come from the sales of her 7 live albums, 9 compilation albums, 15 soundtracks, 36 studio albums, and 117 singles. She has sold more than 71.5 million albums in the U.S alone and more than 140 million albums worldwide. She has also earned more money from acting in films and from performing in Broadway. Another income booster for this multi-millionaire is the various tours she has done so far. It is said that her tickets are sold for up to $1000 and more. One of her highest-selling stage show was in 2006 that reportedly grossed $92,457,062.
Her movie ‘Meet the Fockers’ was a massive success and earned more than $270 million in North America alone. The movie ‘Yenti’ which was produced by Barbra earned over $40 million in just three weeks of its release.
Barbra Streisand is a legend in the entertainment industry. Her real estate in Southern California reportedly worth over $100 million. She lives in a house in Malibu that is reportedly worth $100 million. To salute the Art Deco style of her compound, Barbra bought a 1933 Dodge and 1926 Rolls-Royce to display in the garage. She also spends her money on art. Her art collection is rumored to be valued at over $20 million.
She is a force to be reckoned with. Even at over 70 years of age, this woman is still waxing strong and continues to enjoy the fame and legacy she has built for herself.