Cher Net Worth: Houses & Charities

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Cher Featured (Source: US Weekly)

Cher, the American singer, often referred to as the “Goddess of Pop,” has an impressive net worth of $360 million.

Cherilyn Sarkisian is a 76–year-old media personality who has been in the industry for more than six decades.

Cher has worked in different entertainment areas throughout her long career, from singing and acting to being a television personality.

Fans love the superstar for being a powerful woman who has worked her way through a mostly male-dominated industry.

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Cher (Source: POPSUGAR)

Her quote from the famous 1996 Jane Pauley interview, “Mom, I am a rich man,” made a huge impact on women in general.

The actress has won both Grammy and Oscar awards and is regarded as an icon by many.

Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts about the superstar.

Full Name Cherilyn Sarkisian
Pet Name Cher
Date Of Birth May 20, 1946
Age 76 years old
Gender Female
Place Of Birth El Centro, California, United States
Nationality American
Profession Singer, Actor, Model, Television Personality
Zodiac sign Taurus
Religion Buddhist
Ethnicity Armenian and English
Residence El Centro, California
Height 1.74 m, 5’7”
Weight 127 lbs, 57 kg
Color Of Hair Brown
Color Of Eye Dark Brown
Skin Color  Fair
Social Media  Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Sexual Orientation Straight
Father’s Name John Sarkisian
Mother’s Name Georgia Holt
Siblings Georganne LaPiere (sister)
Marital status Divorced
Education Fresno High school, Montclair College Prep school
Relationships Sonny Bono (1969-1975)​, Gregg Allman (1975-1979)​
Children Chaz Bono, Elijah Blue Allman
Active Years 1963-present
Body Measurements 36-26-36 inches
Net Worth 360 million USD
Last Updated October, 2022

Cher: Net Worth & Income

Along with being an entertainment personality, she is also an excellent businesswoman.

Chers’ huge net worth comes from her television projects, albums, and her business ventures.

Her income from music started to build up when she and her husband Sonny’s albums started to sell in Bulks.

In 1975, she signed a $2.5 million deal with Warner Bros and released twenty studio albums, all commercially successful.

In two years, from 1980 to 1982, Cher had a residency in Las Vegas; this made her around 300 thousand USD per week. She earned about $10.8 million in those two years.

Similarly, She headlined at the Colosseum at Caesars for three years from 2008 to 2011, which reportedly made her $180 million.

She has also launched her own fragrances, infomercials, health, beauty, and diet products. The actress is said to have earned almost $10 million from this.

Cher is an intelligent investor and has invested in real estate that is worth about $100 million currently.

Cher: Houses & Cars

Houses

Cher has been buying real estate since the beginning of time. Currently, she has an impressive portfolio of homes.

Sonny & Cher’s first mansion

Cher’s first house she ever bought was with her then-husband, Sonny. Apparently, the couple bought the home for $250,000 from the actor Tony Curtis.

Sony and Cher in front of their first mansion
Sony and Cher in front of their first mansion

This mansion on cloud road has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and runs over 9,000 sq feet of space.

Cher’s Owlwood Estate, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

Like the previous one, Cher bought this villa with her husband.

This luxurious property has a tennis court, a pool and pool house, fountains, a guard tower, well-trimmed lawns, and landscaped gardens.

It showcases many incredible chandeliers and old-Hollywood-style molded ceilings.

In 1976, after their divorce, they sold the property for $950,000.

Estate in Benedict Canyon

Finally, In 1970, the actress bought her first solo house.

The lavish villa lies in Beverly Hills, in the upper Benedict Canyon.

The star reportedly renovated the mansion to make it more of her style.

She is said to have sold the house in 1988 for $6.3 million.

Cher’s home in London

While most of Chers’s real estate centers around the US, in the mid-1990s, she bought an apartment complex in London. The actress renovated this apartment as well.

Currently, the apartment complex is a highly sought-after property.

The mansion in Florida

In 1993, Cher bought a grand mansion in Florida.

Cher's mansion in Florida
Cher’s mansion in Florida

She has paid $1.5 million for 11,460 square feet, a three-floored, six bedrooms, and eight bathrooms villa.

The Hollywood Apartment

In 2006, the actress bought an apartment in Sierra Towers in West Hollywood for a reported $3 million.

This penthouse is famous among celebrities. In 2013, she sold duplex combo-condo for about $5.3 million.

The Actress’s Hawaiian Home

In 2009, Cher splurged on a resort in Hualalai, Hawaii.

She apparently paid $2.9 million for the Balinese and Moroccan-styled villa.

The property spreads over 8,821 square feet; the actress sold it only after a year in 2010.

Cars

The list of Cher’s houses goes on and on; however, the list of cars she owns is still unknown.

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Cher’s Vacation and Lifestyle

Vacation

To take her mind off work, the 76–year-old likes to vacation with her friends of over thirty years.

Cher enjoying a lunch date with her friends in Italy
Cher enjoying a lunch date with her friends in Italy

Recently, She was seen vacationing in Italy for her 70th birthday.

Lifestyle

Cher is 76 years old but doesn’t look a day older than she was in her 20s. This all because of her lifestyle.

The actress likes to keep herself healthy and works hard to maintain her physique.

She once admitted that she works twice as hard on the gym and is on a plant-based, no-dairy diet.

The star loves desserts but tries her best to avoid them for her diet.

The actress’s clothes have always been lavish and over-the-top.

With her huge net worth, Cher doesn’t think twice before purchasing designer clothes from professional designers. Her sense of fashion has always been ahead of her time in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Cher: Charity & Causes

Cher has not forgotten to give back to the people in the process of earning her fortune. She has worked for and donated to several charitable causes throughout the years.

She has frequently provided free concert tickets to non-profit organizations which help children with deformed faces.

For more than three decades, she worked as a National Chairperson and was the Honorary Spokesperson for the Children’s Craniofacial Association.

Moreover, the actress has also donated over $130,000 to an organization called Operation Helmet, which helps the veterans fighting in third world countries by providing them with free helmets.

Similarly, she sent funds to help a 16-year-old Alabama boy who had muscular dystrophy after his 69 years old mother was paralyzed.

The actress also established her own organization called the Cher Charitable Foundation, which contributes time and money to charitable causes close to her heart.

Cher also co-hosted the American Foundation for AIDS Research Benefit.

Cher: Movies and Books

Movies

The actress has starred in nineteen movies and twenty-eight television shows. Following is the list of movies she has been on.

Year Movies
1965 Wild on the Beach
1967 Good Times
1969 Chastity
1982 Jimmy Dean, Come Back to the Five and Dime
1983 Silkwood
1985 Mask
1987 Suspect
1987 The Witches of Eastwick
1987 Moonstruck
1990 Mermaids
1992 The Player
1994 Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)
1996 Faithful
1999 Tea with Mussolini
2003 Stuck on You
2010 Burlesque
2011 Zookeeper
2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
2020 Bobbleheads: The Movie

Books

Cher has had several books written about her, ranging from her diets to lifestyle but has never written herself.

However, the actress has confirmed the release of her book in 2021.

Although we do not have much insight into the book, it is said to be about the life and lessons she has learned throughout her career.

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Cher’s Career

Cher’s career initially started in 1964 after her marriage to Salvatore Bono (Sonny). They started singing together and released a hit song, “I Got You Babe,” in 1965.

The duo scored several hits, but their popularity started fading around the 1960s.

They divorced in 1974, but Cher’s popularity kept increasing.

She started acting in 1982 when she appeared in the Broadway and film versions of Come Back to the Five and Dime.

She was nominated for an Acadamy award (The Oscars) for her supporting role in 1983, silkwood.

Similarly, In 1988, the actress won an Academy Award for her starring role in Moonstruck’s romantic comedy.

Her albums like Cher, Heart of Stone, Believe, and Living Proof gained a lot of attention.

She won a Grammy Award for her dance single “Believe” in 2000.

Moreover, In 2003, The Very Best of Cher, a greatest-hits collection that showcases her entire career, charted at number four on the Billboard 200.

The superstar performed “Believe” and “If I Could Turn Back Time” in the 2017 billboard music awards and was presented with the Billboard Icon Award.

Even at 76 years old,  Cher has various upcoming projects.

Three Facts About Cher

  • During Cher’s childhood, her family experienced extreme poverty. So much so that Cher had to use rubber bands to keep her shoes together. Her mother left Cher and her siblings in a Catholic orphanage for weeks once.
  • The actress dropped out of Fresno High School in California at 16. She says that she enjoyed school; drama and English were her favorite classes, but she always got bad grades, and it just wasn’t for her.
  • The superstar looks as young as she could be at 76; however, her beauty is not all-natural. Although she is naturally pretty, Cher has had several plastic surgeries. She has admitted to getting her breasts, teeth, and nose done. 

Frequently Asked Question

What ethnicity is Cher?

The actress is Armenian on her father’s side. From her mother’s side, she is English and German, with more distant Irish, Dutch, and French, heritage.

Is Cher a grandmother?

No. Cher has two children, none of who have kids. Her son Chaz is a transgender man.

What was the age difference between Sonny and Cher?

Although Cher and her husband had a good relationship, they were twelve years apart. Cher was only sixteen when she met Sonny.

What does Cher eat?

Cher eats a plant-based, dairy-free, and extremely low-fat diet. She claims that fatty foods make her sluggish and bloated. Moreover, she hardly ever smokes or drinks alcohol.

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