Cher is a big name in the entertainment and singing industry. Professionally, she is an American singer, actress, as well as television host. Cher is known for her distinctive voice who has worked in several areas for six-long-decade. Moreover, she is considered the Goddess of Pop. Also, she is famous for the best-selling music artist of all time. 74-year-old Cher has been active in the industry since 1963. That’s a long time right?

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Birth NameCherilyn Sarkisian
BornMay 20, 1946
Age74 yrs
MotherGeorgia Holt
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight57 kg
HusbandGregg Allman, Sonny Bono
ChildrenChaz Bono, Elijah Blue Allman
Net Worth$320 million
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Early Life

Cher was born on May 20, 1946, with the name Cherilyn Sarkisian, in EI Centro, California, US. She was born to father John Sarkisian and mother Georgia Holt, with the zodiac sign Taurus. Her father was a truck driver by profession whereas her mother was a part-time model and actress. She holds an American nationality.


Talking about her educational qualifications, Cher first attended Montclair College Preparatory School in Encino. She was an intelligent student and was excellent in English and French classes. However, she dropped her school when she was 16.


Cher went to dancing classes after moving to Los Angeles. Also, she performed in small clubs as a dancer. She solely met Phil Spector and got the chance to debut in a commercial. Though it went unsuccessful, she then recorded the first single “Bonnie Jo Mason”.

Later, Sonny and Cher released their first album in 1965 named “Look At Us”. Likewise, Cher released her debut album “All I Really Want to Do” in1965. Moreover, the duo Sonny and Cher were onto 10 Billboard to 40 singles between the years 1965 and 1972. Later, they formed a band in the early 1980s “Black Rose”.

She took a brief break from music so that she could flourish her acting career. Then, she reappeared in 1987. Besides, Sonny and Cher aired 4 compilation albums, 5 studio albums, 21 singles, 2 live albums, and 1 soundtrack album. Besides, as a solo artist, she has aired 9 compilation albums, 3 live albums, 26 studio albums, and 4 soundtrack albums. Also, she has 12 Top 10 singles, 4 number 1 singles, 22 Top 40 singles. In a total of 33 charted singles as a solo artist.

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Cher debuted her acting career through the television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”. Moreover, she debuted in the 1965 film, “Wild on the Beach”. She made her Broadway debut in 1982 in the film “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean”. Her other film credits include “Tea with Mussolini”, “Stuck on You”, “Silkwood”, “Mask”, “Suspect”, and many others.


She previously married an American singer, producer, actor, and Politician Sonny Bono. They tied the knot in 1969. Also, the couple has a child. However, later the couple had marital problems and they finalized to divorce in June 1975. Besides, when they were in the divorce process, she dated to record executive David Geffen.

After four days of divorce, she married rock musician Gregg Allman on June 30, 1975. Just nine days after marriage, she filed a divorce because of liquor and heroin problems. However, they reconciled after a month and also had a child. They got divorced in 1979.

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Net Worth

Cher along with earning popularity has also been able to gain a good amount of money. She has ventured into the fashion industry very well. She did a concert tour in 2005 which was the highest-grossing tour of all the time worth $250 million. Cher is has a net worth of around $320 million.