Barbra Streisand, or Barbra Joan Streisand, as her birth name was, is a renowned singer, actress, songwriter, author, film producer and director. Her lengthy career was crowned with numerous awards: Grammy Award – 8 times, Academy Award – twice, Emmy – 5 times, as well as the Special Tony Award, Kennedy Centre Honors Award, American Film Institute Award and Daytime Emmy Award. All these place Barbra among the most awarded artists.
Barbra Streisand Net Worth - $340 Million
Birth Name - Barbara Joan Streisand
Date of birth - April 24, 1942
Zodiac Sign - Taurus
Birth Place - Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 5″
Profession - Screenwriter, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Author, Film director, Actor, Television Director
There are good reasons to call Barbra a very successful artist. Her over 70 million albums sold in the United States place her in the top ten list of the Recording Industries Association, Streisand being the only non rock’n’roll artist on this list.
With such successful sales, it is no surprise to find out that Barbra Streisand net worth exceeds by far $100 million. Only three other artists have managed to win an Oscar and also record a Billboard Hot single in the top 100: Frank Sinatra, Cher, and Shirley Jones.
The acting career of Barbra Streisand started in the ‘60s, with the Barbra Streisand Album. It is rear for the audience to fall in love with an artist’s voice the very first time they hear it, but this is what has happened with Barbra.
The debut album was certified gold after reaching the 8th position on the chart of Billboard Pop Albums. After this success, Barbra Streisand’s career went to the stars. A second album reached the second position on the list of bestselling albums and was sold in tens of thousands of copies.
Barbra conserved the top position until the end of that decade and later, by releasing more no. 1 singles: Evergreen, The Way We Were, No More Tears, or You Don’t Bring Me Flowers. At that time, only Elvis Presley and the Beatles could sell more albums than Barbra Streisand.
But building that amazing singer career was only the start for Barbra, as she then went on with the film industry. Funny Girl and, later, Hello, Dolly! were both financially and critically huge successes and boosted the actress to new heights. Hello, Dolly! brought Barbra the Golden Globe and Academy Award as the Best Actress.
Other cinematic works like The Way We Were, A Star Is Born and The Owl and the Pussycat were also much appreciated by the critics and public, the lyrics written by her for the theme song of A Star Is Born bringing Barbra Streisand a second Oscar.