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Barbra Streisand Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Barbra Streisand worth? $400 Million

How did Barbra Streisand earn her money and wealth?

Streisand was born on April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents are Diana and Emanuel Streisand. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and a filmmaker. She is considered to be one of the best recording artists of all time with the multitude of honorary awards and accolades to her name. She has received two Academy Awards, ten Grammy Awards, five Emmy awards, nine Golden Globes and four Peabody Awards. Apart from these, what earns her most of the recognition is the following; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Legend Award, Daytime Emmy, Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Her albums have sold over 68.5 million in U.S. only. A total of 150 million albums and singles have sold worldwide. Once she attained some success in the field of music, she entered into the world of movies and that was in the 1960s. Some of the movies which she had starred in are Funny Girl, The Owl, and the Pussycat, The Way We Were, and A Star Is Born.

She was honored with an Academy Award for composing music for the love theme ‘Evergreen’ and she became the first woman to be credited as a composer. She then went on to be headlined in newspapers as the first woman to write, produce, direct, and star in a major studio film. This musical film also won her an Oscar for Best Score and a Golden Globe. The same movie grabbed her a Golden Globe Award for Best Director and to date, she is the first and the only woman to be given this title.

In her career spanning over six decades, she has made into various lists by RIAA and Billboard. She has been documented to be the greatest female of all time on Billboard’s 200 charts and also as the greatest artist of all time on their Hot 100 chart. She has released 3 gold albums, 31 platinum albums, and 14 multi-platinum albums in the United States.

Streisand has constantly appeared in the Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll from the year 1969 to 1980. Streisand is known to have made a donation of $5 million to further renovate the Barbra Streisand Women’s Cardiovascular Research and Education Program in 2009. Streisand donated $11 million to The Giving Back Fund and was included by Parade Magazine in its “ranking of the celebrities who have made the largest donations to charity in 2007 according to public records”

What are the highest selling music albums of Barbra Streisand?

  • The Barbra Streisand Album (1963): $600,000
  • The Third Album (1964): $600,000
  • People (1964): $1,200,000
  • My Name Is Barbra, Two (1965): $1,210,000
  • Color Me Barbra (1966): $610,000
  • Je m’appelle Barbra (1966): $615,000

Read More: Best Movies of Barbra Streisand

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