About Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand, born by the name Barbara Joan Streisand, is an actress, singer, songwriter, author, film director and producer. During her lengthy career Barbra has received 8 Grammy Awards, 2 Academy Awards, 5 Emmy’s, a Special Tony Award, Daytime Emmy, Kennedy Centre Honors and American Film Institute awards. With all these accolades, Barbra is one of the most awarded living artists. Barbra Streisand net worth is currently estimated at $340 million.
Streisand is called one of the most successful artists for a good reason. As a singer, she has sold over 70 million albums in the United States alone and twice as much in the whole world. She is the only woman that made it to the top ten of Recording Industries Association of America’s Top Selling Album Artists list and the only performer whose music does not belong to the rock’n’roll genre. With such sales, there is no reason to be surprised when you hear that Barbara Streisand net worth today is counted in hundreds of millions. Except for Barbra, only Cher, Frank Sinatra and Shirley Jones have managed to both win an Oscar and record a Billboard Hot 100 topping single.
Streisand’s acting career started in 60s, when she released The Barbara Streisand Album. It seems like the audience has fallen in love with Barbra’s voice the first time they have heart it. Her debut album reached No.8 position on Billboard Pop Albums chart and was eventually certified gold. After this release Barbara Streisand net worth shot to the stars. Her next album although released not under the most original title, The Second Barbra Streisand Album, peaked at the second position on the bestselling albums list and sold tens of thousands of copies. She stayed at the top of the fame till the end of the decade and through the 70s, releasing numerous No. 1 singles, such as “The Way We Were”, “Evergreen”, “No More Tears (Enough is Enough)” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”. In this decade of love and freedom only the Beatles and Elvis Presley has managed to sell more albums then Streisand.
After building an amazing career as a singer Barbara ventured into the film industry. In 1968 she appeared in movies Funny Girl and Hello, Dolly! Both films were critically and financially successful, garnered her numerous compliments and boosted Barbra Streisand net worth to the new heights. Her performance in this later movie earned Barbra a Golden Globe and Academy Award for the Best Actress. Her other noticeable cinematic works included The Way we Were, The Owl and the Pussycat and A Star is Born. The lyrics written by Barbra for the theme song of this last movie has garnered a young actress her second Oscar.