Cher is a well-known American singer, actress, television artist, director and philanthropist. The actress has received an Academy award, an Emmy, a Grammy and three Golden Globe awards. She has also won the best actress award in the Cannes film festival. The legend started her career as a back-up singer and came into the limelight with the massive hit song “I Got U Babe”. Her stint on Television started in 1971 with the 'Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour' which fetched a Golden Globe. The singer has been on top of the Billboard charts continuously for six decades.
Cher is one of the wealthiest singers in the world due to the prodigious success she has enjoyed in her music career. A huge chunk of her income has come from the sales receipts of her album sales numbering in the millions. The singer’s massive bank balance is further swelled by the millions of dollars she makes from her live concerts. A small fortune has also been made as acting remuneration received from her selected films. The pop goddess raked up 180 million USD while making her comeback in Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Her net worth is estimated to be a mind blowing sum of 305 million USD.
The diva’s eye-popping wealth enables her to lead a queen sized life. “Palace” is a more appropriate word for her lavish 13000 square-feet Malibu home in California valued at a staggering 45 million USD. The trappings of luxury are complete with cars like Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz adorning her garage. Cher has earned a well-deserved reputation as an anti-war activist by stridently opposing the Vietnam and Iraq wars. She was particularly harsh on the Bush administration’s policies. The diva is a committed supporter of the Democratic Party and has performed in many fund raising concerts to raise money for them. The singer has founded her own charity NGO titled the Cher Charitable Foundation. The star has profound interest in Buddhism.
Cher was born in California in a middle class family. Her mother was a struggling actress while her father worked as a truck driver. Actress Georganne LaPiere is her half-sister. Her parents divorced and she was raised by her mother. The legend has been involved in many relationships and married twice. Sonny Bono was her first husband whom she married in 1963 but split after 13 years after having her son Chad with him. The singer married musician Gregg Allman in 1975 but unfortunately got divorced after four years. Her son Elijah was born from that union. The pop diva’s been in short term relationships with some of the most famous Hollywood celebrities like Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Warren Beatty and Tom Cruise.
On March 2013, Cher has re-listed her luxurious Malibu mansion. Reportedly, the singer wants to set up base in London. The pop icon has earlier listed her Italian Renaissance style mansion in 2009 for a price of $41 million. Originally, built in 1999, the villa is now listed at $45 million. Previous attempts of Cher to sell off the property have come to naught due to its high book value. The interior decoration of the home was done by Cher’s longtime friend Ron Wilson when the property was first constructed. In 2008 the interiors were extensively renovated by famed interior decorator Martyn Lawrence-Bullard after an aborted sale attempt.
Location: The home is situated at 25142 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA.
Accommodation: The sprawling estate sits on a 1.8 acre ground. The main home is a two storied building and offers a combined living area of 13,000 square feet. The property consists of 6 bedrooms, living area, dining room, a modern gourmet kitchen and 7 bathrooms. Majestic views of Pacific Ocean and the entire city of Malibu can be enjoyed from the many verandas dotting the house. The outdoor garage has enough space to accommodate six cars simultaneously.
Features: The outdoor area of the estate consists of amenities like a guest house, an infinity edge swimming pool where Cher spends most of her time during the summer and a suspended tennis court. The house also features a home theater and a fitness center. Expensive antique paintings dating back to the 19th century adorn the walls of the living room.
Neighborhood: Hollywood star Jim Carrey owns a residence near Cher’s property.