Singer Cher Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Occupation, Spouse, Children, Parents, Genres & Net Worth


Cher is an American singer, actress, and television host. Commonly referred to by the media as the Goddess of Pop, she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. She is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas. Similarly to entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her six-decade-long career.

Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk-rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher. And that was after their song “I Got You Babe” reached number one on the American and British charts. Since 1967, they had sold 40 million records worldwide and had become, according to Time magazine, rock’s “it” couple. Similarly, she began her solo career simultaneously, releasing in 1966 her first million-seller song, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”. She became a television personality since the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. And that was watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and Cher. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows.


Cherilyn attended Montclair College Preparatory School and Fresno High School.

Life and career

A black and white photograph of a young, dark-haired girl looking at the camera and smiling. Cher was born Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California, on May 20, 1946. Similarly, her father, John Sarkisian, was an Armenian-American truck driver with drug and gambling problems. Further, her mother, Georgia Holt (born Jackie Jean Crouch), was an occasional model and bit-part actress, she claimed Irish, English, German, and Cherokee ancestry. Likewise, her mother later married actor John Southall, with whom she had another daughter, Georganne, Cher’s half-sister.


She was previously in marital affairs with an American musician Sonny Bono from 27 October 1964 till they divorced in 1975 and musician, Gregg Allman from 30 June 1975 to 1979.

In addition, she has dated many men including, Ron Zimmerman in 2010, Tim Medvetz in 2009, Rob Camilletti from 1986 to 1989, Mark Hudson in 1985, Tom Cruise from 1985 to 1986, Josh Donen from 1984 to 1986, Val Kilmer from 1982 to 1984, Ron Duguay in 1982, Les Dudek from 1980 to 1982, Gene Simmons from 1977 to 1980, Paul Michael Glaser in 1977 and David Geffen from 1973 to 1974.

Music and voice Career

Cher has employed various musical styles, including folk-rock, pop-rock, power ballads, disco, new wave music. Similarly, rock music, punk rock, arena rock, and hip hop, she said she has done this to “remain relevant and do work that strikes a chord”. Moreover, her music has mainly dealt with themes of heartbreak, independence, and self-empowerment for women; by doing so, she became “a brokenhearted symbol of a strong but decidedly single woman”. Furthermore,  according to Out magazine’s Judy Wieder. Goldmine magazine’s Phill Marder credited Cher’s “nearly flawless” song selection as what made her a notorious rock singer.

Public Image

Time magazine’s Cady Lang described Cher as a “cultural phenomenon has forever changed the way we see celebrity fashion.” Cher emerged as a fashion trendsetter since the 1960s, popularizing “hippie fashion with bell-bottoms, bandanas, and Cherokee-inspired tunics”. Additionally, she began working as a model in 1967 for photographer Richard Avedon, after then-Vogue magazine editor, Diana Vreeland discovered her at a party for Jacqueline Kennedy that year.

Physical appearance

Cher has attracted media attention for her physical appearance—particularly her youthful looks and her tattoos. Journalists have often called her the “poster girl” of plastic surgery. Additionally, author Grant McCracken, in his book Transformations: Identity Construction in Contemporary Culture (2008), and draws a parallel between Cher’s plastic surgeries and the transformations in her career: “Her plastic surgery is not merely cosmetic. It is hyperbolic, extreme, over the top, Cher has engaged in a transformational technology that is dramatic and irreversible.”

Social media presence

Cher’s presence on social media has drawn analysis from journalists. Time named her “Twitter’s most outspoken (and beloved) commentator”. Similarly, The New York Times writer Jenna Wortham commended Cher on her social media usage, saying “Most celebrities’ social-media feeds feel painfully self-aware and thirsty. Online, authenticity, and originality are often carefully curated myths.

Interest in Philanthropy

Furthermore, Cher’s primary philanthropic endeavors have included support of health research and patients’ quality of life, anti-poverty initiatives, veteran’s rights, and vulnerable children. The Cher Charitable Foundation supports international projects such as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Operation Helmet, and the Children’s Craniofacial Association.

Body Measurements

American singer Cherilyn stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 61 Kg. Likewise, she has 36 inches of the bust, 26 inches of waist, and 36 inches of hips. Additionally, she has black hair and hazel eyes.

Net Worth

According to The Richest, Sarkisian’s net worth is approximately $360 million. The number itself is staggering, but it’s not hard to see how she earned it. Cher has been working diligently in the spotlight since her teens.


  • Full Name: Cherilyn Sarkisian
  • Date of Birth: May 20, 1946
  • Age: 73
  • Birth Place: El Centro, California, U.S.
  • Nicknames: Cheryl LaPierre, Cher Bono, Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman
  • Occupation: Singer, actress, author, businesswoman, comedian, dancer, fashion designer, model, philanthropist, record producer, songwriter, television host
  • Years active: since 1963–present
  • Spouse(s): Sonny Bono (since m. 1969; div. 1975), Gregg Allman (m. 1975; div. 1979)
  • Children: Chaz Bono, Elijah Blue Allman
  • Parent(s): John Sarkisian, Georgia Holt
  • Genres: Pop-dance, disco-folk, rock
  • Instruments: Vocals
  • Albums: Believe, Dancing Queen, Heart of Stone, etc.
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Weight: 61 Kg
  • Waist Size: 26 inches
  • Bust Size: 36 inches
  • Hip Size: 36 inches
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Net Worth: $360 Million
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