Singer, songwriter, actress and filmmaker Barbra Streisand was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and has an estimated net worth of $340 million. Her career began in her teens when she sang at nightclubs, gradually working her way up to several guest appearances on The Tonight Show and PM East/PM West and a minor but significant role on Broadway. As a recording artist, Streisand has released 33 studio albums, Guilty being her most successful album to date with over 22 million sold worldwide and a six time platinum certification by the RIAA. To date, she has won eight Grammy Awards, plus an additional Grammy Legend Award and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame three times. Her most recent concert tour took in $119.5 million at the box office and was attended by 425,000 people worldwide.
As an actress, Streisand came to international success in the Broadway play Funny Girl, which she reprised for the film adaptation and won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She went on to film a number of critical and commercial hits including Hello, Dolly!, and The Way We Were. In 1972, Streisand established Barwood Films and went on to write, direct, produce and star in the widely successful Yentl and again direct, produce and star in the award-winning films The Prince of Tides and The Mirror has Two Faces. Among her numerous awards are four Emmy Awards, four People's Choice Awards and a Peabody Award.