Barbra Streisand facts: Age, parents, husband, children, net worth, and more

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand facts: Age, parents, husband, children, net worth.

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, songwriter, film and television producer, and director.

Throughout her illustrious 60-year career, Barbra has achieved incredible success in various entertainment fields, earning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT).

Barbra Streisand began her career in the 1960s by performing in nightclubs and Broadway theaters. She signed to Columbia Records and insisted on retaining full artistic control, accepting lower pay in exchange.

Her debut album, The Barbra Streisand Album, won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Streisand has topped the US Billboard 200 chart with 11 albums, including People, The Way We Were, Guilty, and The Broadway Album. She achieved five number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Barbra Streisand

Following her established recording success in the 1960s, Streisand ventured into film. Her performance in Funny Girl (1968) earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Streisand went on to star in various films including Hello, Dolly! (1969), What’s Up, Doc? (1972), and The Way We Were (1973). She won a second Academy Award for writing the love theme from A Star Is Born (1976), making her the first woman to receive the honor as a composer.

Streisand broke barriers when she wrote, produced, directed, and starred in Yentl (1983), becoming the first woman to do so for a major studio film. The film won an Oscar for Best Original Score and a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical.

She also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, being the first and only woman to do so for 37 years. Streisand later produced and directed The Prince of Tides (1991) and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).

Barbra Streisand net worth

Barbra Streisand age

Barbara Joan Streisand was born on April 24, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York City. She celebrated her 81st birthday in 2023.

Barbra Streisand parents

Barbra Streisand parents are Diana Ida and Emanuel Streisand. Her mother had been a soprano in her youth and considered a career in music, but later became a school secretary.

Her father was a high school teacher at the same school, where they first met. Streisand’s family is Jewish.

Her paternal grandparents emigrated from Galicia (modern-day Poland and Ukraine) in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and her maternal grandparents from the Russian Empire, where her grandfather had been a cantor.

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Barbra Streisand husband James Brolin in Los Angeles on Aug. 2, 2016. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Barbra Streisand husband

Streisand has been married twice. Her first husband was actor Elliott Gould, whom she married on September 13, 1963.

They announced their separation on February 12, 1969, and divorced on July 6, 1971.

Her second husband is actor James Brolin, whom she married on July 1, 1998.

Barbra Streisand children

Barbra Streisand has one biological child, Jason Gould, from her first marriage to Elliott Gould.

Jason Gould was born on 29 December 1966 in New York City, New York, USA.

He is an actor and director, known for Say Anything (1989), The Prince of Tides (1991) and Boys Life 3 (2000).

Through her second marriage to James Brolin, Barbra Streisand is a stepmother to Brolin’s children, including actor Josh Brolin. She is also a doting grandmother to her step-grandchildren.

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Barbra Streisand and Son Jason Gould

Barbra Streisand net worth

Barbra Streisand has an estimated net worth of $400 million as of 2024.

She is an active philanthropist who has contributed over $16 million to various causes through The Streisand Foundation that she established in 1986.

Streisand also owns real estate worth at least $100 million in Southern California, including a bluff top Malibu compound worth up to $100 million.

Additionally, she owns a valuable art collection whose total worth is not known, but she donated a piece by John Singer Sargent to the LA County Museum of Art that has since been valued at $20 million.

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