Sarah Brightman has a net worth of $60 million and is an English classical crossover soprano singer, actress, songwriter, and dancer. Sarah Brightman has a vocal range of nearly three octaves and has earned her net worth by singing in the whistle register. She performs in English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Italian, Russian, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese, among other languages.
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 14, 1960 (61 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 5 in (1.664 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Film Producer, Dancer|
Sarah is the eldest of six children born to businessman Grenville Geoffrey Brightman and his wife Paula. Amelia, Joel, Jay, Claudia, and Nicola are the names of her younger siblings. Sarah was born and raised in the English town of Little Gaddesden, near Berkhamsted.
Sarah began taking piano and dancing lessons when she was three years old, and she went on to compete in local festivals and perform in competitions. She auditioned for the Tring Park School of Performing Arts when she was 11 years old and was successful. Sarah attended Birmingham’s Elmhurst Ballet School, Chiswick’s Arts Educational School, and the Royal College of Music in London.
Sarah made her theoretical debut in the musical at the Piccadilly Theatre in London when she was thirteen years old, in 1973. She was one of Queen Victoria’s daughters in this production. She joined Arlene Philips’ Hot Gossip Troupe three years later, in 1976. “I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper,” a disco song by the group, was released in 1978. The song sold over half a million copies in the UK and peaked at number six.
Sarah started her solo career by releasing a number of disco tracks under her own label, Whisper Records. The cover for “My Boyfriend’s Back” and “Not Having That!” were just two of the singles she released. She also sung the song “Madam Hyde” in the 1978 film “The World is Full of Married Men.”
- Sarah auditioned in 1981 for the role of Jemima in Andrew Webber’s musical Cats. She featured in the title role of Charles Strouse’s Nightingale and as Tara Treetops in the drama Masquerade a year later.
- Andrew Webber’s ‘The Phantom of the Opera, Song, and Dance, and Mass Requiem’ starred her in 1984.
- She contributed to a number of albums between 1985 and 1990, including The Trees They Grow So High, The Songs That Got Away, and As I Came of Age.
- Sarah began her solo career in 1990, and in 1992, she performed the theme song, Amigos para Siempre, at the Barcelona Olympic Games.
- Time to Say Goodbye, her international smash from 1997, earned her the Guinness World Record for best-selling German record.
- She appeared in the German feature film Zeit der Erkenntnis in the year 2000. By the end of 2000, she had outsold both the Rolling Stones and Elton John in terms of sales, making her the most popular British musician in America.
- She was named the most successful crossover artist in the United Kingdom by Billboard Magazine in 2001.
- She then appeared in a number of other songs and duets between 2006 and 2008, including All I Ask of You, Running, Snowbird, and Abide With Me. Symphony, which she released in 2008, became Billboard’s highest-charting single.
- Her reputation in Asian markets reached new heights between 2009 and 2010. She received American citizenship around the same time.
- She last appeared in The Phantom of the Opera in 2011.
- In 2012, she was appointed as a UNESCO Ambassador for Peace.
- Dreamchaser was launched in April 2013 after a long wait.
Achievements and Honors
- She has won more than 180 Platinum and Gold medals in 34 countries, including Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mexico.
- Her best-selling German single, “Time to Say Goodbye,” earned her a Guinness World Record.
- In 1998, she was honored by UNESCO with the Hand-in-Hand Award.
- She also owns the Golden Key to Chicago and Istanbul.
- As the Best Female Artist, she received the ‘Goldene Europa Award and the Arabian Music Award.
Sarah Brightman married Andrew Graham Stewart, the manager of the German band Tangerine Dream at the time when she was only 18 years old. Following her performance at the Cats, she met Andrew Lloyd Weber. Sarah and Webber divorced their relationship in 1983, and on March 22nd, 1984, they married. Until they split in 1990, their marriage was the focus of public attention.
Sarah and Webber stayed friends despite their divorce since she was a special guest for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1997. Sarah went on to have a ten-year relationship with Frank Peterson, but no children.
Sarah Brightman is said to have a net worth of $60 million, according to sources. Sarah Brightman’s singing career undoubtedly contributes the majority of her fortune.
Work for a Cause
Sarah accepted UNESCO’s nomination as an Artist for Peace Ambassador on February 8, 2012. She has also taken part in Panasonic’s UNESCO World Heritage Centre activities, and she is featured in their World Heritage Special campaign. The Brightman STEM scholarship was created in collaboration with Virgin Galactic to help young women in the United States pursue STEM degrees during their four-year college careers.