Bette Midler Net Worth: Bette Midler has a net worth of $250 million as a renowned American singer, actor, and writer.
Midler, often known as “The Divine Miss M,” is a stage and screen actress who has won numerous prizes, including two Tony Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Grammy Awards.
Bette has 14 studio albums (with over 30 million copies sold) and over 50 acting credits, including roles in films such as “The Rose” (1979), “Beaches” (1988), and “The First Wives Club” (1996).
Midler also penned the books “A View from a Broad” (1980), “The Saga of Baby Divine” (1983), and “The Tale of the Mandarin Duck: A Modern Fable” (2019–present) for Ryan Murphy's Netflix series “The Politician” (2019–present), for which she received an Emmy nomination (set to be released in 2021).
Bette earned a Tony Award for her role as Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly” on Broadway from 2017 to 2018.
Bette Midler Family:
Bette Midler was born on December 1, 1945, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Bette Davis Midler and her parents.
Mother Ruth (a seamstress), father Fred (a painter at a Navy post), and sisters Susan and Judy raised her in a Jewish household.
Bette was named “Most Dramatic” and “Most Talkative” at Radford High School.
She studied acting at the University of Hawaii at Manoa after graduating in 1963, but she dropped out after three semesters and soon found supplementary employment as a seasick passenger in the 1966 film “Hawaii.”
Midler began studying with Uta Hagen at HB Studio in New York City in the mid-1965.
Bette Midler Debut
Bette made her Broadway debut in 1966, as Tzeitel in “Fiddler on the Roof.”
She stayed with the production until 1969, when she joined the cast of the Off-Broadway musical “Salvation” and began playing at Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse, with Barry Manilow on piano.
“The Divine Miss M,” Midler's debut album, was certified Platinum in the United States and Canada in 1972.
Bette went on to record 13 additional studio albums and four soundtracks, including the three-time Platinum “Beaches” soundtrack and the two-time Platinum “The Rose” soundtrack.
Bette made her first appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in the early 1970s, after starring in a production of the Who's “Tommy.”
Midler became a regular visitor, appearing on more than 25 occasions, and was Carson's final guest when he departed in 1992.
Awards and Nominations
Bette took the lead role in “The Rose” in 1979, earning her a Best Actress Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe, as well as a Grammy for the soundtrack's title song.
Midler earned a deal with Walt Disney Studios in 1985 after participating in the recording of “We Are the World” and performing at Live Aid.
She starred in and produced the film “Beaches” in 1988, and the music (her best-selling album) garnered her another Grammy.
Bette received her second Oscar nomination in 1992 for her role in “For the Boys.”
The next year, she co-starred in Disney's “Hocus Pocus,” alongside Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, and as Mama Rose in a made-for-television adaptation of “Gypsy.”
Midler then played alongside Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton in 1996's “The First Wives Club” before starring in and executive producing her sitcom, “Bette,” which aired on CBS from 2000 to 2001.
Appeared in Television Specials
Midler has also appeared in several television specials “Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas” (1997), “Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On” (2010), and “Bette Midler: Bette Midler: Bette Midler: Bette Midler: Bette Midler:
Only for one night ” (2014). Bette starred in the films “The Stepford Wives” (2004), “The Women” (2008), and “Parental Guidance” (2012) in recent years, and she will voice Grandma in the 2020 computer-animated film “The Addams Family.”
Bette married artist Martin von Haselberg on December 16, 1984, in Las Vegas, and their daughter Sophie was born on November 14, 1986.
Sophie followed in her mother's footsteps and became an actor.
Midler is noted for her charity, and in 1995 she founded the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization. She started funding Adopt-a-Highway in 1991 and developed wounded service member initiatives in 2001.
Bette has been entertaining troops on USO tours since the 1990 Gulf War, and she has been known to visit military sites and give meals to soldiers before deployment.
Midler has received 14 Grammy nominations, winning Best New Artist in 1973, Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female in 1980 for “The Rose,” and Record of the Year in 1989 for “Wind Beneath My Wings.”
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She got a Special Tony Award for Adding Lustre to the Broadway Season in 1974, and the Lead Actress – Musical award in 2017 for “Hello, Dolly!”
Bette received two Golden Globes for “The Rose” in 1980, then again in 1992 and 1994 for “For the Boys” and “Gypsy.”
She received her first Primetime Emmy for “Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back” in 1978, and she won again in 1992 and 1997 for “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and “Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas.”
Midler has won eight American Comedy Awards, including the Funniest Female Performer of the Year and the Comedy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bette was also named Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year in 1976 and ShoWest Convention's Female Star of the Year in 1988.
Bette was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1985 for her work in the recording.
Bette Midler Net Worth: Real Estate
Bette and Martin's primary abode has been a big triplex apartment on Fifth Avenue in New York City for many years.
They purchased the 7,000-square-foot house in 1996. (it also has 3,000 square feet of outdoor space).
The penthouse apartment is made up of two units and is located on the building's top three floors.
Soon after purchasing it, the couple spent two years refurbishing and connecting the flats.
Midler listed the 14-room condo for $50 million in September 2019, claiming, “It's time for another family to enjoy it.”
Bette also has a variety of properties in Hawaii, including a 38-acre property on Kauai that she bought for $1.5 million in 1988.
She also owns an adjacent 58,000-square-foot property.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Did Bette Midler Become So Wealthy?
She came from low beginnings to become one of the most successful vocalists in the music industry, starting as a cabaret dancer in a homosexual bathhouse. Bette Midler's net worth is estimated to be $250 million in 2022.
What Is Bette Midler's Source of Income?
Aside from acting and singing, Midler makes money in a variety of ways. She also works as a producer, director, and writer to supplement her income.
What Is the Most Well-known Song by Bette Midler?
Bette Midler's Greatest Hits: The Divine Miss M