Barbra Streisand or Bette Midler: Who’s Older and Who Has a Higher Net Worth?

Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler are two actors in Hollywood who can do it all. They’ve done just about everything one can do in show business. Not only do they have a history of being in front of the camera as actors, but they’re also singers and Broadway stars. 

Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler are both award-winning performers

(L-R) Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler
(L-R) Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler | Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Netflix; Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for WSJ Magazine Innovators Awards

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Saying Streisand and Midler are accomplished is an understatement. Nearly every project they do — whether it be music, film, theater, or TV — is a hit with audiences and critics. 

Streisand’s Oscar-winning performance in Funny Girl and her turn as Katie in The Way We Were are now considered iconic. Not only has she won an Academy Award for acting but for her music, too. In 1977, Streisand took home the gold statue for her song, “Evergreen.” It served as the theme song to A Star Is Born

Meanwhile, Midler’s role in Gypsy earned her a Golden Globe Award in 1994. Her performance as Winifred Sanderson in Disney’s Hocus Pocus, though not an award-winner, remains one of her most popular roles.

Now, the Hawaii-born entertainer is up for an Emmy for her role in the Netflix original series, The Politician

Bette Midler in 'The Politician' Season 2
Bette Midler in ‘The Politician’ Season 2 | Nicole Rivelli/Netflix

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It’s safe to say Streisand and Midler churn out stellar performances again and again. Plus, they’re award-winning singers. Midler’s a three-time Grammy winner while Streisand’s won eight. They’ve both also won Tony Awards.

Barbra Streisand is 78 years old 

Born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 24, 1942, Streisand is 78 years old. Her singing career began when she moved to Manhattan after graduating from high school. 

After performing in nightclubs, she slowly transitioned to Broadway and eventually landed record deals. 

Barbra Streisand performs in concert
Barbra Streisand performs in concert | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for BSB

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Although her first four albums were commercial successes, her fifth, People, remains one of her most popular.

In April 2020, Jennifer Lopez sang a rendition of the album’s title track, “People,” for the TV special, One World: Together at Home.

Bette Midler is 74 years old 

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 1, 1945, Midler is 74 years old. Like Streisand, her entertainment career began with theater.

Midler starred in productions of Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation. She made her film debut in 1966 with an uncredited role in Hawaii

It wasn’t until 1972 that Midler released her debut album, The Divine Miss M. She’d go on to release more albums, including Bette Midler and Songs for the New Depression.

Some of her most famous songs to date are “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “From A Distance,” and “The Rose.”  

Barbra Streisand’s net worth is nearly double Bette Midler’s

Midler and Streisand have had long and successful careers in the entertainment industry and their net worths reflect it.

Streisand’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million. As for Midler’s net worth, it’s reported to be around $230 million.

Both have made large portions of their fortunes from singing and acting but they’re also producers, directors, and writers. 

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