Sacha Baron Cohen is one of the not-too-many people in the entertainment world who have been involved in everything from acting to writing, directing, producing, and stand-up comedy. He started his career in 1995 and since then, he has only continued to achieve so much. As a result of his hard work and dedication, Sacha Baron Cohen’s net worth has generated a lot of interest of late.
His Wealth Over The Years
Born in 1971, Cohen has come a very long way since he started his career as an entertainer. He is widely known for his comedy film, The Dictator, in which he played Admiral General Aladeen. In 2016, the actor made it to Britain’s rich list for the first time, having amassed a fortune of £105 million. But then, what does his fortune look like today?
Today, Sacha Baron Cohen’s net worth is put at a massive $130 million, which ensures that he still maintains a place among the super-rich people in Britain.
Sometimes known for his controversies, the actor and comedian made his fortune from his career as not only an actor but also a comedian, screenwriter, and film producer among other things.
How Cohen Made His Fortune
The English star was neither raised in poverty nor overwhelming wealth. His path to the $130 million that he has was paved with his birth in London to his parents, Gerald Baron Cohen and Daniella Naomi, both of whom were Jews. While his father owned and ran a clothing store, his mother was a photographer.
He was brought up alongside his two older brothers in London and he got his education from The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School from where he proceeded to the University of Cambridge where he studied history at Christ’s College.
After he was through with his studies, the first thing Sacha did was to become a fashion model, something he would continue doing until he landed himself a job as a TV presenter. In 1995, he became a presenter for Pump TV and then he also appeared in the TV show, Jack and Jeremy’s Police 4.
From then, he has worked on many more TV shows and films including the 1999 short film, Punch, which was his first film. His other works include The Jolly Boys’ Last Stand and Ali G Indahouse which he appeared in as an actor while he was also the writer and executive producer. This was followed by Spyz (2003), Madagascar (2005), and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006).
His most recent works include films like Grimsby, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Past Forward all in 2016; as well as the TV shows Who Is America? and The Spy in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Some characters that have come to easily be associated with Baron Cohen are Ali G from his works Ali G Indahouse and Da Ali G Show; Borat Sagdiyev from Borat!; Admiral General Aladeen from The Dictator; and Brüno Gehard from Da Ali G Show and then Bruno.
In a highly successful career, Cohen has made more than $3.4 billion at the box office, which makes it not surprising that he has the kind of net worth he boasts. Three of his highly acclaimed movies, Bruno, Borat, and The Dictator, have amassed close to $600 million for him.
While Sacha Baron Cohen’s net worth is $130 million, that of his wife, Isla Fisher is estimated at $25 million. Isa is also an actress and writer who began her career in 1993. Of Scottish-Australian descent, she met her husband in 2002 in her home country of Australia and by 2004, they were already engaged. Nonetheless, it would take them until 2010 before they tie the knot in Paris, France. Their union is blessed with three kids.
In 2016 when Sunday Times released its list of the richest people in Britain, Cohen and his wife made the list of 1000, appearing at number 936.
Other Career Achievements Beyond His Net Worth
Apart from the mouth-watering fortune that has come to be a reflection of his talent and hard work, Cohen has also achieved other things in his career including critical acclamation and a number of awards. With Borat (2006) which is his most successful movie yet, he took home a Golden Globe and Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award among others.
Other awards he has won with his works include BAFTA TV Awards, MTV Movie Award, and Toronto Film Critics Association Award. He has also received many nominations including an Academy Award nomination and multiple Emmy nominations.