|Net Worth:||$130 Million|
|Born:||October 13, 1971|
|Country of Origin:||United Kingdom|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Comedian/Actor|
Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is a British-Israeli actor, film producer, screenwriter and comedian from Hammersmith.
Cohen is best known for creating and portraying fictional characters Borat Sagdiyev, Ali G, Bruno and Admiral General Aladeen. His other work includes voicing King Julien XII in ‘Madagascar’ and ‘Sweeney Todd’.
As of 2019, Sacha Baron Cohen’s net worth is estimated to be $130 million dollars.
Sacha Noam Baron Cohen was born in Israel on the 13th of November, 1971.
His father Gerald Baron Cohen, a clothing store owner, was born in London and raised in Wales. Cohen was raised Jewish and he is fluent in Hebrew as well as his native English.
Cohen’s family were German Jews who moved to Israel. His grandfather, Morris Cohen added “Baron” to his surname. Cohen’s grandfather lives in Haifa, Israel, who was trained as a ballet dancer in Germany.
Sacha Baron Cohen took up modeling for several fashion magazines for a short time after he graduated from school.
However, he auditioned for the profile of a presenter on Channel 4 by sending his tape as an Albanian television reporter in 1995. Cohen was later selected and worked on many ‘Youth TV’ projects.
In 2003, his characters Ali G and Borat began to appear on American channel HBO, and both the show and characters became a huge hit.
Alongside stars such as Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, and Jada Pinkett-Smith; Cohen later lent his voice to the DreamWorks Animation film ‘Madagascar’ in 2005. Followed by its sequels ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa’ and ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’.
His roles as Borat and Bruno became a commercial success in the movie industry. He made headlines in 2009 when he appeared at the MTV Movie Award as Bruno, dressed as a white angel. In 2012, Cohen began to work on his next film ‘The Dictator’.
Cohen’s major movies includes ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’ (2006), ‘Seeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ (2007), ‘Hugo’ (2011), ‘Les Miserables’ (2012) and ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ (2013).
Cohen also appeared as his characters in many interviews such as the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, ‘Fresh Air’, ‘The Opie and Anthony Show’ and ‘The Howard Stern Show’.
As of 2019, Sacha Baron Cohen’s net worth is $130 million dollars.
Here are some of the best highlights of Sacha Baron Cohen’s career:
- Ali G Indiahouse (Movie, 2002)
- Madagascar (Movie, 2005)
- Borat (Movie, 2006)
- Golden Globes (Best Performance by an Actor ‘Borat’, 2007) – Won
- Bruno (Movie, 2009)
- Hugo (Movie, 2011)
- Les Miserables (Movie, 2012)
- The Dictator (Movie, 2012)
- The Brothers Grimsby (Movie, 2016)
Favorite Quotes from Sacha Baron Cohen
“I saw some amazing, beautiful, invigorating parts of America, but I saw some dark parts of America, an ugly side of America, a side of America that rarely sees the light of day. I refer, of course, to the anus and testicles of my co-star, Ken Davitian.” – Sacha Baron Cohen
“On the other side of the spectrum, you see someone like Donald Trump, who is using as the basis of his campaign political incorrectness. It’s clearly intentional. He’d have to be a complete moron just to coincidentally insult Mexicans, and women, and disabled people, and Muslims. So clearly he’s using it as a vote winner. But I think with comedians there’s a responsibility.” – Sacha Baron Cohen
“I remember, when I was in university I studied history, and there was this one major historian of the Third Reich, Ian Kershaw. And his quote was, ‘The path to Auschwitz was paved with indifference.’ I know it’s not very funny being a comedian talking about the Holocaust, but I think it’s an interesting idea that not everyone in Germany had to be a raving anti-Semite. They just had to be apathetic.” – Sacha Baron Cohen
“Don’t listen to me. I’m not a politician. I know nothing about politics. But people are cheering when something very bad happens to him [Donald Trump].” – Sacha Baron Cohen
“I have been incredibly fortunate to be able to work with good directors and for me, it’s not really a plan each time I’m on a set with one of them; I think about what I can learn from them because I’m very aware that my filmmaking skills are very modest.” – Sacha Baron Cohen
3 Success Lessons from Sacha Baron Cohen
Now that you know all about Sacha Baron Cohen’s net worth, and how he achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the success lessons we can learn from him:
1. To Be Important
It’s nice to be important, but it’s also important to be nice. Never forget that. It always feels good to give the haters a smile, in that way they can never win over you.
If you come from a history of persecution you have to develop a sense of humour. Comedy is the key to happiness and will help you to feel good at least for a few minutes.
3. Hard Work
Always follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Get plenty of exercises and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Sacha Baron Cohen is not only a talented actor; he is also a fantastic comedian who is known for ‘Borat’ and ‘Bruno’, two films that have taken the world by storm.
Like many other actors, he has collaborated with some of the greatest actors in the industry including likes of Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, and Hugh Jackman.
As of 2019, Sacha Baron Cohen’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $130 million dollars.