What Is Sacha Baron Cohen Worth?
Sacha Baron Cohen's Net Worth is $110 million
He took up modeling for various fashion magazines for a short time after graduating. Thereafter which he hosted a weekly programme on a satellite TV station during the early 1990s. He auditioned for the profile of a presenter on Channel 4 by sending his tape as an Albanian television reporter in 1995. He was selected and worked on various ‘youth TV’ projects.
He started hosting ‘F2F’, a youth chat programme aired on Granada Talk TV, in 1996, besides appearing in a McCain Microchips advertisement.
In 1998, he appeared on the late night comedy show ‘The 11 O’Clock Show, broadcast on Channel 4, as the white uneducated, boorish aspiring rapper ‘Ali G’, which brought him into limelight.
As a hip-hop journalist, donning a colorful tracksuit, tinted sunglasses and designer skullcap, he interviewed politicians and celebrities with his weird questions.
He hosted the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Frankfurt, Germany, as Ali G, and later repeated the feat as Borat in 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal. His character as Ali G grew so popular that he featured in the 2002 comedy flick ‘Ali G Indahouse’, which marked his acting debut.
After his character ‘Ali G’ became a cult hit across Britain, he wheeled out another iconic character, Borat Sagdiyev, an oversexed intolerant Kazakh journalist.
In 2003, his characters Ali G and Borat crossed the Atlantic to appear on American channel HBO, and both the show and characters became a huge hit.
He lent his voice to the DreamWorks Animation’s film ‘Madagascar’ in 2005, followed by its two sequels – ‘Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa’ (2008) and ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’ (2012).
As Borat, he released a travel guide bearing two titles – ‘Borat: Touristic Guidings to Minor Nation of U.S. and A.’ and ‘Borat: Touristic Guidings to Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’, in 2007.
He put aside his characters, Ali G and Borat, to bring his other character Bruno, an Austrian gay fashion correspondent, into spotlight. He also appeared as himself in the 2009 film ‘Bruno’, released by Universal Pictures.
He made headlines in 2009 when he appeared at the MTV Movie Awards as Bruno, dressed as a white angel, and landed in rapper Eminem’s lap while descending from the ceiling. Later, it was revealed that the gag was planned.
While working in his next film ‘The Dictator’ (2012), he created a new comedic character, Admiral General Aladeen, from a fictitious North African nation.
His major films include ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’ (2006), ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ (2007), ‘Hugo’ (2011), ‘Les Miserables’ (2012), and ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ (2013).
He has appeared out of character in interviews in a couple talk shows, such as ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, ‘Fresh Air’, ‘The Opie and Anthony Show’, and ‘The Howard Stern Show’.
Sacha Baron Cohen Biography
Sacha Baron Cohen is an English actor, writer and comedian, who rose to fame for his portrayal of four fictional characters, especially the illiterate and dimwitted television interviewer, Ali G. With an interest in performing arts since childhood, he joined his college dramatic club and acted in stage plays. After passing out, he took up brief assignments as a fashion model. Since acting was his first love, he auditioned for the role of a television reporter for Channel 4 and was selected instantly. He went on to portray the role of Ali G, a comic budding rapper, on the British television show ‘The 11 O’Clock Show’, interviewing politicians, writers and other eminent personalities, with all sorts of off-the-wall questions. The character made him famous overnight. Soon after, he created more fictional characters – Borat, Bruno, and Admiral General Aladeen – all of them connecting with the audience instantaneously. Besides television, he also ventured into film acting, featuring in some of the biggest box-office hits, such as ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’, ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby’, ‘Bruno’, ‘Hugo’, ‘The Dictator’, and ‘Madagascar’ series. He has been honored with a number of awards for his television shows and movies
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