Chaz Bono Biography – American Writer and Musician

Published Date   28th Jan. 2019, 15:39 pm
Chaz Bono Biography – American Writer and Musician
Quick Info
Birth Name: Chaz Salvatore Bono
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California. USA.
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Ethnicity: White
Date of Birth: 04/03/1969
Age: 55 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $500,000

Chaz Salvatore Bono or famously known as Chaz Bono was born on 4 March 1969 in Los Angeles, California. Bono is a writer, actor, and advocate by profession. He is a transgender man who has been Oscar-nominated for the documentary movie, Becoming Chaz.

Chaz Bono’s net worth is $500,000. He is currently dating his girlfriend, Sarah Blue with whom he is in a relationship since 2017. Bono is of American nationality and has a white ethnic background.

Net worth and Earnings

Chaz Bono’s net worth is $500,000. He earns most of his fortune from being an author, actor,  musician and advocate. Bono published books such as Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families in 1998 and The End of Innocence: A Memoir in 2003.

The books became an instant hit and helped Bono to earn both recognition and fame. Similarly, he has in appeared in movies that include Bar Girls, Frontex and TV series such as Dancing with Stars, The Secret Life of a Teenager, American Horror: Story Cult and several more TV series that also helped him his overall earning and net worth in general.

Family and Relationship

Initially born as a woman, Bono was born to a musical couple of  Cher and Sonny Bono.  She was as Chastity Sun Bono after the film, Chastity. The movie was produced by his father Sonny in which his mother played the role of a bisexual woman in the film.

Chaz Bono as a woman

Chaz Bono was previously a woman before a legally becoming a man.
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Bono was turned out to be lesbian at the age of 18. The news was documented in the interview conducted by Advocate in 1995. During 2008, the radical transitional process began female to began physically, psychological and socially.

After overwhelming support from the public and media alike. California’s court decision to grant him to legally change his name and gender on 6 May 2010. He became a full legal man and used the name, Chaz Bono.

Dating and Relationship

As far his dating and relationship, Chaz Bono before transitioning into man were in a relationship with Mitch Shiro. The couple was spotted in 1990. However, it is not known when their relationship.

In 1999, Bono while as a woman was dating and was in a serious relationship, Jennifer Elia. Bono proposed to her in the movie, Becoming Chaz. The engagement was eventually called off on December 2011.

The reason for their split was they out as a lesbian couple but Bono transition into a man might be the reason. It was also speculated that several unwanted attention from others also is the cause.

After his heartfelt break up with Elia. Bono was later seen dating with actress turned charity worker, Shara Blue Mathes. The couple started to date in 2017. Mathes is a mother of a child and a divorcee.


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They were seen enjoying their spending their free time by vacationing at several places. In fact, the attractive duo was seen in Adelaide, Australia. They were there to see Bono’s mother Cher at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

Apart from it, the family of Bono especially his mother, Cher seems to be quite fond of Shara. She is being treated as the member of the family already by Cher.

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