Kylie Minogue is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress, designer, producer, author, and businesswoman who has a net worth of $120 million. Kylie Minogue is the best-selling Australian solo artist of all time. After initially receiving attention for her role on the soap opera “Neighbours,” she shot to fame in the late 80s and early 90s as a dance-pop recording artist. Among Minogue’s hit singles are “Locomotion,” “Hand on Your Heart,” “Slow,” and “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.”
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Kylie Minogue was born in 1968 in Melbourne, Australia. Her mother, Carol, is a former ballet dancer, while her father, Ronald, is an accountant at a family-owned auto company. Minogue is the eldest of three siblings, and is of Irish and Welsh ancestry. The family frequently moved around Melbourne when Minogue was young; when they settled in Surrey Hills, she attended Camberwell High School.
In 1979, Minogue was given a small part in the soap opera “The Sullivans,” and in 1980, she had another tiny role in the soap opera “Skyways.” A bigger part came in 1985, when Minogue landed a leading role in “The Henderson Kids”; however, she was dropped from the second season. The following year, Minogue had her true breakthrough role in the soap opera “Neighbours,” playing schoolgirl-turned-garage mechanic Charlene Mitchell. The show was hugely popular in the UK, drawing 20 million viewers for its famous wedding episode.