Celebrity: Celine Dion
Date of Birth
Celine Dion’s Net Worth: $800 million
World famous Canadian singer, actress, songwriter, and businesswoman Céline Marie Claudette Dion better known simply as Celine Dion, who was born on the 30th of March 1968 into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, has a net worth of $800 million.
Dion who emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record is known for her powerful and technically skilled vocals.
The youngest of 14 children in a poor part of French-speaking Quebec, shook off her humble beginnings to become one of the world’s most successful singers in pop music history after she dreamt of being a performer when she was a child, because the one thing her family did have was music and all she ever wanted to do was perform.
Celine Dion who wrote her first song at the age of 12 became famous worldwide after she got signed to Epic Records in the 1990s and achieved international breakthrough in 1991 with Disney’s animated film Beauty and the Beast that she did a duet on with Peabo Bryson on the title track.
The singer whose music has been influenced by genres ranging from R&B to gospel to rock and classical, frequently receiving mixed critical reaction, established herself as one of the best-selling musical artists in the world by the mid-1990 with her ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ album released in 1997 and achieved success worldwide after featuring the movie Titanic’s theme ‘My Heart Will Go On’ that became her signature song and won her the 1997 Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song, it went further to win her two Grammy awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and the coveted Record of the Year award.
According to Sony Music, Celine Dion who has sold over 200 million albums, worldwide was the highest grossing entertainer in the world between 2000 and 2010. And by the time you add up ticket sales, record sales, merchandise and all her other source of income, her empire grossed over $720 million, from which $500 million came from her worldwide ticket sales and $350 million from her Las Vegas show only.