The Popular Singer Celine Dion
Canadian singer, Celine Dion has an estimated net worth of $380 million in June 2016, according to Forbes. She has made a career of singing emotional, no-holds-barred pop ballads like “My Heart Will Go On,” her Grammy-winning theme to the movie Titanic.
Celine Dion is known for her powerful, technically skilled vocals. She is equally known for her powerful earning potential. In a given recent year Celine has earned $40 to $50 million from her various endeavors, though the majority of that income was thanks to a lucrative Las Vegas residency deal.
Early Life Story/History
Celine Marie Claudette Dion was born to Adhemar and Therese Dion on March 30, 1968, in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. The youngest of 14 children, she was named after the song “Celine” by Hugues Aufray.
She was a rising star early on, wowing the crowd with her singing talents at her brother’s wedding at the age of five.
Her parents owned a small piano bar, and she’d perform there regularly while growing up. When she was 12, she recorded a demo of a song she had composed with her brother Jacques and her mother and sent it to music manager René Angélil.
He was deeply impressed and moved by her vocals and signed her immediately. He refinanced his own home in 1981 in order to fund “La voix du bon Dieu”, her first record.
Dion began her career by competing in the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan, where she won the award for “Top Performer” as well as the gold medal for “Best Song”. Following this, her popularity began to spread to other parts of the world as well.
Over the next few years, she participated in competitions all over the world in countries in Europe, Australia, and Asia, cementing her popularity as a teen sensation. After having sung only in French all this while, she learned English and released her English-language debut album, ‘Unison’ in 1990 in North America.
In 1997, she brought out the album, Let’s Talk About Love which included the romantic ballad, My Heart Will Go On, which also served as the love theme for the film Titanic, and went on to become Dion’s signature song.
She took a break from her musical career for a while to focus on her family. In 2002, she released the album, ‘A New Day Has Come’, after a gap of five years. The album received mostly positive reviews from critics.
Dion performed her biggest hits in the show which was a combination of music, dance and visual effects, choreographed by Mia Michaels and directed by Dragone.
Her Net worth
As of 2022, Céline Dion’s net worth is $800 million.
|Net Worth:||$800 Million|
|Date of Birth:||1968-03-30|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Composer|
She is the proud recipient of five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for ‘Falling Into You’ and Record of the Year for ‘My Heart Will Go On’.
She had surpassed 175 million in album sales worldwide by 2004 and was presented with the Chopard Diamond Award at the World Music Awards for becoming the best-selling female artist of all time.
Dion has also won several Felix Awards, including “Best Female Performer” and “Discovery of the Year”.
Personal Life Story
Dion got engaged in 1991 to her manager, René Angélil, He was 26 years her senior. In 1994, the two wed at Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica. In 2000, when Celine went on hiatus, she underwent in-vitro fertilization to try and conceive. She gave birth in January 2001 to a boy, Rene-Charles. In 2010, at age 42, the couple welcomed twin boys, Eddy and Nelson.
On January 14, 2016, Angélil died of throat cancer. His funeral was held in the same location where they got married. Two days after Angélil’s death, Celine’s brother 59-year-old brother Daniel also died from cancer.
Dion has lent a hand to many charities worldwide. She’s been involved with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since 1982. She donated $1 million to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and raised 1 million dollars in a fund-raising event for the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami. In 2004, along with Angélil, she supported the Québec gay community by funding the publication of health and HIV prevention materials in Gay Globe Magazine.
Celine Dion’s Profile
|Birthdate:||March 30, 1968|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Composer|
|Spouse:||Rene Angélil (m. 1994- 2016 (m. 1994- 2016), his death)|
|Children:||Rene-Charles Angelia, Eddy Angelia, Nelson Angelia|
|Parents:||Adhémar Dion, Thérèse Dion|
|Siblings:||Claudette Dion, Daniel Dion, Ghislaine Dion, Linda Dion, Liette Dion, Manon Dion, Jacques Dion, Pauline Dion, Louise Dion, Clément Dion, Denise Dion, Michel Dondalinger Dion, Paul Dion|
|Awards:||Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award (2004), Order of Canada (Companion of the Order of Canada (Companion of the Order of Canada), by the Governor General of Canada, 2013), “Top Performer”, Gold medal for “Best Song” (1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo (1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo), Japan), Félix Awards – Best Female performer/Discovery of the Year, Academy Award for Best Song, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (1991)|
|Nominations:||Eurovision Song Contest (1988), Canada’s Walk of Fame (1999), Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame, Honorary doctorate in music from the Université Laval, Quebec City (2008)|
|Movies:||La fureur de Céline (2009), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Quest for Camelot (1998)|
|TV shows:||Hell’s Kitchen, Celine: Through the Eyes of the World (2010)|
|Albums:||Beauty and the Beast (1991), Unison (1990), Let’s Talk About Love (1997), These Are Special Times (1998), A New Day Has Come (2002), One Heart (2003), Miracle (2004), Taking Chances (2007), Celine Dion (1992), The Colour of My Love (1993), D’elles (2007), Sans attendre (2012)|