Celine Dion a business woman and one of the greatest singers of all time. The Canadian superstar regarded as one of the pop genre most influential artist who in addition is mentioned as a major influence by artist such as Britney spears, Christina Aguilera, Jordin Sparks, Jessi J, Taylor Swift among many others is a legend in the music industry.
She also holds the second position as the best-selling female artist of Nielsen SoundScan era and the best-selling artist in Canada of all time having made sales above 200 million copies. let’s get to it and find out how Celine Dion amassed this massive net worth fortune.
Biography & Career
Céline Marie Claudette Dion is the daughter of Theresa and Adhemar Dion. She was born in 1968 in Charlemagne Quebec and she is the youngest among other 13 siblings. Celine Dion family was heavily involved in music since the parents used to have a Piano bar where she and her other siblings used to perform. The mother and the brothers were songwriters and they co-wrote “Ce n’était qu’un rêve,” which translates to “Nothing But A Dream” and after Rene Angelil listened to the song and heard Celine Dion voice he was moved by her voice and vowed to make her a star. The same Rene Angelil would become her husband even though when they met Dion was just 12 and the husband 38. In 1987 they began a relationship and became engaged in 1991 before marriage in 1994.the couple have three children but Angelil passed in in 2016 succumbing from cancer.
When Celine Dion met music manager Rene Angelil in 1981 her life changed as he sponsored her first record La voix du bon Dieu, which became a No 1 hit in Canada. Upon her completion of Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Japan in 1982 she was awarded the Top performer and even won a gold medal raising expanding her fame to the outside world. The following year Dion a gold record in France, several Felix awards and winning 1988 Eurovision song contest.
To date Celine Dion has released 26 Studio albums, 7 live albums, 21 box sets and 17 compilation albums. Her first English language studio album was Unison which she released in 1990 and has since sold more than 3 million copies globally. What followed was Dion chante Plamondon and self-titled album Celine Dion 1992 which was supported by the song “Beauty and the Beast”. The album to date has sold over 5 million copies and has been certified 2x Platinum. Her other English studio albums which she released from 1993 are The Colour of My Love (1993), Falling into You (1996), 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), and Loved Me Back to Life (2013). Her French-language studio albums released from 1993 are D’eux (1995), S’il suffisait d’aimer (1998), 1 fille & 4 types (2003), D’elles (2007), Sans attendre (2012) and Encore un soir (2016).
Apart from music she is also a business woman. She has an artist management company called Feeling Inc, once owns Nickels Restaurant food chain, owns Le Mirage Golf Club, Schwartz’s Restaurant, and released Celine Dion Parfums which to date has grossed over $850 million in sales.
In total Celine Dion has won 252 awards and has received 508 nominations for her music and success. Some of the awards she has received are 12 World Music Awards, 5 Grammy Awards, Legion of Honour from France, 7 Billboard Music Awards, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame , 7 American Music Awards, inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame, Inducted into Kraków’s Walk of Fame, and Gaming Hall of Fame, 20 Juno Awards, 43 Félix Awards and many others
Celine Dion Net Worth
Celine Dion net worth stands at $400 million as of today. Having been on the list of best-selling music artists of all time for selling over 200 million copies worldwide and being named the best-selling music artist of Nielsen SoundScan era a big chunk of her net worth fortune is as a result of music sales. Celine Dion net worth has also been contributed by her tours as she is listed at number 18 in the list of top 20 grossing tours of all time where she made around 279 million with Taking Chances World Tour in 2008. She also makes some cash by featuring on films such as Sur la piste du Marsupilami, Hell’s Kitchen, Muppets Most Wanted among others.
7 Facts You Need To Know About Celine Dion
Having sold more than 200 million albums worldwide Celine Dion net worth has been boosted by her commercial success. Three decades into her career she is doing well and since your familiar with her musical oeuvre here are some 7 facts that even the biggest fans of hers don’t know.
1. Celine Dion is among the most charitable celebrities who understands the epitome of giving back and am sure you have no clue that she has donated millions of dollars to victims of Katrina, relief efforts in China and even American Cancer Society.
2. If you feel like you can address her as Dr. Dion and not that because she is a doctor by profession by she was honored by Universite laval with an honorary doctorate in music.
3. At the age of five she had an accident where she was backed into by a truck and for seven days she was unconscious and suffered several skull fractures.
4. Its as if she was destined to be a great musician because her parents named her after the French artist Hugues Aufray song “Celine”.
5. Celine Dion can speak five languages that’s Japanese, English, Spanish, German and French.
6. At the age of 16 she sang “Une Colombe” a French song to pope John II and in front of other 65, 000 people.
7. The best-selling French album of all time to date titkled “D’eux” released in 1995 is hers.
Indeed, Celine Dion is a legend and with her commercial success it’s no doubt that she has a net worth of $400 million. Her story is that of a successful woman who made her fortune out of the passion of what she knows best. All we can do is wish her good health and we look forward to more of her ever-touching melodies.