It takes much more than a Canadian accent to become honored by Forbes as one of the richest self made women of 2016. Celine Dion, the youngest child, was born in Charlemagne, Quebec to a full house of fourteen where the love of music and children were evident. Today, the international songstress is currently serving her residency in Las Vegas with her longtime hit show and has sold more than two hundred million records.
At the age of five, Dion performed at her parents’ piano bar. By the age of twelve, she wrote her first songs. She recorded one particular song, “Ce N’etait Qu’un Rêve” (It Was Only a Dream), with the aid of her family. She then shipped off the song and performed it for her future manager and husband named René Angélil.
It’s easy to say her work ethic and natural talent has given her many reasons to make the mark she continues to make in the intense music industry.
Celine Dion’s Net Worth as of 2018: $380 million.
Her individuality shows in her voice, her albums, and evidently, her touring endeavors.
Let’s take a step back and see how it all accumulated to this coveted honor, yes?
The name and young voice of a beautiful lady sparked our hearts when her “Unison” album was released by Epic Records within the United States. Several songs on the album made it on the music charts, but none would compare with her best known duet with Peabo Bryson for the Disney theme song, “Beauty and the Beast”.
Indeed, Celine Dion would hold true to being both.
After winning both Grammy and Academy awards for her duet, she released her sophomore English album, “Celine Dion”. This album made headlines ranging from Canada to the US, winning her multiple awards . By this time, she was also secretly dating her manager, René Angélil as the world would later find out and married two years later.
2000 – 2010
Reports from sources such as Celebrity Net Worth mentioned that Celine Dion was the highest grossing entertainer worldwide in a decade filled with highly populated crowd appearances such as singing for the Olympics, making televised appearances at the Academy awards and Oscars, through her concert sales, and the name she built for her self through retail sales and her foundation.
Since 2003, Celine Dion has had active residency in Las Vegas for her hit show, “A New Day”. She has performed nearly a thousand shows to date and has acquired about 260 million for her vocals. She has a contract to remain there through 2019.
At age 48, Celine Dion stands tall through her struggles and her successes. She has had some setbacks where she went on hiatus after releasing best selling albums such as “Falling Into You” when her husband was diagnosed with throat cancer and when she gave birth to her son in 2001. She then returns to the stage and continues to tour and builds her empire her and Rene have created.
Celine Dion continued to rack in the dough through her chain of restaurants called Nickels Restaurants in the late 1990s in Canada, shared homes at the time with her husband all over the world, and achieved entrepreneurial heights such as owning nightclub Pure and a separate golf club, an artist management company, and the very latest, producing a clothing line.
In short, Celine Dion blesses our ears with her albums in English and Canada, where she continues to rock the charts every time. Her music caters to all sorts of people from all ages, being diverse and entertaining.
So what are you waiting for?! Fly out to Vegas and enjoy her stunning show!
Age isn’t stopping this singer. After successful performances in 2016, she is planning her twelfth concert tour titled Celine Dion Live. It is meant to reflect her 2016 French studio album Encore un soir and her upcoming English studio album set for 2017. It is scheduled to begin on June 15, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark and end on August 2, 2017 in Birmingham, England.
Celine Dion a five-time Grammy and 12-time Music Awards winner launch her bags in Asia at HONG KONG FASHION WEEK 2018.