Celine Dion is a Canadian- born singer who has been a legend in her own time due to her songs that captured the imagination of people across the continents. She is a world singing sensation. She is believed to be the second highest earning musician in history. Let’s find out how much is Celine Dion’s net worth in 2018.
Celine Marie Claudette Dion was born on 30th March 1968 at Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada. Her father Adhemar Dion and mother Therese Dion were musicians. Celine was the youngest of her fourteen siblings. The family formed a singing group, and Celine Dion was a five-year-old when she performed in a piano bar of her parents.
When Celine Dion was a twelve-year-old, she caught the attention of Rene Angelil, a music producer who signed her with the condition that she will work for him. She became well known very fast and when she was eighteen, won Felix and Juno Awards the Canadian equivalent of Grammy.
Her first English language album ‘Unison’ came in 1992 which was a hit and won critical acclaim. Erlewine of All Music said that it was a ‘fine, sophisticated American debut’. In 1991 she featured as a solo singer in ‘Voices that care’, a tribute American Army fighting in Operation Desert Storm.
Her first Grammy Award came with ‘Beauty and Beast’ (1991) a part of her album ‘Celine Dion’. The album’s second song ‘If you asked me to’ became no.4 on US Billboard Hot 100. It sold 12 million copies internationally. Her album ‘Colour of my love’ (1993) with songs ‘Power of love’ hit no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
She sang ‘Power of my dreams’ in 1996 in Atlanta. In the same year her album ‘Falling into you’ and ‘Because you loved me’ won Grammy Award for album of the year and best pop album. When in 1997 the film ‘Titanic’ was released her song ‘My heart will go on’ became an iconic song of love the world over, and she became as famous as the film’s actors Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet.
This song sold 50 million copies and hit no.1 slot on the BillBoard. After her two-year break in the year 2000, she came back with ‘A new day has come’ in March 2002 which topped the charts in more than 17 countries.
Her subsequent career after 2014 is marked by her personal tragedies, her husband’s death in 2016 and her own illness. However, she remains an entertainer par excellence to this day, drawing crowds and delighting her fans she goes.
Awards & Achievements:
1993-Grammy Award for best pop performance for ‘Beauty and beast.’
1998-Chicago Film Critics Association Awards-Titanic: Music from the motion picture-Best original score.
1999-Grammy award for song of the year- ‘My heart will go on.’
1999- Juno Award-Album of the year- ‘Let’s talk about love.’
1999- Canada’s walk of fame-Inducted into Canada’s walk of fame.’
2000-Japan Gold Disc Awards- ‘All the way—a decade of songs’ International pop album of the year.
2008-World Music Awards-World’s best-selling Canadian artist of the year.
2014-CBC music Awards-Artist of the year.
2014-Hollywood walk of fame- Star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
Net Worth of Celine Dion
Celine Dion’s net worth is estimated at $800 million. From 2000 to 2010 she dominated the world music scene. Her Net worth increased from her income from ticket, records and merchandise sales.
She is also a real estate businesswoman having several properties around the world. She sold her Quebec island estate for $29.7 million in 2014. Her more expensive Jupiter Island, Florida estate is also put up for sale.
Celine Dion has music in her genes. She belongs to a family whose every member is related to music. Her legacy, inborn talent and ambition coupled with a strong will to succeed made her a legendary singer not merely of her country but the world.
She is a noted philanthropist concerned with the well being of underprivileged. She supports numerous charities and foundations helping poor and also funding research and control of serious diseases.