René Angélil was a Canadian music producer and singer. He was probably famous as the manager and the producer of a famous American singer, Celine Dion. Angelil was also a very famous talent manager. Keep reading to know more about Rene Angelil’s net worth.
René Angélil was born on January 16, 1942, in Montreal, Quebec. His father, Joseph Angélil was of Syrian descent and mother, Alice Angélil was of Lebanese descent. His parents were religious and followed Christianity. They were the members of Melkite Greek Catholic Church.
Angélil did his schooling from College Saint-Viateur in Outremont. He was an average student, who was always active in extracurricular activities. He loved to put his limits to test and right from the childhood, he was an achiever. For further studies, he attended Andre-Gasset for post-secondary education.
There is no record of Angélil’s previous dating life. First, he was married to Denyse Duquette. The couple was married for almost six years. Initially, they had amazing chemistry between them and were blessed with a son. But their love faded as the time passed by and due to their personal differences, the couple got divorced.
Angélil’s second marriage was with Manon Kirouac, a singer by profession. The couple was married for a long time, almost fourteen years. Angélil fell in love with her on their first meet. The couple seemed really happy with each other, but their sweet relationship ended in divorce. Together, they had two children.
Angélil was once sent a singing tape of a twelve years old girl, Celine Dion, impressed by her voice, he invited her to audition in Quebec. He then became her manager and took the teen and her mother on tour in Canada, Europe, and Japan. He was so confident about her talent that he mortgaged his house to finance her first album.
After some years, Angélil and Dion started having a personal relationship, the duo fell in love with each other. The couple dated for many years and when Dion turned twenty, the two tied a knot. Angélil was forty at the time. He had one of the most luxurious weddings in Canada. The couple was struggling to conceive, and after few miscarriages, they were blessed with three kids.
Angélil had various health issues, at the of forty-nine he had a massive heart attack but recovered very soon. He was also diagnosed with throat cancer and after the treatment was fully recovered. But after a few years, his cancer returned and even after the surgery he couldn’t be saved. Angélil died on January 14, 2106, just two days before his seventy-fourth birthday.
Angélil was a National Hockey League (NHL) fan and supported Colorado Avalanche.
Angélil started his career as a pop singer in Canada and soon formed a pop-rock band called ‘Les Baronets’. He had some few hit songs in the 1960’s, most of them were the translations of English songs from the United States and the United Kingdom. After dissolving the band, he started to focus on his solo career, but couldn’t work it out.
Angélil then decided to start a launch a new career and became an artist manager. He and his best friends managed the successful careers of numerous stars. Angélil was the manager of Celine Dion for many years and the only reason he stepped down because of his illness. He was also the co-owner of the Montreal’s iconic ‘Schwartz’s Deli’.
Awards & Achievements
René Angélil made hardly any record to go in the list of awards. He had never been nominated for any major awards in his entire life. After his death, his wife, Celine Dion accepted an award to honour her late husband at ADISQ gala.
Net Worth of René Angélil
The estimated net worth of René Angélil was approximately $400 million. His main source of income had been his earnings from his contribution to the music industry as the artist manager.
Started as a singer, René Angélil made the lives of several music artists as their manager. He helped them built a successful career and achieve their dreams. He had worked hard to achieve the success he enjoyed in his life. He will always be remembered for his contribution to the world of music.