What is Celine Dion’s net worth?
Celine Dion is a famous Canadian singer, actress, songwriter, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $800 million. 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.
She has sold over 220 million albums worldwide and is still a hot live ticket. Her Courage World Tour, which started in September 2019, sold out all 52 of its North American concerts. The European leg of the tour was on pace to sell equally well, but had to be canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Her first album gained her instant notoriety in Quebec, and was a No. 1 hit. She drew international attention in 1982 when she won awards for both top performer and best song at the Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo. By the time Dion was 18, she had recorded nine French albums and had won several prestigious awards. She began lessons to improve her mediocre English in 1988, and two years later sprung into the mainstream with the release of her first English-language album, “Unison”.
Dion’s true international breakthrough came in 1992 with Disney’s animated film “Beauty and the Beast”, and her duet with Peabo Bryson on the title track of the film. The song won a Grammy and an Academy Award, and made it to No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was on her next album, “Celine Dion”, and became her first gold record in the U.S, selling over 12 million copies across the world. With this, she launched her first solo, headlining tour.
In 1996, Dion released her fourth English speaking album, “Falling Into You,” which included No. 1 hit “Because You Loved Me”, from the soundtrack to 1996 film “Up Close and Personal.” The album secured Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Album. Celine performed “The Power of the Dream” at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta GA, thrusting her further into international stardom.
“Let’s Talk About Love”
By the mid-1990s, Dion had established herself as one of the best-selling musical artists in the world. Dion’s “Let’s Talk About Love” album (1997) reached major success featuring the movie “Titanic”‘s theme “My Heart Will Go On”, becoming Dion’s signature song. The film had a record number of Oscar noms, and “My Heart Will Go On” went on to win the 1997 Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song for Dion. Dion two Grammy awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and the coveted Record of the Year award for the track. “My Heart Will Go On” sold 50 million records worldwide, and quickly shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
With the wildly immense success of “My Heart Will Go On” firmly securing her sparkling career and legacy, Celine decided to take a break from making albums in order to focus on herself and her family. After a brief hiatus, she came back with “A New Day Has Come” in March 2002, which smashed the charts in over 17 countries.
Dion continues to be a successful and much sought-after entertainer, embarking on long residencies such as in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace in 2009. In 2009, Forbes magazine reported Dion was the second-highest earning musician after Madonna. Pollstar announced in December 2009 that she was the best-selling solo touring act of the decade.
Throughout the early oughts, she returned to making French-speaking albums, producing four between 2003-2016. During a Facebook Live event in April 2019, Dion announced her Courage World Tour which began in Quebec City in September 2019. She also announced a new English album of the same name which was released November 2019.
Between 2000 and 2010 Celine Dion was the highest grossing entertainer in the world. When you add up ticket sales, record sales, merchandise and every other source of income, Celine’s empire grossed over $720 million! Of that amount $500 million came from worldwide ticket sales. Of that $500 million, $350 million came from her Las Vegas show alone.
How Much does Celine Dion make from her Las Vegas show?
Celine started hosting a Las Vegas concert residency in March 2011. Between 2011 and 2019 the show grossed $250 million in ticket sales and other revenue. She performs 70 times per year and personally makes $500,000 PER PERFORMANCE. That works out to $35 million per year and makes her by far the highest-paid performer in Las Vegas.
Musical Influences and Style
Dion is often called one of the most influential voices in pop music. She has a classical style of singing and range, and has cited herself as a mezzo-soprano with a three-octave range. Her music has been influenced by genres ranging from R&B to gospel to rock and classical, often receiving mixed critical reaction. Celine names singers like Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, and Whitney Houston as influences on her vocal stylings. She has been cited as an inspiration and influence on many of today’s most popular singers, and has also collaborated with some of the most famous musicians in the world.
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.
Jupiter Island Water Park Mansion
In 2005 Celine and Renee paid $12.5 million for a property on Jupiter Island in South Florida. In 2008 they paid $7 million on the home next door to create a 6-acre property. In 2010 they demolished the pre-existing structure on one of the properties and built an enormous lavish mansion. Undoubtedly the centerpiece of the jaw-dropping Jupiter Island property is the seemingly endless water park. Built for the couple’s children, the 500,000-gallon water park comes with eight water cannons, two slides, a slow-current lazy river with its own bridge, and two additional pools. Yes, a water park complete with two interconnecting pools, numerous slides, a lazy river, and a bridge. In case that isn’t enough water for you, there is an infinity pool overlooking the ocean.
The property comes with a pool house, tennis court, tennis house (yes, a tennis house), a beach house, and two four-bedroom guest houses. In all, there is more than 22,000 square feet of interior space among all of the houses, 17 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, five fireplaces, a home theater, a massage room, a kitchen big enough for an army of chefs and so much more.
Each room of the house takes pride in sweeping and occasional panoramic views of either the blue oceanfront just off of the property’s own private beach or the dominating trio of pools that stretch across the backyard, often with high vaulted, modern-style ceilings and an open floor plan interconnecting each living space. The second level even features a wraparound terrace and covered veranda to enjoy the captivating beauty outside.
While not the most astounding feature of the Bahamian-influenced estate by far, Dion’s master bedroom rings true to the singer’s “diva” style. Beyond offering captivating views of the blue ocean below, the luxurious suite boasts a custom designed walk-in closet complete with automated shoe carousels and clothing racks.
Celine listed the 6-acre property for sale in August 2013 for $72.5 million. She could not find a buyer even after lowering the price to $65 then $45 million. Finally, a buyer clicked in April 2017 for $38.5 million.
In 2016 Celine sold a 20-acre private island outside of Quebec for $25 million.
In 2016 she also sold an enormous mansion outside of Montreal for $25.5 million. Here’s a video tour of that mansion:
Today Celine’s primary residences are a $10 million mansion in Paris and an 8,000 square-foot mansion in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Nevada.
In 2017 Celine paid $9.2 million for a home in an exclusive gated community called The Summit Club in Summerlin, Nevada. The home sits on 1.4 acres and basically is two 14,000 square foot homes on top of each other, for a total of 30,000 square feet of living space. The underground parking garage alone is 3,300 square feet. Amazingly, Celine never moved into this home. Even more amazingly, she sold it in May 2023 for $30 million, more than triple her purchase price after just five years.