There are really only a few things that Canada — and more specifically, Quebec — is known for worldwide. Minus the obvious of French speakers, manic apologies, and maple syrup, our most popular export has to be singer extraordinaire Céline Dion — and her estimated net worth proves it. Truly an international treasure, this singer from rather humble roots is one of the richest singers of all time.
WealthyGorilla, meanwhile, estimates Dion's net worth at a whopping $800 million, placing her third in its list of the Top 25 Richest Singers in the World. Let's take a moment to let that sink in.
Dion lands on the list just after jazz musician Herb Alpert (1) and the Queen of Pop, Madonna (2) who are both estimated to be worth $850 million dollars.
Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (4) and the powerful Beyoncé (5) rounded out the top five richest singers' list.
It's no surprise Dion is worth around half a billion dollars, the singer has been releasing hit album after hit album for nearly four decades now... For a total of over more than 220 million albums sold worldwide.
Not only has she been working in entertainment since she was 12-years-old, but Dion is also a businesswoman, L'Oreal Paris spokesperson, and her Vegas residency is also considered one of the most profitable music act in Las Vegas.
According to Forbes, Dion made over $400 million performing 70-odd times a year during her Vegas residencies "A New Day" (2003-2007) and "Céline" (2011-2019).
That's nearly 1200 performances over a 16 year period.
Since moving on from Vegas, the Charlemagne-born star is showing no signs of taking a break. She's currently on her "Courage" world tour, she is still selling out stadiums around the globe.
Maybe one of these days she'll slow down, at least to put her feet up for a month or two and count her money. But until then, she's still touring and probably making her way to at least the number two spot on next year's list.
To check out the full list of the Top 25 Richest Singers In The World, head over to WealthyGorilla.