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Rene Angelil was a Canadian-American singer, musical producer and talent manager born on 16 January 1942. He was best known for his hit songs that he released with the band ‘Les Baronet’ in the 60s. Many people also knew him as the husband and manager of singer Celine Dion. On 14 January 2016, he died following a battle with cancer of the throat.
Do you know how rich Rene Angelil was? Credible sources say that Angelil was a really wealthy man with a net worth of more than $400 million. He earned most of his wealth in the music industry as a singer and a music producer. Managing his wife, Celine Dion, also contributed to his fortune, since the singer is very popular not only in the US but also around the world at large. Celine sold millions of copies of many the many hit album she released under her husband’s management. Angelil was also the co-owner of Schwartz Deli, Montreal’s iconic producing company.
Rene Angelil Net Worth $400 Million
Born in the city of Montreal, Canada, Rene Angelil came from Syrian decent, as Joseph Angelil and Alice Sara, his parents, were born to parents from Syria. He joined Saint-Viateur High School and later College Andre-Grasset in Montreal. He then started his career as a pop musician in 1961, forming a rock group called ‘Les Baronets’, with childhood friends Jean Beaulne and Pierre Labelle. They released hits in the 1960s such as ‘Hold Me Tight,’ but decided to dissolve the group, so that everyone would follow their own individual career paths as artists. Angelil joined Guy Cloutier, his best friend, and they began managing artists. His net worth was rising.
He managed successful entertainers such as Ginette Reno and Rene Simard, among other pop stars in the 70’s. In 1981, Rene and Guy parted ways to become solo managers, and this is when he heard the demo tape of Celine Dion, and decided to take over as her agent. Angelil continued managing her until he had to quit in 2014 during a long battle with cancer. His years as a manager saw him increase his net worth significantly, making him a very wealthy individual.
Angelil had his share of challenges throughout his music career. He was accused of sexual assault in 2000, with Yung Kyeong Kwon saying that he tried to assault her in a hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The case saw him ordered to pay $2 million, though he never admitted any wrongdoing.
In his personal life, Rene Angelil married Densey Duquette, his first wife, in 1966, and they had a son, however, the couple divorced in 1972. He married a second wife, Manon Kirouac, in 1973 and they had two children, but in 1988 they divorced. Angelil met Celine Dion when he invited her to Quebec for an audition when she was just 18, and married her on 17 December 1994. At first, the couple went through a difficult time conceiving, and resorted to in-vitro-fertilization, subsequently having a son in 2001 and twin boys in 2010.
In 1999, Rene Angelil discovered that he had throat cancer, however, he made a full recovery. In December 2013, he had surgery for cancer, and his health deteriorated, which saw him step down as his wife’s manager. In January 2016, he died, two days before his 74th birthday. He left a legacy in the music industry and is survived by six children and seven grandchildren.
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René Angelil information
|Birth date:||January 16, 1942, Montréal, Québec, Canada|
|Death date:||January 2016, Henderson, Nevada, United States|
|Profession:||Musical producer, talent manager, singer|
|Education:||College Saint-Viateur (high school), Outremont; College André-Grasset, Montreal|
|Spouse:||Denyse Duquette (1966-1972), Anne Renée (1974-1988), Celine Dion (1994-2016 (1994-2016), his death)|
|Children:||René-Charles Angelil, Eddy Angelil, Nelson Angelil, Anne-Marie Angélil, Patrick Angelil, Jean-Pierre Angelil|
|Nominations:||World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions (2005 (2005), qualified), Order of Canada (2013), Félix Award for Manager of the Year (1987 (1987), 1988), Honoured by Grammy Award during its annual "In Memoriam" tribute (2016)|
More about René Angelil:
|Céline Dion: The Colour of My Love Concert||1994||TV Movie documentary co-executive producer|
|Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music||1998||TV Special documentary special thanks|
|Véronic Dicaire: Grand V||2013||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Café Picouly||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|Vie privée, vie publique||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|Vivement dimanche||2002-2010||TV Series||Himself|
|Le grand journal de Canal+||2010||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Celine: Through the Eyes of the World||2010||Documentary||Himself|
|Les Boys||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|National Heads-Up Poker Championship||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|Céline Dion: All the Way... A Decade of Song & Video||2001||TV Special||Himself (uncredited)|
|Vendredi, c'est Julie||2000||TV Series||Himself|
|Power Vision - Pop Galerie||1999||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music||1998||TV Special documentary||Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)|
|The 58th Annual Grammy Awards||2016||TV Movie||Himself - In Memoriam|
|Entertainment Tonight||2015-2016||TV Series||Himself|
|Céline face à Dion||2015||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Une nuit au Grévin||2015||TV Movie||Himself|
|Year||Award||Ceremony||Nomination||Movie||Award shared with|
|1995||CableACE||CableACE Awards||Music Special||Céline Dion: The Colour of My Love Concert (1994)||· Carol Reynolds (executive producer/producer)|
· Richard Borchiver (co-executive producer)
· Donald K. Donald (co-executive producer)
· Tony Greco (executive producer/director)
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|1||Rene Angelil passed away only two days before what would have been his 74th birthday.|
|2||His wife Céline Dion gave birth to twin sons, Nelson Angelil and Eddy Angelil, on October 23, 2010 in West Palm Beach, Florida.|
|3||Produced René Simard's first albums, and managed Ginette Reno.|
|4||His wife Celine Dion gave birth to their son, Rene-Charles Angelil, on January 25, 2001 in West Palm Beach, Florida.|
|5||Had two children with second wife, singer Anne-Renée Kirouac: Jean-Pierre Angelil (born March 23, 1974) and Anne-Marie Angelil (born June 12, 1977).|
|6||Had one son with first wife, Denyse Duquette: Patrick Angelil (born January 28, 1968).|
|7||Before becoming Céline Dion's manager, he was part of a singing Trio named Les Baronets along with Pierre Labelle and Jean Beaulne.|
|8||Met his wife-to-be, Céline Dion, when she was age 12 and he was age 38.|
|9||Spoke Arabic fluently.|
|10||His parents were immigrants to Canada from Syria.|
|1||[on the many awards his wife, Céline Dion has won] She has over 200 trophies, and not one in our house; they're in storage. (People magazine, "The Power of Love" by Marisa Laudadio and Karen S. Schneider - December 3, 2007)|
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