Rene Angelil Net Worth

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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.

Structural info

  • Full Name: René Angélil
  • Net Worth: $400 Million
  • Date Of Birth: January 16, 1942, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Died: January 2016, Henderson, Nevada, United States
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Profession: Musical producer, talent manager, singer
  • Education: College Saint-Viateur (high school), Outremont; College André-Grasset, Montreal
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Spouse: Denyse Duquette (1966-1972), Anne Renée (1974-1988), Celine Dion (1994-2016, his death)
  • Children: René-Charles Angelil, Eddy Angelil, Nelson Angelil, Anne-Marie Angélil, Patrick Angelil, Jean-Pierre Angelil
  • Parents: Alice Angélil, Joseph Angélil, Laisse-moi me reposer, Si je te donne mon cœur, C’est le Freddie
  • Nicknames: René Angelil,
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  • Music Groups: Les Baronets
  • Nominations: World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions (2005, qualified), Order of Canada (2013), Félix Award for Manager of the Year (1987, 1988), Honoured by Grammy Award during its annual “In Memoriam” tribute (2016)
  • Movies: Omerta, Snowballin’, L’Apparition, Manette : la folle et les dieux de carton
  • TV Shows: National Heads-Up Poker Championship


  • [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)


  • Rene Angelil passed away only two days before what would have been his 74th birthday.
  • His wife Céline Dion gave birth to twin sons, Nelson Angelil and Eddy Angelil, on October 23, 2010 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Produced René Simard’s first albums, and managed Ginette Reno.
  • His wife Celine Dion gave birth to their son, Rene-Charles Angelil, on January 25, 2001 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • 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).
  • Had one son with first wife, Denyse Duquette: Patrick Angelil (born January 28, 1968).
  • Before becoming Céline Dion’s manager, he was part of a singing Trio named Les Baronets along with Pierre Labelle and Jean Beaulne.
  • Met his wife-to-be, Céline Dion, when she was age 12 and he was age 38.
  • Spoke Arabic fluently.
  • His parents were immigrants to Canada from Syria.


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Omertà 2012 Dominic Fagazi
L’apparition 1972 TV reporter
Après-ski 1971
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L’apparition 1972
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Céline Dion: The Colour of My Love Concert 1994 TV Movie documentary co-executive producer
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Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music 1998 TV Special documentary special thanks
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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)
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Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
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