8. Céline Dion
Celine Dion remains the best-selling Canadian artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time with record sales of over 200 million copies worldwide. It all started at the age of 12 when Celine Dion recorded a demo tape of a song she had written with her mother. They sent the tape to the well-known music producer Rene Angelil who signed her immediately. He mortgaged his own home to finance her debut album.
By the time she was 18 she had recorded 9 French albums and won many awards. She recorded her first English language album in 1990. Dion’s first breakthrough came through in 1992 with the theme song of Disney’s hit “Beauty and the Beast”. From there she went on to become one of the most famous female singers of the generation. She has an estimated net worth $800 million.