Guy Laliberte Net Worth is
Guy Laliberte Biography
Guy Laliberte was born on 2 September 1959, in the Canadian city of Quebec, of French descent, and is an entrepreneur, poker player and philanthropist, but undoubtedly most famous as the co-founder of the now world famous Cirque du Soleil.
So just how rich is Guy Laliberte? Guy’s net worth is currently estimated by authoritative sources at an impressive $2 billion, taking his place as the 11th richest Canadian and in the wealthiest 500 people in the world according to Forbes magazine. Much of Laliberte’s net worth is owed to the success of Cirque du Soleil, which has grown from a single circus troupe to an organization that spans five continents. Starting his career as a street performer and a member of a circus troupe, Guy Laliberte has come a long way since, receiving the highest civil honours from the governments of both his native province of Quebec and the Canadian Confederation, including the Order of Canada in 2004, as well as becoming one of the world’s first space tourists.
Guy Laliberte Net Worth $2 Billion
Guy Laliberte was been drawn to show business in childhood – after watching a performance by the “Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus”, he felt instantly drawn to the lifestyle, performing in several arts events at school and beginning his career as a street performer soon after graduation. He made his name through stilt-walking, fire-eating and playing the accordion, and it was not long until he was invited to join a professional troupe – “Les Echassiers”.
Guy Laliberte’s net worth was soon to take off when he founded Cirque du Soleil together with Gilles Ste-Croix. Initially only a small band of performers intending to work together for only a year, Cirque du Soleil extended its performances at the request of the government of Quebec. Regarding the company’s name – Circus of the Sun, – Laliberte has been quoted saying that he got the idea during a trip to Hawaii, to reflect his idea that the sun stands for youth and energy, and that the Cirque du Soleil should be defined by these two words. Guy Laliberte has personally participated in the creation of every Cirque du Soleil show since the circus was founded in 1984 – and his ideas have found considerable success, as the circus now boasts annual revenue approaching $1 billion.
Although Guy Laliberte owes most of his wealth to the incredible success of Cirque du Soleil, he can also claim to success as a professional poker player, having finished fourth in the April 2007 World Poker Tour Season Five event in Bellagio, Las Vegas – coming away with $696,220. He was the one to announce the biggest buy-in poker tournament in history, the “Big One for One Drop 2012”, won by professional poker player Antonio Esfandiari. A portion of the prize-pool, more than $5 million in total, went to Laliberte’s own charity, the One Drop Foundation.
In September 2009, Guy Laliberte became one of the world’s first space tourists, using the occasion to raise awareness about sensitive environmental issues and calling it a “poetic social mission” in space. He has been rewarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2007 was name Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
In his personal life, Guy Laliberte was in a 10-year relationship with Rizia Moreira(1990-2000), and now lives with his girlfriend Claudia Barilla and their two children.
|Full Name||Guy Laliberté|
|Net Worth||$2 Billion,|
|Date Of Birth||2 September 1959,|
|Place Of Birth||Quebec, Canada,|
|Profession||co-founder of the now world famous Cirque du Soleil, Professional Poker Player, an entrepreneur, philanthropist,|
|Spouse||Rizia Moreira, Claudia Barilla|
|Parents||Gaston Laliberté, Blandine Laliberté|
|TV Shows||High Stakes Poker, All Together Now,|
|1||He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6800 Hollywood, California on November 22, 2010.|
|2||Took a three-month training course in Russia that included classes in astronautics and space navigation for his space flight on the Russian "Soyuz" spaceship in 2009.|
|3||Conducted private research while orbiting Earth for twelve days as a guest member of the Russian "Soyuz" space crew. [September 2009]|
|4||Paid 35 million dollars for orbiting Earth for twelve days on the Russian "Soyuz" spaceship as a private participant and researcher. [September 2009]|
|5||Promoted his company, Cirque du Soleil, while orbiting Earth for twelve days as a guest member of the Russian "Soyuz" space flight, for which he paid 35 million dollars. [September 2009]|
|6||Spent twelve days on the Russian "Soyuz" spaceship as a private participant and researcher. [September 2009]|
|7||Played poker and carried some private research while orbiting Earth for twelve days as a guest member of the Russian "Soyuz" space crew, for which he paid 35 million dollars in three payments. [September 2009]|
|8||In 2001, he received the Harbourfront honor for creative people.|
|9||He was honored by Beverly Hills, California in 2003.|
|10||He was named one of Time magazine's "World's Most Influential People" in 2004.|
|11||By 2004, Laliberté was number 514 on the "Forbes Billionaires List" and number 75 on Canada's "List of Richest People".|
|12||He was awarded the OC (Officer of the Order of Canada) by the Governor General of Canada on October 30, 2003 for his services to the performing arts.|
|1||Co-founder of Cirque du Soleil|
|1||Business is difficult. But it could be approached two ways: seriously, or with the same way you're doing your job, with entertainment aspect, with pleasure, with fun. And we decided to try to make it as fun that we do our creativity.|
|2||We're not afraid of risking what was our success yesterday in order to explore some new field. We're adventurous. We like the challenge of unknown territory, unknown artistic field, and that's what stimulates us.|
|3||I am blessed for what I have, but I believed in it from the beginning. Today, the dream is the same: I still want to travel, I still want to entertain, and I most certainly still want to have fun.|
|Year||Award||Ceremony||Nomination||Movie||Award shared with|
|2010||Star on the Walk of Fame||Walk of Fame||Live Performance||On 22 November 2010. At 6800 Hollywood Blvd.|
|Cirque du Soleil: Delirium||2008||founder: Cirque du Soleil|
|Cirque du Soleil: Kooza||2008||Video founder: Cirque du Soleil|
|Cirque du Soleil: Corteo||2006||Video founder: Cirque du Soleil|
|Saltimbanco||1997||TV Movie documentary concept / founder: Cirque du Soliel|
|Touch the Sky||2012||Documentary idea|
|Cirque du Soleil: Corteo||2006||Video script and quote selection|
|Cirque du Soleil: Midnight Sun||2004||TV Movie idea|
|La magie continue||1986||TV Movie creator|
|Cirque du Soleil: KÀ||2007||TV Movie supervising producer|
|Cirque du Soleil II: A New Experience||1991||TV Movie documentary producer|
|La magie continue||1986||TV Movie executive producer|
|A Thrilling Ride Through Kooza||2007||Video documentary||Himself - Founder|
|Imagine||2006||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|KÀ Extreme: Cirque du Soleil||2005||Video documentary||Himself|
|60 Minutes Wednesday||1999||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|60 Minutes||2005-2013||TV Series documentary||Himself - Founder, Cirque du Soleil (segment "Michael Jackson") / Himself - Founder (segment "Cirque Du Soleil")|
|Touch the Sky||2012||Documentary||Himself|
|Formula 1: BBC Sport||2010||TV Series||Himself - Cirque du Soleil (segment: F1 Forum)|
|Poker After Dark||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|All Together Now||2008||Documentary||Himself|
|60 Minutes||2005-2013||TV Series documentary||Himself - Founder, Cirque du Soleil (segment "Michael Jackson") / Himself - Founder, Cirque du Soleil (segment "Cirque du Soleil") / Himself - Founder (segment "Cirque Du Soleil")|