The 20 Richest Canadian Celebrities

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The 20 Richest Canadian Celebrities

Many Canadian celebrities established themselves on an international scale and have now gained plenty of 0's in the bank account. These singers have had songs make the # 1 hits on the Billboard hot charts, while actors and directors have released mega Hollywood blockbusters.

Are you familiar with the richest celebrities from Canada and the particular order they stand in terms of net worth? Let's test your knowledge by taking a look at this list:

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1. James Cameron // $700 million

James Cameron is the magical maestro behind blockbuster hits The Terminator, Titanic and Avatar. As the director behind the two of highest-grossing films, (Titanic and Avatar) he has gained the title "king of Hollywood" and one of the most prominent directors of all time.

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2. Celine Dion //  $ 380 million

The French-Canadian singer, song writer and actress, first placed on an international pedestal at the 1988 Eurovision Awards representing Switzerland. Her career greatly escalated during the 90's when she released certified diamond US albums, "Falling into You" and "Let's Talk About Love." Her album D'eux also because the best-selling French-language album of all time. With the release of Titanic, Dion's career sky rocketed as she was the voice behind one of the most prominent love songs My Heart Will Go On."  She has sold over 200 million album copies worldwide and still holds the title as Canada's best selling artist of all time.

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3. Keanu Reeves // $350 Million

Reeves is a Canadian singer, actor, director and producer. He gained popularity in the band Dogstar and began to break out in the Hollywood film world. Some of Reeve's most notable films include The Matrix trilogy, The Devil's Advocate, Speed, The Day The Earth Stood Still and many more.

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4. Shania Twain // $ 350 million

The Canadian country pop star singer and composer is a five time Grammy award winner and has won 27 BMI Songwriter awards. She is the best-selling country female artist, selling over 85 million records. The Woman In Me, helped her gained huge commercial success and Come On Over was an international pop breakthrough.

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5. Justin Bieber // $ 200 million

The Youtube phenomenon has become a millionaire in the past 8 years. Bieber earns over $50 million annual from tours, album sales, merchandise and product endorsements. The Canadian singer songwriter was the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record appear on the Billboard Hot 100, with his most successful single Baby. What Do You Mean, released in 2015, became Bieber's first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.

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6. Mike Myers // $175 million

Of course we all know legendary Austin Powers. Myers has played many roles in other blockbuster films such as Shrek, Wayne's World and appeared on Saturday Night Live from 1989 - 1995.

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7. Jim Carrey // $ 150 million

The Canadian standup comedian, screen writer, actor and a producer began at Toronto's very own Yuck Yuck's Comedy Club. He is well known for his bold and energetic persona, which has helped him gain international recognition. Carrey's major roles were in Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, Batman, The Truman Show, Liar Liar and Man on the Moon which got him a Golden Globe from Best Actor.

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8. Dan Aykroyd // $ 135 million

The Canadian actor, producer and comedian came to fame thanks to his performances on Saturday Night Live, with one of his most notable musical acts being The Blues Brothers. Some of Aykroyd's other greatest achievements included being the mind behind the script of Ghost Buster and a receiving an Academy Award for Best Supporting Male actor in Driving Miss Daisy. 

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9. Drake // $ 101 million

He started from the bottom on Degrassi and now he's one of the most notable Canadian artists. After leaving the acting career behind, the Canadian rapper, singer and songwriter was signed to Lil Wayne's record label Young Money in 2009. He established a name from one of his epic mix tapes, Room For Improvement. He is a proud Torontonian and has had a huge impact on placing Toronto on an international scale, labelling and establishing it as the 6ix.

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10. William Shatner// $100 million

Shatner became a worldwide icon as he played the role Captain of USS Enterprise in The Star Trek franchise. Other than acting, he was also the CEO of a special effects studio in Toronto, called  C.O.R.E Digital Pictures, from 1994- 2010.

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11. Matthew Perry // $ 70 million

He gained Friends and became a millionaire. Perry's role as Chandler on NBC's sitcom is the main reason to the numbers in his bank account, as he started earning about $ 1 million per episode in the last couple of seasons of Friends. 

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12. Michael J. Fox // $ 65 million

Michael J.Fox most notable role was as Marty McFlary on Back To The Future trilogy. He also won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his roles as Alex P. Peaton on Family Ties and Mike Flaherty in Spin City. 

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13. Chad Kroeger // $ 60 million

Nickleback's lead singer is one of the most recognizable Canadian rock band singer and producer. The group formed in Alberta in 1995 and ever since is listed as one of the most commercially successful Canadian bands, selling more than 50 million albums around the world.

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14. Michael Buble // $ 60 million

The Canadian artist has won 12 Juno Awards and four Grammy's for his Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Meanwhile. His two albums It’s About Time and Call Me Irresponsible were # 1 on multiple music charts.

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15. Avril Lavigne // $ 50 million

By the age of 16, Lavigne signed a two-album recording contract for $ 2 million dollars. The Canadian "punk rock" singer sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and 40 million albums. Much of her wealth also came from merchandise with apparel and fragrance releases in 2008 and 2010.

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16. Seth Rogen // $ 45 million

The Vancouver native, scored an Emmy after landing his first big role as a writer on Da Ali G Show. Most people started recognizing him after his supporting role in The 40-Year Old Virgin and his breakthrough film Knocked Up. He's appeared in several Hollywood  blockbusters, with many critics appreciating his comic personality.

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17. Ryan Reynolds // $45 million

Reynold's acting early acting career began on television sitcoms as a teenager. He gained recognition on the popular Canadian show Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, but he eventually made his way to Hollywood by landing roles in The Nines, Definately Maybe and getting to play Deadpool in the X-Men franchise X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He later co started with Sandra Bullock in the rom-com The Proposal. Other films include The Change-Up, The Green Lantern and Buried. 

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18. Ryan Gosling // $ 40 million

Gosling is a child star as he began his acting career with the Mickey Mouse Club in 1993. He came to the star light by landing a leading role with one of the most notable romantic drama The Notebook. Gosling has made several appearences in Hollywood hits such as Blue Valentine, Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, Gangster Squad and many more.

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19. Elisha Cuthbert // $ 20 million

Cuthbert landed her most recognizable role in the comedy The Girl Next Door. She has made several notable appearances on TV shows and her Hollywood breakthrough came with the film Love Actually. Maxim has named Cuthbert TV's most beautiful woman and has been nominated for over 25 different awards.

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20. Rachel McAdams // $ 14 million

McAdams made her Hollywood breakthrough by landing a role in the comedy Hot Chick. Her image rose to fame when she scored a leading role as Regina George on Mean Girls in 2004 and The Notebook, co staring Ryan Gosling. She has been giving the title of Hollywood's "IT" girl and has appeared in more than a dozen blockbuster during her acting career.

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