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Guy Laliberté Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Guy Laliberté
Place Of Birth
Quebec, Canada
64 years old
Birth Date
September 2 1959

Guy Laliberté Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Current Partner
Claudia Barilla
Kami Laliberté, Naïma Moreira-Laliberté, Naima Moreira-Laliberté
Gaston Laliberté, Blandine Laliberté

About Guy Laliberte

Guy Laliberté is a very well-known poker player and a very knowledgeable Canadian businessman, a billionaire in fact!

Guy was born on September 2, 1959, in Quebec City, Canada. Guy Laliberté is known for being the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil, which means circus of the sun, a well-established entertainment company specializing in acrobatic troupe performances.

Laliberté's love and passion for performing began when his parents had taken him to watch the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Besides Guy's remarkable performing arts talent, his gift of competitive high-stakes poker, and his businessman mindset, he is a creative entrepreneur. He is very passionate about everything that he does. Be it big or small!

Guy Laliberte's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Guy Laliberte's net worth?

Guy Laliberté has a whopping net worth of $1.6 billion. Guy's primary wealth stems from his successful career as an entrepreneur and well-established businessman.

How much does Guy Laliberte earn per year?

Although there is no exact figure as to what Laliberté earns per year. Based on his business footprint and well-established entertainment company, we have no doubt that Guy is earning quite a few dollars per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Guy Laliberte?

There is no public knowledge of what Guy Laliberté's height could be or any other physical features such as his eye color.

How old is Guy Laliberte?

Guy Laliberté is 62 years old as of July 2022. He will be celebrating his 63rd birthday on September 2.

Childhood And Education

Guy Laliberté had a very adventurous childhood as both his parents Blandline Laliberté (mother) and Gaston Laliberté (father), also enjoyed watching artistic performances. While Guy was still busy with his early schooling, he had played a major role in producing quite a few performing arts events.

When Guy turned 18, he left Canada and began touring and hitchhiking in Europe. While traveling, Guy needed a source of income, and this was when he decided to learn how to become a stilt walker and fire eater. Laliberté even became an accordion player to help him generate a steady income.

Returning to Quebec, Canada, after his great trek. Guy felt the need for more financial stability and security and started working as a full-time team member at a hydroelectric dam. But, when the company's employees went on strike, it sparked a passion in Laliberté to take up being a street performer, right on the very streets of Quebec, Canada, where he grew up.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

There is no specific information about Guy Laliberté's family. However, there is evidence that his mother's name is Blandine Laliberté and his father's name is Gaston Laliberté, and they raised Guy Laliberté in Quebec, Canada. There is no evidence to confirm whether or not Guy has any siblings. A lot of his family life is kept private.

Guy Laliberté was married to Rizia Laliberté from 1990 until 2000, when the couple decided to get divorced. Laliberté does, however, have five children of his own. Two of which the public has heard of. One who is known to the public as a racing driver. Kami Laliberté, who competes in the Junior Formulae in Europe. Not much is known about his son racing recently. Guy's daughter, Naima Moreira Laliberté, is known to be a competitive dressage rider. Furthermore, there is very little public knowledge about Guy's other kids and what they do for a living.

Who is Guy Laliberte dating?

Since Guy Laliberté's divorce in 2000, no evidence shows that he is dating anyone at the moment.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Guy Laliberté was best known for his genius co-creation of Cirque du Soleil with Gilles Ste-Croix in 1984, a project that was only meant to last a year but turned into a touring event now known across the globe. Laliberté is also known for his poker-playing skills. Guy started playing high-stakes poker online and finished in an impressive fourth place at the World Poker Tour Season Five, which took place in Las Vegas. Guy is also pretty well-known for playing high-stakes poker in the 2012 World Series of Poker, where the prize money was donated to raise awareness about Guy Laliberté's charitable organization, One Drop Foundation, which focuses on providing clean drinking water for all around the world.

What awards has Guy Laliberte won?

Guy Laliberté's achievements are lengthy, but they all speak to the success he has built for himself over the years. These are his achievements thus far:

In 1997, Guy received the National Order Of Quebec; this award is known to be the highest honor that the Quebec government can award. In 2001, The Academie des Grands Montrealais named him a Great Montrealer. In 2003, Guy's participation in the Never Follow Program led to him being honored as a creative advisor and inventor. In 2004, Laliberté received the highest honor in the country, known as the Order Of Canada, by the Governor General of Canada. In 2006, Guy Laliberté swept up the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. In 2007, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur had named Guy the World Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2008, Guy received an honorary doctorate from the Universite Laval in Quebec, Canada. In 2010, Cirque du Soleil and Guy Laliberté received their honorary star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

Guy Laliberte's Hobbies And Interests

Guy Laliberté enjoys being a poker player when he has some downtime and can relax and have a good time with friends.

Other Interesting Guy Laliberte Facts And Trivia

  • Guy Laliberté's zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • Street performers played a huge role in Guy Laliberté learning the ins and outs of the performing troupe arts. It's where he found his passion and creative ideas to make a success of himself.
  • Laliberté had a hand in organizing a massive international festival that gave other street performers in Quebec, Canada, an opportunity to showcase their talents.
  • Cirque du Soleil is the most successful touring event to be created within the performing arts industry as it has a footprint in over 300 countries across the globe.
  • Guy Laliberté is the first Canadian space tourist. His spaceflight was in aid of mitigating the global water shortage and crisis, a cause that is quite meaningful to him.
  • Laliberté published an entire book called 'Gaia', which documents his entire journey to space. The book includes very well-captured images of exactly what earth had looked like from where he was in space.
  • Guy completed the 'World Series of Poker' in 2012. He is quite daring and loves a good high-stakes game of poker now and then.
  • Laliberté appeared in the news during the year 2019, as he had been detained for being in possession of marijuana on his private island, believed to have been somewhere in Tahiti, but claimed it was just for occasional personal use.
  • During 1980, Guy decided to give it a go at running for the electoral district of Charlevoix as a Rhinoceros Party; this was for the 1980 federal elections.
  • Guy was also part of a performing troupe that had acts that included firebreathers, acrobats, and jugglers. They called themselves Les Echassiers. The group would hop from one country to the next and perform just about anywhere they could.
  • Time Magazine recognized Guy Laliberté as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004.
  • Guy's nickname is Ahtata, and he gained this nickname when he joined Full Tilt Poker. In Guy Laliberté's poker records, he has reached the final table once and has had about two money finishes thus far.
  • Cirque du Soleil shows employ roughly 4000 people from 40 countries across the globe, and its show generates annual profits of $810 million and more.
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