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Patrick Bruel

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Net worth 2018: $275 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Tlemcen
Country: French
BirthDay: 14 May 1959
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.8 m

Patrick Bruel was bornon 14 May 1959 in Tlemcen, French, is Singer. Patrick Bruel is an iconic French actor and singer, who rose to popularity during the 1990s. Even though he aspired to become a professional football player as a teenager, he pursued singing and tried his luck at acting in films and theatre. After a couple of failed stints, he found success with his 1984 single ‘Marre de cette nana-la’ which made him a star overnight. Subsequently, he saw a roller-coaster journey recording various singles and albums, some of which were runaway hits while others went unnoticed. However, it was his 1989 studio album ‘Alors Regarde’ that transformed him from a mere successful singer to a megastar. Apart from appearing in films and theatre, he embarked a number of extensive tours, giving live performances, along with other notable singers, in France and other countries. He has acted in over 50 films, released four compilations of the best hit singles and recorded nine studio albums and eight live albums. In addition to having a successful singing and acting career, he is an ardent poker player and has consistently participated in various tournaments. He also won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet at the Limit Hold ‘Em event in 1998


$275 Million


In 2015, he joined the French team of Poker and has continuously participated in a number of tournaments


After a six-year break, he recorded his next album ‘Lequel de nous’ in 2012 and also appeared in the Sophie Lellouche directed film ‘Paris Manhattan’


He released his autobiography ‘Patrick Bruel: conversation avec Claude Askolovitch’ in 2011


The couple divorced in 2007He was spotted with model and TV presenter, Celine Bosquet, in 2009


Simultaneously, he acted in ‘L’ivresse du pouvoir’ (2006), ‘Un secret’ (2007), and ‘Le code a change’ (2008)


As a tribute to the 2004 Southeast Asian tsunami, he created the song ‘Et puis la terre’ in early 2005, whose collections were donated to the Red Cross


In 2003, he legally changed his last name to Bruel Benguigui, through a decree published in the Official Journal


His double studio album ‘Entre Deux’, featuring 23 selective songs with various guest singers, like Jean-Louis Aubert, Renaud, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Charles Aznavour, and Danielle Darrieux, was out in 2002 and sold two million copies


His double live album ‘Patrick Bruel Live’, which released in May 2001, marked his comeback in the music scene


He acted in two more films ‘La Lait de la Tendresse Humaine’ (2000) and ‘Les Jolies Choses’ (2001)


In 1999, he released his much-awaited album ‘Juste avant’ which sold around one million copies, mainly due to its South American and North African themes


He won the world championship in the Limit Hold ‘Em event during the World Series of Poker tour, in 1998


In 1995, he performed ‘Quand les homes vivront d’amour’ at the ‘Francofolies’ festival, along with Rai star Khaled and Senegalese singer Youssou N’dour, to a packed house


He did another extensive tour in 1994 to entertain his fans, but the response wasn’t as great as the previous ones


He returned to films in 1993 with ‘Profil bas’ and ‘Toutes peines confondues’, after which his third studio album ‘Bouge’ was out in 1994


Subsequently, he recorded a second live album ‘Si ce soir’ in 1991


In 1990, he started a sold-out tour, ‘Bruelmania’, delivering over 130 live performances across France and other countries, with the audience comprising mainly teenage girls


His second studio album ‘Alors Regarde’, released in 1989, proved to be a turning point in his career, making him an instant superstar in Europe and Canada with over three million copies sold


His special performance at the Olympia music hall, Paris, in 1987 was followed by a special live album ‘A tout a I’heure’ in 1988 and movie ‘Force Majeure’ in 1989


In 1986, he appeared in his first international film ‘La Memoire tatouee’ and recorded his debut album ‘De face’ which didn’t garner much attention


Soon after, he released his second hit single ‘Comment ca va pour vous’ in 1985


However, his second effort ‘Marre de cette nana-la’, released in 1984, topped the music charts and made him a star overnight


Later, he bonded with Arcady in three more movies, namely, ‘Grand Carnival’ (1983), ‘The Sacred Union’ (1989), and ‘K’ (1997)


In 1982, he starred in his second film ‘Le Batard’, directed by Bertrand van Effentere


He acted in a number of stage plays during the 1980s, some being ‘Le Chariman’ (1981) and ‘On m’appelle Emilie’ (1985)


He spent the entire 1979 in New York trying his luck in acting and music, where he got familiar with the New York music scene and met Gerard Presgurvic, who later became his main songwriter


He started his acting career in 1978 with debutant director Alexandre Arcady’s ‘Le Coup de Sirocco’ after responding to a newspaper advert


As a teenager, he desired to be a professional footballer, but shifted his interest to singing after seeing Michel Sardou’s performance in 1975


In 1960, his parents separated and after Algeria’s independence in 1962, he moved to France with his mother and settled in the Argenteuil suburb of Paris


Patrick Bruel was born as Patrick Maurice Benguigui on May 14, 1959, in Tlemcen, French Algeria, to teacher parents Pierre Benguigui and Augusta Kammoun

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