Laliberté's Cirque du Soleil exceeds $1 billion in tickets!

  • Possibly the most inspiring story in the world that shows the importance of pursuing your dreams and never giving up. Some of you know him as Guy Laliberté - a founder of Cirque du Soleil while others a high stakes poker player at GSN's High Stakes Poker

  • Possibly the most inspiring story in the world that shows the importance of pursuing your dreams and never giving up. Some of you know him as Guy Laliberté - a founder of Cirque du Soleil while others a high stakes poker player at GSN's High Stakes Poker Season 4 as well as Poker After Dark season 4.

    A challenge to become the best

    In early 8's one boy of 16 years old left home for a dream to become a circus artist. He took an accordion and started earning money on the streets. Once he had enough money, he took a trip from Canada to England to join a troupe of circus travellers. He had to sleep on a bench, had to take big risks but finally it all payed off. In 1984 he found Cirque du Soleil - "dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment."

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    Today, after 28 years in the business Lalibertes' assets are worth over $2.6 billion and his Cirque du Soleil is still the single most spectacular touring circus you can imagine. The shows are held all over the world with some regular shows in Las Vegas and touring shows all over the world.

    Their latest and most ambitious shows yet – Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour as well as Amaluna helped Le Cirque reach the highs it has never reached before. This year, for the first time, ticket sales have exceeded $1billion dollars in a single year.