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Mario Lemieux Net Worth

Mario Lemieux Net Worth is
$150 Million

Mario Lemieux Biography

Retired ice hockey gamer Mario Lemieux comes with an estimated net well worth of $150 million. In 2004, Lemieux was elected into the

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Quick Facts

Full NameMario Lemieux
Net Worth$150 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 5, 1965
Height1.93 m
Weight104 kg
ProfessionIce hockey player
SpouseNathalie Asselin
ChildrenStephanie Lemieux, Lauren Lemieux, Alexa Lemieux, Austin Nicholas Lemieux
ParentsJean-Guy Lemieux, Pierrette Lemieux
SiblingsAlain Lemieux, Richard Lemieux
AwardsHart Memorial Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Calder Memorial Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award, Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, NHL Plus-Minus Award, Best NHL Player ESPY Award, Best Comeback Athlete ESPY Award
NominationsLaureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year

Interesting Facts

1 Living in Pittsburgh while playing for the Penguins [November 2005]
2 (January 24) Retired for the second time. Lemieux learned in early December he has atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that can cause his pulse to flutter wildly and must be controlled by medication.
3 (January 13) Had arthroscopic surgery on his left hip. Lemieux, who has chronic tendinitis in that hip, hasn't played since suffering an injury during a game on 1 November 2003. He will be sidelined for the rest of the season.
4 Became the first person in history to win the Stanley Cup as a player (1991, 1992) and as an owner (2009).
5 3 out of 4 of his children are hockey players.
6 Gave the car he won in a Hockey All-Star game to Nathalie Asseslin.
7 Admits to sleeping with the Stanley Cup in 1991. The cup slept between Nathalie and him.
8 In 2009, he was knighted in Quebec. He is now 'Sir Mario Lemieux'.
9 Brother of Richard Lemieux.
10 Was named as the 1984 Molson/Cooper Canadian Major-Junior Player of the Year, while with the Laval Voisins of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
11 Baroque comic opera "The Loves of Wayne Gretzky" by composer Brad Walton debuted in Toronto. In it, Gretzky leaves his wife for Lemieux (February 1994).
12 The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center revealed they nicknamed their Terascale System "LeMieux." The machine is capable of performing up to 6 trillion calculations per second. Previous computers at the Center have been dubbed "Mario" and "Jaromir" for Jaromir Jagr [29 October 2001]
13 Surname in French means "the best."
14 Fought cancer in 1993
15 Won the World Cup in 2004 as captain
16 Owner/Player of the Pittsburgh Penguins
17 Named to the World Cup roster for Team Canada, along with 13 other NHLers who also won gold in the 2002 Olympics, in Salt Lake City.
18 Member and Captain of the 2002 Canadian Olympic Gold Medal Hockey team.
19 Art Ross Trophy (1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997). Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1993). Calder Memorial Trophy (1985). Conn Smythe Trophy (1991, 1992). First All-Star Team Centre (1988, 1989, 1993, 1996, 1997). Hart Memorial Trophy (1988, 1993, 1996). Lester B. Pearson Award (1986, 1988, 1993, 1996). Second All-Star Team Centre (1986, 1987, 1992, 2001).
20 Played for the Pittsburgh Penguins (1984-1997, 2000- )
21 Officials at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center revealed that they have nicknamed their Terascale Computing System "LeMieux" in honor of Lemieux. The machine, supported by a $45 million grant from the National Science Foundation, is capable of performing up to 6 trillion calculations per second. Previous computers at the center have been dubbed "Mario" and "Jaromir." [29 October 2001]
22 Children: Lauren Rachel (b. 29 April 1993), Stephanie (b. 1995), Austin Nicholas (b. 24 March 1996), Alexa (b. September 1997)
23 Son Austin was born 3 months prematurely, weighing just 2lbs., 6 oz.
24 Only player in NHL history to score even strength, power play, shorthanded, penalty shot and empty net goals in a single game. These five goal types are the only way to score goals in a hockey game. (31 December 1988)
25 Met future wife Nathalie when she was 15 and he was 16.
26 U.S. Bankruptcy Court approve Lemieux's reorganization plan to save the Pittsburgh Penguins from bankruptcy, making the then-retired star, who deferred millions in salary he was owed, the first ex-player to become majority owner of his former team. He is also Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President. [September 3, 1999]
27 Scored a goal in his first ever NHL shift and got an assist in his first shift in his comeback.
28 Announced he will return for the 2002-2003 season. [June 2002]
29 Shares birth date with Patrick Roy.
30 Brother Alain played for St. Louis, Québec, and Pittsburgh during six seasons in the NHL.
31 Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.
32 Was retired during the 1997-1998, 1998-1999 and 1999-1900 seasons due to various injuries.
33 Youngest of three sons.
34 (January 12, 1993) Penguins announce Lemieux has been diagnosed with a Nodular Lymphocytic form of Hodgkin's disease.
35 Teammate Dan Quinn was arrested and charged with raping a 19 year-old woman in Minneapolis (MN) hotel room, an incident at which Lemieux and another teammate were allegedly present. The matter was dropped without going to trial. Lemieux and Quinn remain close friends. [November 1992]
36 Considered suing a Pittsburgh sports-talk station whose host "jokingly suggested" that Lemieux pushed for the Penguins to acquire Petr Klima because Klima's wife and Lemieux's wife were lovers.
37 Collects wine.
38 He and wife Nathalie's first child, Lauren, was born weeks before their wedding.
39 Led Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships (91-92)
40 (March 2, 1993) Returned to the lineup hours after getting last radiation treatment.
41 Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
42 Lemieux and co-buyer Thomas Grealish filed a lawsuit in Palm Beach County (FL) Circuit Court, alleging that Edward I. Singer and his wife, Myrtle, reneged on an agreement to sell them their oceanfront home just south of Palm Beach for $4.85 million. [January 2002]
43 (December 27, 2000) Played first NHL game since his retirement vs. Toronto, collecting three points, recording an assist just 33 seconds into the game.
44 (March 01, 2002) Announced he would miss the remainder of the season due to chronic tendonitis in the major hip flexor muscle, as well as inflammation of the hip capsule.


1 On her husband: He's a hockey player, and he's very good at it, but I married the person.
2 "She's always been the one for me. She's a wonderful wife and mother. I couldn't imagine life without our children" (on his wife, Nathalie Lemieux, and their 4 children)
3 Nothing is more scary than the word cancer
4 Players don't realize just how much it means to win the Stanley Cup until it actually happens
5 I didn't really know how much I loved to play Hockey until I stopped



Stanley's Game Seven 3D 2012 Short special thanks


Pittsburgh Penguins Greatest Games DVD Set - Volume 2 2011 Himself
NHL on NBC 2011 TV Series Himself - Drop Puck Representative
Sidney Crosby: On the Ice and Beyond 2008 Video documentary Himself
18th Annual American Century Championship 2007 TV Mini-Series Himself
17th Annual American Century Championship 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
Fearless 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Life and Times 2002-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey 2004 Video documentary Himself
The Greatest Canadian 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Salt Lake 2002: Stories of Olympic Glory 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
SportsCenter 2002 TV Series Himself
NHL 2003 2002 Video Game Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Gold Rush 2002 2002 Video documentary Team Canada Forward / Captain
Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games 2002 TV Mini-Series Himself
NHL: All-Access! 2001 Video documentary Himself
NHL 2002 2001 Video Game Himself - cover star
NHL 2000: A Millenium of Memories 2000 Video documentary Himself
NHL Power Players: All-Stars of the Game 1997 Video Himself
Ice & Asphalt: The World of Hockey 1995 Video Himself
1986 NHL All-Star Game 1986 TV Special Himself - Center, Campbell Conference, Wales Conference

Archive Footage

Ultimate Gretzky 2003 Video documentary Himself
The NHL's Masked Men: The Last Line of Defense 1998 Video documentary Himself

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