Elton John Net Worth: Interesting Facts, Earnings, House, Age, Height, Biography

Elton John Net Worth:$500 Million (approx.)

Net Worth:$500 Million (approx.)
Date of Birth:Mar 25, 1947
Age:75 years
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)
Profession:Musician, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Composer, Actor, Film Producer, Television producer, Voice Actor
Nationality:United Kingdom

Elton John net worth is around $500 million. Eltion John is a famous British Musician, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Composer, Actor, Film Producer, Television producer, Voice Actor.

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So far Elton John has sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. That’s enough to make him the fifth best-selling musical artist in modern history behind Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elvis and The Beatles.

Elton John is consistently mong the highest-paid entertainers in the world. In a touring year, Elton can easily earn over $80 million from his various endeavors.

KEY FACTS

  • Elton John Has sold 300 million albums worldwide
  • Elton John Makes $80 million per year in a touring year
  • Elton John Makes $500,000 per night in Las Vegas
  • Elton John Spent $2m per month in the 1990s
  • Elton John Owns $100-200 million worth of art
  • Elton John Owns $50 million worth of real estate

Raised in the Pinner area of Greater London, Elton John learned to play piano at an early age.

Elton John Net Worth 2022:

Elton John net worth is around $500 million in 2022. Elton John is one of the most successful artists of all time.

Elton John Earnings:

Elton John is regualarly one of the highest-paid entertainers on the planet. Between 2017 and 2018, Elton John made $45 million.

Between 2011 and 2018, Elton John held a Las Vegas residency called The Million Dollar Piano. He negotiated a deal where Elton John would receive 88% of the door revenues for every show. This translated to around $500,000 in earnings per show for Elton.

Elton John Net Worth Achievements

Elton John net worth was “only” $100 million in 2000. At this time in his life Elton John was well-known as a profligate spender. Elton John would admit to spending $2 million a month during the late 90s, roughly $40 million total over the period. For example in one six month period alone in 1996, he spent more than $12 million on homes and half a million dollars on flowers.

Elton John acquired a museum-level collection of cars. In 2001 Elton John sold 20 cars that he had never even driven. His sale included a $300,000 1993 Jaguar, Ferraris, Bentleys and Rolls Royces.

Elton John net worth was around $300 million in 2013. By 2020, the value of his assets had grown to a point where he was worth a full half-billion dollars.

Elton John House:

Elton John primary home for many years has been a large estate called Woodside in Old Windsor, Berkshire, England. Woodside is a 37-acre estate that dates back to the 1750s. Elton John acquired the property in 1974 for 400 thousand pounds, roughly the same as around $5 million dollars today after inflation and currency changes.

Till then,Elton John was still living primarily with his mother and step father in their small apartment. In 1988 Elton John sold the entire contents of the house for $8 million at auction. Elton John then set about refurbishing and refurnishing the entire property.

Elton John also owns homes in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Nice, London and Venice.

Elton John acquired his Beverly Hills estate for $33 million in October 2015. The home is a nearly 20-acre gated property that was custom built in 2001 for the previous owner, Guess co-founder Armand Marciano. It was at one point on the market (before Elton) for $63 million. The main house is 25,000 square feet and comes with an 11-car subterranean garage, screening room, wine cellar, gym and much more.

Elton John owns a home in a nearby area that he bought for $7.2 million in 2012. In September 2021 Elton paid $8.5 million for a half acre property next door.

Elton John Atlanta property is a 12,000 square-foot duplex penthouse.

Elton John Biography:

Sir Elton John was born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947.

BornReginald Kenneth Dwight
25 March 1947 (age 74)
Pinner, Greater London, England
OccupationSingerpianistcomposer
Years active1962–present
Spouse(s)Renate Blauel​​(m. 1984; div. 1988)​
David Furnish (cp. 2005, m. 2014)
Children2
Musical career
GenresRock,pop, rock glam, rock, soft rock
InstrumentsVocals,piano,keyboards
LabelsPhilipsCongressDJMUniParamountMCAGeffenRocketIslandMercuryIsland Def Jam
Associated actsBernie TaupinElton John BandKiki DeeJohn LennonGeorge MichaelQueenTim RiceStevie WonderPnauArgosy
Websiteeltonjohn.com

Elton John is an English singer, songwriter, pianist and composer.

Elton John Biography

Elton John started playing his grandmother’s piano as a young boy, and within a year his mother heard him picking out Waldteufel’s “The Skater’s Waltz” by ear. After performing at parties and family gatherings, at age 7 Elton began formal piano lessons. Elton John showed musical aptitude at school, including the ability to compose melodies and gained some notoriety by playing like Jerry Lee Lewis at school functions.

At age 11, Elton John won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. According to one of his instructors, John promptly played back, like a “gramophone record”, a four-page piece by George Frideric Handel after hearing it for the first time.

His father, a military man, tried to steer him to a career in banking. His parents divorced when Elton John was 14. Elton John mother then married Fred Farebrother, a local painter, who proved to be a caring and supportive stepfather.

Elton John stepfather helped a 15 year old Reginald land a weekend gig playing piano at a local piano. Elton John, his mother and stepfather moved into an apartment where years later he would continue to live even at a time when he had four Top 40 albums in the United States.

By 1962 had formed Bluesology, an R&B band with whom Elton John played until 1967. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, Elton John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Elton John has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including 8 number ones in the UK and 9 in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US.

His tribute single “Candle in the Wind 1997”, rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling chart single of all time.

Elton John met his longtime musical partner Taupin in 1967, after they both answered an advert for songwriters. For two years, they wrote songs for other artists, and John worked as a session musician for artists including the Hollies and the Scaffold. In 1969, Elton John debut album, Empty Sky, was released.

In 1970, Elton John first hit single, “Your Song”, from his second album, Elton John, became his first top ten in both the UK and the US. Elton John most commercially successful period, 1970–1976, included Honky Château (1972), Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player (1973), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973) and his first Greatest Hits compilation — the latter two among the official best-selling albums worldwide.

Elton John released successful albums throughout the 1980s, and in 1992, he and Taupin signed a $39 million, twelve-year contract with Warner Bros. Records. It was the largest cash advance in music history up to that point.

In 1994, Elton John composed the music for the Disney animated movie The Lion King, which earned a Grammy Award for Best Song and was certified “diamond” 1999 for selling fifteen million copies

Elton john gay Life:

Elton John was married to German recording engineer Renata Blauel from 1984 to 1988. Elton John has been in a relationship with filmmaker David Furnish since 1993, and the two were joined in a civil partnership in 2005.

Art Collection:

Elton John is known as one of the savviest celebrity art collectors on the planet. His art collection alone could easily be worth $200 million in the right market.

Elton John collection has included pieces by Mapplethorpe, Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, Damien Hirst and many more. In 2004 Elton sold 70 photographs from his collection for $900,000. His photography collection is one of the largest collections on the planet.

Elton John Intersting Facts:


“Elton John 3“, by Tom Britt, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Sir Elton Hercules John, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, is an English songwriter, singer, composer, and pianist. He is widely considered as one of the best-selling singers of all time, having sold over 300 million records and created over 30 albums. This article focuses on some of the most intriguing facts about Elton John that many people do not know about.

He was destined for greatness in his music career

Elton John started playing his grandmother’s piano at the age of three, and a few years later, he performed at family gatherings and parties. When he was seven years old, he began formal piano lessons and won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music four years later.

Elton John was reportedly so good that one of his instructors once claimed that he played a four-page record by George Frideric Handel after hearing it for the first time. (Elton John by Philip Norman)

Elton John didn’t get along with his biological father.


Elton John biological father, Stanley Dwight, seemed uninterested in his son and was often absent. As a result, John was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother.

Elton John parents reportedly had so many arguments, which affected John. When he was 14, his parents divorced, and his mother remarried a local painter. (His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John)

Elton John was the founder of Bluesology


At the age of 15, Elton’s skills as a pianist had already landed him a job at a local pub, the Northwood Hills Hotel. He used to play from Thursday to Sunday nights alongside a group called the Corvettes. He also wore horn-rimmed glasses to depict popular American singer and songwriter Buddy Holly. In 1962, he formed a band namedBluesology, a decision that would mark the turning point of his career. (The Marquee Club)

Elton John changed his nameto honor his two band members.


Elton reportedly did not like his original name because, firstly, it did not sound attractive enough for the pop culture. Secondly, it reminded him of his biological father, whom he had a troubled relationship with while growing up. On January 7, 1972, he legally changed his name to Elton Hercules John, which was in honor of Bluesology members Elton Dean (saxophonist) and Long John Baldry(vocalist).

Most of his songs were written by Bernie Taupin.


Elton John and English lyricist Bernie Taupin have been friends since 1967. The two met when they both responded to an advertisement for a talent search placed on the New Musical Express, a popular UK music paper. To date, the duo has produced more than 30 albums, with Taupin doing the writing, and Elton transforming the lyrics into music. The two, however, are never in the same room during the process; Taupin reportedly writes the lyrics separately and then sends it to Elton, who then brings it back as a song. (The Definitive Guide toScreenwriting)

He ended his engagement two weeks to his wedding


In the 1960s, before his international fame, John was engaged to Linda Woodrow, who he mentioned in the song Someone Saved My Life Tonight. At the time, John and Taupin struggled financially, with Linda offering the much-needed assistance. However, two weeks to their wedding, John called it off following Taupin’s advice. A few months later, John released Your Song, which marked the beginning of his fame, prompting Linda to move on with her life. In 2020, John agreed to help his former fiancé financially when she needed money for a knee replacement surgery. (Metro)

Elton John lost his virginity to his manager.

One of the most unknown facts about Elton John is he lost his virginity to John Reid, a music manager. The pop icon recalled a special moment when the two had ‘joyous’ sex in San Francisco, ahead of the release of the musical film The Rocketman, which was based on Elton’s life. At the time, Elton was 23 years old. He later told The Mirror that he was a virgin until that night, and was in desperate need to be loved. The Goodbye Yellow Brick Road singer has been openly gay since 1988. John Reid and Elton dated for five years before ending their relationship. (The Mirror)

He almost ended his marriage to Renate Blauel during their honeymoon
One of the lesser-known facts about John Elton is how he almost ended his marriage to German recording engineer Renate Blauel on Valentines Day of 1984. However, the attempt failed when Blauelthreatened to commit suicide after finding out that John wanted to end their marriage during their honeymoon. Four years later, their marriage ended. Describing the marriage, Elton once said:

“She was the classiest woman I’ve ever met, but it wasn’t meant to be. I was living a lie.” (Vanity Fair)

Elton John has two sons with David Furnish.


John’s relationship with filmmaker David Furnish started in 1993. The two formed a civil partnership on December 21, 2005 when the Civil Partnership Act was passed in the United Kingdom. In March 2014, gay marriage was legalized in the UK, and on December 21, 2014, on the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership, John and Furnish wedded. They have two sons via the same surrogate; Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, who was born on Christmas Day in 2010, and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, who was born on January 11, 2013. (Hello Magazine)

He received death threats for describing Jesus as a “super-intelligent gay man”


In 2010, John received harsh criticism from various religious factions in the United States when he described Jesus as a “compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems” in what is perhaps one of the most shocking facts about Elton John. One of the many death threats he received came from Christian Reconstructionist Neal Horsley, who posted a video on YouTube calling for the death of the legendary singer. Horsley was later arrested but the charges were dropped. (Advocate)

Elton John is the third-richest musician in the United Kingdom.


According to a report published by the Sunday Times containing the 1,000 wealthiest people in the UK, Sir Elton John ranks third under the Musicians category. The celebrated singer is valued at £320 million, which translates to around £437 million. (Sky News)

Elton John spent an insane amount of money on flowers in under two years.


If you thought you knew some facts about Elton John and his wealth, wait till you find out how much he spent on flowers in a single year. Between January 1996 and September 1997, Elton John spent at least£293,000 on flowers alone. Within those two years, he reportedly spent a total of £30 million. Speaking in front of a judge in a previous lawsuit in 2000, the pop superstar defended his spending. He told the court,

“I have no one to leave the money to. I’m a single man. I like spending my money.” (BBC)

Elton John released four albums in one year.


Elton John took his talent to a whole new level between 1970 and November 1971 when he released four albums – Tumbleweed, Friends, Connection, and Madman Across the Water. The song Tiny Dancer from the album Madman Across the Water was one of his most successful hits at the time. (American Songwriter)

Elton John has a big heart.


His love for charity and humanity is one of the many unknown facts about Elton John. In 1992, Elton John founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation in the United States and a similar organization in the United Kingdom a year later. The foundation helps spread awareness and promote direct care for people living with the deadly HIV virus.