Elton John Net Worth : Interesting facts, Fees, House, income

Elton John Net Worth:$500 Million

Net Worth:$500 Million
Date of Birth:Mar 25, 1947 (74 years old)
Gender:Male
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
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Elton John Net Worth 2021

Elton John is an extremely popular and successful British singer, composer, pianist and songwriter. As of this writing, Elton John has a net worth of $500 million. Elton John is one of the most commercially successful artists of all time.

So far he 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 frequently among the highest-paid celebrities in the world. In a touring year, Elton can easily earn north of $80 million from his various endeavors.

KEY FACTS

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

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

Elton John- Highest Paid Celebrities

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

Between 2011 and 2018, Elton held a Las Vegas residency called The Million Dollar Piano. He negotiated a deal where he 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’s net worth was “only” $100 million in 2000. At this time in his life he was well-known as a profligate spender. He 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.

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

By 2009 when Celebrity Net Worth first added Elton John to his personal fortune stood at $265 million. By 2011 it topped $240 million. Later they raised his net worth to $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:Biography

Sir Elton Hercules John CH CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947 ) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist and composer.

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 he began formal piano lessons. He 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, he 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, unsuccessfully, to steer him to a career in banking. His parents divorced when he was 14. His mother then married Fred Farebrother, a local painter, who proved to be a caring and supportive stepfather.

His stepfather helped a 15 year old Reginald land a weekend gig playing piano at a local piano.

Elton, 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 he played until 1967.

Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

He 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.

He 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, John’s debut album, Empty Sky, was released.

In 1970, his first hit single, “Your Song”, from his second album, Elton John, became his first top ten in both the UK and the US. His 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 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, he 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

Personal Life

Elton John was married to German recording engineer Renata Blauel from 1984 to 1988. He eventually came out of the closet and 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 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.

His 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 House

Elton’s 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 acquired the property in 1974 for 400 thousand pounds, roughly the same as around $5 million USD today after inflation and currency changes. Till then,

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

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

He 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.

He 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.

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

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