Elton John is a well-known English singer who has been active in his career for over five decades. He is also a composer and pianist. John has released many hit albums and singles. He has won several accolades and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. John has guest appeared in many films and had also provided the score for films and theaters. Let’s find out how much is Elton John’s net worth in 2018 And how did he manage to accumulate all the wealth and fame.
Elton John Early Life
Sir Elton Hercules John was born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England to his parents Shelia Eileen and Stanley Dwight. He grew up in Pinner.
He started playing the piano when he was three years old. He became a pianist in a pub when he was 15. He has also received a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Music.
In the 1960s, Elton John was engaged to Linda Woodrow. In 1976, he came out bisexual. In 2014, he got married to David Furnish after dating each other for over two decades. He is one of the first gay couples to get married in England. The couple has two sons born to a surrogate mother. He also has ten godchildren.
He was also married to Renate Blauel from 1984 to 1988.
Elton John Career
In 1969, Elton John released his debut studio album called ‘Empty Sky.’ His self-titled album was released in 1970.
In the 1970s, he released the albums ‘Tumbleweed Connection’, ‘Madman Across the Water’, ‘Honky Chateau’, ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player’, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick’, ‘Caribou’, ‘Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt’, ‘Rock of the Westies’, ‘Blue Moves’, ‘A Single Man’, and Victim of Love’.
His albums from the 1980s include ’21 at 33’, ‘Too Low for Zero,’ ‘Breaking Hearts,’ ‘Ice on Fire,’ Reg Strikes Black,’ and ‘Sleeping with the Past.’ His other albums include ‘The One,’ ‘Made in England,’ ‘The Big Picture,’ ‘Songs from the West Coast,’ and ‘Peachtree Road.’
Elton John has also released four live albums, 16 compilation albums, 3 EPs, and 7 soundtrack albums. He has released 133 singles including “Rocket Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Daniel,” “Don’t Go Breaking,” “Little Jeannie,” “Nikita,” “Don’t Let the Sun,” Believe,” and “Candle in the Wind.”
He has appeared in many movies and TV shows like ‘Nashville’, ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’, ‘The Muppet Show’, ‘Spice World’, ‘Born to Boogie’, ‘The Country Bears’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Tommy’, and ‘Elton John: Me, Myself & I’.
Awards and Achievements
In 1995, Elton John won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. He is the winner of five Grammy Awards from many nominations. In 2000, he won the Tony Award for ‘Aida.’ He is also the winner of the 1994 Golden Globe Awards. In 2005, he won the Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006, he was conferred with the Disney Legends Award and was honored at the 2004 Kennedy Center Honor. In 1995, he was appointed as Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Net Worth of Elton John
Elton John has an estimated net worth of more than $500 million. He made this fortune by releasing a number of albums in his career. He has released many hit singles and albums. His wealth in 2009 was $265 million. He is one of the richest persons in the music industry of Britain. He owns residences in many places like Los Angeles, London, Venice, nice, Atlanta, and Berkshire. He has also served as the president and chairman of the football club Watford.
Elton John is considered one of the most popular singers in the world. He is one of the most successful persons in the music industry. Elton John has also provided scores in many films. He has also worked for philanthropy and is the founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.