Sir Elton Hercules John is a popular English singer and songwriter. Since 1967 he has collaborated with lyricist Bernie Taupin and has created thirty albums. He is one of the bestselling artists in the world. His famous single was “Candle in the Wind 1997” which he dedicated for Diana, Princess of Wales. Moreover, he has received five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes and more. He has performed lots of times at the royal events. On 1976 he announced to the world that he is bisexual. Elton John age is seventy-three.
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Elton John’s birth date is 25 March 1947 and his birthplace is Pinner, Middlesex. His birth name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight. The names of his parents are Stanley Dwight and Sheila Eileen. He got educated at Pinner Wood Junior School and Pinner County Grammar School. Then he left his studies to pursue a career in acting. He began to play his grandmother’s piano from a young age.
Then he performed at parties and other occasions. When he turned eleven he received a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Music. Then his mother and father divorced when he was fourteen. She got married to Fred Farebrother who became a good stepfather to him. Elton started to write songs in his new home that later defined his career.
– Early career
Elton worked as a pianist at the Northwood Hills Hotel. On 1962 he formed a band with his friends called Bluesology. John started to write complex songs for DJM. His first single was “I’ve Been Loving You”. Then he recorded various other singles like “Lady Samantha” from the album Empty Sky. The first Elton John concert happened at Troubadour in 1970 and it was a great success. He also released the concept album called Tumbleweed Connection.
– Rise to fame
Elton created his label The Rocket Record Company. On 1974 he collaborated with John Lennon for the “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. The famous Elton John songs are “I’m Still Standing”, “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues”, “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” and more. In 2018 Elton decided to go on a farewell tour. Elton John tour happened before his retirement as he wanted to spend time with his children.
On 1970 he Elton started a gay relationship with John Reid. But their relationship ended after five years. Then Elton got married to recording engineer Renate Blauel in 1984 who became Elton John wife. It was his last attempt at having a heterosexual relationship. But Blauel attempted suicide at the time of the honeymoon because he wanted to end the marriage.
On 1993 he married David Furnish who is an advertising executive. They have kids through surrogacy named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.
The net worth of Elton John
Elton John is one of the richest people in Britain. Elton John net worth is $500 million. Furthermore, he has a home in Woodside located at Old Windsor, Berkshire. Moreover, he also has a residence in Atlanta, London, Los Angeles, Venice and Nice. He is an art collector and has large collections at his home.
Elton John is one of the popular singers in the world and a legend in the music industry. Many people consider him an inspiration.