Elton John

Elton John

Elton John
Quick Facts About Elton John
Celebrated Name Elton John
Age 77 years old
Nick Name The Rocket Man
Birth Name Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Birth Date 1947-03-25
Gender Male
Profession English singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Place of Birth Pinner, Middlesex, England, the UK
Religion Atheist
Ethnicity white caucasian
Horoscope Aries
Father Stanley Dwight
Mother Sheila Eileen
Brother Geoff Dwight, Stan Dwight, Simon Dwight, Robert Dwight,
School Pinner Wood Junior School, Reddiford School, and Pinner County Grammar School
Sexualorientation Gay
Marital Status Married
Husband David Furnish
Son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John
Net Worth US $500 million
Salary $10 million-$15 million per year
Height 5 ft 8 inches
Weight 87 Kg
Hair Color Yellowish Brown
Eye Color Blue
Hair Style messy
shoes size 8(US)

Elton John came into the spotlight after the release of his second studio album "Elton John" which became his first hit album, reaching number four on the US Billboard 200 and number five on the UK Albums Chart. He gained international recognition after his tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997" rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, which sold over 33 million copies worldwide.

Who Is Elton John?

Sir Elton Hercules John CH CBE is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. He has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor.

According to Billboard in 2019, John is the third-ranked solo artist in US chart history and the top Adult Contemporary artist of all time. He has been involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and a year later he began hosting his annual Academy Awards Party, which has since become one of the biggest high-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry.

On 1 September 2021, John announced his new collaboration album The Lockdown Sessions which he made during the first COVID-19 lockdown, and with a release date of 22 October 2021. Artists he collaborated with include Eddie Vedder, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Stevie Wonder, Rina Sawayama, and Stevie Nicks. 

Early Life, Real Name & Parents

Elton John was born on 25th March 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England, the UK. His parents named him Reginald Kenneth Dwight at the time of his birth. He holds an English nationality and belongs to the white caucasian ethnicity. Aries is his star sign. Despite being raised in a Christian (Anglican) household, he is a prominent atheist.

Elton was born into a wealthy well-established family. His father, Stanley Dwight was a sergeant who served in the Royal Air Force while his mother Sheila Eileen was music enthusiastic. When he was 14, his parents got divorced. His mother then married a local painter, Fred Farebrother, a caring and supportive stepfather called "Derf". 

He was educated at Pinner Wood Junior School, Reddiford School, and Pinner County Grammar School until he was 17 when he left just prior to his A-Level examinations to pursue a career in music. As a result, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London for five years. 

Who is Elton John marry?

Sir Elton John was engaged to be married to secretary Linda Woodrow, his first lover. However, John ended the relationship two weeks before their intended wedding. In 2020, John helped pay for Woodrow's medical fees when she requested, despite having lost contact with her 50 years previously. 

He lost his virginity and started his first gay relationship with John Reid in 1970 who later became John's manager. The relationship ended five years later, although Reid remained his manager until 1998. His first marriage was with German recording engineer Renate Blauel on 14 February 1984, in an extravagant wedding ceremony at Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia.

Blauel said she attempted suicide during their honeymoon in St-Tropez after John told her that he wanted to end the union. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1988. John began a relationship with David Furnish, a former advertising executive and now filmmaker originally from Toronto in1993. 

John and Furnish were among the first couples to form a civil partnership in the United Kingdom, which was held at the Windsor Guildhall. After same-sex marriage became legal in the United Kingdom in March 2014, John and Furnish married in Windsor, Berkshire, on 21 December 2014, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership.

They have two sons. The elder, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, was born via surrogacy on 25 December 2010 in California. The younger, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, was born on 11 January 2013 through the same surrogate.

How much is Elton John worth in 2021?

As of 2021, the net worth of Elton John is estimated to be $500 million. With this massive net worth, He is enlisted as the 9th richest artist in the world. He is believed to earn roughly $10 million to $15 million a year. He has accumulated most of his fortune through his five-decade-long music career.

Beginning in 1969, she has released 31 studio albums, five Collaboration albums, and ten soundtrack albums to date. He earned $300,000 a week for her 1979–1982 concert residency in Las Vegas.  Her 2002–2005 "Living Proof: The Farewell Tour" became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time, earning $250 million.

In 2008, she signed a $60 million deal to headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" created in tribute to Lady Diana became the fastest and biggest-selling single of all time, eventually selling over 33 million copies globally.

The best-selling single in UK chart history, and the best-selling single in Billboard history, it is the first single certified Diamond in the US where it sold over 11 million copies. The 2009 Guinness World Records states it is "the biggest-selling single since UK and US singles charts began in the 1950s, having accumulated worldwide sales of 33 million copies". 

Talking about his real estate property, aside from his main home, Woodside, in Old Windsor, Berkshire, John owns residences in Atlanta, London, Los Angeles, Nice, and Venice. His property in Nice is on Mont Boron. with his massive earnings, John has been living an extravagant lifestyle. In 2000, John admitted to spending £30 million in just under two years—an average of £1.5 million a month.

Between January 1996 and September 1997, he spent more than £9.6m on the property and £293,000 on flowers. In June 2001, John sold 20 of his cars at Christie's, which included a 1993 Jaguar XJ220, the most expensive at £234,750, and several Ferraris, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys raised nearly £2 million.

In 2003, John sold the contents of his Holland Park home expected to fetch £800,000 at Sotheby's to modernize the decoration and to display some of his contemporary art collection. Every year since 2004, John has opened a shop called "Elton's Closet", in which he sells his secondhand clothes. 

How tall is Elton John?

Elton John is 5 ft 8 inches tall and his body weight is around 87 Kg. He has an average build body. He has naturally “Yellowish Brown” hair. Likewise, he has sparkling blue eyes. He wears tinted spectacles. He looks really handsome and attractive in his messy hairstyle. 

He feels comfortable wearing 8(US) size shoes. He often wears an earring on the right ear. He is a fashion lover as we can see him wearing a trendy dress in the award function. Overall, he has a well-maintained healthy body. 

Facts About Elton John

  • #1John’s parents married after he turned 6.
  • #2His dad had actually wanted him to become a banker.
  • #3In 2013, Elton got his children’s names embedded (in silver sparkle) on his black polished shoes.
  • #4He has called Jesus “a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man.”
  • #5He has actively worked with Kaleidoscope, an organization that promotes homosexuality.
  • #6He has suffered from an eating disorder called bulimia and drug overdose in the past.
  • #7He has many godchildren including David Beckham‘s sons Brooklyn and Romeo.
  • #8He shared a very close bond with the legendary singer and Queen‘s lead vocalist Freddie Mercury.
  • #9On September 8, 2018, he embarked on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, intended to be his final tour.
  • #10Elton enjoys playing tennis.