Elton John Net Worth $370 Million
Boasting of a net worth of $370 million, Elton John is one of the most famous musicians to come out of England. He was born in Middlesex, England. At his birth, he went by the name Reginald Dwight. When he was just three years old, Elton John began to play piano. He started formally studying the piano at seven and began attending the Royal Academy of Music in London when he was 11 years old. The first band he was a part of was Bluesolgy. Formed by Elton and his friends, it is the first time that he began to use the name Elton John. Not long afterward, Elton John began to collaborate with Bernie Taupin.
This collaboration would continue for years. His debut album was Empty Sky and was released in 1969. The following year, he released a self-titled album. From 1972 to 1975, he released seven albums in a row that managed to top the charts. Impressively, he continued making albums successfully in the 1980. By 1992, Taupin and John signed a a deal for $39 million and 12 years with Warner Brothers. At the time, this was the largest cash advance in the history of the music industry.
Outside of his albums, Elton John created the music for Disney's the Lion King. This earned him a Gammy for the best song and sold a total of 15 million copies. Following the death of Princess Diana, Elton John released the 1973 “Candle in the Wind” again. This re-release quickly became the best-selling single in history and earned John another Grammy. Since 1993, John has been in a relationship with David Furnish. By 2005, the couple filed for a civil partnership. In addition to earning many awards, Elton John was knighted by the queen for his remarkable music career.