Elton John is a man who needs no introduction.
The singer and songwriter has sold hundreds of millions of records since launching his phenomenal music career in the late 1960s.
Now the 74-year-old father-of-two is still going strong with a Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour scheduled for the near future.
Her Princess Diana tribute single, “Candle in the Wind 1997,” has sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in chart history.
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When the musical genius isn’t an absolute showbiz legend, Elton lives with her husband David Furnish and their sons Elijah and Zachery.
In 2019, the movie Rocketman was released and is based on the real life and music of Elton, played by actor Taron Egerton.
It documents how Elton became one of the most iconic figures in pop history.
So let’s take a look at the life of the man who brought us incredible successes, including Your Song, Rocket Man, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, I’m Still Standing, and many more.
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Elton’s real name
If someone says the name “Elton”, Elton John immediately comes to mind.
In fact, his full name is Sir Elton Hercules John CH CBE, literally one of the coolest in the business.
However, it may come as a shock, but it is not his birth name.
He was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex.
Elton John’s ex-wife is Renate Blauel, is from Munich, Germany, and is often described as a sound technician.
The couple met in 1983 as the star was wrapping up her album Too Low for Zero and they quickly became close friends.
Elton John asked Blauel the question after traveling on the Australian leg of his Too Low for Zero tour.
The couple married on Valentine’s Day 1984 at St. Mark’s Church in the Darling Point area of Sydney, Australia, and were married for four years.
The couple divorced in 1988 and soon after Elton John became gay.
He is now married to Canadian producer David Furnish.
Elton’s net worth
As one of the world’s best-selling artists, having sold over 300 million records during his successful career, it’s no surprise that Elton is worth a lot of money.
According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2021, Elton has an estimated fortune of £ 375million.
He was also one of the most generous philanthropists in The Sunday Times Giving List’s 20-year history, donating £ 395million.
* Rocketman will air on Channel 4 at 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 2
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