Inside Elton John's colossal net worth: The complete breakdown here!
A 70s sensation and a certified legend, Elton John's monumental career spans a glorious six decades and counting. At 75, John is as thriving and unstoppable as ever. From rising to stardom as a rock 'n' roll crooner when the genre was the rave in the 60s to scoring the eighth UK No. 1 single of his career last year, John's career continues to evolve with the shifting genre and trends.
Sir Elton Hercules John was born on March 25, 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, to musically-inclined parents. Elton kicked off his professional endeavor in music as a pub pianist at 15 and became somewhat of a local star, serenading Jim Reeves' Ray Charles and Buddy Holly's songs. Elton would spend his early 60s working with his band Bluesology and writing songs for other artists. Elton was 28 when he released his debut album Empty Sky in 1975.
What is Elton John's net worth?
If you're wondering how much John has amassed via his incredible multi-faceted career, then wonder no more. The English singer-songwriter is estimated to be worth $500 million as of 2022, a staggering net worth that puts him on the list of the top ten wealthiest singers in the world. Elton's approximated album sales is recorded at a striking 300 million worldwide, which makes him the fifth best-selling artist.
John released his debut album 'Empty Sky' in 1975. Photo Source: Instagram
Elton's debut album Empty Sky and the follow-up Elton John didn't receive phenomenal reviews but soared enough to launch Elton amongst the most promising artists. Despite forming his record label, The Rocket Record Company, which has signed Neil Sedaka, Kiki Dee, and Ed Sheeran, Elton went on to sign an $8 million record deal with MCA in 1972. Elton prominently joined the record label DJM and released successful albums under the two labels.
After Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across the Water, Honky Château, and Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, John's consecutive critically-acclaimed albums, the Middlesex-born was already deemed one of the most commercially successful artists of his time. While releasing one chart-topping album after another, Elton was raking hefty dough hitting the road and through film scoring.
John is a multiple-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. Photo Source: Instagram
John's ninth album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, nabbed the No.1 spot for seven weeks and launched Elton to a new level of celebrity. The Brit's follow-up albums Rock of the Westies, Blue Moves, A Single Man, and The Fox didn't disappoint. John has since continued to release heart-winning albums, with his latest album, Regimental Sgt. Zippo being released in June 2021.
Elton John's recent work!
The multiple-Grammy-winning singer's career has shifted drastically- only for the better in the last few years. By consistently keeping up with the changing genres and collaborating or standing by the emerging artists, Elton continues to maintain his honor as one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. From dueting and collaborating with his contemporaries like Kiki Dee and John Lennon, Elton has come far to share credits with Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeren, and Dua Lipa.
John's album, 'The Lockdown Session,' featured collaborations with Dua Lipa, Young Thug and more. Photo Source: Instagram
In 2018, the Rocket Man crooner announced that he would soon be retiring from his decades-long stints in touring. Elton followed the announcement with the revelation of his three-year-long farewell tour. "I want to finish it in the right way, and go out on a high note, but I also want to finish because I don't want to do it again. I've been doing this since I was 17 – I've had enough applause," Elton says amid his ongoing farewell tour.
In late 2021, Elton released his boomer fan-pleasing album The Lockdown Session, which featured new names like Pearl Jam, Charlie Puth, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, and Dua Lipa, who duet with Elton on their No.1 single Cold Heart. "I hate it when people knock rap and hip-hop – when you go in the studio and watch Young Thug in front of a microphone, it's an incredible thing," John says, illustrating his perennial inclination towards music and its transpiring forms.
Elton John's duet with Britney Spears!
As per sources, an unlikely duet song between Elton and Britney Spears is already on the way. Spears, 40, hasn't released any music in a while, and after her drawn-out conservatorship ship battle and her newly-established life with her husband Sam Asghari, the Toxic hitmaker is seemingly ready to re-launch her career.
The pair are dueting on Elton's 'Tiny Dancer.' Photo Source: Instagram
"This was Elton's idea, and Britney is a huge fan," a source said while revealing that the unlikely pair joined each other at a studio last week. "They have recorded a remix of Tiny Dancer as a full duet — and it is incredible," the source says, referring to Elton's early hitmaker. The hotly-anticipated duet is expected to be released by next month.
Elton John famously came out as bisexual in the 70s. Source: Good Morning America
"Britney was in the studio in Beverly Hills last week with Elton for the super-secret recording session overseen by uber-producer Andrew Watt," the insider further spills before sharing, "They've already played it for people at their record label, and everybody is freaking out. It is so good. Britney is officially back. She is back to work, and she's super excited." Elton famously came out as bisexual in the 70s. Details about his love life.