Elton John Biography

Published On Dec 06, 2015
Facts of Elton John
Date of Birth: 1947 , March-25
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Elton John
Nationality British
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer, Song-Writer
Working For Actress and Singer
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
Father Stanley Dwight
Mother Sheila Eileen Dwight
Birth Place/City Pinner
Religion Southern Baptist
Net Worth $ 450 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color White Brown
Face Color White
Famous for Lucy Camden-Kinkirk
Married Yes
Married to David Furnish (m. 2005),Renate Blauel
Children Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John
Divorce David Furnish (m. 2014)
Education Royal Academy of Music, Pinner County Grammar School
Awards Grammy Awards
TV Show Dirty Sexy Money
Siblings Dakota Fanning
Birth Name Sir Elton Hercules John
Girlfriend Maliah Michel, Keshia Chante (2000-2002), Nebby (2002-2006), Cat Washington (2006-2008),Bria Myles (2008-2009),Vanessa Veasley (2009) ,Teyana Taylor (2009),Nicki Minaj (2009-2010),Shanell Woodgett (2010),Taraji P. Henson (2010),Amber Rose (2010),Serena Williams (2011),Dollicia Bryan (2011-2012),Rashida Jones (2012),Tyra Banks (2012),Deelishis (2012-2014),Cyn Santana (2013),Zoë Kravitz (2013),Shaye G (2014),Jhonni Blaze (2014),Lira Galore (2014),India Westbrooks (2016),Jennifer Lopez (2016-2017)
Sisters Stephenie (Younger Half Sister)
Movies Live by Night, How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Weight in KG 87 KG
Nick Name "Ellie"
Affair with Jeremy Irvine, Ed Sheeran,
Body Measurements 34-24-32
Breast Size 34B
Waist size 24
Hip Size 32
Boyfriend John Roberts (2009–)
Books 2008 Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics.
Salary N/A
Shoe Size 8.5 (US)
Neck Size 9.1
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From the early 1960s, Elton began his romantic love affairs with Secretary Linda Woodrow. She is his first love and they also got engaged some years later. However, he got married with German recording engineer Renate Blauel on 14th of February 1984. In 1976, he revealed that he is bisexual. He got divorced with her on 18th of November 1988.

After his first married life came to an end at the end of 1998, he also revealed that he is gay openly and he began dating David Furnish. After being in love with him for about two decades, they finally got married on 21st of December 2014. He feels lucky to have him as his loving spouse.

A passionate child with big dreams in music, Elton left his school before attending his A Level examinations and began pursuing his musical dreams. It is also said that he began playing piano from the age of three and he took piano lessons at the age of 7. He finally began playing piano at a nearby pub from his mid teens and in 1968, he began wring songs for Dick James's DJM Records. He and his friend Taupin wrote their debut complex song in 1968. In 1973, he founded his own label The Rocket Record Company. He also founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992. His net worth is said to be around $320 Million.

Elton John facts on timeline

Born in Pinner, Harrow, Middlesex

March 25 , 1947

Born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner, Harrow, Middlesex [now London], England, United Kingdom to Stanley Dwight and Sheila Eileen (Harris), Elton grew up in a council house of his maternal grandparents, in Pinner. His is English and is of white ethnicity.

His parents got married

1953

Elton John was born to Stanley Dwight and Sheila Eileen (Harris). He was born as the result of their romantic love affairs and they finally got married when he was sis. They began living in the nearby semi-detached house.

Played piano for the first time

1950

A passionate child with big dreams in music, Elton left his school before attending his A Level examinations and began pursuing his musical dreams. It is also said that he began playing piano from the age of three and he took piano lessons at the age of 7.

Became a weekend pianist

1962

As he began taking piano lessons since he was seven. His parents got divorced when he was 14 years old and from the following year, he began playing piano at a nearby pub after his mother and his step father encouraged him to do so. 

Joined Dick James's DJM Records

1968

In 1968, he joined Dick James's DJM Records and began wring songs for them. He and his friend Taupin wrote their debut complex song in 1968. The first song they wrote was titled I've Been Loving You.

Debut album, Empty Sky

June 6 , 1969

Golden Globes, USA winner, Elton John is a great singer and songwriter from United Kingdom. He is also known from his own albums like Empty Sky. He released his debut album Empty Sky on 6th of June 1969.

Released his second album, Elton John

April 10 , 1970

After gaining massive popularity from his debut album, he also worked on his second album and he was also finally able to release it under the name Elton John on 10th of April 1970. He won several awards from his hit single Your Song.

Founded his own label, The Rocket Record Company

1973

In 1973, he founded his own label The Rocket Record Company. It also included other founding members and they were Bernie Taupin, Gus Dudgeon, Steve Brown and many more. After being successful for about three decade it became defunct since 2007.

Began his acting career

1972

Besides being one of the great singer and songwriter, he is also an actor and he began acting since 1972. He made his acting debut from the movie, Born to Boogie. In 1975, he also appeared in the musical movie Tommy.

Began dating Linda Woodrow

1963

From the early 1960s, Elton began his romantic love affairs with Secretary Linda Woodrow. She is his first love and they also got engaged some years later. He also mentioned this love in his song, Someone Saved My Life Tonight.

Married to Renate Blauel

February 14 , 1984

 In 1976, he revealed that he is bisexual. Though he was first engaged with Secretary Linda Woodrow at the end of 1960s, he called off this engagement some years later and they got married with German recording engineer Renate Blauel on 14th of February 1984.

Revealed that he is gay

1988

After his first married life came to an end at the end of 1998, he also revealed that he is gay openly and he began dating David Furnish. David Furnish is a famous filmmaker from Canada and he is also the former advertising executive.

Married to David Furnish

December 21 , 2014

He once claimed that being husband is more loveable than being a partner. After being in love with David for about two decades, they finally got married on 21st of December 2014. He feels lucky to have him as his loving spouse.

Won Golden Globes, USA

1995

Golden Globes, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the musical world and it’s an honor for every musician if they win this award. He has also been honored with this award once and that was in 1995 for Best Original Song - Motion Picture.

Won Academy Awards, USA

1995

In 1995, he got nominated in Academy Awards, USA from three different nominations and out of these nominations he was honored once. That year, he won this award for Best Music, Original Song. He was nominated in this award for his work in the movie, The Lion King.