What is Elton John’s net worth? Inside singer's stunning art collection, 5 mansions and love for vintage cars
Elton John, the 74-year-old crooner will receive the special iHeart Radio Icon Award on May 27, 2021
With numerous accolades and countless awards to his name, one of the world’s most renowned singers and pianist Sir Elton John is all set to be honored at the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Awards 2021. The 74-year-old crooner will receive the special iHeart Radio Icon Award on May 27, 2021.
The ‘Your Song’ hitmaker will be introduced by Chris Martin and Lil Nas X, while Demi Lovato, Brandi Carlile, and H.E.R. are scheduled to perform in his honor. The eighth edition of the coveted award ceremony will also see appearances by Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, Twenty One Pilots, Megan Thee Stallion, and a few others. John also took to his official Instagram account to share the big news. While posting a picture, he captioned the post as, “I am flattered to be receiving the Icon Award at the @iheartradio Music Awards next week! I can’t wait to see the performance from @brandicarlile @ddlovato and @hermusicofficial! #iHeartAwards”. With an award added to his kitty, let's take a look at how much the songwriter is worth.
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What is Elton John’s net worth?
Elton John, whose real name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight was born on 25 March 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, and was raised by his maternal grandparents. John got his education from Pinner Wood Junior School, Reddiford School and Pinner County Grammar School. He started playing his grandmother's piano at a very young age and also won a scholarship to London's Royal Academy of Music at 11. At 17, he left the school to pursue music full-time. In the year 1966, John formed a band with his friends called Bluesology and it was around the same time when he adopted the moniker of Elton John. After a lot of ups and downs, John dropped his debut album called ‘Empty Sky’ in the year 1969 and then there was no looking back.
With 30 full-length studio projects in a career spanning six decades, John has achieved what only a few can dream of. If we shed light on his net worth, the Grammy award-winning crooner has earned a massive amount of money all these years. He is one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world and his fortune only keeps growing. The Academy Award-winning singer has pocketed impressive money from record sales, album tours, lucrative brand deals and now streaming platforms have also added to his ever-growing revenue. According to the website Celebrity Net Worth, John is valued at a whopping $500 million. He has also been named as one of the richest people in the UK on different occasions. Selling more than 300 million albums worldwide, the legendary British musician is often listed among the greats such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elvis and The Beatles.
Elton John’s five stunning mansions
With five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, five Brit Awards, and a Tony Awards along with a few philanthropic ventures, John has surely made a fortune for himself. John has always come across as a heavy spender which is why he has five luxurious mansions to his name. According to the website Velvet Ropes, the singer-songwriter has homes in both the States and the UK.
When he spends time here, he stays at his Beverly Hills mansion in Los Angeles or at his other lush property in Atlanta. Furnish found the nearly 5,000-square-foot, single-story structure, built in 1966 in Trousdale Estates, a neighborhood famous for its midcentury architecture. “It’s quintessential L.A.,” Furnish told Architectural Digest. “I remember walking to the front door and saying, ‘It’s perfect.’”
John is in the UK, which he is most of the time, he stays at his mansion in Windsor. Well, this is not it. John also has a stunning villa in the French Riviera simply known as the “summer house”. According to the same website, the singer, who is openly gay, also owns a property in Venice, Italy, and had spent his honeymoon with his filmmaker husband David Furnish here in 2014.
Elton John’s unending love for vintage cars
Apart from investing in magnificent houses across the world, John has a special place for vintage cars in his heart and also the garage as he never thinks twice to get his hands on the old school beauties. According to multiple reports, the car fanatic flaunts an extensive collection of four-wheelers like Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Jaguars, and Aston Martins some of them which go back to 1950s and 60s. It is also reported that once he auctioned around 20 cars that were never driven. If we talk about his collection of cars, website
Cars Hub reports cars like 1997 Bentley Turbo R 400 Saloon, 1995 Bentley Continental, 1993 Jaguar XJ220, 1987 Bentley Turbo R, 1987 Ferrari Testarossa, 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante and 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Convertible, 1955 Bentley S1 Continental Sport Saloon, and 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III among others can be seen parked in John’s garage.
Elton John's love for art
In 2017 the Tate Modern gave the public a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see one of the world's greatest private collections of photography. The works in The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from The Sir Elton John Collection were drawn mainly from the classic modernist period of the 1920s-50s, with an incredible group of Man Ray portraits exhibited together for the first time, and nearly 150 rare vintage prints from seminal figures in photography including Brassai, Imogen Cunningham, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, and Aleksandr Rodchenko. Sir Elton began collecting after he gave up drinking over 25 years ago. He has since acquired around 8,000 prints, one of the world’s great private collections of modernist photo art.