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Elton John

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Net worth 2018: $300,000
Earnings: $60 Million
Industry: Other
Residence: Pinner, United Kingdom
BirthDay: 25 March 1947
Sigh: Aries
Height: 1.72
Children: 2
BIOGRAPHY

Elton John was bornon 25 March 1947 in Pinner, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Elton John is #26 in List Highest-Paid Celebrities In The World. Even at 70, the Rocket Man is still flying high with a prolific touring schedule, playing 99 live shows in Las Vegas and elsewhere during our scoring period. His next big gig: composing the score for "The Devil Wears Prada" on Broadway.

TIMELINE
2017

On 22 April 2017, he was discharged from hospital after two nights of intensive care for contracting "a harmful and unusual" bacterial infection during his return flight home from a South American tour in Santiago, Chile and was forced to cancel all of his shows scheduled for April and May 2017

2016

In October 2015, it was announced Elton John would release his 32nd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night, on 5 February 2016

2015

In 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men

2014

On 13 December 2014, he appeared at Watford's Vicarage Road with David Furnish, and his sons Zachary and Elijah for the opening of the "Sir Elton John stand"

2013

In 2013, John received the first Brits Icon award in recognition of his "lasting impact" on UK culture, which was presented to him by his close friend Rod Stewart

2012

But by 2012 John had changed his position and become a staunch supporter of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom

2011

The 2011 guests included Sarah, Duchess of York, Elizabeth Hurley and George Michael (who performed "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" in a duet with John), and the auction raised £5 million, adding to the £45 million the Balls have raised for the Elton John Aids Foundation

2010

In 2010, he was awarded with the PRS for Music Heritage Award, which was erected on The Namaste Lounge Pub in Northwood, London, where John performed his first ever gig

2009

In April 2009, the Sunday Times Rich List estimated John's wealth to be £175 million (US$265 million), and ranked him as the 322nd wealthiest person in Britain

2008

'"In 2008, John stated he preferred civil partnerships over marriage for gay people

2007

On 28 June 2007, the 9th annual White Tie & Tiara Ball took place

2006

In early 2006, John donated the smaller of two bright-red Yamaha pianos from his Las Vegas, Nevada show to auction on eBay to raise public awareness and funds for the foundation

2005

He was awarded Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005

2004

He became a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor in 2004, and a Disney Legends Award in 2006

2003

In 2003, John sold the contents of his Holland Park home—expected to fetch £800,000 at Sotheby's—to modernise the decoration and to display some of his contemporary art collection

2002

He stepped down in 2002 when the club needed a full-time chairman although he continued as president of the club

2001

In June 2001 John sold 20 of his cars at Christie's, saying he didn't get the chance to drive them because he was out of the country so often

2000

In 2000, he was named the MusiCares Person of the Year for his artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy

1999

In addition to The Lion King, John also composed music for a Disney musical production of Aida in 1999 with lyricist Tim Rice, for which they received the Tony Award for Best Original Score at the 54th Tony Awards, and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards

1998

For his charitable work, John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on 24 February 1998

1997

In 1997, he re-purchased the club from Petchey and once again became chairman

1996

Between January 1996 and September 1997, he spent more than £9

1995

John was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1995

1994

Music awards include the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King (award shared with Tim Rice); the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1994 for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King (award shared with Tim Rice); and the Tony Award for Best Original Score in 2000 for Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (award shared with Tim Rice)

1993

In 1993, he began hosting his annual Academy Award Party, which has become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry, and has raised over US$200 million

1992

He and Bernie Taupin had previously been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992

1991

He has also received five Brit Awards, including the award for Best British Male in 1991, and awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1986 and 1995

1990

Elton John became more closely associated with AIDS charities following the deaths of his friends Ryan White in 1990 and Freddie Mercury in 1991, raising large amounts of money and using his public profile to raise awareness of the disease

1987

He sold the club to Jack Petchey in 1987, but remained president

1986

In 1986, he joined with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder to record the single "That's What Friends Are For", with all profits being donated to the American Foundation for AIDS Research

1985

1 in the US in 1985; credited as Dionne and Friends, the song raised funds for AIDS research

1983

The pinnacle of the club's success was finishing runners up in the First Division to Liverpool in 1983 and reaching the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium in 1984

1982

John played "Bennie and the Jets" and "Rocket Man"; then "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Kiki Dee for the first time since the Hammersmith Odeon on 24 December 1982; and introduced his friend George Michael, still then of Wham!, to sing "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"

1981

His 1981 album, The Fox, was recorded during the same sessions as 21 at 33, and also included collaborations with Tom Robinson and Judie Tzuke

1980

John has said that he took risks with unprotected sex during the 1980s and considers himself lucky to have avoided the AIDS epidemic

1979

In 1979, John and Taupin reunited, though they did not collaborate on a full album until 1983's Too Low For Zero

1978

Now producing only one album a year, John issued A Single Man in 1978, employing a new lyricist, Gary Osborne; the album produced no singles that made the top 20 in the US but the two singles from the album released in the UK, "Part-Time Love" and "Song for Guy", both made the top 20 in the UK with the latter reaching the top 5

1977

John returned to the US top ten with "Mama Can't Buy You Love" (number 9), a song originally rejected in 1977 by MCA before being released, recorded in 1977 with Philadelphia soul producer Thom Bell

1976

Having supported Watford since growing up locally, Elton John became the club's chairman and director in 1976, appointing Graham Taylor as manager and investing large sums of money as the club rose three divisions into the English First Division

1975

In October 1975, John became the 1,662nd person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1974

Caribou was released in 1974, becoming John's third number one in the UK, and topping the charts in the US, Canada and Australia

1973

In early September, he contacted his writing partner Bernie Taupin, asking him to revise the lyrics of his 1973 song "Candle in the Wind" to honour Diana, and Taupin rewrote the song accordingly

1972

Within only a three-year span, between 1972 and 1975 John saw seven consecutive albums reach number one in the US, something which had not been accomplished before

1970

The band has had multiple line-up changes, but Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone, and Ray Cooper have been members (albeit non-consecutively) since 1970 (Olsson), 1972 (Johnstone) and 1974 (Cooper)

1969

In 1969, with Quaye, drummer Roger Pope, and bassist Tony Murray, John recorded another single, "Lady Samantha", and an album, Empty Sky

1968

The first was the single "I've Been Loving You" (1968), produced by Caleb Quaye, former Bluesology guitarist

1967

Elton John has written with his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin since 1967 when he answered an advertisement for talent placed in the popular UK music publication, New Musical Express, by Liberty records A&R Man Ray Williams

1966

In 1966, the band became musician Long John Baldry's supporting band, and played 16 times at the Marquee Club

1962

In 1962, Dwight and his friends formed a band called Bluesology

1960

In the late 1960s, Elton John was engaged to be married to his first lover, secretary Linda Woodrow, who is mentioned in the song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight"

1956

The Dwights were keen record buyers, exposing John to the popular singers and musicians of the day, and John remembers being immediately hooked on rock and roll when his mother brought home records by Elvis Presley and Bill Haley & His Comets in 1956

1952

"Elton John performed a piano duet with Lady Gaga at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards

1947

Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, the eldest child of Stanley Dwight (1925–1991) and only child of Sheila Eileen (née Harris; 1925–2017), and was raised in a council house by his maternal grandparents, in Pinner

1937

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" also won Elton John the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards

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