- Birthday24th Mar, 47
- Birth PlaceUnited Kingdom
- Marital statusMarried
Originally named as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Sir Elton John was born in 1947 in Middlesex, England. He was introduced to rock music by his mother and began playing the piano when he was just four. He later joined the band called Bluesology and got an opportunity to develop his musical talent. His most famous records include Don’t Shoot Me; I’m Only the Piano Player and Madman across the Water. He is deeply involved with AIDS charities, donating much of his concert profits to the cause.
Elton even founded his own charity organization, the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992 which offered funds programs for AIDS prevention and provides people living with AIDS health and social services. He raised 40 million dollars for the causes that Diana was most passionate about as a tribute to her. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on 24 Feb,1988 for his good deeds. He currently plays most nights at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Throughout his life, he has battled addictions to alcohol and cocaine. He is obsessed with photography and has a great collection of photographs that he started collecting from the age of 21. He also enjoys logging his new acquisitions in a book and filing them away in alphabetical order.
- Don't be afraid to let her into your heart and when your down, don't try to carry the whole world on your shoulders.
- It's the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, 'till we find our place, on the path unwinding.
- And I trusted someone to look after me on the business side of life.
- I am such a Luddite when it comes to making music. All I can do is write at the piano.
- I don’t know if kids get that sort of enjoyment out of things anymore. I don’t think you can do because your parents worked so hard when money was scarce to buy you a bicycle or your first record player.
- And it seems to me you lived your life Like a candle in the wind.
- I cannot bear successful people who are miserable.
- “I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life, I love the food, I love the people, I love the attitudes of Italians.”
- “There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats.”
- An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.
- It's the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, 'till we find our place, on the path unwinding.
- I am the most well-known homosexual in the world.
- I have a lot of money stashed away, but I do live my life from day to day.
- I used to get my money at the end of the week, buy my mum something, or buy a record, and that was it.
Did you know?
- John has sold more than 250 million records in his carrer.
- John started playing the piano at the age of 3.
- He is a drug addict, alcoholic and bulimic.
- His biggest success in 1976 was "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", a duet with Kiki Dee that topped both the American and British charts.
- He is engeged in Bisexual Relationship.
- John has raised more than $220 million in support of HIV prevention.
- His first hit was in 1970 with Your Song.
- In 1993, he met his partner David Furnish and both two entered into a civil partnership in 2005.
- John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1998.
- John was awarded by six Grammy Awards by the end of 2001.
Family & relationships
Elton John owns a grand triple story modern apartment in Venice.
Location: The apartment is located at the Giudecca island in Italy. The Giudecca Island is situated 400 meters from south of Venice and is divided from the city by the homonymous canal.
Accommodation:The beautiful vilaa has several well furnished rooms and is the same house where Sir Elton John and David Furnish honeymooned after their marriage. The house is on a 1.2-mile-long island in the Venetian lagoon that is behind the Venetian sestiere of San Marco.
Neighborhood: The beautiful city was residence of famous people like Marco Polo. The house of Marco Polo is located in the nearby of St. John Chrysostom Church.
Holland Park house
Sir Elton John owns a house in Holland Park London. This is one of two homes in the UK owned by musician and his husband David, the other one and more famous being his majestic castle in Windsor, right next to Queen’s palace.
Location: The house is located in the Holland Park of West London, which has a reputation of being a favorite among the wealthy and fashion aficionados. The area is also known for gorgeous large Victorian townhouses, high-class shopping stores and restaurants.
Accommodation: The house looks simple form outside and features Victorian era architectural style. The house is beautifully decorated with antique furniture and collectables. These antique furniture pieces were put on sale at his London residence in an auction conducted by the Sotheby’s as he wanted to have some space for displaying his vast photograph collection. He sold more than 500 pieces of collectibles that he bought after shifting in this house in 1992 and the sale fetched him almost £1.4 million.
Neighborhood: The area being one of the luxurious residential centers of London, has many celebrities such as Simon Cowell, Kenneth Branagh, rock star Bryan Ferry, actress Anita Dobson residing there.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish's home
French Riviera Villa
Sir Elton John owns a house in Holland Park London. This is one of two homes in the UK owned by musician and his husband David.
Location:the house is located in the Holland Park area which has a reputation as an wealthy and fashionable area. The area is also known for gorgeous large Victorian townhouses, high-class shopping stores and restaurants.
Accommodation:The house looks simple form outside as it is made in Victorian era architectural style. The house is beautifully decorated with antique furniture and collectables. These antique items were put on sale at his London residence in an auction conducted by the Sotheby’s. he sold more than 500 pieces of collectables that he bought after shifting in this house in 1992. He fetched almost £1.4 million for the sale of his belongings.
Neighborhood: The area being one of the luxurious residential place many celebrities such as Simon Cowell, Kenneth Branagh, rock star Bryan Ferry, actress Anita Dobson resides in this area.
Sierra Towers Apartment
Recently Sir Elton John has sold his high rise Hollywood condo for $4.65m.
Sir Elton John and his partner filmmaker David Furnish own an ultra rich apartment in the celebrities’ favorite corner of Los Angeles. According to the latest updates Mr. Elton John and his gay partner David Furnish, under whose name the apartments are in records have decided to sell them for $ 1.6 million and $3.5 million respectively.
Location: The apartment is located in Sierra Towers building, West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Situated just next to the celebrity-infested area of Beverly Hills, the apartment building was built in 1965 and was originally called the Spoon Apartment Building.
Accomodation: The apartment is well designed and decorated with couple's art collection, vintage murano glass and offers enthralling city views from the living room.The famous designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard created a 1970s-inspired design for their residence.
The ultra rich master bedroom comprises a Tracey Emin neon installation and platinum leaf work on ceiling.
The Neighborhood: Sierra Towers has been a magnate for the celebrities including Joan Collins, David Geffen, Diahann Carroll, George Hamilton, Brody Jenner, and Rachel Zoe. The location is famous for its fabulous views and full service offerings.
Sir Elton John's estate
Modern dining hall
The living rooom
Desk in John’s office
The bed faces
Mansion in Georgia
Old Windsor estate
The legendary singer is in every ways closer to the royal family. Besides being awarded a knighthood from the British queen and picking royal school in Windsor, South East England, for their two-month-old baby son Zachary, which provides Queen Elizabeth's choir boys, Sir Elton John also lives in the neighborhood of the Queen of England and the Windsor Castle. The singer lives in his Old Windsor home with his partner David Furnish, and it’s in his Windosr home garden, he holds his lavish parties and the White Tie and Tiara ball events to benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation. Sir Elton John even got married in the palatial estate garden. It’s with the high profile maintenance of his lavish home garden that is known for popularizing celebrity horticulture.
Location: Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish own one of the the most luxurious homes in the UK in Windsor Castle in Woodside.
Accomodation: The Anne-style house sprawls in in 37 acres, and has 8 bedrooms. The estate is said to be even magnificent then that of Queen Elizabeth’s palace in Windsor. Sir Elton John prefers all his estates well maintained and full-staffed for his visits. The multi-millionaire singer had earlier put-up all his luxurious furnishings from Windsor home for sale at Sotheby’s, in order to refurbish the house. The lavish property contains an 18th Century orchid, white-scented gardens, roman terrace, tennis courts and a secret garden.
Neighborhood: Windsor always has had many famous residents, including The Queen Elizabeth II, William Shakespeare, Prince Andrew, Kris Marshall, Nick Faldo amongst others. The wealthy residents has always been attracted to this quiet village of Old Windsor.
Old Windsor estate
Park Place condo
Elton John and his partner David Furnish have got a 3-apartments-knocked-into-one apartment in Atlanta, Georgia. They frequent this home whenever they are in the US for business or concerts.
Location: Their spacious apartment is located in Park Place, a skyscraper located on the Peachtree road in Atlanta, the capital city of Georgia. The road is well known for its historical value, and is often compared to the Broadway Street of New York. The 2004 album of Elton John, Peachtree Road has also got its name from the same road.
Features: In a rare tour of his home, Elton showed how he had all the walls of his apartment covered with his famed photographs collection. He has confessed that he doesn’t likes bare walls, instead what he likes is “tightness with style”, and that’s what is seen in his apartment. He has also placed a Roman 200 BC tors in his living room, which he got as a gift from Disney to celebrate the success of The Lion King, whose music was composed by John himself.
Neighborhood: Park Place, the condo building where this apartment is located, provides its tenants exceptional luxurious high-rise living conditions. May be that is the reason that it has got a powerful clientele which includes names like Oprah Winfrey, Janet Jackson and of course Sir Elton John.
Sir Elton John and his partner filmmaker David Furnish own many lavish houses around the world. Right form Los Angeles to London they have mansions everywhere. To add to this expansive collection the two have splurged on another property recently in Beverly Hills which was built in 1996 and was listed for $7.5 million.
Location: The grand mansion is built in Trousdale Estates which is an assortment of spectacular homes. Most of the homes are built in the 1950's surrounded by the legendary city of Beverly Hills. All the houses in the locality are developed by prolific developer Paul Trousdale hence named Trousdale Estates.
Accommodation: The house boasts three lavish bedrooms and three and half bathroom in the main area. The house also boasts a pool with covered portico, gymnasium and a lounge area. The mansion features a separate staff area with bath. The flooring of the luxurious house has been done with white-oak which is often seen in Ralph Lauren” designs. The best feature of the house is the floor to floor ceiling windows with views of the city.
Neighborhood: The house is located on the famed area of Beverly Hills that has some of the most famous names residing there. Stars like George Clooney, Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts share neighborhood with Sir Elton John.
The living hall
The kitchen concept
Lavish Living room
The lounge area
Beverly Hills Home
Sir Elton John and his gay partner (husband) David Furnish recently purchased a child-friendly home in Beverly Hills region for $7,695,000 . The beautiful Mansion has been revamped by renowned decor guru, Martyn Lawrence Bullard. The house was purchased as a welcome gift to their newborn baby boy, Elijah. This does not mean Zachery receives any sort of ignorance. Zachary, the couple's 2 year old elder son was highly excited with this new mansion. It's a true delight that features wide green lawn, playing courtyard, swimming pool, private patio room, and hobby center. The house interior has been superbly decorated with wood and marble combination.
Location: The 1960's style mansion is located a bit at the Beverly Hills outskirts. It's quite and a bit away from the locality. Plenty of greenery with picturesque landscapes fill up the locality.
Accommodation: The lavish mansion has a total carpet area measurement of 4216 square feet. It consists of 4 bedrooms with attached bathrooms. Additional one bathroom is available for guests. Also, there is a bathroom facility available for drivers and servants just outside the main building.
Features: The 4216 square feet mansion features four bedroom, five and half bathrooms, tennis court, separate conservatory, swimming pool, library room, meditation center, spa and gym room, Italian kitchen, separate dining space, study room, rooftop bar, music room, cinema hall, and spacious underground vehicle parking area. Pure oak wood floors and french doors makes for a contemporary feel to the interior. One big Chandler can be seen once stepped inside. The chandler is situated just above the dining table.
Neighborhood: Some of the top celebrities resides at the neighborhood. Among the most notable ones include Pamela Anderson, Caroll Baker, Ursula Andress, Ray Charles, Paul Newman and Rupert Murdoch.
Single floor library
The master bedroom
Beverly Hills Home
Tennis is one of his favorite sport. He also enjoys playing football.
Elton John is completely obsessed with photography. He has a great collection of photographs which he began collecting at the age of 21.
One thing that is common in every home that Elton John owns is his elaborated gardens. Gardening is one of his favorite pass times and he is known to spend millions of dollars on flowers and gardens. Some time ago this hobby of Elton brought him in news as he spent £293,000 on flowers within 20 months. To this spending he quoted “'I like flowers.' The singer is also honored to have a rare flower named after him at an Orchid Conference in Singapore. The description of his love for flowers and elaborated gardens has been mentioned in his book called Elton John's Flower Fantasies : An Intimate Tour of His Houses and Garden. The book has got extraordinary visual tour through Elton John's town and country homes and he has specially mentioned about his gardens and flowers in the home.
FootballWatching football is one of his favorite hobbies apart from gardening. He was often spotted attending the matches of Watford, an English football team of whom he was a lifelong devotee, and that he later bought. In 1976 he became the chairman and director of Watford.
1993 Jaguar XJ220 ( auctioned off )
Car auction has always been thrilling for Elton John. His Jaguar XJ220, fetched $324,289.14. The car has a top speed of 213 mph.
1973 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI ( auctioned off )The best feature of this car is its 36-speaker stereo system. Another amazing feature is the glass in the car which valued at around $151,780.64 and hence was reinforced.
1956 Bentley S1 Continental (auctioned off)
He had a silver Bentley S1 Continental Fastback, that fetched approximately $270,491.78 .
Ferrari Testarossa (auctioned off)
This car was gifted to the singer on his 40th birthday by his record company in the United States -- also went under the gavel.
Audi R8 (auctioned off)
Audi R8 has been special for Elton John as it helped raise $855,422.74 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and hence is providing thousands of men, women and children across 15 countries with life-saving medication and other support.
Pink Rolls Royce Phantom V
He had a pink Rolls Royce Phantom V that finally he offered for the auction.
Sir John Elton enjoys his leisure time holidaying on the French Riviera, a travel destination associated with holidays for as long as holidays have ever existed. The French Riviera is synonymous with summer holidays, and is one of the regions in France famed for its beauty. It is an ideal holiday destination featured with various attractions. Sir Elton John during his performance in Las Vegas had a memorable reunion with his husband David here. He was in complete party mood. The place is haven of culture architecture, food and nature, and got a deep grained heritage of French culture.
Location: The French Riviera is located in the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France.
Main attractions: Cannes, a place famous for its events is full of grandiosity and glamour, and is the perfect location for French Riviera holiday. Here, one can enjoy the way stars spend their holidays, cocktails in hand, shopping and all the finer things in life. But, if you’re on a tight budget or looking for quiet beaches then Cannes is probably not the place for you.
Grasse, famous its flower growing region and its perfume industry is the source of 90% of the world’s fragrances.
Mougins, the place hosts 4 French Riviera golf courses, and is famous as an artist’s heaven. The world renowned Picasso lived, worked and died here. Even the place was one of the favorite gourmet centers of Elizabeth Taylor.
Sir Elton John was spotted at St Tropez along with partner David Furnish. St. Tropez located on the French Riviera, and it is known today for its famous and extremely wealthy summertime guests. The place has been visited by guests like Kate Moss, Lily Allen and Avril Lavigne many a times.
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico
Nestled on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, Punta Mita, a picturesque fishing village is one of the favorite holiday destinations of Sir John Elton. An oasis of white sand beaches and water turquoise, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita boasts the best fishing, surfing, golf and scuba diving in the world. Luxury suites like beach front, garden front, and ocean front villas boasting exclusive features make the Punta Mita resort, a true holiday destination for the elites like Sir John Elton.
Location: The Four Season Resort Punta Mita is located in Mexico.
Accommodation: Four Season Resort Punta Mita features Mexican Beach homes, and the guests room opens to a furnished balcony or terrace, and offers simple, sumptuous décor that truly meet the demands of discerning vacationers. Further, the famously restful Four Season beds, large closets and an in-room safe makes the guests feel at home. Other amenities like include luxurious and spacious bathrooms featuring deep soaking tub, two-basin vanity, and a separate glass-enclosed shower.
Mexican Beach homes
Ocean front villas
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) was established by Sir Elton John in 1992 in the USA. This foundation offered funds programs for AIDS prevention and provides people living with AIDS health and social services.
He began collecting photography 20 years ago, and it has now become an obsession for him. Initially, he started his collection with fashion photography by Horst P Horst, Irving Penn and Herb Ritts, moving on to early-20th-century and the Surrealists. His craziest collection was the one for which he paid $165,331.89, it was a gelatin silver print of the Man Ray photograph Tears that became the highest price ever paid at auction for a photograph.
Sir Elton John is known for his collection of thousands of sunglasses. A large photograph of this vast collection was displayed at the Toronto exhibition. The photograph was 108"x108" in size.
Christian LouboutinElton John has been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin sneakers.
Elton John was the part of the advertising campaign for MAC cosmetics.