Net Worth: $440 Million
Source of Wealth: Music
Sir Elton John Net Worth: Sir Elton John is an English singer-songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. His fortune is estimated at $440 million (£260m) as of 2014, according to the Sunday Times rich list. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England. One of the best-selling music artists in the world, Elton John has sold more than 300 million records during his five-decade career in the music industry.
Elton John has always been a generous donor to charity, the veteran rocker gave away £24m in 2013, including £14m to his Aids Foundations in Britain and the US. It means he is the top celebrity in the Sunday Times Giving List. This is the man who was once warned by his accountant that he had to curb his extravagant spending.
He was also busy on stage, performing an impressive 112 gigs in 2013 and generating more than $70m in box office receipts. At his age, he has sold more than 300 million records and remains popular across the Atlantic. His latest album of new material, The Diving Board, entered the UK charts at No 3 in October 2013, selling 59,000 copies in the year. In the US it peaked at No 4 and spent six weeks in the US Top 100, becoming his 18th top 10 album.
John and his partner, David Furnish, who is a filmmaker, have two young sons, Elijah and Zachary. The singer, who had his appendix removed last year, is expected to take advantage of a change in the law to marry Furnish this month. Elton John’s animated film Gnomeo and Juliet brought in $200 million at the box office.