Sir Elton Hercules John was born Reginald Dwight on March 25, 1947. He is an acclaimed writer of several memorable songs and composer of some of the most loved pieces of music of the last several decades.
His 5 decade career has produced more than 300 million record sales, more than 50 hits that were recorded in top 40 and seven consecutive US number 1 albums to name a few of his accomplishments.
Elton John Family tree
Now let’s take a look at the family tree of Elton John.
Elton John’s parents Stanley Dwight and Sheila Eileen
Stanley Dwight was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force. He was strict by nature and when he learnt about Elton’s interest in music, he recommended his son to take up a more traditional and stable course in career. Stanley Dwight also played trumpet in the Bob Millar’s band that played for military parties and occasions in a semi professional manner.
Sheila Eileen was more of a free spirit and she brought the first musical records by Elvis Presley and Bill Haley & his comets. There has been a distance between the two since the last three years, as per reports. The spiff was caused due to comments made regarding Elton’s’ spouse David Furnish during an interview with the Back network interview with Barbara Walters.
Elton John’s Spouses Renate Blauel and David Furnish
Renate Blauel is a German music producer and sound engineer. She used to work for Croatia records. Renate met Elton on the making of the album Too low for zero which was being made in 1983. She was employed as an engineer for recording on the assignment. They were wedded in 1984, amidst more than a few talks that speculate that the marriage was to hide the fact that Elton was gay.
David Furnish was Elton’s partner through the Civil Partnership Act. Though they were in a relationship since 1993, after Elton had let the world know about his sexual orientation, they were not married due to existing legal conditions regarding same sex marriages. David Furnish was from the field of advertising and filmmaker from Toronto, Canada. The legalization of marriage between individuals of the same sex took place in England in March 2014 and Elton and David got married on 21st December 2014.
David Furnish was born in Scarborough located in Canada. He was the son of Jack and Gladys. It may be pertinent to know that Jack was a former director of Bristol-Myers.
David graduated from the John A. Macdonald collegiate institute and has an Honors Business Administration undergraduate degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He was employed by Ogilvy and Mather and later on relocated to the London office and was put on their board.
David Furnish is the co chief of Rocket pictures with Elton John.
Apart from that writing columns for Interview and GQ magazines are part of David’s periodic activities and is also in the role of a contributing editor for Tatler magazine.
He has directed movies and television documentaries as well as worked with the theatre.
Elton John’s children: Zachary & Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John
Elton John has two children through surrogacy. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born on Christmas of 2010 and Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John born in January three years later. It may be interesting to know that the same surrogate mothered both the children.
Elton John Net Worth
Elton John’s net value is estimated to be US $450 million