Bernie Taupin Net Worth
Bernie Taupin Net Worth: Bernard John "Bernie" Taupin is an English singer, songwriter, poet and lyricist who has a net worth of $150 million. Bernie Taupin earned his net worth by collaborating with Elton John on many many many successful songs and albums. Born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1950, Bernie Taupin left high school to work at a local newspaper. He didn't last long in the position. He spent his teenage years hitchhiking, hanging out with his friends and drinking. When Taupin was 17, he answered an ad placed in "New Musical Express" looking for fresh talent. Another soon-to-be famous musician answered the same ad: the future Sir Elton John. They were both famously rejected by the audition that was being advertised. Perhaps it was karma because Elton as rejected for not being able to write lyrics and Bernie was rejected for not being able to write music. Upon being rejected, Elton asked to look at the samples submitted by the rejected lyricists. Elton happened upon Bernie's poems and a perfect duo was born. Since then, the duo have worked together on more than 30 records. Together they have sold more than 300 million records worldwide as of this writing.
Taupin has penned songs like "Tiny Dancer", "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues", "Rocket Man" and "Candle in the Wind". He later re-wrote "Candle in the Wind" as a tribute to Princess Diana following her death. The pair was featured on a 1991 documentary "Two Rooms" and five years later, opened their first Broadway production called "Lestat: The Musical". Taupin and John created five new songs for the 2011 animated film "Gnomeo and Juliet". Taupin has worked with other artists, writing "We Built This City" for Starship and "This Face" for Willie Nelson and Kid Rock. His song "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" won a Golden Globe after it was used in "Brokeback Mountain". He has three solo albums: "Taupin", "He Who Rides The Tiger" and "Tribe", and two albums with Farm Dogs: "Last Stand in Open Country" and "Immigrant Sons". He's the author of several books, including a collection of poetry called "The Devil at High Noon".
Bernie Taupin has been married four times. He and his current wife, Heather Lynn Hodgins Kidd, have been married since 2004 and they have two children together. They live on a 30-acre ranch outside of Los Angeles in an area called Santa Ynez. The equestrian estate is called Roundup Valley Ranch and was listed for sale for $4.7 million in 2017, but did not ultimately find a buyer. Bernie has owned the ranch since the late 1990s. He raised show horses on the property:
Bernie has been described as the lyrical translator of Elton's moods, memories and fantasies. Despite not being a gay man himself, Bernie has been able to tap into a wide range of Elton's emotions over the decades when he was both in and out of the closet. Bernie famously HATES the song "Don't Go Breakin My Heart", which he wrote. And then the song became the biggest single the duo ever had in Europe. For "Your Song" Bernie wrote some lyrics down on a piece of paper then went to brush his teeth. By the time he came back, Elton had written the melody to what would become their first big hit in the United States. Bernie calls his decades-long relationship with Elton a "non sexual love affair".
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 22, 1950 (70 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 5 in (1.67 m)|
|Profession:||Lyricist, Poet, Songwriter, Singer|