Bernie Taupin’s net worth: Bernard John “Bernie” Taupin is an English singer, songwriter, poet and lyricist with a net worth of $ 150 million. Bernie Taupin earned her net worth by collaborating with Elton John on many successful songs and albums. Born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1950, Bernie Taupin left high school to work in a local newspaper. It didn’t last long in the position. He spent his adolescence hitchhiking, going out with his friends and drinking. When Taupin was 17, he responded to an ad placed in “New Musical Express” in search of new talents. Another future famous musician answered the same announcement: the future Sir Elton John. Both were famous rejected by the audition that was announced. Maybe it was karma because Elton was 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 see the samples sent by the rejected lyricists. Elton ran into Bernie’s poems and a perfect duo was born. Since then, the duo have worked together on more than 30 albums. Together they have sold more than 300 million records worldwide as of this writing.
Taupin has written songs like “Tiny Dancer,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “I guess that’s why they call him Blues,” “Rocket Man” and “Candle in the Wind.” He later rewrote “Candle in the Wind” as a tribute to Princess Diana after her death. The couple appeared in a 1991 documentary “Two Rooms” and five years later, they 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 being 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 is the author of several books, including a poetry collection called “The Devil at Noon”.
Bernie Taupin has been married four times. He and his current wife, Heather Lynn Hodgins Kidd, have been married since 2004 and have two children together. They live on a 30-acre ranch outside Los Angeles in an area called Santa Ynez. The equestrian farm is called Roundup Valley Ranch and was put up for sale for $ 4.7 million in 2017, but finally it did not find a buyer. Bernie has owned the ranch since the late 1990s. He raised exhibition horses on the property:
Bernie has been described as the lyric translator of Elton‘s moods, memories and fantasies. Despite not being a gay man, Bernie has been able to take advantage of a wide range of Elton‘s emotions throughout the decades when he was in and out of the closet. Bernie hates the song “Don’t Go Breakin My Heart,” which he wrote. And then the song became the biggest single the duo had in Europe. For “Your Song,” Bernie wrote some letters on a piece of paper and then brushed his teeth. When he returned, Elton had written the melody of what would become his first great success in the United States. Bernie calls his decades-long relationship with Elton a “non-sexual love story.”