Bernie Taupin Net Worth

Net Worth$150 million
Date of Birth22 May 1950
ProfessionLyricist
NationalityEnglish
Last Updated2020

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Bernie Taupin Net Worth, How did the English singer, songwriter, poet and lyricist accumulate his wealth? Check this article to find out more about Bernie Taupin Net Worth and his career.

Bernie Taupin Net Worth

Bernie Taupin Early Life

He is an English singer, songwriter, poet and lyricist. Bernie Taupin dropped out of high school to work at a local newspaper. He didn’t last long in the position. 

Taupin 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.

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. 

Bernie Taupin Career

Bernard John Taupin was born on the 22nd of May, 1950 in Lincolnshire, England. He 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 re-wrote ‘Candle in the Wind’ as a tribute to Princess Diana following her death. The song was featured on a 1991 documentary ‘Two Rooms’ and five years later, opened their first Broadway production called ‘Lestat: The Musical’. 

Taupin and Elton created five new songs for the 2011 animated film ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’. He worked with other artists, writing ‘We Built This City’ for Starship and ‘This Face’ for Willie Nelson and Kid Rock. 

Also, 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: ‘He Who Rides The Tiger’, ‘Tribe’, ‘Taupin’, 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’.

The future Sir Elton John answered the same ad: with Taupin amd 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. 

After the rejection, Sir Elton asked to look at the samples submitted by the rejected lyricists. Elton took Bernie’s poems and a perfect duo was born. 

Ever since, the duo have worked hand in hand on more than 30 records. They sold over 300 million records worldwide as of this writing.

He 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. However, for ‘Your Song’ Bernie wrote some lyrics down on a piece of paper then went to brush his teeth. 

Before he came back, Elton had written the melody to what would become their first big hit in the United States. Taupin calls his decades-long relationship with Elton a ‘non sexual love affair’.

Bernie Taupin Net Worth

As of today, Bernie Taupin Net Worth is $150 Million. Bernie Taupin Net Worth is earned from his career as an English singer, songwriter, poet and lyricist.

Summary: 

Bernard John Taupin is an English singer, songwriter, poet and lyricist. One of his songs ‘A Love That Will Never Grow Old’ won a Golden Globe after it was used in ‘Brokeback Mountain’. 

As of 2020, Bernie Taupin’s net worth is $150 Million.

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