Bernie Taupin
Bernie Taupin
Real Name/Full Name Bernard John Taupin
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Bernie Taupin
Birth Place: Sleaford, Lincolnshire (England)
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 22 May 1950
Age/How Old: 74 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 149 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father –Robert Taupin
Mother –Daphne Taupin
Siblings: Tony Taupin,  Kit Taupin
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: English
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Maxine Feibelman (m,1971: div, 1976), Toni Lynn Russo (m, 1979; div, 1991), Stephanie Haymes (m, 1993; div, 1998), Heather Kidd (m, 2004)
Kids/Children Name: Georgey and Charlie
Profession: Lyricist, Singer, and Artist
Net Worth: $160 million
Last Updated: July 2024

In the music industry, Bernie Taupin is a trendy name. He is known to be one the best lyricist, singer and even a composer. He became famous after he collaborated with the legendary singer Elton John. Besides singing, Bernie had a passion for art, and in his leisure hours, he used to draw. Some of his art can be seen in the famous art galleries of North America.

Well, how well do you know about Bernie Taupin? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Bernie Taupin’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Bernie Taupin to date.

Biography and Early Life

On 22 May 1950, the fantastic singer was born. He was born in a farmhouse near Stanford Town. The name of his parents is Robert Taupin and Daphne Taupin. His father worked as a stockman while his mother was a nanny. He has seen quite challenging days where he did not have any electricity in his house. But that has made him enjoy life to the fullest.

He has learned a lot in his childhood as his father wanted him to be an independent man and not dependent on anyone. Later, they shifted to Maltkiln Farm, where he helped his father in the farming work. Bernie also had a brother named Kit. They spent most of their time playing and helping their father on the farm.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Bernie Taupin in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bernie Taupin’s age is 74 years old as of today’s date 13th July 2024 having been born on 22 May 1950. Though, he is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 149 lbs in Pound and 68kg in Kilograms.


Talking about Bernie’s education, he went to grammar school. He was not an intellectual person from the beginning and was just an average student. Even after that, he was good at writing articles and poems and thus participated in small competitions held in their school. He even won quite a few medals for it. He even worked in the newspaper print room to earn some money for the family. From there, he met Elton John and collaborated with him to write one of his best songs. This happened when he was just 17 years old.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Bernie Taupin With Wife Heather Kidd
Bernie Taupin With Wife Heather Kidd

Talking about Bernie’s personal life, he was married to four different women in his life. But unfortunately, three ended up in a divorce. The name of his wives is Maxine Feibelman, whom he married in the year 1971. He married Toni Lynn Russo in the year 1979. But they too divorced in the year 1991.

His last marriage has been going smoothly so far. He got married to Heather Kidd in 2004. The couple has two children named Georgey Devon and charlie. He obtained permanent residency in America in 1990 after they have been living there ever since.

Is Bernie Taupin Gay?

There are no proven reports available to confirm that Bernie Taupin is a bisexual person. He has been married four times and has two children. Thus it is safe to call Bernie a straight person.

Professional Career

Bernie Taupin spent most of his childhood with his grandfather. His grandfather, John Cort, was a well-known English professor who had graduated from the Cambridge University. Bernie used to listen to his grandfather’s experience regarding teaching, and from there, he picked up the knowledge of poetry and literature. He was fascinated by his grandfather’s career and instantly had made up his mind to become a writer or a lyricist.

He started reading a lot of poetic and classical books and had started working towards his future. He even began working in part-time jobs so that he could buy more books. After graduation, he got an opportunity to work with a small music label, but his career took a kick start when he got an offer to work with famous recording artists.

Famous Artists like Alice Cooper, Gary Osborne, and many others asked Taupin to help them write hit song lyrics. Taupin’s writing skills got famous after Elton John approached him. When Elton had met him, he immediately knew that Taupin had talent in him, and the only thing he was missing was guidance. Elton worked on his skills and released more than 20 records with him.

From that onwards, Taupin started getting numerous offers to work with several artists from all across the world. At first, he was working under John, but later, John made Taupin his partner and started working on multiple projects. Apart from working in a duo, Taupin also released his first single in 1987, which he titled the ‘Tribe.’ Taupin had also formed a band group, but unfortunately, the band did not run for a long time.

After starting the band, he had realized that he is better when he works alone and discontinues the band. Taupin always wanted to publish a poetic book and pay respect to his grandfather. So he launched a book called ‘The Devil at the High Noon’ in 1991, which comprised multiple short poems.


Taupin has worked very hard to reach this position in his career. During his entire career, Taupin has been honored by innumerable awards and achievements, and all the credit goes to his passion for writing and constant hard work. Along with many notable awards that include Hollywood Music in Media Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Online Film and TV association Award, he brought home his dream award, the Golden Globes Awards. He has also been fortunate enough to be nominated for the Oscar Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bernie Taupin in 2024

Bernie Taupin Net Worth
Bernie Taupin Net Worth

Bernie Taupin is believed to have an estimated net worth of $160 million as of 2024. The primary source of his income came from the numerous songs he has written. The songs have been popular ever since their release and have made him famous even more. The total number of records that he has sold is more than 300 million.

Bernie has a passion for painting other than music and has sold his artworks to famous galleries at enormous prices. That has added a lot to his net worth. Bernie Taupin lives in a mansion that has a current evaluation price of $4.7 million. Thus he lives a luxurious and comfortable life.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Bernie Taupin has grown from being a penniless man who did not even have electricity in his house. He even worked in the newspaper print room. He has made himself worthy of being called a  great singer, lyricist, and outstanding composer. His taste for music is beyond imagination.

Bernie has also contributed a large amount of money for the betterment of the commoner and even research a cure for AIDS. Thus we still remember him as a person, his songs, and even listen to them. We hope he is doing great in his life.


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