David Furnish is an American filmmaker and the husband of Elton John. Read everything you need to know about David Furnish.
A brief about Elton John
Sir Elton John is one of the greatest pop musicians alive. He was born in 1947 as Reginald Kenneth Dwight. John started to play the piano at a very early age of four. At the age of 11, he managed to get a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. Elton John’s first band was called ‘Bluesology’. Elton John further auditioned as the lead singer for the rock band, ‘King Crimson’ and ‘Gentle Giant’, but he was unsuccessful. Dwight then teamed up with lyricist Bernie Taupin and changed his name to Elton John. This duo wrote songs for Roger Cook and Lulu. In the 70’s, John recorded the concept album ‘Tumbleweed Connection’ in 1970’s. He became a very successful pop artist and is a survivor of varied pop fads like punk, Britpop and the New Romantics. He is Britain’s most internationally acclaimed musicians. Elton John announced publicly that he was a bisexual in 1976. He married Renate Blauel in 1984, but the marriage lasted for only four years before he finally accepted and admitted that he was a homosexual. In 1970s and 1980s, he suffered from alcohol addiction and drug abuse but recovered. Elton John is a campaigner for AIDS research and he keeps upgraded with the modern music. He enjoys listening to artists such as Eminem, Radiohead, Coldplay and Robbie Williams. Elton John was knighted in 1997. His 1997 documentary, ‘Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras’ was directed by David Furnish. ‘Elton John: Tantrums & Tiaras’ was recorded during John’s Made in England Tour in 1995 and includes parts of interviews and concerts. Included in the documentary is a large part of a concert John performed in Rio de Janeiro.
His husband David Furnish
David James Furnish was born in 1962. He is a Canadian filmmaker and former advertising executive. David Furnish is married to Sir Elton John. David Furnish was born in Scarborough, Ontario to father Jack Furnish who was a director at the Bristol-Myers pharmaceutical company and mother Glady’s Furnish. David Furnish has an elder brother, John and a younger brother, Peter. Furnish graduated from the Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute in 1981 and then he received an Honours Business Administration undergraduate degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in 1985. He was later recruited by the advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather, and eventually transferred to the London, England, office and was appointed to their Board. Furnish is also the co-chief of Rocket Pictures along with John. Furnish also serves on the board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. He attends fundraisers and other events in support of that cause of AIDS research. Furnish is a highly intellectual and well-read man and is the contributing editor for Tatler magazine and also is a regular columnist for Interview and GQ. Furnish got into a relationship with singer Sir Elton John in 1993. John proposed to Furnish in May 2005 at a dinner party surrounded by friends and family at one of their homes in Old Windsor. They entered into a civil partnership in December 2005, the very first day when civil partnerships could be performed in England, in the town of Windsor, Berkshire. Son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, their first child, was born in December 2010 in California via surrogacy. In January 2013, the couple’s second son, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, was born through the same surrogate. Soon after when the same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in March 2014, the couple retroactively converted their civil partnership into a marriage and celebrated the occasion with a ceremony in Windsor, Berkshire in December 201. It was also the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership. In 2015, David Furnish was honored by being named as one of GQ’s 50 best dressed British men. David Furnish has contributed to many movies, including, ‘Tantrums and Tiaras’ in 1997 as the director, ‘Women Talking Dirty’ in 1999 as the producer, ‘Desert Flower’ in 1999 as the co-producer, ‘Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm’ in 2002 as the executive producer. His film, ‘Women Talking Dirty’ was a Scottish comedy film produced by David Furnish. He was the director and script writer for the movie, ‘Fame and Fashion: Inside Gucci – Sex and Fashion’ in 2002. David Furnish was also the director and script writer for the movie, ‘Fame and Fashion: Inside Versace – Fame and Fashion’ in 2002. He produced the film, ‘It’s a Boy Girl Thing’ in 2006 and produced the movie, ‘Pride and Predator’ in 2009. Furnish also produced the film, ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ in 2011. He has also tried his hand on television by producing, ‘Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…’ in 2008. ‘It’s a Boy Girl Thing’ was a 2006 teen romance film. Furnish was the executive producer of ‘Billy Elliot the Musical’ on stage drama in 2005. David Furnish has also co-produced the film, ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ along with Steve Hamilton. ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ will release in 2018. Furnish produced the film, ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ and Elton John was the executive producer of the film. ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ was a drama fantasy film released in 2011.
Net worth of Elton John and his husband, David Furnish
Sir Elton John has a net worth of $450 million and David Furnish’s net worth is currently under review.