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Renate Blauel


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Full NameRenate Blauel
First NameRenate
Last NameBlauel
ProfessionGerman sound engineer
Birth CityBerlin
Birth CountryGermany
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Date of BirthMarch 1,1953
Age71 years

Renate Blauel is a former German sound engineer who is best known as the ex-wife of the famous singer, Elton John.

Her Love Story

She met the love of her life in 1983 at London’s AIR Studios, where she worked as a sound engineer on his disco-inspired album, Too Low for Zero

With time, she and her husband started getting closer to each other. A few months later, her partner proposed her over dinner at an Indian restaurant in Sydney, Australia.

 The couple announced their engagement the next day.

Her Wedding Day

The love birds got married on February 14, 1984. The wedding ceremony took place at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Sydney, Australia. 

On their wedding day, the bride wore a white-colored silk and lace gown. She also wore a beautiful heart-shaped gold pendant embedded with 63 diamonds. 

On the other hand, the groom opted for a white coat, a striped shirt, bow-tie, and black pants. 

Renate Blauel and John on their wedding day
Renate Blauel and John on their wedding day Source: Elle

The event was graced by guests like Olivia Newton-John and John McEnroe.

 The guests were served with a variety of food, including lobster, prawns, oysters, scallops, salmon, lamb, venison, veal, quail, pork, turkey, ham and crab.

What Ended Their Marriage?

The husband and wife were together for only four years. Although they were married, they did not sleep together.

To family and friends, her husband came out as bisexual in the 1970s while to the public he came as bisexual in 1976.

 Hence we assume that she knew about his sexuality before marriage. 

Her husband’s denial of who he was caused her sadness. They could not continue living like this, and thus they got divorced in 1988.

 Following their divorce, Renate mentioned that both of them genuinely intend to remain the best of friends. 

Her ex-husband is now married to David Furnish, a filmmaker. 

John and David at the Rocketman premiere
John and David at the Rocketman premiere Source:

Net Worth

Her net worth is under review. However, she received a whopping amount of $45000000 as a divorce settlement, which is equivalent to 34983000-pound sterling today

Below is the list of top 10 musicians with the costliest divorces:

NameSettlement Amount
Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey$150 million
Garth Brooks and Sandy Mahl$125 million
Madonna and Guy Ritchie$76-92 million
Kenny Rogers and Mariane Gordon$60 million
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills$48.6 million
Phil Collins and Orianne Cevey$46.8 million
Elton John and Renate Blauel $45 million
Lionel Richie and Diana Richie$20 million
Bruce Springsteen Julianne Phillips$20 million
Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd$14 million

Her ex-husband, John, has an estimated net worth of $500 million, which he has accumulated through his career as a singer, composer, pianist, and songwriter. 

How Did John Make Money?

His wealth comes from his earnings through the sale of his albums. He has sold more than 300 albums until now, which makes him the fifth best-selling musical artist.

The other four musical artists are Madonna, Michael Jackson, Elvis, and The Beatles.

Between 2011 and 2018, he held a Las Vegas Residency for which he earned around $500000 per show. The amount was equivalent to 88% of the door revenues for each show. 

In a period of 1 year between June 2018 to June 2019, he earned $85 million from his different endeavors.

Where Does John Spend His Money?

John spends most of his money on an art collection and real estate. His art collection includes pieces by Haring, Warhol, Basquiat, and more.

He owns homes in different places of the world, such as Atlanta, Los Angeles, London, and Venice. In 2012 he bought a $7.2 million house.

John’s house in Los Angeles
John’s house in Los Angeles Source:

In 2015 he bought another house for $33 million. The house was well furnished with a garage, screening room, wine cellar, gym, and more. 


  1. Renate was born on March 1, 1953, which makes her age 67 as of 2020.
  2. She did not have children with her ex-husband.
  3. We cover most of the information about Renate Blauel as it is challenging to find o other wiki sites.

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Updated On Thu Feb 18 2021 Published On Thu Mar 05 2020 By paper-boat

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