Bono Net Worth
|Real Name:||Paul David Hewson|
|Birth Date:||May 10, 1960|
|Birth Place:||Dublin, Ireland|
Ali Stewart (m. 1982)
|Profession:||Singer, Businessman, Venture Capitalist|
|Years active:||1976 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$750 Million|
Born Paul David Hewson, Bono is one of the most successful musicians of Irish origin and is best-known for being the lead vocalist of the rock music group, U2. Passionate about singing from a tender age, Bono has become one of the world’s greatest rock vocalists. His fame catapulted as soon as he joined the rock band U2 and he became prominent for his stand-out lyrics based on spiritual and religious themes. The release of the album ‘The Joshua Tree’ in 1987 album triggered widespread worldwide acclaim and has led to a series of hit records ever since. His album, ‘How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb’ what was released in 2004 earned the gifted singer a number of prestigious awards and performed well commercially. However, he has never restricted himself to just doing music as he is one of those celebrities that use their power and fame in doing good and creating awareness on several social problems.
Bono has been involved in philanthropy and a number of humanitarian efforts. He has co-founded or founded several non-profit organizations dedicated to helping the less privileged in the society, including Product Read, One Campaign, DATA and EDUN. His acts of charity so far have earned him widespread recognition and respect. He has emerged as the only rock artist to earn a nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize and has been conferred an honorary knighthood. Scroll downwards to learn more about Bono net worth, biography, and many more about this interesting personality.
Bono’s Early Life
Bono was born in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 1960 to Brendon Robert Hewson and Iris. He was raised in the Northside suburb of Finglas along with his younger brother. The duo attended the Church of Ireland services regularly with their mother. As a high school student, he joined the band U2 in October 1976 and earned the moniker ‘Bono Vox’ meaning ‘good voice’.
Bono and the band U2 released a debut album titled ‘Boy’ in 1980. The following year, they released a second album titled ‘October.’ This was followed by the album ‘War’, and another album ‘The Unforgettable Fire.’
In 1987, U2 released the album ‘The Joshua Tree’, and released ‘Rattle and Hum’ in October the following year. In the 1990s, they released the albums ‘Pop’, ‘Achtung Baby’, and ‘Zooropa’. Their album ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ was made available in 2000.
Their albums from the 21st century include ‘Songs of Innocence,’ ‘Songs of Experience’, ‘How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb,’ and ‘No Line on the Horizon’. In addition to these, Bono released a live album in 1983 titled ‘Under a Red Blood Sky’, which was a multi-platinum album. The band, U2, have released a total of 15 video albums, 8 EPs, three compilation albums, and 67 singles. Some of their most popular singles include “Mysterious Ways”, “The Unforgettable Fire”, “Where the Streets Have No Name”, “All I Want Is You”, “The Fly”, “Sweetest Thing”, “With or Without Fire”, “Desire”, “The Best Thing About Me”, “Beautiful Day”, “Get On Your Boots”, “Get Out Of Your Own Way”, and “Ordinary Love”.
Bono is a legendary singer, and one of the most revered in the world. He has millions of fans and supporters around the world, and has worked with several notable entertainers including Green Day, Jay-Z, Johnny Cash, Rihanna, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, and many others.
Awards & Achievements
For many decades, Bono has been the key person of the band U2. As the lead vocalist of the group it’s not surprising that his eccentric voice represents most of their projects. He has been awarded and recognized severally on various occasions. The Queen granted him an Honorary Knighthood and he has been made Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters. U2 have been nominated for two Academy awards. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, World Soundtrack Academy Awards, MTV Europe Awards, Brit Awards, Ivor Novello Awards, and Juno Awards.
In 2004, the Government of Chile conferred him with the International Presidential Medal of Honor.
Personal Life & Family
Bono has been married to Alison Stewart since 1982. She is a businesswoman and activist. Together, the couple shares four children, namely, Elijah Bob Patricius, Jordan, John Abraham, and Memphis Eve.
The 60-year old British singer always wears sunglasses in public. He has glaucoma, and takes extreme care towards protecting his vision and overall body heath. He has a height of 168cm and weighs about 68kg. As an active philanthropist, he has been involved with many causes including the AIDS pandemic and African plight.
Bono Net Worth
Aside from his music, Bono has also achieved significant success as a musician. He bought the conference Hotel in Dublin in the year 1992, refurbished it and converted it to a five star, 49-bedromm hotel from a 70-room establishment. Besides owning a real estate portfolio, this mega-millionaire serves on the board of a private equity firm named Elevation Partners. He joined the Board of Directors of the ‘Zipline drone delivery’ in 2019. Bono also profited from investing in Facebook through Elevation Partners, a private equity fund he owns. It is widely reported that he made around $50 million on this investment.
Bono net worth as far as 2020 is concerned is $750 million. He has been singing for over four decades, and his fortune has been acquired through his successful and profitable profession. He made a bulk of his wealth from the sales of the15 video albums, 8 EPs, three compilation albums, and 67 singles he recorded and performed with the rock band U2. A number of their albums achieved very high commercial success and ended up bagging platinum certification. Asides getting paid from music, the Irish icon has earned greatly from appearing in several television shows including ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Entourage’, and ‘American Idol’. His profits were also maximized by all the tours and live concert his band performed in. Today, Bono is one of the most successful musicians of Irish origin. Even if not for his music, he will always remain in the hearts of people for his involvement in philanthropy and contributions to the society.