Bands come and go. Even if the group lasts, the lineup often changes multiple times over the years. This is why the continued success of the Irish band, U2, is so amazing. Not only has the group been churning out hit songs and albums almost since they began performing together in 1976, but the lineup has never changed. They have been performing together longer than some countries have existed. Their steady success, and their staying power through 12 studio albums and countless tours, has resulted in 150 million albums sold around the world, and 22 Grammy Awards. They are the winningest band in Grammy history, in fact. Their work has made them all quite wealthy, and each member owns multiple properties in various places all over the globe. At one point, Bono, The Edge, and bassist, Adam Clayton, all owned apartments in Manhattan's El Dorado. Bono and The Edge moved out recently, and this month, Adam Clayton placed his unit on the market as well.
Adam Clayton's house in Manhattan is a fourth-floor apartment on the Upper West Side. The apartment is actually two separate units that he purchased in 1993 and 1994, respectively, and had remodeled into one. Adam Clayton's house has three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a dining room, an eat-in kitchen, and a butler's pantry. The home features hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, and a long marble hallway. The original units cost $620,000 and $430,000 when he bought them nearly twenty years ago. The sale price for Adam Clayton's house is now $8.695 million. There's nothing like inflation, and a healthy dose of fame, to drive the cost of real estate up.