Bono Net Worth

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Bono Net Worth
Net Worth:
$600 Million
Date of Birth
May 10, 1960
Place of Birth
Dublin
Profession
Singer, Musician, Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Guitarist, Actor, Activist, Philanthropist, Lyricist

Bono net worth: Bono is an Irish musician with a net worth of $600 million. Born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland, Bono formed his band U2 at the age of sixteen, in response to an ad on his school's bulletin board. Beginning under the name Feedback, the band changed their name to U2 (by way of The Hype) in 1977. U2 signed with Island Records in 1980 and went on to become one of the most popular bands in the world, releasing twelve albums, consistently selling out live venues, and winning twenty-two Grammy awards. Bono has become a well-known social activist, performing in the Live Aid, Band Aid, and Live 8 concerts, and campaigning for third-world debt relief and greater international involvement in the African AIDS crisis. In 2002, he co-founded the organization DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa), which he followed up with Project Red, a well-known initiative against disease in Africa. Aside from his activism, Bono is also an accomplished businessman; in 1992, he invested in the refurbishing of Dublin's Clarence Hotel, and he serves on the board of Elevation Partners, a private equity firm with stakes in the entertainment business. Bono married Alison Hewson in 1976; the couple have two daughters and two sons.

In 2009, Bono's investment firm, Elevation Partners, purchased a 1.5% stake in facebook for $90 million. At Facebook $40 billion market cap, that 1.5% stake is worth $600 million. If Facebook's market cap grows to over $100 billion, Bono could become the world's first billionaire rock star!

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Bono Net Worth

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Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mo...
Profession
Date of Birth
  • May 10, 1960
Nicknames
  • Paul David Hewson
  • bono
  • Bono Vox
  • B-Man
  • Bon
  • The Mirrorball Man
Ethnicity
  • Irish people
Height
  • 5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Nationality
  • Republic of Ireland
Country
  • Republic of Ireland
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