New Jersey born and raised John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., more commonly known by his stage name Jon Bon Jovi is a singer-songwriter and actor with a net worth estimated at $125 million. Bon Jovi's interest in music was sparked at an early age, and he spent most of his teen years shirking his studies to play and spend time at The Power Station, a New York based recording studio owned by his cousin. It was through his cousin that Jovi received his first professional gig at age seventeen, singing for the Star Wars Christmas album. From there, Jovi recorded the song Runaway and after several failed attempts with record companies, managed to convince a Manhattan based DJ to give the song airtime. It was an instant hit, and after Mercury Records gave Jovi a recording contract, Bon Jovi was officially formed.
Bon Jovi has sold an estimated 120 million albums worldwide, releasing eleven studio albums to date. Their third album, Slippery When Wet, is their most successful and has been certified diamond by the RIAA. Jovi enjoyed success as a solo artist with two award-winning albums, Blaze of Gloryand Destination Anywhere. Jovi has dabbled in acting, appearing in film and television titles such as Moonlight and Valentino and Ally McBeal. Jovi has earned many awards, both as a solo artist and with his band, including an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award and BRIT Award.
Music video by Bon Jovi performing Livin' On A Prayer. (C) 1986 The Island Def Jam Music Group.
Music video by Bon Jovi performing Wanted Dead Or Alive. (C) 2003 ... Jon Bon Jovi - Blaze ...