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Sonny Bono Net Worth
Net Worth:
$15 Million
Date of Birth
February 16, 1935
Place of Birth
Record producer, Politician, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Musician, Film Score Composer

Sonny Bono Net Worth: Sonny Bono was an American recording artist, record producer, actor, restaurateur and politician who had a net worth of $15 million. Born Salvatore Phillip Bono (February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) in Detroit, Michigan, he made his start on the music stage and later on dabbled in dinning before eventually settling in politics. Having dropped out of school to support himself, Bono had a hard time trying to get his music heard, under various aliases. He started seriously to deal with music as he got a job as an assistant to legendary producer, Phil Spector. In 1964, Bono saw his first hit 'Needles and Pins' that was recorded by a British band called The Searchers, on his own label. In the meantime, he met Cherilyn Sarkisian, a 16-year old nightclub singer and aspiring actress who would become his wife giving birth to their daughter in 1964. The couple known as the duo, "Sonny & Cher", recorded the gold-winning hit, "I Got You Babe" in 1965. They enjoyed enormous success in the upcoming years with hits like "The Beat Goes On". They starred in movies too, notably "Good Times", and Bono even penned a musical titled "Chastity". By the end of the 1960s their popularity was slightly taken away by their hard stand on drugs. Still performing as a night-club double-act, the two appeared in their own CBS 'Sonny and Cher' shows up to 1974. Following a futile attempt at a solo career, Bono set up a restaurant, called 'Bono', in Hollywood, which was followed by other openings in Texas and Palm Springs. Showing interest in local politics, Bono got elected as Republican Mayor of Palm Springs. Hugely popular, he made it into Congress in 1994, despite allegations of fraud, after an unsuccessful Senate bid in 1991. He made the headlines for being openly against and attacking same-sex love liasions, despite his own daughter being a lesbian. Sonny Bono died while skiing near Lake Tahoe in Nevada, in 1998.

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Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono was an American recording artist and producer, who came to fame in partnership with his second wife Cher, as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher. He was also mayor of Palm Springs, California from 1988 to 1992, and congressman for California's...
Record producer / Politician / Singer / Songwriter / Actor / Musician / Film Score Composer
Date of Birth
  • February 16, 1935
  • Salvatore Philip Bono
  • Mayor Sonny Bono
  • Sonny Christie
  • Ronny Sommers
  • Prince Carter
  • Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono
  • Sonny
  • Sonny Bonno
  • Italian American
  • 5 ft 4 in (1.651 m)
  • United States of America
  • United States of America
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Notable Appearances
  • Good Times
  • Airplane II: The Sequel
    Joe Seluchi
  • Hairspray
    Franklin Von Tussle
  • Troll
    Peter Dickinson
  • Escape to Athena
    Bruno Rotelli
  • Rockin' the Night Away
  • Murder on Flight 502
    Jack Marshall
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