Jon Bon Jovi Net Worth
Jon Bon Jovi net worth: Jon Bon Jovi is a New Jersey-born rock star, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, and philanthropist who has a net worth of $410 million. Bon Jovi is best known as the founder and frontman of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Bon Jovi. The band was formed in 1983 and has seen a million faces and rocked them all.
In a typical touring year, Bon Jovi the band can easily gross $100 – $150 million. For example, in 2019 the band grossed $135 million worldwide. Jon earned $40 million personally in that time period.
Early Life: John Francis Bongiovi Jr., known professionally as Jon Bon Jovi, was born on March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He is the son of two former Marines, barber John Francis Bongiovi Sr. and Playboy Bunny-turned-florist Carol. He has two brothers, Anthony and Matthew. He is related to Frank Sinatra. Bon Jovi was raised Catholic. He spent summers with his grandparents in Erie, Pennsylvania. Jon attended St. Joseph High School, in Metuchen, New Jersey, during his freshman and sophomore years. He transferred to Sayreville War Memorial High School in Parlin, New Jersey for his junior and senior years.
Bon Jovi's interest in music was sparked at an early age. He began playing the piano and guitar music in 1975, at the age of 13, with his first band, Raze. When he was 16, he met David Bryan and formed a band called Atlantic City Expressway. Still in his teens, Bon Jovi played in the band John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones, playing clubs and opening for local acts. 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 Tony Bongiovi. It was through his cousin that Jon received his first professional gig at age 17, 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 afterward, Mercury Records gave Jon a recording contract and the band Bon Jovi was officially formed.
Career: In March 1983, Jon Bon Jovi called David Bryan, who called bassist Alec John Such and an experienced drummer named Tico Torres. Richie Sambora later joined the band. Bon Jovi, Sambora, Such, Bryan, and Torres became the founding members of Bon Jovi. In 1984 and 1985, Bon Jovi released their first two albums, and their debut single "Runaway" managed to crack the Top 40. In 1986, the band achieved widespread success and global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet, which included three Top 10 singles, two of which ("You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' on a Prayer") reached number one on the charts.
Slippery When Wet is their most successful album and has been certified diamond by the RIAA. Bon Jovi has released 13 albums: Bon Jovi, in 1984, 7800° Fahrenheit in 1985, Slippery When Wet in 1986, New Jersey in 1988, Keep the Faith in 1992, These Days in 1995, Crush in 2000, Bounce in 2002, Have a Nice Day in 2005, Lost Highway in 2007, The Circle in 2009, What About Now in 2013, and This House Is Not for Sale in 2016. The last four of those albums all reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Bon Jovi has dabbled in acting, appearing in film and television titles such as Moonlight and Valentino and Ally McBeal. Jon has earned many awards, both as a solo artist and with his band, including a Grammy Award, American Music Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and BRIT Award. Jon released two solo albums, Blaze of Glory and Destination Anywhere.
As a songwriter, Bon Jovi was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2012, Bon Jovi ranked #50 on the list of Billboard Magazine's "Power 100," a ranking of the most powerful and influential people in the music business. Bon Jovi has performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and into the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2018.
To date, the band has sold over 130 million albums worldwide. In the 1990s, Bon Jovi started an acting career, starring in the films Moonlight and Valentino and U-571 and appearing on television in Sex and the City, Ally McBeal, and The West Wing.
Sports Franchises: In 2004, Bon Jovi became the founder and primary owner of the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul. He is no longer part of the franchise.
In 2011, Jon expressed interest in buying 15% of the Atlanta Falcons for $150 million.
In 2014, a group of investors including Jon made it to the final round of bidding to buy the Buffalo Bills.
Philanthropy: Jon founded the JBJ Soul Foundation in 2006 to support community efforts to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. On October 19, 2011, it opened the JBJ Soul Kitchen, a community restaurant where patrons pay what they can afford for their meals, either with money or by volunteering work. On January 21, 2019, the restaurant provided free meals to government workers and family members who had been affected by the federal government shutdown. As of 2020, there are three JBJ Soul Kitchens operating in Red Bank, Toms River, and Newark, New Jersey. The Newark location is on the campus of Rutgers University.
At JBJ Soul Kitchen you won't find any prices listed on the menu. To dine in, you have two options: you can make a donation, or you can volunteer. One hour of work cooking, washing dishes, busing tables, or waitressing earns the volunteer a three-course meal. At the original locations to cover a meal with cash, guests are asked to make a minimum $20 donation, or more if they want to help cover the cost of others. The Newark location has a $12 minimum.
Personal Life: In 1989, during a stop in Los Angeles for the New Jersey Syndicate Tour, Jon took a secret trip to Las Vegas to marry his high school sweetheart Dorthea Hurley. The couple tied the knot on April 29 at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. Jon and Dorthea have four children: a daughter, Stephanie Rose (born May 31, 1993), and three sons, Jesse James Louis (born February 19, 1995), Jacob Hurley (born May 7, 2002), and Romeo Jon (born March 29, 2004).
In 1996, People Magazine named him one of the "50 Most Beautiful People In The World." In 2000, People awarded him the title "Sexiest Rock Star."
Real Estate: In July 2019, Jon put his Middletown, New Jersey mansion on the market for $20 million. The High Point Estate is a 15-acre property that was custom built in 1999. The six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home has 18,000 square feet of living space. The property sits on the Navesink River, with 750 feet of water frontage, as well as water views from the breakfast room, family room, dining room, the master bedroom, and one of the other bedrooms. The yard has a heated outdoor pool with cabanas, a pub, and a three-bedroom carriage house built in 1910. The stables on the property have been converted into a recording studio. The property is located an hour outside of New York City.
Jon Bon Jovi
|Net Worth:||$410 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 2, 1962 (58 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Profession:||Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Musician, Record producer, Composer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|