Who is Bono ans how much his net worth? Bono is an Irish singer who is lead vocalist of the band U2. He is also a songwriter, capitalist, musician, and businessman. Bono is also the primary lyricist of the band. He has also recorded with various other artists and has provided the soundtrack of the movie ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’. He is a philanthropist and is widely known for various social causes. In his career, he has received 22 Grammy Awards with U2. He was offered an honorary knighthood by the Queen of United Kingdom Elizabeth II. Bono has also been inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Paul David Hewson was popularly known as known as Bono was born on 10 May 1960, in Dublin the capital of Ireland. He was born to parents Iris and Brendan Robert “Bob” Hewson. He also has an elder brother and was raised in Finglas. He attended the Glasnevin national School and then later went to Mount Temple Comprehensive School. When he was 14 years old his mother died of ‘cerebral aneurysm’.
He met with a street gang called ‘Lypton Village’ and they had the ritual of giving nick names. He was given several nicknames and at last, he was given the name ‘Bono’. He was also given the nick name ‘Bono Vox’ which meant good voice in Latin by his friend named Gavin Friday. When he left his school, his father told him to leave the house if he wasn’t able to pay for himself within a year.
Bono met Alison Stewart when he was in school. The couple got married and Alison changed her surname to ‘Hewson’. They have got four children namely Jordan, Memphis Eve, Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q, and John Abraham. Bono is suffering from glaucoma and always seen in the public with sunglasses.
In 1976, Bono and his friends formed the band U2 with the Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., and Adam Clayton. His role was to sing, play guitar and write songs. He has written the lyrics of almost all the songs by U2. The songs which he writes basically have religious theme or connection. In 1980, his band released their first international single called “11 O’Clock Tick Tock”. In October 1981, they released their album entitled ‘October’.
Their third album ‘War’ was released on January 1, 1983. Their fourth studio album was called ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ and it was released in October 1984. This was followed by other albums ‘The Joshua Tree’, ‘Rattle and Hum’, ‘Achtung Baby’, and ‘Zooropa’. The band also provided a soundtrack for the film ‘Batman Forever’. Their tenth studio album called ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ was released in October 2000. The band is currently working on their next album called ‘Songs of Experience’.
During performances, Bono attempts to interact with the crowd. He has worked with several other artists like Green Day, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Kylie Minogue, Quincy Jones, The Corrs, Rihanna, and Jay-Z.
Together with U2, Bono has won several awards in his career. They have received 2 Oscar nominations and have won 2 Golden Globe Awards out of 6 nominations. They have won 22 Grammy Awards and 13 Pollstar Awards. The band has won a total of 95 awards. In 2004, Time magazine named him as the ‘100 Most Influential People’.
Bono Net Worth
Bono has done many endeavors in his career. He has left a legacy by his contribution to music and philanthropy. Bono’s net worth is an estimated $750 million. He owes this fortune to all the success he has had with U2. Apart from that he has also worked and recorded with other artists.
In the late 1980s, he bought an apartment from Steve Jobs worth $15 million. In 1992, he and Edge bought the ‘Clarence Hotel’. He has also provided the score for the movie ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’. He also serves as a member of the equity firm ‘Elevation Partners’. He has also invested in Forbes media group and in 2012 his stake was valued at $1 billion.
For his dedication to philanthropy, Bono has received several honors from different countries. He is also the recipient of TED prize.