Facts of Bono
|Birth Name||Paul David Hewson|
|Father Name||Brendan Robert "Bob" Hewson|
|Mother Name||Iris Hewson|
|No Of Children||4|
|Filmography||Across The Universe|
|Education||Mount Temple Comprehensive School|
|Date of Birth||May 10,1960|
22 times Grammy Awards winner, Bono is an Irish singer, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best known as the frontman of the rock band U2 with which he recorded songs like With or Without You, One, and Sunday Bloody Sunday, and many others.
Bono was inducted in the Rock and Hall of Fame as a member of U2 in 2005. He was awarded the knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his charitable works and has also been made the Commandeur of the French Order of Arts and Letters.
What does Bono Vox mean?
During his childhood, Bono was a part of a street gang called Lypton Village and his closet friend used to call him by names. He had several names like Bon Murray, Houseman, Bono Vox of O'Connell Street.
He was nicknamed Bono Vox by his childhood friend Gavin Friday. The word Bono Vox is derived from the Latin phrase Bonavox which means good voice. He initially hated the name but after understanding the meaning he finally accepted it.
What is Bono's Net Worth in 2019?
As of 2019, the Irish singer has accumulated a massive wealth of $700 million. He made most of his net worth from the sales of record albums and as a businessman.
Bono's Career with U2- Songs and Albums
U2 was founded by Bono when he was just 16 after seeing an advertisement in his high school's bulletin board. They initially started with the name of Feedback but changed it to U2 in 1977. Its members are The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr...
The band landed a record deal in 1980 with Island Records and since then have released 14 studio albums, 3 compilation albums, 15 video albums, 72 music videos, and 83 hit singles.
Apart from his work with U2, he has also collaborated with the greatest names of the music industry like Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen, Kylie Minogue, Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez, to name some.
He has also acted in the movie Across The Universe, which made $29.6 million at the box office. The salary he received for his appearance in the movie hasn't been disclosed by the singer.
Bono's investment in Facebook
Rumors has it that Bono turned billionaire after investing in Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook via Elevation Partners. The firm made a pre-IPO investment in the social media platform of around $210 million. The investment is now worth $1.5 billion.
The Irish singer is amongst the six founding members of Elevation Partners. It is believed that Bono made about $40-$50 million from Facebook. Some sources claim that he owned 1% of Facebook which had a value of $90 million in 2010.
Houses and Cars
The U2 frontman resides with his family in Dublin, in the Killiney mansion. The price of the house is unknown.
He also owns an apartment at The Sam Remo apartment building in Manhattan which was previously owned by Late Steve Jobs. The apartment was bought by the singer for $15 million. His neighbors in the building are Demi Moore, Steve Martin, and Steven Spielberg.
Bono also owns a luxurious villa in Exe bord du Mer, France where he is neighbors with his band's guitarist, The Edge.
He is the proud owner of 140 ft long yacht, The Cyan, on which he spent $25-$30 million. The weekly charter price of the yacht is $204,000 to 255,000.
Bono's garage houses a 1980 Mercedes 450 SEL which can now be bought for $11,000, a Maserati Quattroporte of $207,240, a Volkswagen Tiguan whose base price is $27,995, and a Tesla Roadster of $250,000.
The Irish singer was once spotted cruising around in a Ducati 916 of $14,495.
Bono is a philanthropist and has been on Forbes list of Generous Celebrity for helping Debt AIDS Trade Africa (DATA) on their cause of eradicating and stopping the spread of the fatal disease in Africa. He personally donated $50,000 to One in Four Ireland, an organization that fights against sexual abuse.
He is also known to have supported the cause of Wildlife Conservation Society, Not On Our Watch, Mulago Positive Women’s Network, Make Poverty History, Food Bank For New York City, Elton John AIDS Foundation, and Charity Projects Entertainment Fund, to name a few.
Bono' Short Biography- His Age, Wife, Height, and Weight
He was born as Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland on 10th May 1960. He is the second son of father Brendan Robert "Bob" Hewson and Iris Hewson. He has an elder brother named Norman Hewson.
His mother died when he was just a teenager and most of U2 songs like Mofo, Lemon, and I Will Follow deal with the loss of his mother. He is of Irish nationality and his ethnicity is white.
As a child, he went to Glasnevin National School and later attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School.
Wife and Children
The 59-year-old singer is married to businesswoman and activist Alison Hewson. The couple married on 21st August 1982 at the Church of Ireland.
They have four children together; two daughters and two sons. His daughters Jordan Hewson and Memphis Eve were born on 10th May 1989 and 7th July 1991 respectively. Bono's sons are named Bob Patricuius Guggi Q (1999) and John Abraham (2001).
Why does he always wear sunglasses?
Bono always wears sunglasses because of his sensitivity towards light.
In one of his interview with the Rolling Stone in 2005, he talked about his sensitive eyes,
[I have] very sensitive eyes to light. If somebody takes my photograph, I will see the flash for the rest of the day. My right eye swells up. I’ve a blockage there, so that my eyes go red a lot. So it’s part vanity, it’s part privacy, and part sensitivity
Height and Weight
The Irish singer has a height of 5 feet and 6 inches (168 cm) and his body weighs around 72 kg (158.73 lbs).
As a musician, he earned most of his net worth from the sales of the studio albums with the band U2.
|Under a Blood Red Sky||1983||$1,930,000|
|The Unforgettable Fire||1984||$7,000,000|
|The Joshua Tree||1987||$25,000,000|
|Rattle and Hum||1988||$15,000,000|
|Achtung Baby: The Videos, the Cameos, and a Whole Lot of Interference from Zoo TV (video album)||1992||$105,000|
|Zoo TV: Live from Sydney (video album)||1994||$115,000|
|The Best of 1980–1990 (compilation album)||1998||$7,835,000|
|PopMart: Live from Mexico City (video album)||1998||$100,000|
|All That You Can't Leave Behind||2000||$12,000,000|
|Elevation 2001: Live from Boston (2001)||2001||$413,000|
|The Best of 1990–2000 (video album)||2002||$3,255,000|
|U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle (video album)||2003||$263,000|
|How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb||2004||$9,000,000|
|Vertigo 2005: Live from Chicago (video album)||2005||$529,000|
|U218 Videos (video album)||2006||$73,000|
|U218 Singles (compilation album)||2006||$2,201,000|
|No Line on the Horizon||2009||$5,000,000|
|U2 360° at the Rose Bowl (video album)||2010||$397,000|
|Songs of Innocence||2014||$7,500|
|Songs of Experience||2017||N/A|
Being an integral part of the band he must have received a fair cut for his effort.