Bono Net Worth

Net Worth: $600 Million

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  • Source of Wealth Music, Songwriting, Venture Capital
  • Birth Place Dublin, Ireland
  • Height 5' 9" (1.76 m)
  • Marital Status Married {Ali Hewson)
  • Full Name Paul David Hewson
  • Nationality Irish
  • Date of Birth May 10, 1960
  • Ethnicity Irish
  • Occupation Singer, Musician. Songwriter, Venture Capitalist, Philanthropist
  • Education Mount Temple Comprehensive School
  • Children 4 (Eve Hewson, Jordan Hewson, Elijah Hewson, John Hewson)
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About Bono

Sir Paul Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is the lead singer of the famous rock group U2. With a net worth of $600 million, he is widely regarded as one of the most famous and influential frontmen in music. Bono became famous for being the lead singer in Irish rock band U2. The band quickly conquered America and the world with influential albums such as War, The Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby and All That You Can’t Leave Behind. To this date U2 is one of the most successful rock bands Ireland as produced, selling 150 million records worldwide. As well as his work in U2, Bono is renowned for his activism concerning Africa, found DATA, Project Red, EDUN and the One Campaign which all go towards providing aid to impoverished people in Africa. Bono has also proven himself as a successful businessman by being the managing director of Elevation Partners and co-owning The Clarence Hotel in Dublin with bandmate The Edge.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Bono's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 2014 N/A
Record Sales 2014

Estimated earnings from the album Songs of Innocence with U2 (certified gold by IFPI-AUT)

$7,500
Earnings 2010 N/A
Asset 2010

Value of his investment in Facebook after acquiring 1% of the company through his private equity firm, Elevation Partners

$90,000,000
Record Sales 2010

Estimated earnings from the video album U2 360° at the Rose Bowl with U2 (more than 300,000 copies sold and shipped worldwide)

$397,000
Earnings 2009 N/A
Record Sales 2009

Estimated earnings from the album No Line on the Horizon with U2 (certified 4x platinum by IRMA, 2x platinum by Music Canada, and platinum by RIAA, ARIA, BPI, BVMI, IFPI-SWI and RMNZ)

$5,000,000
Earnings 2007 N/A
Earning Turned Donation 2007

Earnings after accepting the Philadelphia Liberty Medal, which he donated to (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) DATA organization

$100,000
Box Office Sales 2007

Box office earnings from U2 3D

$26,170,000
Earnings 2006 N/A
Record Sales 2006

Estimated earnings from the video album U218 Videos with U2 (more than 70,000 copies sold and shipped worldwide)

$73,000
Record Sales 2006

Estimated earnings from the compilation album U218 Singles with U2 (certified 6x platinum by IRMA, 4x platinum by ARIA and RMNZ, 3x platinum by BPI, and platinum by Music Canada and IFPI-SWI)

$2,201,000
Earnings 2005 N/A
Record Sales 2005

Estimated earnings from the video album Vertigo 2005: Live from Chicago with U2 (more than 500,000 copies sold and shipped worldwide)

$529,000
Earnings 2004 N/A
Record Sales 2004

Estimated earnings from the album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb with U2 (certified 10x platinum by IRMA, 5x platinum by Music Canada, 4x platinum by ARIA and BPI, 3x platinum by RIAA and RMNZ, and platinum by IFPI-AUT and SNEP)

$9,000,000
Earnings 2003 N/A
Record Sales 2003

Estimated earnings from the video album U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle with U2 (more than 200,000 copies sold and shipped worldwide)

$263,000
Earnings 2002 N/A
Record Sales 2002

Estimated earnings from the compilation album The Best of 1990–2000 with U2 (certified 4x platinum by RMNZ, 3x platinum by Music Canada, 2x platinum by ARIA, BPI and IFPI-SWI, platinum by RIAA and IFPI-AUT, 2x gold by SNEP, and gold by BVMI)

$3,255,000
Record Sales 2002

Estimated earnings from the video album The Best of 1990–2000 with U2 (more than 3 million copies sold and shipped worldwide)

$3,255,000
Earnings 2001 N/A
Record Sales 2001

Estimated earnings from the video album Elevation 2001: Live from Boston with U2 (more than 400,000 copies sold and shipped worldwide)

$413,000
Earnings 2000 N/A
Record Sales 2000

Estimated earnings from the album All That You Can't Leave Behind with U2 (certified 5x platinum by ARIA and Music Canada, 4x platinum by RIAA, 3x platinum by BPI, 2x platinum by IRMA and IFPI-SWI, and platinum by IFPI-AUT)

$12,000,000
Earnings 1999 N/A
Record Sales 1999

Estimated earnings from the video album The Best of 1980–1990 with U2 (more than 7 million copies sold and shipped worldwide)

$7,835,000
Earnings 1998 N/A
Record Sales 1998

Estimated earnings from the video album PopMart: Live from Mexico City with U2 (certified platinum by ARIA)

$100,000
Record Sales 1998

Estimated earnings from the compilation album The Best of 1980–1990 with U2 (certified 9x platinum by RMNZ, 8x platinum by ARIA, 6x platinum by Music Canada, 5x platinum by BPI, 4x platinum by RIAA, 3x platinum by IFPI-SWI, 2x platinum by IFPI-AUT and SNEP, and platinum by BVMI)

$7,835,000
Earnings 1997 N/A
Record Sales 1997

Estimated earnings from the album Pop with U2 (certified 3x platinum by Music Canada, platinum by RIAA, ARIA, BPI, IFPI-AUT, IFPI-SWI and SNEP, and gold by BVMI)

$7,000,000
Earnings 1994 N/A
Record Sales 1994

Estimated earnings from the video album Zoo TV: Live from Sydney with U2 (certified 2x platinum by ARIA and platinum by RIAA)

$115,000
Earnings 1993 N/A
Record Sales 1993

Estimated earnings from the album Zooropa with U2 (certified 4x platinum by Music Canada and RMNZ, 3x platinum by ARIA, 2x platinum by RIAA, platinum by BPI and SNEP, and gold by BVMI and IFPI-AUT)

$7,000,000
Earnings 1992 N/A
Record Sales 1992

Estimated earnings from the video album Achtung Baby: The Videos, the Cameos, and a Whole Lot of Interference from Zoo TV with U2 (certified platinum by RIAA and gold by Music Canada)

$105,000
Earnings 1991 N/A
Record Sales 1991

Estimated earnings from the album Achtung Baby with U2 (certified diamond by Music Canada, 8x platinum by RIAA, 5x platinum by ARIA and RMNZ, 4x platinum by BPI, 2x platinum by SNEP, platinum by BVMI and IFPI-AUT, and gold by IFPI-SWI)

$18,000,000
Earnings 1988 N/A
Record Sales 1988

Estimated earnings from the album Rattle and Hum with U2 (certified 7x platinum by Music Canada, 5x platinum by RIAA, 4x platinum by BPI, 2x platinum by IFPI-SWI, platinum by BVMI, and gold by SNEP)

$15,000,000
Earnings 1987 N/A
Record Sales 1987

Estimated earnings from the album The Joshua Tree with U2 (certified diamond by RIAA and Music Canada, 14 times platinum by RMNZ, 6x platinum by BPI, 5x platinum by Music Canada, 3x platinum by IFPI-AUT, 2x platinum by BVMI and SNEP)

$25,000,000
Earnings 1984 N/A
Record Sales 1984

Estimated earnings from the album The Unforgettable Fire with U2 (certified 3x platinum by RIAA and Music Canada, 2x platinum by BPI, and gold by SNEP)

$7,000,000
Earnings 1983 N/A
Record Sales 1983

Estimated earnings from the live album Under a Blood Red Sky with U2 (certified 3x platinum by RIAA and BPI, 2x platinum by Music Canada, and platinum by BVMI and SNEP)

$1,930,000
Record Sales 1983

Estimated earnings from the album War with U2 (certified 4x platinum by RIAA, 3x platinum by Music Canada, 2x platinum by BPI and SNEP, and gold by BVMI and IFPI-SWI)

$9,000,000
Earnings 1982 N/A
Asset 1982

Value of his San Remo apartment building in Manhattan, which he bought from Steve Jobs

$15,000,000
Earnings 1981 N/A
Record Sales 1981

Estimated earnings from the album October with U2 (certified platinum by RIAA and BPI)

$2,000,000
Earnings 1980 N/A
Record Sales 1980

Estimated earnings from the album Boy with U2 (certified platinum by RIAA and Music Canada, and gold by ARIA and BPI)

$3,000,000
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