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U2 Net Worth

U2 Net Worth

Net Worth: $838 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Music (Rock Band)
  • Full Name U2
  • Nationality Ireland
  • Ethnicity Irish
  • Occupation Musician

About U2

Irish rock band, U2, has a net worth of $838 million. U2 became one of the most popular rock & roll bands of the ’80s. They were rock & roll crusaders during an era of synthesized pop and heavy metal, equally known for their sweeping sound as for their grandiose statements about politics and religion.

U2 broke the record for the highest grossing tour in April 2011, taking the title from the Rolling Stones. The globetrotting tour increased the amount earned from the back catalogue, merchandise and airplay to more than £6m a year. Paul Hewson (Bono), Adam Clayton, Dave Evans (the Edge, pictured) and Larry Mullen get about one-fifth of sales each, as does manager Paul McGuinness, who also has an investment portfolio and art. U2’s invested career earnings lift them to £519m.

The ageless rockers are wrapping up the most lucrative tour in the history of music. In April 2011 the group’s 360 Tour surpassed the Rolling Stones’ Bigger Bang Tour, which grossed $554 million from 2005 to 2007. By the time U2’s tour ends in summer 2011, the band will have sold $700 million worth of tickets over two years and played to more than 7 million people.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of U2'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 2012
  • Earnings 2011
  • Earnings 2008
  • Earnings 2007
  • Earnings 2001
  • Earnings 1998
  • Earnings 1992
  • Earnings 1987
Earnings 2012 $78 Million
Earnings 2011 $195 Million
Ticket Sales Jul. 2011

Total ticket sales earned by U2 360 tour

$736,000,000
Earnings 2008 N/A
Contract Mar. 2008

In March 2008, this Irish boy band signed a $100-million contract with Live Nation

$100,000,000
Earnings 2007 $30 Million
Earnings 2001 $69 Million
Ticket Sales 2001

Gross ticket sales of U2's Elevation Tour

$143,000,000
Earnings 1998 N/A
Ticket Sales 1998

Gross box office sales of U2's PopMart Tour

$171,000,000
Earnings 1992 N/A
Ticket Sales 1992

Gross earnings of Zoo TV tour from its 73 North American shows

$67,000,000
Earnings 1987 N/A
Ticket Sales 1987

Earnings from U2's The Joshua Tree Tour

$35,000,000
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