Bono is a well-known Irish singer-songwriter who is the lead singer of the band U2. Additionally, he is also a philanthropist, businessman, musician, and venture capitalist. Apart from U2, he has worked with several other artists. He has been active with U2 since 1976 and has released many albums with the rock band. Bono has won several accolades and was named as the Time Persons of the Year in 2005. Here is a quick summary of Bono’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Bono Early Life
Paul David Hewson, aka “Bono”, was born in Dublin, Ireland on 10 May 1960, His parents are Brendan Robert “Bob” Hewson and Iris Hewson.
He was a student at Mount Temple Comprehensive School, and became a part of the street gang known as “Lypton Village”. In there, he got numerous nicknames and finally got the name of “Bono”.
In 1982, Bono got married to Alison Stewart who is a businesswoman and activist. The couple has four children named Memphis Eve, Jordan, John Abraham, and Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q.
Bono always wears a sunglass when in public. The singer has got glaucoma. He is also active in philanthropy and has been involved in AIDS pandemic and African plight. For his efforts, The Government of Chile conferred him with the International Presidential Medal of Honour in 2004.
Bono Career, Awards & Achievement
Bono became a part of U2 in 1976. His band released its debut album called ‘Boy’ in 1980. A year later, they released the album ‘October’. This was followed by releasing the album ‘War’. In October 1984, U2 released the album ‘The Unforgettable Fire’.
In 1987, U2 released ‘The Joshua Tree’. Their album ‘Rattle and Hum’ became available from October 1988. In the 1990s, they released the albums ‘Achtung Baby’, ‘Zooropa’, and ‘Pop’. In 2000, they released ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’.
Their albums from the 21st century include ‘How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb’, ‘No Line on the Horizon’, ‘Songs of Innocence’, and ‘Songs of Experience’. Bono has also released the live album called ‘Under a Red Blood Sky’ in 1983, which was a multi-platinum album.
They have also released three compilation albums, 15 video albums, 8 EPs, and 67 singles. Some of their popular singles include “The Unforgettable Fire”, “With or Without Fire”, “Where the Streets Have No Name”, “Desire”, “All I Want Is You”, “The Fly”, “Mysterious Ways”, “Sweetest Thing”, “Beautiful Day”, “Get On Your Boots’, and “Ordinary Love”.
Awards & Achievements
Bono has been made the Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters. Queen Elizabeth II made him an honorary knighthood for his contribution to music. Bono has won several awards with U2. They have been nominated twice for the Academy Award. They are the winner of two Golden Globe Awards out of five nominations. The band has won 22 Grammy Awards out of 47 nominations. They have won several other awards like World Soundtrack Academy, MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Juno Award, Ivor Novello Awards, and Brit Awards.
Net Worth of Bono
Bono has a net worth of more than $700 million. He made this fortune by releasing a number of albums with U2, many of which have been certified multi-platinum. He also prepared the music of ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’, which is a Broadway musical. Bono has also released many videos and has appeared on many television shows like American Idol, Entourage, and The Simpsons. Additionally, he is the co-owner of the Clarence Hotel and is on the board of Elevation Partners.
Bono is one of the legendary singers in the world. He has got many fans across the world and has also been active in various other endeavors. He has also worked with various other artists like Rihanna, Jay Z, Green Day, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and many others.