Jon Bon Jovi also known as John Francis Bongiovi Jr, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and more. Jon Bon Jovi founded his rock band in 1983. He has been ranked 16th among American celebrities. Keep reading to know more about Jon Bon Jovi’s net worth in 2018.
Jon Bon Jovi Early Life
John Francis Bongiovi Jr. or Jon Bon Jovi was born to two former Marines. John Francis Bongiovi Sr., barber and Carol (Sharkey), Playboy Bunny turned florist. Jon has two brothers: Anthony and Matthew. Jon’s father had Italian origin from Sciacca, Sicily and Slovak ancestry. His mother had German and Russian descent.
According to Jon, he was a blood relative of Frank Sinatra. Jon was raised Catholic. He spent his summers with his grandparents in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he sold newspapers. Jon attended St. Joseph High School, in Metuchen, New Jersey, where he completed freshman and sophomore years. Jon transferred to Sayreville War Memorial High School in Parlin, New Jersey.
Later, on his “The New Jersey Syndicate Tour,” Jon stopped at Los Angeles and secretly traveled to Las Vegas. On 29th April 1989, Jon married his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley (b. 29th September 1962) at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. The couple has four children: a daughter, Stephanie Rose (b. 31st May 1993), and three sons: Jesse James Louis (b. 19th February 1995), Jacob Hurley (b. 7th May 2002) and Romeo Jon (b. 29th March 2004).
Jon Bon Jovi Career, Awards & Achievement
Jon skipped his classes to join local bands with friends. His cousin, Tony Bongiovi was the owner of The Power Station, then famous studio at NYC. Although his academic records were poor, the 16-years Jon was already playing in clubs. Also, Jon played with David Bryan, the keyboardist, in ten-piece rhythm and blues band, “Atlantic City Expressway.” Jon played for bands namely “The Rest,” “The Lechers,” “John Bongiovi” and “Wild Ones.”
The 17-year old John swept the floor for Tony Bongiovi’s recording studio. When Meco was recording an album – “Christmas in the Stars: The Star Wars Christmas” (1980), Tony recommended Jon for the song “R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas”. This became Jon’s first professional recording. After this, Jon recorded the Scandal rhythmic guitar in the music video – “Love’s Got A Line On You” (1983). This song became no. 59 hit song in America. Jon used his band and recorded two solo albums and 12 studio albums. Jon Bon sold over 130 million albums worldwide.
Hence, Jon Bon Jovi is one of the World’s Best-Selling Music Artists. In the 1990s, Jon began his acting career in “Moonlight and Valentino” and “U-571”. He also made television appearances in series: “Sex and the City” and “Ally McBeal.” Jon created “The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation” (2006) for fighting individual’s economic despair.
He campaigned in Presidential elections for Al Gore (2000), John Kerry (2004) and Barack Obama (2008). President Barack Obama called John to the White House Council for Community solutions (2010).
Jon was the founder and majority owner of Philadelphia Soul, Arena Football League team (2004). He appeared on television commercials with John Elway, Hall of Fame quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Currently, Jon does not own the Soul since he purchased 15% of the Atlanta Falcons for 150 million dollars (2011).
Awards & Achievements:
People Magazine listed Jon as one of “50 Most Beautiful People In The World” (1996). People also awarded Jon the title, “Sexiest Rock Star” when he was placed at #13 on VH1’s “100 Sexiest Artists” (2000). Jon was awarded the honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey (2001). Jon became a famous songwriter when his name was added to the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2009). He ranked #50 on the list of Billboard Magazine’s “Power 100” (2012) and “The Most Powerful and Influential People in the Music Business.”
Net Worth of Jon Bon Jovi
The estimated net worth of Jon Bon Jovi is $425 million. He is continuously raking in huge wealth and from past 3-4 years he is earning annually $80 million. His performance fees in each city for the because we can tour was $3,000,000. His new jersey mansion is valued at $22,000,000. He also is an active philanthropist and donated $1,000,000 to New Jersey Relief Fund after the Hurricane Sandy created massacre. With over 120 million sale of records worldwide, Jon Bon Jovi is earning high every passing year.
At the age of 55 years, Jon Bon Jovi is still very active towards his work. He is a social worker who helps people in need. He took part in presidential election campaigns as well. With so many fields he is active in, Jon is known worldwide and has created a name for himself in the entertainment industry.