Paul Hewson, known professionally as Bono, is a musician, philanthropist, and activist best known for being the frontman of the band U2. Born May 10th, 1960 in Dublin, Ireland, Hewson was raised along with his brother in a suburb of a town called Finglas. During his youth, Hewson received his now famous nickname “Bono” while part of a street gang. Bono’s mother passed away when he was just 14, which inspired a number of U2’s songs. Bono later married Alison Stewart, a girl he had known since their school days. The couple later had four children.
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2. Income & Salary
Bono’s largest claim to fame has been the band U2. U2 was formed back in 1976 as a cover band. After one member leaving and a few name changes, the band found success with songs that dealt with social and political subjects. The band has had decades worth of success including 22 Grammy awards, a Golden Globe award, and a 2005 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Outside of U2, Bono is one of the world’s most well-known charitable performers. He has received awards such as the International Presidential Medal of Honor from Chile, the Philadelphia Liberty Medal, and the Portuguese Order of Liberty. On March 29th, 2007, he was granted knighthood in a ceremony in his birthplace of Dublin, Ireland.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Between 2012 and 2013, Bono is estimated to have earned 110 million dollars. As of March, 14th, 2014, Bono has managed a total net worth of over 600 million dollars.