What is Jon Bon Jovi’s net worth?
Jon Bon Jovi has a net worth of $410 million and is an American rock performer, singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, actor, and philanthropist. Bon Jovi is best known for being the founding member and lead singer of the rock band Bon Jovi. Since its inception in 1983, the band has seen a million faces and has rocked them all.
Bon Jovi can easily generate $100 – $150 million in a typical touring year. For example, the band earned $135 million worldwide in 2019. During that time, Jon amassed a personal fortune of $40 million.
John Francis Bongiovi Jr. was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, on March 2, 1962. His parents are both veteran Marines. His father was a barber, and he grew up in a barbershop. His mother worked as a florist and eventually as a Playboy Bunny. He hails from an Italian family that is quite close-knit.
He was drawn to music at a young age and began playing the guitar and piano at the age of 13 when he joined his first band, Raze. Jon spent his freshman and sophomore years at St. Joseph High School before transferring to Sayreville War Memorial High School for his last two years. Jon met David Bryan in high school and the two founded the band Atlantic City Expressway. As part of John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones, Jon also toured clubs and opened for bigger (at the time) local bands.
Tony, Jon’s cousin, owns The Power Station, a recording studio in New York City. Jon spent his adolescent years there, which led to his first paid singing job at the age of sixteen on the “Star Wars Christmas Album.”
Jon contacted his friend David Bryan, who contacted his friends, bassist Alec John Such and drummer Tico Torres, in the spring of 1983. Richie Sambora, a guitarist, joined the band not long after. “Runaway,” Jon and the band’s first hit, was recorded. Jon sought unsuccessfully to get his single played on New York City radio stations until one DJ chose to do so. “Runaway” became a Top 40 hit almost immediately. Jon secured a recording contract with Mercury Records, and Bon Jovi was created.
In 1984 and 1985, Bon Jovi released their first two albums. With the release of their third album, “Slippery When Wet,” in 1986, Bon Jovi achieved worldwide popularity. That album gave birth to three classic Bon Jovi songs: “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” and “Living on a Prayer,” the latter two of which went on to become number one hits. The band’s most successful album is “Slippery When Wet.” “New Jersey,” the band’s next album, had the singles “Born to Be Your Baby,” “Lay Your Hands On Me,” and “I’ll Be There For You,” among others.
Bon Jovi has 14 studio albums to their credit as of this writing: “Bon Jovi” in 1984, “7800° Fahrenheit” in 1985, “Slippery When Wet” in 1986, “New Jersey” in 1988, “Keep the Faith” in 1992, “These Days” in 1995, “Crush” in 2000, “Bounce” in 2002, “Have a Nice Day” in 2005, “Lost Highway” in 2007, “The Circle” in 2009, “This House I
Jon Bon Jovi has dabbled in acting, with roles in “Moonlight and Valentino,” “U-571,” “Sex and the City,” “The West Wing,” and “Ally McBeal” among his credits. As a solo performer and with his band, Jon has won numerous prizes, including a Grammy Award, American Music Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a BRIT Award.
Bon Jovi was elected into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009 as a songwriter. Bon Jovi was ranked #50 on Billboard Magazine’s “Power 100” list in 2012, a list of the most prominent and influential persons in the music industry. Bon Jovi has done over 2,700 performances for over 34 million fans in over 50 countries. In 2006, Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, and in 2018, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the United States.
In 2004, Jon Bon Jovi founded and became the major owner of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. He is no longer a franchise member.
Jon expressed interest in purchasing 15% of the Atlanta Falcons for $150 million in 2011.
Jon was one of a group of investors who made it to the final round of bidding for the Buffalo Bills in 2014.
Jon established the JBJ Soul Foundation in 2006 to help people who are poor or homeless. In October 2011, he opened his first JBJ Soul Kitchen, a community-based restaurant where guests pay what they can afford or donate an hour of their time to serve there. JBJ Soul Kitchen gave away complimentary meals to government employees and their families who were affected by the federal government shutdown in early 2019. JBJ Soul Kitchens are located in Red Bank, Toms River, and Newark, New Jersey, as of 2020. The site in Newark is on the Rutgers University campus.
In high school, Jon met Dorthea Hurley. Jon then took a covert side trip to Las Vegas to marry Dorthea during a 1989 Los Angeles stop on Bon Jovi’s New Jersey Syndicate Tour. On April 29, 1989, they married at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. Stephanie, a daughter, was born in 1993, while Jesse, Jacob, and Romeo, sons, were born in 1995, 2002, and 2003, respectively (2004).
He was named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People In The World” by People Magazine in 1996. People magazine named him “Sexiest Rock Star” in 2000.
He has a connection to Frank Sinatra.