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U2's Bono To Become World's Richest Musician

May 18, 2012 11:30 AM

230bonoxmasconcert122410_01_X17.jpgWho knew Bono would surpass Paul McCartney as the richest man in music history?

The U2 frontman is set to become the richest musician in the world thanks to the Facebook IPO, according to NME. 

After Facebook went public on Friday, all of its early investors are set to earn huge amounts of money from the flotation, and Bono is one of them!

Private equity firm Elevation Partners, which the Irish singer joined after it was created in 2004, now owns a 2.3 percent stake in social network company, which it bought for $90 million in 2009.

Now that Facebook is valued at over $100 billion, Bono's stake is now worth more than $1.5 billion, catapulting the singer's worth beyond Beatle McCartney, whose fortune is worth around $1.05 billion.

Congrats, Bono!

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Bono And The Edge Negotiating To Perform On American Idol Finale

May 20, 2011 07:50 AM

bonologoright230WM.jpgBono is working on securing a performance with his bandmate The Edge for the season finale episode of American Idol, according to Page Six.

The U2 frontman is reportedly asking to play a few of their songs from the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Bono is also negotiating for the play's stars to join him on stage.

An insider tells Page Six:

    "They are talking to Fox about how it would work. Ideally, Bono and The Edge would perform and be joined onstage by the 'Spider-Man' cast. If everyone agrees, with millions watching, it could be great for the production."

The Spider-Man production has been plagued with drama ... including injuries to a few cast members during rehearsals. Find out when the play will open to the public ... after the jump.

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Bono Spends Time With His Family While Spider-Man Musical Suffers Delays

Nov 9, 2010 03:15 PM

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The U2 singer strolled with his family - wife Alison and boys John and Elijah - in the Big Apple on Tuesday sporting his trademark sunglasses, but how come Bono looks so blue?

Perhaps because the Spider-Man musical, entitled Turn Off The Dark, has delayed its official opening from December to January 11, 2011. Broadway's most expensive show ever (it cost $60 million) "has an unprecedented level of technical artistry, and getting it right takes time," says lead producer Michael Cohl.

Either way, we're still excited to see the Julie Taymor-directed show and hear original music from Bono and The Edge!

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Bono And The Edge Party Like The Rockstars They Are In Istanbul

Sep 6, 2010 04:35 PM

Bono u2 istanbul turkey band singer the edge party Bono u2 istanbul turkey band singer the edge party Tonight may be all about business when U2 takes the stage for a show at Istabul's Olympic Stadium, but last night it was purely pleasure with Bono double-fisting drinks and The Edge smoking out of a hookah at the Reina nightclub in the Turkish city.

Bono's back surgery had forced them to postpone several of their Tour 360 dates, but it looks as if he's back and feeling better than ever!

Yesterday the humanitarian met with Turkey's prime minister, where he gifted him with a Red iPod. Think he loaded any U2 songs on there?

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Bono's Back Surgery May Force Replacement Act for U2

May 24, 2010 02:46 PM


While Bono recovers from his emergency spinal surgery, U2 may have to give up their headlining spot at the Glastonbury Festival in London on June 25. The event's organizer says that Coldplay and Dizzee Rascal are in the running.

On the U2 website, the rockers have already said they'd be postponing their opening concert date on June 3 in Salt Lake City.

The U2 frontman reportedly injured his back while rehearsing for the band's U2 360 world tour and is now recovering at a hospital in Munich, Germany. According to sources, the band is going to announce later this week they're pulling out of Glastonbury.

U2's sold out concert dates in Anaheim, CA for June 6 and 7 are still a go ... for now.

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U2 Were The Biggest Concert Draw Of 2009

Dec 31, 2009 10:44 AM


U2 sold $123 million worth of tickets to its stadium tour this year, making them the most popular musical act on the North American concert circuit this year, according to Pollstar.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band came in second with $94.5 million, so even though U2's album sales weren't stellar, that's certainly something to celebrate!

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A Beautiful Day For Bono

Nov 5, 2009 03:00 PM

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Who doesn't love U2? Check out the world-famous band rehearse at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany today...

"With or without youuuuu!"

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Bono Splashes Around In St. Barths

Apr 9, 2009 06:45 AM

bono swimming facial hairbono swimming facial hair Bono continues to enjoy his vacation in St. Barths - we spotted the U2 singer spending some quality time with his kids at the beach...

Wonder what Helena Christensen is up to, while Bono's with the fam?

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