And the Richest Pop/Rock Star in the World Is…

…NOT Paul McCartney. Nor is it Madonna. It’s Bono.

According to The Mirror, Bono’s tech investments have paid off very, very well. In 2009, he bought a 2.3% share of Facebook at a cost of $76 million through his investment company, Elevation Partners. Facebook, as you may know, has done okay. That 2.3% is now worth just shy of £1 billion.

Yes, that’s one billion POUNDS. At the close of the markets today, his holdings (currently that’s worth £940 million) is worth $1.9 billion CAD. This means he’s earned more in six years than he earned in the nearly 40 years he’s been in the music business.

Sir Macca slips to second place with a fortune worth a mere $1.54 billion. Madge is third at $1.05 billion

(Via The Mirror)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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