Jon Bon Jovi is the professional name of John Francis Bongiovi Jr. He is an American record Producer, philanthropist, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is famous as he founded a rock, band Bon Jovi, that he started in 1983 in Sayreville. Jon Bon Bovi together with his group has sold more than 130 million albums. To know more about the net worth of Jon Bon Jovi in 2019, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
John Francis Bongiovi Jr. was born in March 1962. He is the son of John Francis Bongiovi Sr. and Carol who were ex-marines. His father is now a barber, and his mother worked as a waiter in a club but is now a florist. John Francis Bongiovi Sr. is from an Italian parentage while his mother is of German and Russian background. He has two brothers Mathew and Anthony.
He was enrolled in St. Joseph High School in Metuchen and he later transferred to Sayreville War Memorial High School; both Schools are situated in New Jersey.
In 1989, he married his high school sweetheart Dorothea Hurley in a colorful wedding at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. The two have four kids namely, Stephanie Rose, Jesse James Louis, Romeo Jon, and Jacob Hurley.
He lived in Rumson, New Jersey where he built a Sanctuary Sound recording studio in the basement of his home. He was once the primary owner of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.
Career, Awards & Nomination
Jon Bon Jovi music career started in 1982 when he did a song called ‘Runaway.’ Although the song faced rejection from various recording companies he did not give up, he visited radio station and spoke to the promotion director who willingly accepted to record it. The song became a hit and Mercury Records gave him a recording contract.
He later formed a group with members like David Bryan, Tico Torres, Phil X, and Hugh McDonald. The band became successful and released their first album including other albums that followed the next year. The albums that they recorded include ‘Slippery When Wet,’ and ‘New Jersey’.
He assisted in writing other singles such as ‘We All Sleep Alone,’ ‘Does Anybody Really Fall in Love Anymore?’ and ‘Hell is living without You.’
John Francis Bongiovi Jr. has played several roles in the following movies, ‘The Leading Man,’ ‘Destination Anywhere,’ ‘No Looking Back, ‘Cry Wolf,’ and many others. Jon Bon Jovi was an official envoy of the Habitat for Humanity Ambassador Program. A couple of times he has been touring and supporting democratic politicians like John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.
Jon Bon Jovi has been nominated on various Grammy awards like Best Rock Vocal Male Performance, Best Song Writer for a Motion Picture, among many others. He has also won The Golden Globe Awards for the Best Original Song for his song’ Blaze of Glory.’ In 1997, He won the MTV Europe Music Awards for the Best Male Artist of the year.
Net Worth & Earnings
He has an estimated net worth of $450 million which he has gotten from his music career. With more than 120 million sales of albums worldwide, he will earn even more for the coming years. His mansion is estimated to cost $22 million, and he annually receives about $80 million.
Apart from making wealth Jon Bon Jovi who is now 62 years old he is active towards helping the needy in the society. He will always be remembered all over the world for his music in the entertainment industry. He has inspired many people for his good deeds.