Bono Now World’s Richest Musician

Corban Goble | May 18, 2012 - 11:15 am

Bono owns 2.3% of Facebook’s shares (because of course he does) through a $90 million dollar purchase made by his investment group, Elevation Partners, in 2009. Now, with Facebook going public and all — it’s currently valued at about $100 billion — NME reports that Bono stands to make a killing off of his position, in the neighborhood of $1.5 billion. That makes him the world’s richest musician pretty much going away; Paul McCartney is a mere billionaire and is basically poor compared to Bono. “Where The Streets Have No Name (Because I Own The World)” (2012 Remix). Commenters, what you got?

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