John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. Net WorthReal Name: John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.
Date of Birth: 03/02/1962
Place of Birth: Sayreville, New Jersey
2017 Net Worth: $300 Million
2016 Earnings: $79 Million
Jon Bon Jovi Biography
Born in Sayreville, New Jersey in 1962, Jon Bon Jovi seemed destined to be in a rock band. He began playing guitar and piano with his first band, Raze, in 1975 when he was 13. At 16, he was playing with band called Atlantic City Expressway. He played with various bands over the years but by 1982 he was done with school and working part time at a women’s shoe store, when he decided to take a job at a Manhattan recording studio where his cousin was the co-owner. It was there that Bon Jovi made several demos and sent them to record companies.
Eventually Bon Jovi’s songs began to play on local radio stations. Although he had been accepted at Juilliard School of Music, he realized that all he really wanted to do was make more music. He called up his friends Richie Sambora and Tico Torres, to form a band. They began opening for local talent and caught the attention of a record executive who signed them to Mercury Records. The band’s debut album, simply called Bon Jovi, was released in January of 1984. The band gained fame with their albums Slippery When Wet and New Jersey. Both of these albums became multi-platinum best sellers. Bon Jovi has also received awards for composing the theme songs and score for the movies Blaze of Glory and Young Guns II.
Although Bon Jovi has continued to make music with his original band, he also has made plenty of top selling solo albums as well. Bon Jovi has continued to make successful albums for more than 20 years. Bon Jovi announced in 2014 that he thought the bands touring days were over and that Richie Sambora had officially left the band but that he would try to do another album with another guitarist, Phil X.
Bon Jovi has a current net worth of $300 million and lives in a luxurious mansion in New Jersey that has an estimated value of $22 million.