Peter Gene Hernandez Net WorthReal Name: Peter Gene Hernandez
Date of Birth: 10/08/1985
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
2017 Net Worth: $70 Million
2016 Earnings: $38 Million
Profession: Singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, musician, actor, choreographer
Bruno Mars Biography
Peter Gene Hernandez was born in 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is more commonly known by his stage name, Bruno Mars. He grew up around the Waikiki area to parents who were performers and musicians. His father nicknamed him Bruno because he thought he looked like a famous wrestler with the same name.
Mars was exposed to a wide variety of music and dance as a child. His uncle worked as an Elvis impersonator and encouraged Mars to perform on stage when he was 3. By the time he was 4, Mars was working 5 days a week with his family’s band called The Love Notes. Mars quickly became well known on the island for his Elvis impersonation.
Mars graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School and moved to Los Angeles when he was 17 to pursue a career in music. This is when he changed his last name to Mars. Los Angeles was not as easy as Mars thought it would be, however, and he quickly found that being a DJ did not work for him, nor did it pay as well as he had hoped. Mars did have a stroke of luck, however, when he met a songwriter and producer, Philip Lawrence, who helped Mars learn to write songs. Before long, Mars was writing songs for Brandy and other artists. It was his song Right Round that put Mars in the spotlight in 2009. He wrote two more huge hit songs for other artists when he decided to write for himself. The result was a huge hit song called Just the Way You Are, which hit number one and earned Mars seven Grammy nominations.
Mars has had similar success with his second album, released in late 2012, which has gone double platinum. He performed at the halftime show for the Super Bowl in 2014 and is one of the hottest musicians around. Mars is a young star that has years of potential earning power. Mars currently has a net worth of $70 million but this is a drop in the bucket for this artist who is on his way to super-stardom, extreme wealth, and fame.