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What the members of U2 are worth, according to celebrity net worth:

Adam Clayton: $200 million

Larry Mullen Jr.: $200 million

The Edge: $240 million

BONO: $700 million

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Re: What the members of U2 are worth, according to celebrity net worth
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 09:07:36 AM »
The following are all the living music artist that are worth AT LEAST $200 million dollars according to Celebrity Net Worth. Lots of Solo artist, yet all 4 members of U2 are on the list of 71.


01. Paul McCartney: $1,200 million
02. Jay- Z: $900 million
03. Herb Alpert: $850 million
04. P-Diddy: $820 million
05. Celine Dion: $800 million
06. Madonna: $800 million
07. Dr. Dre: $800 million
08. BONO: $700 million 
09. Jimmy Buffett $600 million
10. Mariah Carey: $520 million
11. Elton John: $500 million
12. Beyoncé Knowles: $500 million
13. Dolly Parton: $500 million
14. Bruce Springsteen $460 million
15. Victoria Beckham: $450 million
16. Jon Bon Jovi: $410 million
17. Barbara Streisand: $400 million
18. Johnny Mathis: $400 million
19. Jennifer Lopez: $380 million
20. Taylor Swift: $380 million
21. Shania Twain: $370 million
22. Toby Keith: $365 million
23. Mick Jagger: $360 million
24. Cher: $360 million
25. Ringo Starr: $350 million
26. Keith Richards: $340 million
27. Russell Simmons: $340 million
28. Garth Brooks: $310 million
29. STING: $300 million
30. Ani-Frid Lyngstad: $300 million
31. Bjorn Ulvaeus: $300 million
32. Dave Matthews: $300 million
33. Eric Clapton: $300 million
34. Gene Simmons: $300 million
35. James Hetfield: $300 million
36. Lars Ulrich: $300 million
37. George Strait: $300 million
38. Julio Iglesias: $300 million
39. Neil Sedaka: $300 million
40. Shakira: $300 million
41. Tom Jones: $300 million
42. Katy Perry: $295 million
43. Roger Waters: $290 million
44. Dave Grohl: $280 million
45. Nana Mouskouri: $280 million
46. Dhani Harrison: $275 million
47. Lady Gaga: $275 million
48. Justin Bieber: $265 million
49. Phil Collins: $260 million
50. Diana Ross: $250 million
51. Kenny Rogers: $250 million
52. Tim Rice: $250 million
53. Tina Turner: $250 million
54. Master P: $250 million
55. Rihanna: $245 million
56. The Edge: $240 million 
57. Rod Stewart: $235 million
58. Benny Andersson: $230 million
59. Bett Midler: $230 million
60. Justin Timberlake: $230 million
61. Ozzy Osbourne: $220 million
62. Britney Spears: $215 million
63. Larry Mullen Jr.: $200 million 
64. Adam Clayton: $200 million   
65. Agnetha Faltskog: $200 million
66. Robbie Williams: $200 million
67. Don Henley: $200 million
68. Kirk Hammet: $200 million
69. Lionel Richie: $200 million
70. Placido Domingo: $200 million
71. Tony Bennett: $200 million
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Re: What the members of U2 are worth, according to celebrity net worth
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 11:41:35 AM »
Here are the wealthiest bass players in the world:

01. Paul McCartney: $1,200 million
02. STING: $300 million
03. Gene Simmons: $300 million
04. Roger Waters: $290 million
05. Adam Clayton: $200 million   

Adam Clayton is the wealthiest Bass player in the world who does not sing lead vocals or just primarily plays bass guitar.
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Re: What the members of U2 are worth, according to celebrity net worth
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 04:15:20 PM »
Bono isn't worth 700 million. This stemmed from the Facebook deal with Elevation partners... Bono got a fraction of that cash. He's probably worth roundabout the same as the other band members.

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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 04:34:08 PM »
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Bono isn't worth 700 million. This stemmed from the Facebook deal with Elevation partners... Bono got a fraction of that cash. He's probably worth roundabout the same as the other band members.

Questions could be raised about all the artist figures of course. These are estimates and Celebrity Net Worth is the only site that actually does estimates for nearly everyone, even more obscure artist and celebrities. Another factor is that how wealthy these people are is often determined by how well they invest their money as opposed to how much product they sell. That is why BONO could be worth more than the rest of the band combined, because of his success in investments. The Facebook deal was originally alleged by many to make BONO a BILLIONAIRE. Celebrity Net Worth did not think so. Still, these are all just estimates, but it might be accurate.

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Re: What the members of U2 are worth, according to celebrity net worth
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 07:01:13 PM »
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Bono isn't worth 700 million. This stemmed from the Facebook deal with Elevation partners... Bono got a fraction of that cash. He's probably worth roundabout the same as the other band members.

Questions could be raised about all the artist figures of course. These are estimates and Celebrity Net Worth is the only site that actually does estimates for nearly everyone, even more obscure artist and celebrities. Another factor is that how wealthy these people are is often determined by how well they invest their money as opposed to how much product they sell. That is why BONO could be worth more than the rest of the band combined, because of his success in investments. The Facebook deal was originally alleged by many to make BONO a BILLIONAIRE. Celebrity Net Worth did not think so. Still, these are all just estimates, but it might be accurate.

Bono is definitely worth more than the other band members and it is because of his investments. The estimates vary a bit from one website to another but Bono is always at around $700 million while the others are more like $200 million, with Edge higher than Adam and Larry.

I find this breakdown fascinating because they split the music profits evenly four ways, yet the one who gave up the most in terms of songwriting royalties still ended up the richest, and the one who gave up the second most still ended up second richest.


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Re: What the members of U2 are worth, according to celebrity net worth
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 06:47:32 AM »
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The following are all the living music artist that are worth AT LEAST $200 million dollars according to Celebrity Net Worth. Lots of Solo artist, yet all 4 members of U2 are on the list of 71.


01. Paul McCartney: $1,200 million
02. Jay- Z: $900 million
03. Herb Alpert: $850 million
04. P-Diddy: $820 million
05. Celine Dion: $800 million
06. Madonna: $800 million
07. Dr. Dre: $800 million
08. BONO: $700 million 
09. Jimmy Buffett $600 million
10. Mariah Carey: $520 million
11. Elton John: $500 million
12. Beyoncé Knowles: $500 million
13. Dolly Parton: $500 million
14. Bruce Springsteen $460 million
15. Victoria Beckham: $450 million
16. Jon Bon Jovi: $410 million
17. Barbara Streisand: $400 million
18. Johnny Mathis: $400 million
19. Jennifer Lopez: $380 million
20. Taylor Swift: $380 million
21. Shania Twain: $370 million
22. Toby Keith: $365 million
23. Mick Jagger: $360 million
24. Cher: $360 million
25. Ringo Starr: $350 million
26. Keith Richards: $340 million
27. Russell Simmons: $340 million
28. Garth Brooks: $310 million
29. STING: $300 million
30. Ani-Frid Lyngstad: $300 million
31. Bjorn Ulvaeus: $300 million
32. Dave Matthews: $300 million
33. Eric Clapton: $300 million
34. Gene Simmons: $300 million
35. James Hetfield: $300 million
36. Lars Ulrich: $300 million
37. George Strait: $300 million
38. Julio Iglesias: $300 million
39. Neil Sedaka: $300 million
40. Shakira: $300 million
41. Tom Jones: $300 million
42. Katy Perry: $295 million
43. Roger Waters: $290 million
44. Dave Grohl: $280 million
45. Nana Mouskouri: $280 million
46. Dhani Harrison: $275 million
47. Lady Gaga: $275 million
48. Justin Bieber: $265 million
49. Phil Collins: $260 million
50. Diana Ross: $250 million
51. Kenny Rogers: $250 million
52. Tim Rice: $250 million
53. Tina Turner: $250 million
54. Master P: $250 million
55. Rihanna: $245 million
56. The Edge: $240 million 
57. Rod Stewart: $235 million
58. Benny Andersson: $230 million
59. Bett Midler: $230 million
60. Justin Timberlake: $230 million
61. Ozzy Osbourne: $220 million
62. Britney Spears: $215 million
63. Larry Mullen Jr.: $200 million 
64. Adam Clayton: $200 million   
65. Agnetha Faltskog: $200 million
66. Robbie Williams: $200 million
67. Don Henley: $200 million
68. Kirk Hammet: $200 million
69. Lionel Richie: $200 million
70. Placido Domingo: $200 million
71. Tony Bennett: $200 million

Jennifer Lopez just celebrated her 49th birthday and is now worth $400 million dollars according to "celebrity net worth". Most of her net worth comes from things she has done outside of her music career.

01. Paul McCartney: $1,200 million
02. Jay- Z: $900 million
03. Herb Alpert: $850 million
04. P-Diddy: $820 million
05. Celine Dion: $800 million
06. Madonna: $800 million
07. Dr. Dre: $800 million
08. BONO: $700 million
09. Jimmy Buffett $600 million
10. Mariah Carey: $520 million
11. Elton John: $500 million
12. Beyoncé Knowles: $500 million
13. Dolly Parton: $500 million
14. Bruce Springsteen $460 million
15. Victoria Beckham: $450 million
16. Jon Bon Jovi: $410 million
17. Barbara Streisand: $400 million
18. Johnny Mathis: $400 million
19. Jennifer Lopez: $400 million
20. Taylor Swift: $380 million
21. Shania Twain: $370 million
22. Toby Keith: $365 million
23. Mick Jagger: $360 million
24. Cher: $360 million
25. Ringo Starr: $350 million
26. Keith Richards: $340 million
27. Russell Simmons: $340 million
28. Garth Brooks: $310 million
29. STING: $300 million
30. Ani-Frid Lyngstad: $300 million
31. Bjorn Ulvaeus: $300 million
32. Dave Matthews: $300 million
33. Eric Clapton: $300 million
34. Gene Simmons: $300 million
35. James Hetfield: $300 million
36. Lars Ulrich: $300 million
37. George Strait: $300 million
38. Julio Iglesias: $300 million
39. Neil Sedaka: $300 million
40. Shakira: $300 million
41. Tom Jones: $300 million
42. Katy Perry: $295 million
43. Roger Waters: $290 million
44. Dave Grohl: $280 million
45. Nana Mouskouri: $280 million
46. Dhani Harrison: $275 million
47. Lady Gaga: $275 million
48. Justin Bieber: $265 million
49. Phil Collins: $260 million
50. Diana Ross: $250 million
51. Kenny Rogers: $250 million
52. Tim Rice: $250 million
53. Tina Turner: $250 million
54. Master P: $250 million
55. Rihanna: $245 million
56. The Edge: $240 million
57. Rod Stewart: $235 million
58. Benny Andersson: $230 million
59. Bett Midler: $230 million
60. Justin Timberlake: $230 million
61. Ozzy Osbourne: $220 million
62. Britney Spears: $215 million
63. Larry Mullen Jr.: $200 million
64. Adam Clayton: $200 million  
65. Agnetha Faltskog: $200 million
66. Robbie Williams: $200 million
67. Don Henley: $200 million
68. Kirk Hammet: $200 million
69. Lionel Richie: $200 million
70. Placido Domingo: $200 million
71. Tony Bennett: $200 million
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Re: What the members of U2 are worth, according to celebrity net worth
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2018, 07:20:49 AM »
This is fun but I always treat the google NW with +-20% accuracy. I did guess in 2017 (with JT tour and SoE release) they increased their NW by 50mil each.

Larry and Adam do not have the same NW. Larry has been frugal from the start (bio books saying he's tight fisted etc), while Adam's housekeeper was caught robbing his bank account. And who knows if anyone else wasn't caught embezzling and got away. Adam is probably also being robbed in advisor fees (he seems to pay attention the least. That's six-figs skimmed off each year). And Adam has child support payments but I'm sure he can afford it.

Bono was always spendy (Bio books report him as broke and borrowing money from Larry in their very early days). He's a daring investor though. Since he owns 1% or whatever of Facebook his NW must fluctuate with the stocks. He's as much a businessman as he is a performer. Respect that.

I wonder what celeb NW thinks Edge does that A and L don't do. Edge's co-ownership of Clarence Hotel? I'm sure the doomed Spiderman musical didn't add much to their NW.

Also, celeb NW is based on earnings right? It's private info how their money is squandered, or invested in what.

I care a lot about my own little NW and growing it. Just my luck my idols have 9-figs NW.

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Re: What the members of U2 are worth, according to celebrity net worth
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2018, 08:17:53 AM »
And they all give some of that money they earn away to causes that need it. 
I don't think any particularly overspend.  Yes, Adam and Bono (in particular) may be able to buy art a lot of people could dream of, but they don't go over the top on anything.  Neither band member does.
Does NW include the interest they earn on their investments?

Bono has said his hobby is speculating and investing (it's paid off).  Ali thinks he needs to find something less risky and more relaxing.  He said this in an interview last year (60 Minutes??)

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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2018, 08:51:53 AM »
The information comes from the website "celebrity net worth". I can't say how accurate they are, but these are probably good estimates based on financial type information available to the public, such as album and ticket sales, business deals, salary's, house values, etc.

Interesting to see that all four band members are among the richest people in the music industry. The band members are also the only Irish citizens to make this list. I wonder how the members of U2 would rank on a wealthiest Irish citizens list regardless of profession or career.
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2018, 09:36:02 AM »
I saw some article (Irish Times?) In early 2018 that U2 top the list of Irish enrtainers. 600mil euros (combined for all of U2).

I'm sure you can find the article by googling "u2 niall horan irish richest" or smth.

Bono's little bio on Elevation Partners brags that U2 is one od the few music acts who owns the copyright to most of their own discography. Fans know it's split 4 ways equally. So this could be why all 4 members are on the big list.

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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2018, 10:05:47 AM »
Btw, if the list was extended a little Usher should be on at $200mil too (though probably waning/ spending down now). Sadly Usher is a bit of an irrelevant has-been (a bit like U2?). Usher is another consummate performer (like Bono) you can't take your eyes off while he's dancing.

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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2018, 10:18:04 AM »
Since we know the band split their earnings evenly, the differences between them have to be due to activities outside of U2. So most of Bono’s wealth was earned outside U2. He has done very well with his investments. I wonder how Edge got his extra 40 mil? I know he’s done some solo projects outside the band like movie scores but I doubt that earned him a lot. He must be doing well with his investments too.


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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2018, 01:13:58 PM »
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Btw, if the list was extended a little Usher should be on at $200mil too (though probably waning/ spending down now). Sadly Usher is a bit of an irrelevant has-been (a bit like U2?). Usher is another consummate performer (like Bono) you can't take your eyes off while he's dancing.

Usher is at $180 million currently so he does not make the list.

U2 is NOT an irrelevant has been given they are at or near the top of the concert industry still. Its been a while since they have had a hit song, but they are still at the top of the concert industry just as they have been since 1987 31 years ago. Usher's hits have slowed up and he is not big on the concert scene at all relative to top acts.

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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2018, 07:25:59 PM »
I bet 2018 (the full year of work) will add $30-40mil USD to each of their NWs. Since it's arenas and not a stadium tour.

In June 2017 I googled and the first google result (probably pulled from celebNW.com) said Adam and Larry NW $150mil each. Bono $650mil. So, celebNW.com thinks they each added $50mil for the full year's work in 2017.

Edit: in June 2017 I recall the goofle result said Edge's NW was $400 mil. Something is mysterious about Edge. Maybe he blew it all on the Malibu estates renovation and legal tussle ;D
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