Bono invested in Facebook, now he's the world's richest rockstar

  • IANS, London
  • Updated: Aug 31, 2015 15:28 IST

U2's Bono has become the world's richest pop star after his very astute 2009 investment in Facebook. He raked in nearly a billion pounds from his Facebook shares.

The Beautiful Day hitmaker bought a 2.3 percent share in the social media network for 56 million pounds in 2009 with the investment group that he co-founded, Elevation Partners.

Today that share is worth a whopping 940 million pounds, according to reports. That means that Bono's venture has earned him more in the last six years than the whole of his incredible music career, reports

Now Bono takes over The Beatles legend Paul McCartney as the world's richest pop star. The singer, who is married to Nancy Shevell, has an impressive 730 million pounds, while Madonna has 520 million pounds.

It's a beautiful day for Bono

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