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Bono is world's richest pop star
31 Aug 2015 18:06
Bono is reportedly the world's richest pop star after his investment in Facebook shares earned him $1.5 billion.
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The U2 frontman bought a 2.3 per cent share in Mark Zuckerberg's social media network in 2009 for $86 million with Elevation Partners, an investment group he co-founded.
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Now that share is said to be worth $1.5 billion, according to reports.
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This means that the singer and philanthropist's social media venture has earned him more in the last six years than the whole of his music career.
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This investment has seen Bono take over from Beatles star Paul McCartney as the world's richest pop star, with Madonna taking third position in the list.
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