The U2 frontman reportedly owns 2.3 percent of the social network site’s shares after having bought them at $90 million back in 2009. With the company now worth over $100 billion, that makes him an even richer man than he already was…estimated to be worth $1.5 billion dollars!
With this, Bono will take the title of world’s richest musician away from Sir Paul McCartney, who is worth a just over a billion. Oh, if I could only take on that burden!
By the way, with Facebook’s $16 billion IPO trading starting tomorrow, this will also make the company’s 28-year-old CEO Mark Zuckerberg the 29th richest person on Earth.
If that doesn’t make your stomach turn, maybe this quote from the author of “The Facebook Effect”, David Kirkpatrick will: “Zuckerberg doesn’t think about his wealth. This is a huge success for everybody. There’s no way it can be seen otherwise.”
It must be nice!
UPDATE as of 5/18/12: TMZ caught up with Bono and asked him how he felt to be the richest musician in the world, to which he modestly replied, “I don’t think it’s true.” You can see the video HERE.