Bon Jovi is formed in the year 1983 in Sayreville, New Jersey. It is one of the most famous rock bands in the United States of America. The band currently consists of lead singer Jon Bon Jovi as the lead singer, David Bryan as the keyboardist and pianist, Tico Torres as the drummer, Phil X as the lead guitarist, and Hugh McDonald as the bassist. The band mostly able to maintain the original lineup over time except for Hugh McDonald who replaced the earlier bassist Alec John Such. In 2013 Richie Sambora, the former co-songwriter and guitarist left the band.
Till date, a total of 13 albums have been released by the band with the addition of 3 live albums and 6 compilations. The band has a whopping 100 million global record sales, thus becoming one of the most popular rock bands of America. It performed over 2700 concerts since its inception in more than 50 countries in the world. The band has a global fan following of over 34 million. In 2006, it was included in the UK Music Hall of Fame and honored with the Award of Merit in the 2004 American Music Awards. In 2009 Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were included as songwriters and collaborators in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Net worth of Bon Jovi
The lead singer Jon Bon Jovi has a net worth of $410 million and ranked the 16th wealthiest American celebrities of all time. He earned this wealth mostly through stage shows and album sales. He also invested in football stadiums all over the country and sold them. He is now looking to make lucrative investments in potential NFL franchise. In the Hamptons, he owns an $8 million home.
“Slippery When Wet”, the third album released by the band in 1986 got them the global recognition. In 1988 the band launched its 4th album, the “New Jersey”. It was equally successful and the band continued non-stop recording and touring in the late 1980s. In 1990, after the New Jersey Tour, the band went on hiatus and both Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora during this period launched solo albums.
The band however returned in 1992 with its fifth album known as “Keep the Faith” and then again gone on hiatus, their second. But, in 2000 the band came up with “It’s My Life” that successfully introduced it to the younger generation audiences. The band is well known for its different music styles and not sticking to any special genre. “Lost Highway”, their 2007 album was based on country music.
It was announced in December 2017 that Bon Jovi will be included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in this year as the band won the 2017 fan ballot. The band has won it by a huge margin of 1.1 million votes. The band invited Sambora for this special occasion.