Get to know more about Jon Bon Jovi, the lead singer of Bon Jovi. Below are facts about him that you perhaps never knew, including his net worth.
Jon Bon Jovi: The lead singer of Bon Jovi band
Most of the adults of today grew up listening to classic rock, and one of the best groups across the ages was and still is Bon Jovi. The band released hit after hit and attending any of their concerts was a wonderful affair. Their music is good for the broken-hearted, the unmotivated and the hopeless as well as those who want to stand and shake their bodies. Who is your favorite Bon Jovi member? Probably Jon Bon Jovi? Most likely because he shares the name with the band! He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and that’s a big deal. Is it not? Damn, the world loves Jon Bon Jovi, whose real name is John Francis Bongiovi Jr. Jovi is not just a singer. No. He is also a songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor. Everyone knows Jovi as the founder of Bon Jovi which he formed 35 years ago. But who is Jovi before the fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? The 56-year old Jon Bon Jovi, who is famous for songs like Cry Wolf (Theatrical), was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and he is the son of two former marines, Playboy Bunny and florist, Carol Sharkey. He has two siblings, Mathew and Anthony. His father is of Italian origin and he is from Sciacca, Sicily and of Slovak ancestry. Jovi’s other is of German and Russian descent. Jovi has said that he is the blood relative of Frank Sinatra who is a singer as well. The singer, Bon Jovi, was raised a Catholic and used to spend summer in Erie, Pennsylvania with his grandparents and sell newspapers in the town. As a child, Jon Bon Jovi attended St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, New Jersey in his freshman and sophomore years. The singer transferred to Sayreville War Memorial High School located in Parlin, New Jersey. In his adolescence, Jovi loved to skip school and go for music lessons and activities. As a result, he ended up playing in local bands with some of his friends and his favorite cousin Tony Bongiovi. Tony is the one who owned the then-popular New York City recording studio known as The Power Station. Due to bouncing classes, his academic records displayed poor grades. By the time Jon Bon Jovi was 16, he was playing clubs. After a short while, Jovi joined keyboardist, David Bryan and both of them played a ten-piece rhythm and blues band known as Atlantic City Expressway. The singer also performed with bands called The Rest, John Bongiovi, The Lechers, and the Wild Ones. After turning seventeen, Jon Bon Jovi was sweeping floors in his cousin’s record studio. He joined Scandal briefly before creating his own band. He has made net worth from hits like “It’s My Life”, “Livin’ on a Prayer”, “Always”, “Cry Wolf (Theatrical),” and “New Year’s Eve.”
Bon Jovi in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Midway in his speech, Howard Stern received an uproarious speech after inducting Bon Jovi into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the King of All Media. He took a brief break from making jokes about Richie Sambora’s penis and Tico Torres’s farts to announce something serious that evening. Stern said that if he could be emotional for a second, what the rock & roll musicians do is really important. The singer added that he loved most of the bands that were inducted that night. Some of the bands were Moody Blues, The Cars, and Dire Straits and according to Stern, the bands comforted him back in the days when he was in high school. Before 30 seconds were over, he was back to throwing jabs at Jon Bon Jovi’s failed attempt to purchase the Buffalo Bills. However, but that was an indication that even the guy that used the past month to bitch to his fans through radio almost every day to schlep to Cleveland for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. The same guy that loved nothing more than to make fun of every aspect of the Hall of Fame couldn’t help anymore but get caught up in the breathtaking moment and he finally got there. The feeling was pretty infectious through the four-hour-thirty-minutes evening ceremony as the inductees, the night performers and special guests each took the stage at the popular Cleveland’s Public Hall. Most of them took a moment to congratulate Jovi in one word, in a weird way, “Finally.” This year’s class was open to acts that began creating music back in 1992 and Bon Jovi whose career began a decade earlier, was the freshest face in the place. Everyone including Jovi himself, his former bandmates, friends, family, and fans were waiting for this moment for a very long while though they were hopeful since the hall of fame in recent years had focused on taking the neglected acts that made air plays in the 1960s and 1970s. When Jovi got the podium, he said that the speech that he was about to say was written when he was a child. “It’s My Life”, “Livin’ on a Prayer”, “Always”, “Cry Wolf(Theatrical),” and “New Year’s Eve” fammer, Jon Bon Jovi said that he just needed to change some things in the speech including “fuck you” to ‘than you’.
Richie Sambora talks about Jovi Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Richie Sambora was in no doubt that Jon Bon Jovi would get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame when the band member saw that they were dominating in the fan vote, but he wasn’t assured until his longtime friend, Steve Van Zandt called him up at 2 a.m. to share the good news. He told him, “You’re in, Richie Sambora,” and he was super excited. Rolling Stone called Sambora while he was in Hawaii to hear what he had to say about the honor and his upcoming solo EP with his partner, Orianthi, as well as a possible reunion with Job Bon Jovi at the induction ceremony. He told Rolling Stone that of one put on a show and fans didn’t show up, that wouldn’t be a show because the fans were important to them, the stars. Richie Sambora said that he was grateful that it was definite that he was with Bob Dylan in the queue, and with Mick, Keith and Clapton, who were all the stars he grew up trying to emulate. He described them as his heroes and teachers and he couldn’t believe that he was in line with them. However, he said that he didn’t miss Jon Bon Jovi because they spent 31 years together and they worked very hard. He said that he missed the shows add making the music because it was the great part of the band. He had not talked to Jovi for years.
Jon Bon Jovi honored early radio supporters
Whenever the singer, Jon Bon Jovi sings the band’s first hit single, “Runaway” on tour and he narrates the story of a young kid who walked to a radio station got in and handed a cassette with a dream to get airplay and get a chance to find an audience. The radio station in question was New York’s WAPP which didn’t last for a year, but the impact on the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and he referenced the story in his induction speech during the Saturday night’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony which was taking place at the Cleveland’s Public Hall. The “It’s My Life”, “Livin’ on a Prayer”, “Always”, “Cry Wolf(Theatrical),” and “New Year’s Eve fammer said that after he sent the cassette to every label and manager he could think off, he thought the DJ is the loneliest in music business. Jovi went ahead to tell a story about WAPP radio station. He said that the station was so new that it didn’t have a receptionist and so he walked in and met John Lassman and DJ Hobart. Jovi shared his frustrations with them telling them that he couldn’t get any label to listen to it. DJ Chip took the chance to listen to it, and he told Jovi that he thought the cassette should be included on the “Homegrown” record of local and original music. After a while, Bon Jovi got a big surprise while in the press room, when Lassman and Hobart thanked him for mentioning them at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. He is quite famous for the song Cry Wolf (Theatrical).
Facts to know about the singer and his net worth
He and his band won a Grammy in 2006
The only Grammy Jon Bon Jovi, who is famous for his song Cry Wolf (Theatrical), got came in 2006. The band and their lead singer won the best Country Collaboration With Vocals for their admirable performance alongside Jennifer Nettles on the song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.” Better a Grammy that none at all though!
Jovi was the only member signed to a record label
Jon Bon Jovi was the only member of his band, Bon Jovi signed to the record label, and the other members of the band are considered as the employees paid by him. That had worked out so well as Jovi made the important business decisions for the band. That was before everyone took his tools of work and went home, living Jovi with his band.
A member of his band was a painter
Jon Bon Jovi is well known for his acting career and Richie Sambora is known for his documented solo projects. But are you aware that the drummer of the band, Tico Torres is a painter on the side and has sold his art for over 20 years? Yes, you need to know. All the members of the band had something else to do after dissolving the band.
His net worth
Jon Bon Jovi has managed to make a net worth of $410 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He has made a net worth from “It’s My Life”, “Livin’ on a Prayer”, “Always”, “Cry Wolf(Theatrical),” and “New Year’s Eve”, acting and endorsements.
He might be aging and performs less, but we got to appreciate what Bon Jovi has contributed to the music industry. The best way that was done was by inducting him to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.