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Bono

Will Become Richest

Rock Star on Planet by 4PM

5/18/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bono
will no longer breathe Paul McCartney's fumes in the money department ... by the close of trading today, he will become the richest rocker in the world, courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg and company.

Bono owns 2.3 percent of Facebook shares, through his investment group, Elevation Partners. The investment will be worth an estimated $1.5 billion by 4 PM ET -- not bad for a $90 million investment back in 2009.

McCartney's fortune is estimated at just a skosh over $1 billion, so Bono will be leaving the surviving Beatle in the dust.

If you're Bono, it truly is a beautiful day ... if you're into money.

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nemesis26    

Perhaps this repulsive poser will now graciously donate a few bucks to all the worldwide causes he allegedly supports for his own publicity?

889 days ago
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Bridget    

"the surviving beatle"


I don't think Ringo Starr would appreciate that.

889 days ago
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IceGypsy    

He's a good man, and deserves it. I'm sure a good lot of it will be donated to different charities.

889 days ago
4.

Ball of Hate    

I wonder if Obama and Biden will add him to their enemies list of rich people who "didn't work for their money"?

889 days ago
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humboldtgirlie    

If only I had had 90 million in 2009.... I could be a billionaire too!!

889 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Perhaps this repulsive poser will now graciously donate a few bucks to all the worldwide causes he allegedly supports for his own publicity? worthwhile repeating!
moreover, u2's music is still hideous

889 days ago
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NobodySpecial    

I don't think even these guys would ever have a use for that kind of money. If they ever cash out I expect them to give most of it away.

889 days ago
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Genjerleigh    

The surviving beatle - don't you mean ONE OF THE surviving beatles. Ringo is still alive you know. Would've been more appropriate to say "former beatle"

889 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

so in other words.today the rich will get richer

889 days ago
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anony    

SO...how much of that is he going to give to feed starving children in Africa?

889 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

Let's see what the "misty eyed rock star" does with all that money...Will he be supplying Malaria nets and HIV meds to Africa?

889 days ago
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Joey    

He is a self important fool. No one should believe all of his so called humanitarian BS

889 days ago
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anony    

Hey--"surviving Beatle" is correct, as that IS a description of HIM.
As long as it doesn't say "lone surviving Beatle."

889 days ago
14.

luckycat    

Bono still sucks.
horrible music-sophomoric lyrics and melodies
can't sing or dance
smells worse than Sting
ditch the shades if you aren't visually disabled
phony lib/tax dodger

889 days ago
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OutridersGhost    

Bono celebrated becoming a billionaire by asking American taxpayers who are barely keeping their heads above water financially to donate millions to help HIV+ africans.

889 days ago
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