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Bono

Will Become Richest

Rock Star on Planet by 4PM

5/18/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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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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16.

HRH Prince Michael    

"The Poor get poorer and The Rich get richer
it's just a smaller part, of a bigger picture/
Some grand design, and some get left behind
so excuse LoveDaddy while I check The Time..."
"Killin' Dreams" by The Gangsta of Love
(c)1993 JONAH Productions/Melchizedek Muse Music


20Twelve:
Daniel Twelve;1 is HERE,
Zechariah Twelve;8 is NOW,
St. Mark Twelve;36 is NOW,
Psalm2;012 is NOW:
The Most Blessed Christ King YESHUA reigns,
ALL, for The Greater Glory of The True and Living YAHWEH!

855 days ago
17.

Ih8Taxes    

Well, let's see if Bono puts his money where his mouth is and uses some of that money to help others.

855 days ago
18.

vlanfu    

bonos is no rock star and face blooks stocks are projected to loose values not make gains so he`ll be broke by tuesday unless he sells his stocks off to the next wave of buyers before the bottom falls out in a few weeks.TMZ doesn`t know the stock markets at all,thats why harvey is still running the TMZ daycare centers for homeless hacks

855 days ago
19.

vlanfu    

after the first wave of buyers start selling off those stocks to the next wave next monday and tuesday those stocks will drop faster than harveys pants at a chipNdels parrttyss

855 days ago
20.

vlanfu    

tmz thinks the stock market is that simple?,the real media projections are for the stocks to fall after the firstwave sell off.BOONO sucks for CBS daycare TMZ`ers

855 days ago
21.

jeff    

All that money couldn't buy him the talent of ANY of the four BEATLES. Look up Ringo's 70th Birthday on you tube. There's a big suprise.

855 days ago
22.

brad    

Yep, It's going to be a "Beautiful Day" for Bono today. I wonder if Bono helped the rest of guys in U2 get in on this IPO. Maybe they are partners in his investment group.

I can't think of a more deserving person to have all that money. I think Bono has built up a lot of good karma over the years. He's a class act and he fights hard for the things he believes in. I bet a good sized chunk of his Facebook fortune will go to the charities that he supports.

Bono has been fighting for AIDS prevention and research and debt relief for impoverished countries for probably 20 years. Places like Africa need all the help they can get. Bono talks with Presidents and other heads of state all over the world about the causes he cares about. I bet Bono will be one of the "good billionaires" like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Buffett and Gates have already given millions if not billions to charities.

Long live Bono and his awe inspiring band ... U2!

855 days ago
23.

Jackie    

He will give the money to all corrupted idiots in Africa or wherever he donates. And those idiots will smile and pretend that money will go to a right organization.....ha ha.....and guess the organization is their homes and accounts. Those idiots drive expensive cars, have expensive houses, lands, businesses, thousands of servants..etc. F*CK IT!

855 days ago
24.

HRH Prince Michael    

@Brad: Bono, Gates, and Buffet, all "good" billionaires?
ALL shameless supporters (aiding and abetting?) of Waco Willie -
Fugitive of Justice (79 Christian -mostly Women
and Children- burned alive in the Waco Massacre).
Justice, SHALL prevail.


20Twelve:
Daniel Twelve;1 is HERE,
Zechariah Twelve;8 is NOW,
St. Mark Twelve;36 is NOW,
Psalm2;012 is NOW:
The Most Blessed Christ King YESHUA reigns,
ALL, for The Greater Glory of The True and Living YAHWEH!

855 days ago
25.

Justathought    

Goes to show you that when you have more money then you know what to do with the only thing that will make you happy is to make more money!!!

855 days ago
26.

Duke Steele    

Good. Now he won't have to come to America anymore to mooch money from American taxpayers for third world ****holes.

855 days ago
27.

rose    

Surviving Beatle WHAT! Did Ringo die! Bad reporting

855 days ago
28.

God-Of-Lyf    

Who's to say Paul didn't invest himself? Makes you wonder. I myself invested a few into the stock and stand to be a few pennies richer myself :)

855 days ago
29.

Lynn Sweet    

The good news is that BONO will be using the money for causes outside of himself...

855 days ago
30.

Matt    

Oh TMZ...

The investment group has 2.3% of shares. Bono has partners in the group, plus the group has clients. Bono personally will make 100-200 million. A hell of a lot of money but certainly not over a billion.

855 days ago
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