From the New York Post:
Bono world's richest musician
Bono will become the richest musician in the world today, reports say, stealing the title from Paul McCartney.Previously:
According to the British music magazine NME, with the initial public offering of Facebook stock today, Bono will substantially boost his wealth.
The U2 front man was wise enough to buy into the social media network in 2009, purchasing 2.3 percent of the shares in Facebook through his private equity firm, Elevation Partners.
While Bono's firm bought the shares for $90 million three years ago, the shares are now valued at $1.5 billion. It remains unclear how many shares Bono personally holds or if they were solely purchased by the equity firm....MORE
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...Looks like a job for Private Equity Man-
Elevation Partners Investment Team.
It's a beautiful day ... for a private equity group buyout. Bono has got
in on the act with his private equity outfit, Elevation Partners.