Bono got his nickname from the Latin phrase “bona vox”, which means good voice.
Bono was born on this day in 1960 in the Irish capital Dublin. His real name is Paul David Hewson. His father was Bob Hewson, who was Catholic by faith, as most Irish are. His mother Iris, on the contrary, was Anglican by faith, a member of the Protestant church introduced in Ireland by the British. Bono has an older brother, Robert Norman. Although the parents agreed that the older child would be brought up in Anglican faith, and the younger in Catholic, Bono went to the Anglican Church with his mother and brother since childhood.
Bono got his nickname from the Latin phrase “bona vox”, which means good voice. It is interesting how the U2 group was established. Namely, all four of its members (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen) attended the same school – Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin. There they met and formed the band after 14-year-old Larry Mullen put an ad on the school board. Bono also met his wife in the same school because they attended it together. They started dating when he was 15 and she 14 years old. They are still married and have four children.
Bono is today one of the richest people in show business, because he once bought a 1.5% stake in Facebook for $ 210 million. Today, those shares are worth several times more, and together with his other wealth (a hotel in Dublin, for example, which he purchased along with The Edge) make him one of the world’s richest entertainers in general.