Jon Bon Jovi - Songwriter, Singer, Poet and so much more
Jon Bon Jovi is known as an American rock star, philanthropist, and actor. He is most famous for being the frontman of the rock band, Bon Jovi.
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John Francis Bongiovi Junior also known as Jon Bon Jovi was born on March 2, 1962 in the state of New Jersey. His father, John Francis Bongiovi Senior was a marine. His mother, Carol Sharkey was a former playboy bunny. She later turned into a florist. is the name of his mother. He is related to the legendary jazz singer, Frank Sinatra.
Bon Jovi sold newspapers as a kid when he was staying with his grandparents. During his teen years, he spent most of his time jamming and chasing his musical pursuits. His cousin, Tony Bongiovi, owned a popular recording studio in New York called The Power Station.
Marriage, Wife, and Children
Bon Jovi married his childhood sweetheart, Dorothy Hurley. She was born in the same year as Bon Jovi, in 1962. They secretly got married at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. They have four children together, one daughter and three sons. Their daughter, Stephanie Rose was born on May 31, 1993. Their sons, James Louis, Jacob Hurley and Romeo Jon were born in the years 1995, 2002, and 2004.
Bon Jovi has been a very devoted husband to his wife and a great father to his children. He was a very loving and adorable boyfriend when the couple was dating. They have been dating each other for a very long time and found a soul mate in each other.
Career and Net Worth
Bon Jovi formed this rock band in 1983. Bon Jovi released their debut album collection in 1984, creating a Top 40 hit with the single, "Runaway." The next year, 7800° Fahrenheit was released and went gold, filling in as an introduction to the band's 1986 big forward leap, Slippery When Wet. Paul Stanley had given Jon and Richie the telephone number of professional songwriter Desmond Child, and together they wrote two of the collection's greatest hits in Richie's folks' storm cellar. The trio made 30 melodies all together.
Bon Jovi’s solo album, Blaze of Glory was a massive hit. He has always been passionately involved with rock music which was displayed in his popular studio and live albums.
He has won one American Music Award, One Golden Globe, BRIT Award, and was nominated for the Grammy Awards twice.
Bon Jovi has also done small roles in many Hollywood movies. He played the role of Helen Hunt’s ex-husband, Ricky McKinney in the movie, Pay it Forward starring Kevin Spacey. His list of credits in movies and TV shows include Sex and the City, Ally McBeal, Cry Wolf, National Lampoon’s Pucked, Little City, and Moonlight.
Bon Jovi has contributed time and funds to many charitable works. He made a huge donation to build homes in Philadelphia. This project was called Habitat for Humanity. He was a founding ambassador for the program and donated $1 million dollars to get the program started. He also donated $1 million dollars to the Oprah Winfrey Show. He also donated a million dollars in 2005 to Angel Network Foundation.