Bono Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Bono Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5½ in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth May 10, 1960
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Spouse Alison Hewson

Bono is an Irish singer, songwriter, venture capitalist, businessman, actor, producer, writer, and philanthropist who is best recognized for being the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the rock band U2. Bono has also been active in several social causes and was named as an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, United Kingdom by Elizabeth II on January 20, 2007, for “his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work”.

Born Name

Paul David Hewson

Nick Name

Bono, Bono Vox, Bon, B-Man, The Mirrorball Man

Bono pictured while singing during U2's performance at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 10, 2017
Bono pictured while singing during U2’s performance at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 10, 2017 (Daniel Hazard / u2start.com / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Residence

Dublin, Ireland

Nationality

Irish

Education

Bono studied at Glasnevin National School and Mount Temple Comprehensive School.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Venture Capitalist, Businessman, Actor, Producer, Writer, Philanthropist

Family

  • Father – Brendan Robert “Bob” Hewson
  • Mother – Iris (née Rankin)
  • Sibling – Norman Hewson (Older Brother)

Manager

Bono is represented by –

  • Maverick, Music Artist Management Company, Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • Principle Management, Music Artist Management Company, Dublin, Ireland

Genre

Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Rock

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica

Labels

As a member of U2, he is signed with Island Records, Interscope Records, Mercury Records, and CBS Ireland.

Build

Slim

Bono (Right) and then-U.S. President George W. Bush shaking hands in 2006
Bono (Right) and then-U.S. President George W. Bush shaking hands in 2006 (Executive Office of the President of the United States / U.S. Federal Government / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 5½ in or 166.5 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Bono has dated –

  1. Alison Hewson (née Stewart) (1975-Present) – He started dating activist and businesswoman Alison Stewart in 1975 and they got married on August 21, 1982, in a Church of Ireland ceremony at All Saints Church, Raheny. The duo parents 4 children – daughters Jordan Hewson (b. May 10, 1989) and Memphis Eve Hewson (b. July 7, 1991) and sons Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q (b. August 17, 1999) and John Abraham (b. May 20, 2001).

Race / Ethnicity

White

Bono is of Irish and Scottish descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Always wears goggle-like sunglasses
  • A distinct Irish accent
  • Religious symbolism in songs
  • High vocal range

Brand Endorsements

Bono appeared in an Apple iPod TV commercial in 2004 with U2.

Religion

Christianity

Bono as seen at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 24, 2008
Bono as seen at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 24, 2008 (World Economic Forum / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Bono Facts

  1. He grew up in the Northside suburb of Finglas, Dublin.
  2. His mother passed away on September 10, 1974, after suffering a cerebral aneurysm and his father died of cancer in Dublin in August 2001.
  3. Bono was only 14 years old when his mother died and some of U2‘s songs like I Will Follow, Mofo, Out of Control, and Tomorrow are focused on his mother’s departure.
  4. His first child was born on his 29th birthday.
  5. His teenage musical influences included Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, and Marc Bolan.
  6. Bono shares a friendly bond with artists Brandon Flowers and Neil Jordan.
  7. He became the first person to be nominated for an Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, and the Nobel Prize.
  8. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for his work on Third World debt relief and increasing AIDS awareness.
  9. Bono is a huge Elvis Presley fan.
  10. He is the godfather of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s children Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt and Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt.
  11. He once said, “Great music is written by people who are either running toward or away from God.”
  12. Bono has described Elton John as the King and Queen of England.

Featured Image by Daniel Hazard / u2start.com / CC BY-SA 4.0

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