Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi made the cut on the prestigious Forbes list of America’s richest celebrities of 2016. The Boss, who lives in Colts Neck, has a net worth of $460 million, largely accrued during the last four decades of touring, which has grossed him $1.5 billion. In fact, he had the highest grossing tour of 2016, bringing in $266.5 million with 89 worldwide concerts during The River tour. Not to mention his memoir Born to Run, which debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestseller list in October 2016.
Jon, who grew up in Sayreville, was close behind with $410 million, also amassed by touring heavily, with Forbes reporting that the Bon Jovi frontman is “said to be eyeing a potentially lucrative investment in an NFL franchise.” In 2016, the hard rocking band completed their latest album, This House Is Not For Sale. He will likely add to his fortune when the band starts touring the U.S. and Canada in February, playing Madison Square Garden April 7 and 8.
Also making the list is former Alpine resident Puff Daddy, whose net worth is $750 million, due to his musical accomplishments as well as business ventures such as a partnership with Diageo’s Cîroc Vodka and a controlling stake in Revolt TV. Based on his earning potential, Forbes had previously named him one of “hip-hop’s future billionaires.”