Sunday Mirror : Sell-Out World Tour Puts U2 in Line for 100m eachdimanche 11 janvier 1998
Source : Sunday Mirror
From The Sunday Mirror :
SELL-OUT WORLD TOUR PUTS U2 IN LINE FOR POUNDS 100M EACH U2 SELL-OUT TOUR MAKES THEM POUNDS 100 MILLION EACH
ROCK giants U2 could soon be worth a staggering pounds 100 million each thanks to their sell-outworld tour PopMart.
By the time the tour finishes next month each band member will be pounds 25 million richer - theyalready had personal fortunes of pounds 75 million before they set out last year. And if their bank balances continue to swell they will overtake The Rolling Stones as the world’s richest rock band.
Their show has already made nearly pounds 100 million, despite rumours it was a flop. "There were initial reports that PopMart was not doing well, especially in the United States," said a U2 insider. "But that was a load of rubbish. The boys got a terrific reception everywhere they went." The band’s earnings put them at least pounds 60million ahead of other Irish-based stars, such as Enya, Chris De Burgh and BoyZone.
U2 - Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen - are now among Ireland’s wealthiest men andhave luxury mansions in the most stylish areas of Dublin.
Lead singer Bono is famous for spending thousands on lavish showbiz parties, while drummer LarryMullen has a prized collection of Harley Davidson motorbikes.
Guitarist Adam Clayton paid nearly pounds 1million for ex-fiance Naomi Campbell’s engagement ringand lead guitarist The Edge created Dublin’s trendiest hotel.