Bruno Mars: Net Worth, Money and More

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Bruno Mars Net Worth: $20 million

Profession: Musician, Dancer, Record Producer

Bruno Mars is an American musician and songwriter with a net worth of $20 million. He was born as Peter Gene Hernandez in 1985 and started writing at a very young age. He continued performing behind the scenes jobs before carving out a niche for himself in the music industry. He was raised by Hawaiian parents who were both musicians themselves so it was only obvious that Bruno Mars too got involved in manifold music engagements which include writing songs for Brandy, impersonating Elvis and backstage singing for Sugababes. However, it was his co-writing with Flo Rida on “Right Round” that got him noticed. He rose to fame in 2009 with hits like “Nothin’ on You”. He also co-wrote with “Billionaire” with Travis McCoy.

Family and early life


Bruno was born and brought up in a family of musicians in Honolulu. His father was half Jewish and half Puerto Rican from Brooklyn and his mother, a hula dancer, immigrated to Hawaii during her early childhood. In a manner, both his parents were working in the entertainment business though they were never as popular as their offspring. Peter’s current stage name “Bruno” goes way back to his childhood. Due to his striking resemblance to Bruno Sammartino (a wrestling legend), his father started calling him Bruno. Though they had nothing in common as Peter was not one bit interested in wresting; he rather spent his day listening to hip-hop, rock, reggae and R&B music.

Starting Early


The man behind encouraging Bruno Mars to choose the world of music that eventually led to his net worth of millions of dollars was actually his uncle. He used to earn a living by impersonating Elvis Presley. He talked his nephew ‘Bruno’ to climb on the stage with him when he was just three. By the time Bruno reached five, musical performances were a common ritual and became his full-time job. Even though five performances a week wasn’t an easy task for a kid but the practice contributed to the overall development of his kill and talent. Bruno would now perform with both- his family’s band Love Notes and solo as Elvis. The act of impersonating Elvis made him popular name on the whole island.

Carving a Niche



At 17, Right after graduation Bruno packed his bags and moved to Los Angeles where he believed more music opportunities were present. Within a year, he had signed a contract with Motown Records. Though the label producers never actually paid any heed to him but it turned out to be a golden opportunity for Mars as this is where he met Philip Lawrence, who would be his future cooperate. Philip introduced him to Aeron Bay-Schuck and was quickly signed to Atlantic Records.

His co-writing with Flo Rida on “Right Round” and “Billionaire” with Travis McCoy got him climbing the ladder of fame instantly. Both these songs were featured in Top Ten hits. He also collaborated with rapper B.o.B on Nothin’ on You. He took advantage of the momentum and launched his solo career by releasing his debut album called “Doo-Woops and Hooligans”. He established himself with this album as it peaked at number 3 on Billboards 200. His hits like ‘Grenade’ and ‘Just the way You are’ quickly became number one singles worldwide. At the 53rd Grammy Awards he received seven Grammy nominations and won best male pop vocal for his single ‘Just the Way You are’.  His success story continued with the release of his second album “Unorthodox” which was released in December 2012.

What he earns?


Bruno Mars has sold 40 million singles worldwide out of which 12.5 million copies were for his hit ‘Just the Way You are’. He was also the best selling artist of 2011 with 6 million albums sold.

Unlike many other musicians Bruno Mars is a responsible being when it comes to money.  After making deductions in the costs of his management, taxes, legal costs and costs for operation of his cars and homes, he still makes $306,000 per year. He knows how to control his lifestyle and spend less than he earns.

Annual Salary: $3.75 million

Monthly earning: $0.31 million

Weekly Earnings: $0.07 million

Bruno Mars Net Worth: $20 million

Source of income: Musician, Dancer, Record Producer

Nationality: Honolulu

Where he Lives


Hollywood hills Bachelor Pad is where the R&B singer lives. He purchased the swanky pad for $3.2 million. The bachelor pad lies in the famed Laurel Canyon area which itself is located on the Mulholland Drive in LA’s Hollywood Hills area. It is also one of the most posh residential neighborhoods of LA with Bruno Mars has Pamela Anderson, George Clooney and Frank Zappa as his neighbors.

Brands Bruno Mars favors


Bruno Mars drives a 2012 CTS sports Sedan.

His staple style also consists of the Skinny 511 Jeans by Levi’s. the slim fit jeans fits the petite singer’s frame perfectly. Like many other musicians, Bruno too loves his Ray-Ban Wayfarer 2140 sunglasses. In fact, they look super cute with his trendy fedoras. He can also be seen sporting Ray Ban RX Eyeglasses and Converse Shoes by John Varvatos. He also owns a Rolex Day Date presidential wristwatch and mnay other classic American pieces.



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