How Bruno Mars’ net worth was built
Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez in Honolulu, and grew up in a family of Hawaiian musicians. He got involved in the music business early, not only performing and writing songs, but also working behind the scenes. As a child he played several instruments, including drums, piano and guitar — all without formal training. At 4 years old he joined his family’s Las Vegas-style revue show. After graduating from high school he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career.
It took several years for Mars to make a name for himself. He teamed up with songwriter Phillip Lawrence, and together they wrote a song and took it to a record label, which wanted to use it for one of its artists. This launched Mars’ songwriting career, and by the early 2000s, he was writing hits for other artists. It wasn’t until 2010 that he earned recognition as a performer for his hit “Nothin’ on You.” That year he also released his debut solo album, “Doo-Wops and Hooligans.”
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Net worth: $90 million (as of April 2017)
- Year of birth: 1985
- Birthplace: Honolulu
What he’s up to now
Mars followed the success of his debut album in 2012 with “Unorthodox Jukebox,” which produced several hit singles. In 2015 he partnered with producer, songwriter and musician Mark Ronson for the hit single “Uptown Funk.” Mars performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2013 and 2016. His net worth is $90 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
In 2011, Mars was nominated for a Grammy for Record of the Year, and that same year he won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Just the Way You Are.” He was also nominated for Grammy awards in 2013 and 2014, and in 2016 he won Grammys for Best Pop/Duo Performance, Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Solo Performance, and Song of the Year. He’s also won several MTV Music Video Awards and a Teen Choice Award, as well as being nominated for several People’s Choice Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards and a Primetime Emmy.