Peter Gene Hernandez, nicknamed Bruno Mars, was born on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Peter Hernandez and Bernadette San Pedro Bayot. He has four siblings, namely brother Eric and sisters Tiara, Tahiti, and Presley. Bruno started his singing career at four years of age as a part of The Loves Notes, his family band. He especially liked impersonating Elvis Presley during his performances.
After graduating from high school in 2003, where he used to perform in a band called “The School Boys,” he moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue his musical career. He later signed a record deal in 2004 with Motown Records, which unfortunately never materialized. However, in 2005, he was signed to Westside Independent with the assistance of his mentor, Steve Lindsey.
Bruno has been credited with writing songs for numerous musicians such as Sean Kingston, Brandy, Flo Rida, and Adam Levine. His first album came out in 2010, entitled “Doo-Wops and Hooligans,” that featured hit songs like “Grenade” and “Just the Way You Are.” His second album named “Unorthodox Jukebox” was released in 2012. The lead single in that album, “Locked out of Heaven”, was on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for six straight weeks. It was also very successful internationally. Other songs from that album that made it big were “Treasure,” “When I Was Your Man,” and “Gorilla.” His other album is “24K Magic” which was released in 2016.
To date, Mars remains unmarried. His present girlfriend is Jessica Caban. However, before her, there was Amel Berrabah, Rosci, Chanel Malvar, and Rita Ora.
Over the years, Bruno Mars has garnered a vast number of awards including the Soul Train Music Award for Song of the Year – Nothin’ on You (2010), Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance – Just the Way You Are (2011), Swiss Music Awards for Best Breaking Act International (2012), MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography – Treasure (2013), Juno Award for International Album of the Year – Unorthodox Jukebox (2014), Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album – Unorthodox Jukebox (2014), and the Brit Award for British Single – Uptown Funk (2015).
Education: Mars attended the President Theodore Roosevelt High School. He graduated from that institution in 2003.
Bruno Mars Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $115 Million US Dollars
Bruno surely has lots of money to go around. His estimated net worth is $115 million US dollars in 2017. His earning in 2015 was $40 Million and in 2014 he made $60 Million. Over the years, his net worth has increased exponentially. Here are a few of his previous net wealth figures: 2013 – $43,909,828; 2014 – $68,388,683; 2015 – $71,969,479; and 2016 – $75,651,469. Some of the factors that contribute to his net worth include concert tours, music sales, YouTube earnings, and investment income.
Bruno Mars Assets
With the amount of money that Bruno has to throw around, he has some really nice assets. He owns a mansion in the Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles that is valued at $3.3 million. The house sits on 4,064 square feet of land space and has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.
He also owns a black Cadillac XTS, estimated to be valued at $30,000. When he needs to travel by air, he does so in his private Gulfstream G550 jet, valued at $53.5 million.
Bruno Mars Business Model
In an effort to become more efficient with the handling of his business, Bruno Mars cut ties with his longtime manager Brandon Creed in 2016. This was a prelude to him starting his own operation, bringing his management in-house. Mars also has investments in a musical startup called Chromatic, a site that makes digital versions of sheet music for both the web and iPad. Working with the GRAMMY Foundation and Hawaii Community Foundation, Bruno has established a GRAMMY Camp Scholarship Fund that provides financial assistance to future generations of musicians.
Bruno Mars recently performed his new single “That’s What I Like” at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Within the past few months, he has been featured in the January 2017 edition of Latina Magazine, featured on the cover of the November 2016 issue of Rolling Stone, and featured on the cover of the November 2016 issue of NME magazine. This year’s BRIT Awards, set to be aired on February 22, 2017, has him as a nominee for International Male Solo Artist. He is also lined up to perform at the iHeart Radio Awards which is scheduled to be aired on March 5, 2017.
Bruno Mars has had a very successful career to date. His being featured in many top international magazines gives credence to the fact that he is one of the best musical acts around. His profession now spans being a singer, songwriter, choreographer, and record producer. This lively and energetic young man has lots of life and spunk left in him. His fans are surely looking forward to what else he has in store for them in the coming years.