About Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars, real name Peter Gene Hernandez, is a popular American singer, record producer and songwriter. He was born in a family of two dedicated musicians and was raised with a song in his lips. As a teenager Peter started performing in various events in his hometown, singing in the local clubs and bars. He rose to the fame in 2009, after co-writing and singing such hits as “Nothin’ on You”, Billionaire (performed by Travie McCoy) and “Right Round” by Flo Rida. Bruno Mars net worth is currently estimated at $15 million.
Bruno was born and raised in Honolulu, in a family of Bernadette San Pedro Bayot and Peter Hernandez. His father, half Jewish and half Puerto Rican, originated from Brooklyn. His mother Bernie immigrated to Hawaii in her early childhood. Before that the whole family lived in Philippines. In a way, both of his parents were working in an entertainment business, although this job never brought them a fortune similar to Bruce Mars net worth.
Bernadette was a hula dancer and his father was a percussionist. They met on the stage while rehearsing for performance and soon their first child was born.
Peter’s current stage name comes from his childhood. His father started calling him Bruno due to his striking resemblance to the wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino. Looks was the only thing in common between them. Bruno Mars was never much into fighting and spent his days listening to reggae, hip-hop, rock and R&B music instead.
The men who encouraged Peter to choose a career path with eventually boosted Bruno Mars net worth to millions of dollars was his uncle. This guy used to earn for living by impersonating Elvis Presley. When Bruno was 3 years old, he talked his nephew into climbing on the scene together with him. By the age of 5 musical performances became his full-time job. Although singing five days per week was not easy for such a young kid, these performances contributed to the development of his talent and skill. Bruno used to perform both with his family’s band, Love Notes, and solo, as Elvis. The little boy was so good at impersonating a deceased rock and roll legend, he soon became known in the whole island.
Bruno graduated from high school at the age of 17. Right after that he packed his belongings and moved to Los Angeles, where he saw more career opportunities. It only took one year for him to sign a contract with Motown Records. Although the producers of this label were kind of ignorant towards Mars, working with this company was beneficial for the young artist at least for one thing- that’s where he met his future cooperate Philip Lawrence. Phil Introduced Bruno to Aeron Bay-Schuck, who soon signed Mars to his company Atlantic Records. After this deal Bruno Mars net worth shot to the stars.