"There are nine other directors of Elevation Partners and it is thought that Bono owns a little over 10 per cent of the $1.5billion stake. ......Beyond his complex financial interests, the rocker has a property portfolio that includes a villa in the South of France and a lavish Italian-style palazzo overlooking the sea near Dublin, not to mention the £15million penthouse on Manhattan's Upper West side he bought from Apple founder SteveJobs. ..........Bono, whose real name is Paul Hewson, also counts a family-sized Maserati among his fleet of luxury cars and is known for his taste for fine food. He is also a noted wine connoisseur, who will regularly spend thousands on a single bottle at his favourite NewYork restaurants. He and the three other members of U2, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen and guitarist David 'The Edge' Evans, also invested in Vertigo3, an Airbus A320, to fly them around in style."