How much is Bruno Mars worth? Bruno Mars is worth $40 million, according to the website Celebrity Net Worth, and given the success this retro-style soul singer has enjoyed throughout the ’00s, that figure seems pretty accurate. Born Peter Gene Hernandez on October 8, 1985, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Bruno Mars grew up performing in local hotels and clubs, sometimes impersonating Elvis and often singing songs by superstars like Michael Jackson. After high school, Mars moved to Los Angeles, where he formed the production duo the Smeezingtons and signed with Motown in 2004. Following a fruitless stint at the label, he made his name by singing the hooks on B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ on You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire,” both major hits. In 2010, Mars dropped his debut LP, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” and in 2012, he returned with “Unorthodox Jukebox,” which topped the Billboard 200.

Bruno Mars’ net worth of $40 million stems from the massive success of those two albums, as well as from his many hit singles. His debut spawned “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade,” both of which climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and his second record also produced a pair of chart-toppers: “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man.” In February 2014, Mars performed during halftime of the Super Bowl, sharing the stage with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

How much is Bruno Mars worth compared to other famous soul and R&B singers? He’s managed to double up John Legend’s fortune, which stands at $20 million, though Bruno has a long way to go if he’s going to catch R Kelly, who’s sitting on an impressive $150 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Then, Kelly’s never played the Super Bowl, and given all the controversy that’s plagued the “Trapped in the Closet” crooner’s career, he probably never will. And since Bruno Mars’ net worth seems destined to keep going up and up, it’s possible he’ll one day be among the richest pop stars in the game.

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