John Francis Bongiovi is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor,who is founding member of rock band Bon Jovi, which is considered as one of the world's best-selling music artists with over 130 million albums worldwide for their twenty studio albums. In addition, Bon Jovi pursued a acting career in the 1990s, starring roles in several movies include Moonlight and Valentino and U-571, also, TV series Sex and the City and Ally McBeal.
As a songwriter, Bon Jovi was nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2012, his name peaked at the 50th in the list of 100 people for "The Most Powerful and Influential People In The Music Business" by Bilboard megazine.
John spent most of his school time for music activities, played in local bands with friends and his cousin Tony Bongiovi, who owned the then famous New York recording studio, The Power Station. Besides, he joined up with David Bryan, plaed in band Atlantic City Expressway. John worked with bands The Rest, The Lechers and John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones.
In 1989, Jon secretly got married his high school girlfriend Dorothea Hurley at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. The couple has four children: a daughter, Stephanie Rose (born May 31, 1993), and three sons, Jesse James Louis (born Feb 19, 1995), Jacob Hurley (born May 7, 2002) and Romeo Jon (born Mar 29, 2004).
In 2004, he took over the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. Moreover, The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation was establihed in 2006 to help poor families with economic troubles. He also campaigned for Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential election,
John Kerryin the 2004 Presidential election, and Barack Obamain the 2008 Presidential election.