Jon Bon Jovi pre-fame jobs include selling newspapers and sweeping floors—back in the day he really was living on a prayer.. good job it paid off..
Before the handsome hunk was a rock star, he had humble beginnings in New Jersey.
While he'll Never Say Goodbye to his roots, it must be a thrill to have realized your dreams of becoming rich and famous by doing something you love.
We know the musician as he is today and have loved his music for decades, but there's more to Jon that shaped him into the guy we'll swoon over Always.
Here's what Jon did before he became the Bad Medicine we all want a taste of…
Jon Bon Jovi pre-fame jobs :
According to Wikipedia, before Jon was Jon, he was actually John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.
Sounds more Pope than pop—so it's little wonder the idol changed his name to become more star-worthy.
Like he sings in his songs, Jon skipped out on school quite often to play music.
And, by the time he was 16, he was rocking out in clubs in his hometown!
What were you doing at 16? Oh ya, probably studying in school.
Certainly gigs at 16 didn't pay well, so as per Suggest, Jon made some spending money by selling newspapers.
Now that's the paper boy we all wish came pedaling down our street!
He'd give Have a Nice Day a whole new meaning.
Aside from newspaper sales, Ultimate Classic Rock informs us that Jon also earned moolah by making Christmas ornaments.
During the holidays, when you Make a Memory perhaps it's Jon's work hanging from your tree.
Suggest also tells us that Jon made extra loot by working as a janitor at his cousin's recording studio.
It was there he recorded his first single, Runaway at the age of 18.
Jon's the one who cleaned up the best in the end!
Good thing he knew how to Keep the Faith and kept on pursuing his music career.
Today, Jon Bon Jovi is one of the most recognizable faces (and voices) in the industry.
All we can say is Jon and his music will always be Wanted Dead or Alive!