|John Abraham Hewson
|May 21, 2001
|Son of Paul David Hewson aka Bono
When it comes to celebrities, the English singer Bono is among the most famous ones. He is one of the biggest faces in the entertainment world. And most of his family is quite popular. But John Abraham Hewson is a different breed. He is one of the lesser-known members of the Hewson family.
John is the offspring of the marriage between Bono and businesswoman and activist Alison Hewson. Their marriage is one of the long-lasting in the celebrity world.
They have four children together, Jordan Hewson, Eve Hewson, Elijah Hewson, and John Hewson.
Who Is His Father?
Born Paul David Hewson in May 1960, Bono is an Irish singer and songwriter. The lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the rock band U2 was born and raised in Dublin.
There, he attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School. In 1976, he met and began dating his future wife, Alison Stewart. At the same time, he put effort into forming a band with his classmates which later became U2.
Paul Hewson quickly established himself as a passionate frontman for the band thanks to his expressive vocal style. During the band’s early years, Bono and his lyrics contributed to the rebellious and spiritual tone.
And as the band matured, his lyrics evolved and became inspired by personal experiences shared with other members of U2.
As a member of the successful British band, he has won a Grammy Award 22 times. Bono has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Besides his music, he is also an activist for social justice causes, both through U2 and as a solo performer. Bono co-founded DATA, EDUN, the One Campaign, and Product Red.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom granted him an honorary knighthood in 2007 for his service to the music industry and his humanitarian work.
As a solo performer, Bono has collaborated with many artists like Tina Turner, Martin Garrix, Roy Orbison, Luciano Pavarotti, Green Day, Tom Petty, Patti Smith, Zucchero, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, and many more.
Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik Evans, and Adam Clayton formed the band U2 on September 25, 1976. They responded to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. seeking people interested in forming a rock band.
Initially, Bono wanted to play covers of The Rolling Stones and Beach Boys. But because the band could not play covers very well, they started writing their own songs.
Who Is His Mother?
John’s mother and father met when they were young. But they both carved a fantastic career. His mother Ali Hewson, born Alison Stewart is an Irish activist and businesswoman. Born in March 1961, she is younger than Bono.
Raised in Raheny, she met her future husband at the age of 12 at Mount Temple Comprehensive School. They got married in 1982.
In 1989, she was awarded a degree in politics and sociology from University College, Dublin. Alison has inspired several U2 songs, famously the big hit Sweetest Thing.
In the 1990s, she became involved in anti-nuclear activism and narrated Black Wind, White Land in 1993. The Irish documentary talks about the lasting effects of the Chernobyl disaster.
She is the co-founder of two ethical businesses, the EDUN fashion line in 2005 and Nude Skincare products in 2007. The former promotes fair trade with Africa.
Initially, Alison Hewson wanted to be a nurse. She did not readily adapt to the fame of the U2 band following the War Tour in 1983. But she gave up on the notion of becoming a nurse in favor of her husband’s popularity and new life. Instead, she focused on studying social sciences, being able to understand social policy, and making a difference to people.
Speaking of her marriage to Bono, she says, “Our marriage has worked because we like each other because we talk to each other, and we are passionate about what we do. We allow each other to pursue our goals. I wouldn’t want to be married to someone who wasn’t happy with what they were doing in life, and B wouldn’t either. I have learned a lot about what it means to be married, how great it can be if you persevere. We’re very close. He says I’m very good with the dog whistle”.
Now let’s talk about their son John Abraham Hewson. While his parents are quite famous in the entertainment world and Hollywood, John Hewson has a low-profile life.
He is the youngest member of the Hewson family. Born on May 21, 2001, in Dublin, he has three elder siblings. His two sisters include Eve Hewson born in July 1991 and Jordan Hewson born in May 1989. His brother Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q Hewson was born in August 1999.
All of his siblings are famous and popular. Yet, unlike them, he prefers to stay out of the spotlight and live a normal life. Yes, you can find him on Instagram, but he has little over 2,000 followers.
His social media account is private, but his siblings share pictures of him on their social accounts often. For example, for his 15th birthday, his sister Jordan posted a photo of him on a beach, saying he was the unofficial tallest Hewson.
His name derives from the Hebrew word Yohanan, which means Graced by God. He might be the baby in the family, but that doesn’t mean he was spoiled or indulged by his doting parents. Both Alison and Bono want their children to know how lucky they are and that many children around the world live in poverty.
Alison said, “We have taken them to the townships in South Africa. And although they have much more than Bono and I did growing up – Bono’s dad was in the postal service my mum and dad had an electrical business – we don’t spoil them”.
None of them have been raised to be rock star kids. And three of the four Hewson family members carved their celebrity path.
Does He Have Any Siblings?
As we said before, John Abraham Hewson is the youngest member of the family. He has two sisters and one brother. They are all older than him.
His brother, Elijah Hewson, pursued a career in the music industry. He always showed a passion for his dad’s profession. Elijah has his own rock band, Inhaler.
His eldest sister Jordan is a well-known tech entrepreneur and an activist. And his other sister, Eve, has established herself as one of the adorable Irish actresses. She starred in the British supernatural thriller web series Behind Her Eyes in 2021.
John, on the other hand, has not tried his luck in music or other fields in the entertainment industry. Bono says that he plays rugby, but John has yet to choose a specific area as his career and professional path.
Is He On Social Media?
Yes, John has a profile on Instagram with a little over 2,000 followers. But it is a private account. He doesn’t accept anyone that sends him a friend request.
Fun fact: his mother and father do not have an official profile on any social media platform. Yes, there is a U2 profile on Instagram, but that is not Bono’s.
His siblings, however, spend more time on social media. There is also a fan account “The Hewson Family” following the success of the young members and the celebrity couple.
We do not know the net worth of John Hewson. He prefers to live in the shadows and lead a low-profile life. As we said before, he has yet to choose a career path.
His father, U2 frontman Bono might not spoil him, but he can provide enough for John to enjoy a comfortable life. Bono is one of the wealthiest musicians in the world. The Irish musician has a net worth of more than $700 million.