Learn 10 fun facts about Jon Bon Jovi. As a child, he threw his first guitar down a flight of stairs. He has an English Pub on his property grounds, open only to family and friends. He aspired to be a rock star since his teen years, and would often skip school to attend music events. He is very active in charity projects, and even started one of his own, titled ‘The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation’.