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Bono

Lead Singer of U2 and Co-Founder of ONE and (RED), ONE Campaign

Biography

Bono is the lead singer of Irish rock band U2 who have sold over 157 million albums world wide, and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys.

He is a well-known activist in the fight against extreme poverty, whose belief in public advocacy led him to co-found ONE and (RED). ONE has 7 million members worldwide campaigning to persuade governments to adopt and resource policies proven to tackle extreme poverty and fight corruption. (RED) partners with iconic brands to raise public awareness and corporate contributions to fight AIDS, and has contributed more than $465 million to the Global Fund.

Bono has also spearheaded efforts in the private sector with TPG to encourage and increase FDI to countries in Africa, and, alongside Jeff Skoll and Bill McGlashlan, recently co-founded Rise, a pioneering social impact fund.

Bono has received a number of awards for his music and activism, including the Legion D’Honneur, TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year, and an honorary British knighthood.