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Bono Hewson

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In 1960, Bono, Paul David Hewson, was born in Dublin, Ireland. His band, U2 , was formed while he was in high school. U2 began touring immediately, and released the first album, Boy, in 1980. Bono serves as front man for the group. The group found success with the sixth album, The Joshua Tree.

Bono has written most of the lyrics for the group's songs. Many of these lyrics focus on social issues such as the earth, world hunger, AIDS, politics, and religion. In 2006, it worked with Green Day to help Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans. He created the organization DATA, which is Debt Aids Trade Africa. It works to fight aids and end poverty in the country of Africa.

Another successful campaign of Bono's is Make Poverty History. Many other celebrities and singers have joined him in his effort to make poverty and hunger nonexistent in this world. In 2005, with his wife, Ali Hewson, he created EDUN which seeks to provide employment opportunities for the unemployed and poor. Bono has worked as a singer, writer, producer, Broadway producer, and TED talker.

Companies and Investments

U2 (Founder), EDUN (Co-Founder), Make Poverty History (Founder), DATA (Founder)

Lessons Learned

You have to take care of your neighbors. The world has an obligation to help those who have less. I know that I am blessed, and my greatest lesson has been that I must help people with poverty, illness, hunger, and employment. None of the success is worth anything if the message of giving is not apparent. Also, remember that we are one. If you always keep that in mind, then kindness and healing will follow you wherever you go.

Inspiring Quotes

Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.

Leonard Cohen

There is a crack in everything, thats how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen

What happens in the heart simply happens.

Ted Hughes

Bono Hewson's Quotes

As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.

Bono Hewson

Music can change the world because it can change people.

Bono Hewson

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.

Bono Hewson

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.

Bono Hewson

So what were talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what were facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality.

Bono Hewson

Influential Books

C. S. Lewis - The Screwtape Letters

Mentors

Ted Hughes

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