Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), known by his stage name Bono (/ˈbɒnoʊ/ BON-oh), is an Irish singer, musician, and humanitarian best known for being the main vocalist of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, and the future members of U2. Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, often using political, social, and religious themes. During their early years, Bono's lyrics contributed to U2's rebellious and spiritual tone. As the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with members of U2.

Outside the band, he has collaborated and recorded with numerous artists, is managing director and a managing partner of Elevation Partners, and has refurbished and owns The Clarence Hotel in Dublin with The Edge. Bono is also widely known for his activism concerning Africa, for which he co-founded DATA, EDUN, the ONE Campaign and Product Red. He has organised and played in several benefit concerts and has met with influential politicians. Bono has been praised and criticised for his activism and involvement with U2. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was granted an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and was named as a Person of the Year by Time, among other awards and nominations.

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Sightings Of Bono
... Sightings of Bono is a short film approximately 7 minutes in length, that was released as a short subject in Ireland in 2000 ... It follows the tale of a girl who sees "Bono" everywhere and becomes obsessed by her sightings, writing them down in her diary, and eventually meeting him in the store where she works ... The movie stars Bono as himself, and Marcella Plunkett ...
The National Law Center On Homelessness And Poverty - Pro Bono
... legal victories were made possible through extensive pro bono service from the private bar ... In 2004, NLCHP decided to strengthen its ties with pro bono partners and recognize their vital contributions to its work ... prevent and end homelessness by providing NLCHP with financial support as well as pro bono legal services ...

Famous quotes containing the word bono:

    Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
    —Edward De Bono (b. 1933)

    Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
    —Edward De Bono (b. 1933)