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Bono

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Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 1960, to Iris (Rankin) and Brendan Robert Hewson. He has been the lead singer of the rock band U2 since 1976. U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards to date, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Lauded by fans and critics as an outstanding performer and songwriter, Bono has also been praised by world leaders as an accomplished activist due to his powers of persuasion and knowledge of the issues. He travels extensively to give speeches and lobby politicians. Bono's career as a socially conscious musician has been shaped by childhood experiences in Ireland as well as volunteer work in Africa and South America. He married his childhood sweetheart Ali Hewson in 1982, and actress Eve Hewson is among their children. An accomplished activist in her own right, Ali Hewson once declined an invitation to run for President of Ireland because her husband "would not move to a smaller house". They live in Dublin with their four children: Jordan, Memphis Eve, Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q and John Abraham. Bono was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for his successful efforts to relieve third world debt and promote AIDS awareness in Africa. He received the rank of Chevalier dans I'Ordre de la Legion d'Honneur (Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor) from French President Jacques Chirac on February 28, 2003.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Bono: Good Genes or Good Shades?

Bono
Good Genes or Good Shades?

Bono is having a beautiful day.Here's the 27-year-old U2 front man back in 1987 (left) -- and 25 years later, the 52-year-old humanitarian at an event in Rome this week (right).Looking Fly.More… READ MORE >

Bono -- Facebook WON'T Make Me World's Richest Rocker

Bono
Facebook WON'T Make Me World's Richest Rocker

Looks like Paul McCartney's title as world's richest entertainer is safe ... 'cause Bono says his stake in Facebook will NOT push him into the number one spot. Bono was in D.C. this morning to… READ MORE >

- 1895 days ago
Bono Will Become Richest Rock Star on Planet by 4 PM

Bono
Will Become Richest Rock Star on Planet by 4PM

Bono will no longer breathe Paul McCartney's fumes in the money department ... by the close of trading today, he will become the richest rocker in the world, courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg and… READ MORE >

- 1895 days ago
Bono -- Shady Passover Celebration in the Holy Land

Bono
Shady Passover Celebration in the Holy Land

U2 singer Bono celebrated Passover like a good little goy ... passing through Tel Aviv today while sporting his trademark space goggles.It's a beautiful day ... for unleavened bread. READ MORE >

- 1934 days ago
Maria Shriver & Bono -- Positive Vibes

Maria Shriver & Bono
Positive Vibes

Maria Shriver found the perfect counterbalance to all the negative in her life -- a lunch date with rock music's super do-gooder Bono. Maria and the U2 front man weren't hiding from cameras either… READ MORE >

- 2253 days ago
Bulletin: Bono Removes His Shades, Shirt Too

Bulletin:
Bono Removes His Shades, Shirt Too

While vacationing in St. Barts on Wednesday, Bono did the unthinkable and took off ... his shades!!!!With his eyes and moobs exposed, the 49-year-old is almost unrecognizable. READ MORE >

- 2884 days ago
Bono, Jovi and Bill -- Who's the Bigger Rockstar!?

Bono, Jovi and Bill
Who's the Bigger Rockstar!?

It was an aging rock star convention last night as Bono, former President Bill Clinton and Jon Bon Jovi joined forces at a charity event in NYC.Fun fact: While 48-year-old Bono has over 20 Grammy… READ MORE >

- 3017 days ago
Bono -- Still Hasn't Found What He's Looking For

Bono
Still Hasn't Found What He's Looking For

While topless on the beach in St. Barts, Bono was caught searching everywhere for ... ... his misplaced colored sunglasses.  READ MORE >

- 3031 days ago
Bono Backs Cow-Cleaving Brit for Prez!

Bono
Backs Cow-Cleaving Brit for Prez!

Oprah is crazy for Obama, Madonna's mad for Hillary, but what about global do-gooder Bono? TMZ discovered that he's backing another horse entirely! We solicited the opinion of the U2 frontman on… READ MORE >

- 3446 days ago
Criss Angel's New Friend -- Bono?!

Criss Angel's New Friend
Bono?!

He's already allegebedded Cameron Diaz and Britney Spears, but Criss Angel's got a new wingman in the most unlikely of people -- U2 frontman Bono! > <a… READ MORE >

- 3555 days ago
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