Bono in Honolulu, 2006. Honolulu is the Capital and most populous Census-designated place (CDP in the U
|Birth name||Paul David Hewson|
|Also known as||Bono|
|Born||10 May 1960|
|Genre(s)||Rock, post-punk, alternative rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer-songwriter, activist, philanthropist|
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, guitar, harmonica|
|Years active||1976 - present|
|Gretsch Irish Falcon|
Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), also known by his stage name Bono, is the main vocalist of the Irish rock band U2. Events 1291 - Scottish Nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Post-punk was a popular musical movement in the mid to late 1970s following on the heels of the initial Punk rock explosion of the early 1970s Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics Activism, in a general sense can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change Philanthropy is the act of donating money goods services time and/or effort to support a socially beneficial cause with a defined objective and with no financial or material A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The lead vocalist (or lead singer) is the member of a band who sings the main vocal portions of a song The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles A harmonica is a free reed Wind instrument which is played by blowing air into it or drawing air out by placing lips over individual holes (reed chambers or Gretsch is a US Musical instrument manufacturer currently being distributed by Guitar company Fender and Drum craft company Events 1291 - Scottish Nobles recognize the authority of Edward I of England. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his wife, Ali Hewson, and the future members of U2. Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. Mount Temple Comprehensive School is a secondary school located in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland, originally notable as the first multi-denominational Alison Hewson (born Alison Stewart on 23 March 1961) known as Ali Hewson, is an activist and wife of U2 's Lead singer  Since that time he has been referred to as Bono, his stage and nickname, by his family and fellow band members. A stage name, also called a screen name, is a Pseudonym used by Performers and Entertainers such as A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name.  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 tone.  As the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences with members of U2. 
Among his non-U2 endeavors, he has collaborated and recorded with numerous artists, sits on the board of Elevation Partners and has refurbished and now owns a hotel with fellow band member, The Edge. Elevation Partners is an American Private equity firm that invests in Intellectual property and media and entertainment companies David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961 in Barking, East London) more widely known by his Moniker The Edge, is a Musician known best  Bono is also widely known for his activism concerning Africa, for which he co-founded DATA. Debt AIDS Trade in Africa (or DATA) is a Multinational non-government organization founded in January 2002 in London by U2 's  He has organized and played in several benefit concerts and has met with influential politicians. A benefit concert is a Concert, show or gala featuring musicians comedians or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose often directed at a specific A politician (from Greek " Polis " is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of Politics or a person  He is the co-founder of EDUN, the ONE Campaign and Product Red. EDUN Apparel Ltd is an Irish fashion company It was founded by Ali Hewson, Bono, and Rogan Gregory. The ONE Campaign is a US-based nonpartisan non-profit organization which aims to increase United States government funding for and effectiveness of international aid programs Product Red, styled as (PRODUCTRED, is a Brand licensed to partner companies such as  Bono has been praised and criticized for his activism and involvement with U2.  Bono has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was granted an honorary knighthood by the United Kingdom, and was named as a Person of the Year by Time, among many other awards and nominations. The Nobel Peace Prize ( Swedish, Danish and Nobels fredspris is one of five Nobel Prizes Bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Person of the Year (formerly Man of the Year) is an annual issue of the United States Newsmagazine Time that features and profiles Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and
Bono and his brother, Norman Hewson, were raised in Dublin, by their mother, Iris (née Rankin), a Church of Ireland Anglican, and father, Brendan Robert "Bob" Hewson, a Roman Catholic. Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. The Church of Ireland (Eaglais na hÉireann is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating across the island of Ireland. Anglicanism is a tradition of Christian faith Churches in this tradition either have historical connections to the Church of England or have similar beliefs  His parents initially agreed that the first child would be raised Anglican and the second Catholic.  Although Bono was the second child, he also attended Church of Ireland services with his mother and brother. The Church of Ireland (Eaglais na hÉireann is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating across the island of Ireland. 
Bono grew up in what could be called a medium-low class neighbourhood. His home was a typical three-room house. The smallest room was Bono's. Bono was 14 when his mother died on 10 September 1974 after suffering a cerebral aneurysm at her father's funeral. Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. A cerebral aneurysm or brain aneurysm is a cerebrovascular disorder in which weakness in the wall of a cerebral Artery or Vein  Many songs from U2's albums, including "I Will Follow", "Mofo", "Out of Control", "Lemon" and "Tomorrow", focus on the loss of his mother. " I Will Follow " is the opening track from U2 's debut album Boy. " Mofo " is the sixth and final single from U2 's 1997 album Pop. Three, also known as U2 3, is the first release by Irish rock band U2, a three-song EP recorded and released in 1979 " Lemon " is the fourth song and second single from U2 's 1993 album Zooropa. " Tomorrow " is the sixth track on U2 's 1981 album October.  Many other songs focus on the theme of childhood vs. maturity such as "Into the Heart," "Twilight" and "Stories for Boys. "
Bono attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School, a multi denominational school in Clontarf. Mount Temple Comprehensive School is a secondary school located in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland, originally notable as the first multi-denominational Clontarf ( is a coastal suburb on the northside of Dublin, Ireland, located in Dublin 3. During his childhood and adolescence, Bono and his friends were part of a surrealist street gang called "Lypton Village". Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early-1920s and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members Gangsters redirects here For the computer game see Gangsters (video game. This group of friends began performing in public places, such as buses, to provoke people. Bono met one of his closest friends Guggi in Lypton Village. Guggi is an avante-garde Irish artist once a member of the Goth / Post-Punk band The Virgin Prunes alongside his close friend Gavin Friday. The gang had a ritual of nickname-giving. Bono had several names: first, he was "Steinvic von Huyseman", then just "Huyseman", then "Houseman", then "Bon Murray", "Bono Vox of O'Connell Street", and finally just "Bono". 
"Bono Vox" is an alteration of Bonavox, a Latin phrase which translates to " good voice", as in "I'd do anything for a good voice". Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. It is said he was nicknamed "Bono Vox" by his friend Gavin Friday, after a hearing aid shop they regularly passed in Dublin because he sang so loudly he seemed to be singing for the deaf. Gavin Friday (born Fionan Martin Hanvey 8 October 1959, Dublin) is an Irish Singer and Songwriter, Composer A hearing aid is an electroacoustic body-worn apparatus which typically fits in or behind the wearer's Ear, and is designed to amplify and modulate sounds Initially, Bono disliked the name. However, when he learned it loosely translated to "good voice", he accepted it. Hewson has been known as "Bono" since the late seventies. Although he uses Bono as his stage name, close family and friends also refer to him as Bono, including his wife and fellow band members. 
Bono is married to Alison Hewson (née Alison Stewart). Alison Hewson (born Alison Stewart on 23 March 1961) known as Ali Hewson, is an activist and wife of U2 's Lead singer Their relationship began in 1975 and the couple were married on 21 August 1982 in a Church of Ireland (Anglican) ceremony at All Saints Church, Raheny (built by the Guinness family), with Adam Clayton acting as Bono's best man. Events 1192 - Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the De facto ruler of Japan. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) The Church of Ireland (Eaglais na hÉireann is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating across the island of Ireland. All Saints Church is a Church of Ireland Parish Church, prominent on the Howth Road as it approaches the centre of Raheny, Dublin. Raheny ( Ráth Eanna or Ráth Eanaigh in Irish) is a northern Suburb of Dublin, the capital city of Ireland. The Guinness family is an extensive aristocratic Irish Protestant family noted for their accomplishments in brewing banking politics and diplomacy Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, UK is the bassist of the rock band U2. Participants in wedding ceremonies, also known as the wedding party, include the bride and groom (or bridegroom) the maid of honor  The couple have four children, daughters Jordan and Memphis Eve, and sons Elijah Bob Patricius and John Abraham.  Bono lives in Killiney in south County Dublin, Ireland, with his family and shares a villa in Èze in the Alpes-Maritimes in the south of France with U2 bandmate The Edge, as well as an apartment at The San Remo in Manhattan. Killiney bayjpg|thumb|right|Killiney Bay from Vico Baths. Irelandscape ]] Killiney ( is a townland in south County Dublin, Ireland on the outskirts County Dublin (Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath or more correctly today the Dublin Region ( Réigiúin Átha Cliath) is the area that contains the city of Dublin Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. Èze ("Eza" in Italian is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France, not far from the town of Nice Alpes-Maritimes ( Occitan: Aups Maritims) is a department in the extreme southeast corner of France. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961 in Barking, East London) more widely known by his Moniker The Edge, is a Musician known best The San Remo (145 and 146 Central Park West) is a luxury co-operative Apartment building in New York City located between 74th and 75th streets about 1/10 Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York 
Bono is almost never seen in public without sunglasses. Sunglasses or sun glasses are a visual aid variously termed Spectacles or Glasses, which feature lenses that are coloured or darkened to prevent strong During a Rolling Stone interview he stated:
|“||[I have] very sensitive eyes to light. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published If somebody takes my photograph, I will see the flash for the rest of the day. My right eye swells up. I've a blockage there, so that my eyes go red a lot. So it's part vanity, it's part privacy and part sensitivity. ||”|
His use of sunglasses on stage has progressed through his career with U2. During the 1980s, he was rarely seen wearing sunglasses. During the 1992-93 Zoo TV Tour, he wore sunglasses for parts of the show, though usually in character as The Fly (with large, dark wraparound shades) or Mirrorball Man (with more typical, round sunglasses). The Zoo TV Tour (also called ZooTV, ZOO TV or ZOOTV) was an elaborately-staged multimedia Concert tour by Irish rock band In the 1997-98 Popmart Tour, he wore larger, tinted wraparound shades with thick frames. The PopMart Tour, often referred to as simply PopMart, was a world concert tour by the Irish rock band U2. By the early 2000s, his sunglasses were commonly blue, and more goggle shaped. He would, however, remove them for most of the actual shows on the Elevation Tour. The Elevation Tour was a Concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in 2001, in support of the group's 2000 Starting around the time of U2's 2004 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, Bono began wearing his signature Armani sunglasses. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is the eleventh studio album by Irish rock band U2, released in November 2004 These were usually red or green tinted, and had no frames around the lenses. He wore these for most of every show on the Vertigo Tour, with the rare exceptions being songs like Sometimes You Can't Make it on Your Own, Running to Stand Still, and Miss Sarajevo. The Vertigo Tour was a Concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in 2005 and 2006 in support of the group's 2004 album " Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own " is the second single from U2 's 2004 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. The Joshua Tree is the fifth Studio album by Irish rock band U2, released 9 March 1987 on Island Records. " Miss Sarajevo " is the only single from the 1995 album Original Soundtracks 1 by U2 and Brian Eno, under the Pseudonym Passengers He has been wearing sunglasses in most interviews and public appearances since the late '90s.
Bono also suffers from tinnitus, attributed to loud music. Tinnitus (tɪˈnaɪtəs or /ˈtɪnɪtəs/ from the Latin word for " Ringing " is the perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of corresponding References to his condition can be heard in "Staring At The Sun".
On 25 September 1976, Bono, David Evans ("The Edge"), his brother Dik, and Adam Clayton responded to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band. Events 303 - On a voyage preaching the Gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961 in Barking, East London) more widely known by his Moniker The Edge, is a Musician known best Richard "Dick" (also "Dik") Evans is the brother of David "The Edge" Evans, guitarist for rock band U2. Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960 in Chinnor, Oxfordshire, UK is the bassist of the rock band U2. Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Mullen Jr (born 31 October 1961 in Artane, Dublin, Ireland is the Drummer for the Irish rock band The band had occasional sessions in which they did covers. Bono wanted to play Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys songs; he was tired of long guitar solos and hard rock. The Beach Boys is an American rock band Formed in 1961 the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California Youth culture Unfortunately, the band couldn't play covers very well, so they started writing their own songs. In 1977, they started listening to The Ramones, The Clash, David Bowie, Patti Smith and Tom Verlaine and incorporating influences from those bands into their music. The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first Punk rock group For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were David Bowie (ˈboʊiː born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 is an English Musician, actor producer, and arranger. Patricia Lee Smith ( born December 30 1946 is an American Singer-songwriter and poet Tom Verlaine (born Thomas Miller, December 13 1949, in Morristown New Jersey) is a Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist
Their band went by the name "Feedback" for a few months, changing to "The Hype" later on. After Dik Evans left the group to join another local band, the Virgin Prunes, the remaining four officially changed the name from "The Hype" to "U2". The Virgin Prunes was an Irish Gothic rock band The band formed in 1977 and disbanded in 1986 after the departure of member Gavin Friday. Initially, Bono sang, played guitar, and wrote the band's songs. He said of his early guitar playing in a 1982 interview, "When we started out I was the guitar player, along with the Edge - except I couldn't play guitar. I still can't. I was such a lousy guitar player that one day they broke it to me that maybe I should sing instead. I had tried before, but I had no voice at all. I remember the day I found I could sing. I said, 'Oh, that's how you do it. '" When The Edge's guitar playing improved, Bono was relegated mostly to the microphone, although he occasionally still plays rhythm guitar and harmonica. Rhythm guitar is the use of a Guitar to provide Rhythmic chordal Accompaniment for a singer or other instruments in a Musical ensemble A harmonica is a free reed Wind instrument which is played by blowing air into it or drawing air out by placing lips over individual holes (reed chambers or Bono has recently taken piano lessons from his children's piano teacher. 
Bono writes the lyrics for almost all U2 songs, often rich in social and political themes.  His lyrics frequently allude to a religious connection or meaning, evident in songs such as "Gloria" from the band's album October and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", from The Joshua Tree album. " Gloria " is the opening track and second single from U2 's 1981 album October. October is the second Album by Irish rock band U2, released in 1981. " I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For " is the second track from U2 's 1987 album The Joshua Tree, and was released as the album's second The Joshua Tree is the fifth Studio album by Irish rock band U2, released 9 March 1987 on Island Records.  During the band's early years, Bono was known for his rebellious tone which turned to political anger and rage during the band's War, The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum eras. War is the third studio album by Irish rock band U2, released on. The Joshua Tree is the fifth Studio album by Irish rock band U2, released 9 March 1987 on Island Records. Rattle and Hum is the name of both an album and its companion motion picture recorded by Irish rock band U2, released in 1988  Following the Enniskillen bombing that left 11 dead and 63 injured on 8 November 1987, the Provisional IRA paramilitaries threatened to kidnap Bono. Enniskillen ( is the county town (and largest town in County Fermanagh and the west of Northern Ireland. The Troubles in Enniskillen recounts incidents during and the effects of The Troubles in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Events 1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a Celebration Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Óglaigh na hÉireann ( IRA; also referred to as the PIRA, the Provos, or by some of its supporters as the IRA supporters also attacked a vehicle carrying the band members. These acts were in response to his speech condemning the Remembrance Day Bombing during a live performance of "Sunday Bloody Sunday". The Remembrance Day bombing, also known as the Enniskillen bombing or the Poppy Day massacre, occurred on 8 November 1987 in Enniskillen " Sunday Bloody Sunday " is the opening track and third single from U2 's 1983 album War.  The singer had been advised to cut his on-stage outburst from the Rattle and Hum film, but it was left in. 
U2's sound and focus dramatically changed with their next album, Achtung Baby. Achtung Baby is the seventh studio album by Irish rock band U2, Released on 19 November 1991. Bono's lyrics became more personal, inspired by experiences related to the private lives of the members of the band.  During the band's Zoo TV Tour several of his stage personas were showcased; these included "The Fly", a stereotypical rock star, the "Mirror Ball Man", a parody of American televangelists, and "Mr. The Zoo TV Tour (also called ZooTV, ZOO TV or ZOOTV) was an elaborately-staged multimedia Concert tour by Irish rock band The Zoo TV Tour (also called ZooTV, ZOO TV or ZOOTV) was an elaborately-staged multimedia Concert tour by Irish rock band Televangelism is the use of Television to communicate the Christian faith MacPhisto", a combination of a corrupted rock star and the Devil. Satan, ( Standard Hebrew Satan'el, English accuser) is a term that originates from the Abrahamic faiths, being traditionally 
During performances he attempts to interact with the crowd as often as possible and is known for pulling audience members onto the stage or moving himself down to the physical level of the audience.  This has happened on several occasions including at the Live Aid concert in 1985 where he leapt off the stage, over a security barricade to the floor of the arena, and pulled a woman from the crowd to dance with her as the band played "Bad", and in 2005 during U2's Vertigo Tour stop in Chicago, where he pulled a boy onto the stage during the song "An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart". Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on. The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia " Bad " is the seventh track from U2 's 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire. The Vertigo Tour was a Concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place in 2005 and 2006 in support of the group's 2004 album Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. ga '''"An Cat Dubh"''' and "Into the Heart" are the third and fourth tracks respectively from U2 's debut album Boy. 
Bono has won numerous awards with U2, including 22 Grammy awards and the 2003 Golden Globe award for best original song, "The Hands That Built America" for the film Gangs of New York. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner " The Hands That Built America " is a song by U2, released on the soundtrack to the film Gangs of New York. Gangs of New York is a 2002 Bildungsroman film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of New York City.  During the live broadcast of the ceremony, Bono called the award "really, really fucking brilliant!" In response, the Parents Television Council condemned Bono for his profanity and started a campaign for its members to file complaints with the FCC. The Parents Television Council (PTC is a US -based nonprofit organization founded by conservative activist L  Although Bono's use of "fuck" violated FCC indecency standards, the FCC refused to fine NBC because the network did not receive advance notice of the consequences of broadcasting such profanity and the profanity in question was not used in its literal sexual meaning. Fuck is an English Word that as a Verb, means "to have Sexual intercourse " 
In 2005, the U2 band members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in their first year of eligibility. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States 
Bono and his bandmates were criticized in 2007 for moving part of their multi-million euro song catalogue from Ireland to Amsterdam six months before Ireland ended a tax exemption on musicians' royalties. Please update other articles as well to avoid contradiction within Wikipedia e Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west  Under Dutch tax law, bands are subject to low to non-existent tax rates.  U2's manager, Paul McGuinness, stated that the arrangement is legal and customary and businesses often seek to minimize their tax burdens. Paul McGuinness is the main shareholder and founder of Principle Management Limited: an artist management company based in Dublin, Ireland, which has  The move prompted criticisms in the Oireachtas (Irish parliament). The Oireachtas (ɛrʲaxt̪ˠasˠ is the "national parliament" or Legislature of Ireland, sometimes referred to as Oireachtas Éireann. 
In addition to his work with U2, he has collaborated with Zucchero, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Luciano Pavarotti, Sinéad O'Connor, Green Day, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, and BB King. Adelmo Fornaciari (born September 25 1955) more commonly known by his Stage name Zucchero, is an Italian rock singer Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor Johnny Cash (born J R Cash; February 26 1932 - September 12 2003 was a Grammy Award -winning American country Singer-songwriter. Willie Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American country Singer-songwriter and Actor. WikipediaWikiProject Opera#Infoboxes. Thank you--> Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI ( October 12, Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor (ʃɪˈneɪd oʊˈkɒnɚ (born 8 December 1966 is a Grammy Award winning Irish singer and songwriter Green Day is an American rock trio Roy Kelton Orbison ( April 23 1936 &ndash December 6 1988) nicknamed "The Big O" was an influential Grammy Award -winning Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an eight time Grammy Award -winning American B B King (born Riley B King, September 16 1925 is an American Blues Guitarist and Singer-songwriter.  He has recorded with Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennett, Clannad, The Corrs, and Wyclef Jean, as well as reportedly completing an unreleased duet with Jennifer Lopez. Ray Charles Robinson ( September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) known by his Stage name Ray Charles, was an American Quincy Delight Jones Jr (born March 14, 1933) also known as Q, is an American Music Impresario, conductor Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto; August 3 1926) is an American Singer of popular music, standards Clannad are a Grammy Award -winning Irish musical group, from Gweedore ( Gaoth Dobhair) County Donegal. The Corrs are a Celtic Folk rock group from Dundalk, County Louth Ireland. Wyclef Jean (ˈwajklɛf ˈʒɑn born Nelust Wyclef Jean on October 17, 1972) is a Haitian American Musician, Actor Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July  On Robbie Robertson's 1987 eponymous album, he plays bass guitar and vocals. Robbie Robertson (born Jaime Robert Klegerman, 5 July 1943 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Songwriter, Robbie Robertson is the self-titled solo debut by Robbie Robertson, released in 1987  On Michael Hutchence's 1999 posthumous eponymous album Bono completed a recording of Slide Away as a duet with Hutchence. Michael Kelland John Hutchence ( January 22 1960 &ndash November 22 1997) was an Australian Singer-songwriter, most famous 
In 1992, together with The Edge, Bono bought and refurbished Dublin's two-star 70-bedroom Clarence Hotel and converted it into a five-star 49-bedroom hotel. David Howell Evans (born 8 August 1961 in Barking, East London) more widely known by his Moniker The Edge, is a Musician known best  The Edge and Bono have also recorded several songs together, exclusive of the band. They have also been working on penning the score for the upcoming Spider-Man Musical. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Musical theatre is a form of Theatre combining Music, Songs spoken Dialogue and Dance.  Bono is on the board of the Elevation Partners private-equity firm, which attempted to purchase Eidos Interactive in 2005 and has since gone on to invest in other entertainment businesses. Elevation Partners is an American Private equity firm that invests in Intellectual property and media and entertainment companies Eidos Interactive is a publisher of video and Computer games with its parent company based in England.  Bono is a known Celtic F.C. fan, and in 1998 it was rumoured that Bono was going to buy shares in the Scottish club. The Celtic Football Club is a Scottish football club based in the east end of Glasgow, which currently plays in the Scottish Premier League.  However, it was reported on 28 April 1998 that this was not the case with Bono saying "it's rubbish. Events 1192 - Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) I've been to a couple of games and I'm a fan, but I've got no financial connections. "
In May 2007, MTV reported that Bono is working on a collection of poetry entitled "Third Rail". MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City.  Bono said the poetry is inspired by rock music. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. The book's foreword gives detail of the meanings of the poetry, saying "The poets who fill the pews here have come to testify, to bear witness to the mysterious power of rock and roll. . . Rock and roll is truly a broad church, but each lights a candle to their vision of what it is. " The collection, which is edited by poet Jonathan Wells, contains titles such as "Punk Rock You're My Big Crybaby," "Variation on a Theme by Whitesnake" and "Vince Neil Meets Josh in a Chinese Restaurant in Malibu (After Ezra Pound). Whitesnake are an English Hard rock band founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple) Vincent Neil Wharton (born February 8, 1961) is the lead singer for American Glam metal band Mötley Crüe. Malibu is an incorporated city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. Ezra Weston Loomis Pound ( Hailey, Idaho Territory, United States October 30 1885 – Venice, Italy November 1 1972 was an American Expatriate " Bono has invested in the Forbes Media group in the US through his private equity investment firm Elevation Partners. Forbes is an American Publishing and media company Its flagship publication Forbes magazine is published bi-weekly Elevation Partners became the first outsider to invest in the company, taking a minority stake in Forbes Media LLC, a new company encompassing the 89-year-old business which includes Forbes magazine, the Forbes. com website and other assets. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports said the stake was worth about €194 million ($250m). 
In film, Bono has played the character of "Dr. Robert", an anti-war shaman, in the musical, Across the Universe. Across the Universe is a 2007 Musical film directed by Julie Taymor, produced by Revolution Studios, and distributed by Columbia Pictures . Also in this movie, he sang the Beatles songs "I am the Walrus" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 " I Am the Walrus " is a 1967 song by The Beatles, written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon/McCartney. Disambiguation Lucy in the Sky redirects here For the heroine of this name see Karolina Dean. Bono's other acting credits include cameos in 1999's Entropy and 2000's Million Dollar Hotel. In 2000 he acted as himself in the short film Sightings of Bono, adapted from a short story by Irish writer Gerard Beirne. Sightings of Bono is a short Film, 7 minutes in length that was released as a Short subject in Ireland in 2000 Gerard Beirne is an Irish author currently resident in Canada.
Bono has become one of the world's best-known philanthropic performers.  He has been dubbed, "the face of fusion philanthropy", both for his success enlisting powerful allies from a diverse spectrum of leaders in government, religious institutions, philanthropic organizations, popular media, and the business world, as well as for spearheading new organizational networks binding global humanitarian relief with geopolitical activism and corporate commercial enterprise. 
In a 1986 interview with Rolling Stone magazine Bono explained that he was motivated to become involved in social and political causes by seeing one of the benefit shows staged by John Cleese and producer Martin Lewis for the human-rights organization Amnesty International in 1979. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published John Marwood Cleese (ˈkliːz born 27 October, 1939) is a British Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film producer This article is about Martin Lewis - the British-born humorist/writer/producer/TV and radio host Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a Western based international Non-governmental organization which defines its mission as "to  In 2001 Bono arranged for U2 to videotape a special live performance for that year's Amnesty benefit show. Introducing the performance, Bono referred to The Secret Policeman's Ball as "a mysterious and extraordinary event that certainly changed my life. . . "
Bono and U2 performed on Amnesty's Conspiracy Of Hope tour of the United States in 1986 alongside Sting. A Conspiracy of Hope was a short tour of six Benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International that took place in the United States during June 1986 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951) better known by his Stage name Sting, is a three time Academy Award  U2 also performed in the Band Aid and Live Aid projects, organized by Bob Geldof. Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on. The event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, KBE, known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951, is an Irish singer  In 1984, Bono sang on the Band Aid single "Do They Know it's Christmas?/Feed the World" (a role that was reprised on the 2004 Band Aid 20 single of the same name). Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in order to raise money  Geldof and Bono later collaborated to organize the 2005 Live 8 project, where U2 also performed. Live 8 was a string of Benefit concerts that took place on 2 July, 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. 
Since 1999, Bono has become increasingly involved in campaigning for third-world debt relief and raising awareness of the plight of Africa, including the AIDS pandemic. The President of Brazil is both the Head of state and Head of government of the Federative Republic of Brazil. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (pronounced /lu'iz i'nasju 'lulɐ da 'siwvɐ/; born October 27, 1945) known simply as Lula, is the thirty-fifth and |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. Third World is a name given to nations that are generally considered to be underdeveloped economically Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ( AIDS) has led to the deaths of more than 25 million people since it was first recognized in 1981, making it one of In the past decade Bono has met with several influential politicians, including United States President George W. Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin. A politician (from Greek " Polis " is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of Politics or a person The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The Prime Minister of Canada ( French: Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary Minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus Paul Edgar Philippe Martin. PC, MP (also known as Paul Martin Jr  During a March 2002 visit to the White House, after President Bush unveiled a $5 billion aid package, he accompanied the President for a speech on the White House lawn. See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence He stated, "This is an important first step, and a serious and impressive new level of commitment. . . . This must happen urgently, because this is a crisis. " In May of that year, Bono took US Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill on a four-country tour of Africa. See Paul O'Neill for other people with this name Paul Henry O'Neill (born December 4, 1935) served as the 72nd United In contrast, in 2005 Bono spoke on CBC Radio, alleging Prime Minister Martin was being slow about increasing Canada's foreign aid. 
Bono spoke in advance of President Bush at the 54th Annual National Prayer Breakfast, held at the Hilton Washington Hotel on 2 February 2006. The National Prayer Breakfast is a yearly event held in Washington D The Hilton Washington (also called the Washington Hilton and locally the Hinckley Hilton) is a Hotel in Washington D Events 962 - Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. In a speech peppered with biblical references, Bono encouraged the care of the socially and economically depressed. His comments included a call for an extra 1 percent tithe of the United States' national budget. A tithe (from Old English teogoþa "tenth" is a one-tenth part of something paid as a (usually voluntary contribution or as a Tax or levy He brought his Christian views into harmony with other faiths by noting that Christian, Jewish, and Muslim writings all call for the care of the widow, orphan, and stranger. A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ A Muslim (مسلم pronounced Muslim, not Muzlim) is an adherent of the Religion President Bush received praise from the singer-activist for the United States' increase in aid for the African continent. Bono continued by saying much work is left to be done to be a part of God's ongoing purposes. God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. 
The organization DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) was established in 2002 by Bono and Bobby Shriver, along with activists from the Jubilee 2000 Drop the Debt Campaign. Debt AIDS Trade in Africa (or DATA) is a Multinational non-government organization founded in January 2002 in London by U2 's Robert Sargent "Bobby" Shriver III (born April 28, 1954 in Chicago Illinois) is a member of the Santa Monica City Council. Jubilee 2000 was an international coalition movement in over 40 countries that called for cancellation of Third world debt by the year 2000.  It is DATA's mission to eradicate poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa. Human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV) is a Lentivirus (a member of the Retrovirus family that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome  DATA encourages Americans to contact senators and other legislators and elected officials to voice their opinions. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives 
In early 2005, Bono, his wife Ali Hewson, and New York-based Irish fashion designer Rogan Gregory launched the socially-conscious line EDUN in an attempt to shift the focus in Africa from aid to trade. Alison Hewson (born Alison Stewart on 23 March 1961) known as Ali Hewson, is an activist and wife of U2 's Lead singer New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous EDUN Apparel Ltd is an Irish fashion company It was founded by Ali Hewson, Bono, and Rogan Gregory.  EDUN's goal is to use factories in Africa, South America, and India that provide fair wages to workers and practice good business ethics to create a business model that will encourage investment in developing nations. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country 
This work has not been without criticism. On 15 December 2005 Paul Theroux published an op-ed in the New York Times called The Rock Star's Burden (cf. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Paul Edward Theroux (born April 10, 1941) is an American Travel writer and Novelist, whose best known work is perhaps Kipling's The White Man's Burden) criticizing such stars as Bono, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie as "mythomaniacs, people who wish to convince the world of their worth. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 was an English Author and poet " The White Man's Burden " is a poem by the English poet Rudyard Kipling. William Bradley "Brad" Pitt Pitt received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for his role in the 1995 film Twelve Monkeys Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4 1975 is an American film actor " Theroux, who lived in Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, added that "the impression that Africa is fatally troubled and can be saved only by outside help — not to mention celebrities and charity concerts — is a destructive and misleading conceit. " Bono responded to his critics in Times Online on February 19, 2006, calling them "cranks carping from the sidelines. The Times is a daily national Newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1785 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. Events 197 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. A lot of them wouldn’t know what to do if they were on the field. They’re the party who will always be in opposition so they’ll never have to take responsibility for decisions because they know they’ll never be able to implement them. "
Bono was a special guest editor of the July 2007 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Editing Language, Images or Sound through correction condensation organization and other modifications in various media Vanity Fair is an American magazine of Culture, Fashion, and Politics published by Condé Nast Publications. The issue was named "The Africa Issue: Politics & Power" and featured an assortment of 20 different covers, with photographs by Annie Leibovitz, taken of a number of prominent celebrities, political leaders, and philanthropists, each one showcased in the issue for their contributions to the humanitarian relief in Africa. Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz (ˈliːbəvɪts (born October 2, 1949) is an American Portrait photographer whose style is marked 
Further criticism came in November 2007, when Bono's various charity campaigns were targeted by Jobs Selasie, head of African Aid Action. Selasie claimed that these charities had increased corruption and dependency in Africa because they failed to work with African entrepreneurs and grassroots organizations, and as a result, Africa has become more dependent on international handouts.  That same month, however, Bono was honoured by NBC Nightly News as someone "making a difference" in the world. NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City.  He and anchor Brian Williams had traveled to Africa in May 2007 to showcase the humanitarian crisis on the continent. Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is the seventh anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the flagship evening 
Product Red is another initiative begun by Bono and Bobby Shriver to raise money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Product Red, styled as (PRODUCTRED, is a Brand licensed to partner companies such as The Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria (often commonly called "The Global Fund" was established in January 2002 to dramatically increase global  Bobby Shriver has been announced as the CEO of Product Red, whilst Bono is currently an active public spokesperson for the brand. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Product Red is a brand that is licensed to partner companies, such as American Express, Apple, Converse, Motorola, Microsoft, Dell, The Gap, and Giorgio Armani. A brand is a collection of Images and ideas representing an economic producer more specifically it refers to the descriptive verbal attributes and concrete symbols such as a American Express ( sometimes known as " AmEx " or " Amex " is a diversified global Financial services company headquartered in Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics Motorola Inc ( is an American, multinational Fortune 100, Telecommunications company based in Schaumburg Illinois. Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational Computer technology Corporation, which rose to dominate the Home computer The multinational technology company Dell Inc develops manufactures sells and supports Personal computers and other computer-related products The Gap Incorporated ( is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in San Francisco California, and founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher Giorgio Armani SpA is an Italian fashion company The company designs and manufactures products in several categories including fashion accessories apparel cosmetics  Each company creates a product with the Product Red logo and a percentage of the profits from the sale of these labelled products will go to the Global Fund. 
Bono is the only person to have been nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Grammy, and Nobel Peace Prize. The Liberty Medal is an annual award administered by the National Constitution Center of the United States to recognize leadership in the pursuit of freedom Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  Bono was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, 2005, and 2006. The Nobel Peace Prize ( Swedish, Danish and Nobels fredspris is one of five Nobel Prizes Bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor 
In 2002, he was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Britons in a poll conducted among the general public. , despite the fact that he is Irish.
In 2004, Bono was awarded the Pablo Neruda International Presidential Medal of Honour from the Government of Chile. Pablo Neruda ( July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973) was the pen name and later legal name of the Chilean writer and politician 
Time Magazine named Bono one of the "100 Most Influential People" in its May 2004 special issue, and again in the 2006 Time 100 special issue. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and  In 2005, Time named Bono a Person of the Year along with Bill and Melinda Gates. Person of the Year (formerly Man of the Year) is an annual issue of the United States Newsmagazine Time that features and profiles If you would like to experiment with Wikipedia please copy Melinda French Gates (born Melinda Ann French on August 15, 1964) is the co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
Also in 2005, he received the Portuguese Order of Liberty for his humanitarian work. The Order of Liberty, or Freedom, ( Ordem da Liberdade) is a Portuguese honorific civil order that distinguishes relevant services to the  That year Bono was also among the first three recipients of the TED Prize, which grants each winner "A wish to change the world". TED ( Technology Entertainment Design) is an annual conference that defines its mission as "ideas worth spreading" Bono made three wishes, the first two related to the ONE campaign and the third that every hospital, health clinic and school in Ethiopia should be connected to the Internet. The ONE Campaign is a US-based nonpartisan non-profit organization which aims to increase United States government funding for and effectiveness of international aid programs The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks TED rejected the third wish as being a sub-optimal way for TED to help Africa and instead organized a TED conference in Arusha, Tanzania. Bono attended the conference, which was held in June 2007, and attracted headlines with his foul-mouthed heckling of a speech by Andrew Mwenda. Andrew Mwenda is a Ugandan journalist He attended Busoga College Mwiri in eastern Uganda before attending Makerere University.
In 2007, Bono was named in the United Kingdom's New Years Honours List as an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals' personal bravery achievement or service to the United Kingdom. This is an incomplete list of people who have been created honorary Knights (or Dames by the British crown as well as those who have been raised to the two comparable Orders of Chivalry ( Order The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V.  He was formally granted knighthood on 29 March 2007 in a ceremony at the residence of British Ambassador David Reddaway in Dublin, Ireland. Events 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. David Norman Reddaway, CMG, MBE, (born 26 April 1953) is the British Ambassador to Ireland. 
Bono also received the NAACP Image Award's Chairman's Award in 2007. The NAACP Image Awards is an award presented annually by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding People of color  On 24 May 2007, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia announced that Bono would receive the Philadelphia Liberty Medal on September 27, 2007 for his work to end world poverty and hunger. Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The National Constitution Center is a history museum on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, just two blocks from the Liberty Bell The Liberty Medal is an annual award administered by the National Constitution Center of the United States to recognize leadership in the pursuit of freedom Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  On 28 September 2007, in accepting the Liberty Medal, Bono said, "When you are trapped by poverty, you are not free. Events 48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. When trade laws prevent you from selling the food you grew, you are not free, . . . When you are a monk in Burma this very week, barred from entering a temple because of your gospel of peace . . . well, then none of us are truly free. " Bono donated the $100,000 prize to the organization. A prize is an Award given to a person or a group of people to recognise and reward actions or achievements An organization (or organisation &mdash see spelling differences) is a social arrangement which pursues collective goals which controls its own performance and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala accepted the award for the Washington-based Debt AIDS Trade Africa. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (born June 13, 1954) is the former Finance Minister and Foreign Minister of Nigeria, notable for being the An award is something given to a person or a group of people to recognize Excellence in a certain field a certificate of excellence Washington ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. 
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|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dublin, Ireland|
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