Paul David Hewson, más conocido por su nombre artístico Bono (Dublín, 10 de mayo de 1960), es un músico irlandés, conocido por ser el líder y vocalista del grupo de rock U2 y activista político, especialmente comprometido con el combate a la pobreza en África y a favor de la cancelación de la deuda externa de los países del tercer mundo, labor reconocida entre otros por sus nominaciones consecutivas al Premio Nobel de la Paz en 2005 y 2006. Es caballero comendador de honor de la Orden del Imperio Británico.
- Fecha de nacimiento: 1960-05-10
- Lugar de nacimiento: Dublin - Ireland
Paul David Hewson, better known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman 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, frequently using religious, social, and political themes. During U2's early years, Bono's lyrics contributed to their rebellious and spiritual to; as the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with the other members. 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 criticized for his activism and involvement with U2. He was granted a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and, with Bill and Melinda Gates, was named Time Person of the Year in 2005, among other awards and nominations. On 17 July 2013, the BBC announced that Bono had been made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters). /Description above from the Wikipedia article Bono, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia./