Bono Biography

Paul David Hewson, 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 tone. 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 criticised for his activism and involvement with U2. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Bono
Full Name:
Paul Hewson
Nationality:
Republic of Ireland
Profession:
Singer, Musician, Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Guitarist, Actor, Activist, Lyricist, Film Producer
Ethnicity:
Irish people
Religion:
Anglicanism, Catholicism
Date of Birth:
May 10, 1960 (59)
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Marriages
  • 1982-08-21
    U2 lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Ali Hewson (21)
Bono Timeline
  • 1976-09-25
    Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which would eventually become U2
  • 2013-07-17
    U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
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Bono. [Internet]. 2019. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/famous-people/bono/bio [Accessed 10 Dec 2019].

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"Bono." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2019. Web. 10 Dec 2019.

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