Bono: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

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We all know Bono as the frontman for the very popular group U2. He is also known for being a singer, songwriter, businessman and philanthropist. Here is a list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about the U2 singer. Stay tuned for part two of this list.

Number Fifteen: He Is A Huge Philanthropist

He is constantly looking for ways to fight poverty and hunger. He doesn’t only donate cash he directly reaches out to world policy-makers and leaders. He was named the world’s most politicly effective celebrity by the National Journal. He has been known to donate to over 40 charities consistently. In 2004, he was awarded the Pablo Neruda International Presidential Medal of Honor from the government of Chile.

Number Fourteen: Bono Was Very Rebellious

As a child, he attended a small Protestant Church in Ireland.  He was later kicked out of school following an incident where he threw dog feces at a teacher.

Number Thirteen: His Mother Died at The Funeral Of Her Father

He is no stranger to tragedy. His mother suffered an aneurysm while attending her father’s (his grandfathers) funeral.

Number Twelve: He Is Good At Chess

He didn’t enjoy school very much, although he enjoyed art and history. He was also an expert Chess player and enjoyed competing.

Number Eleven: He Wanted To Be An Actor

Originally he wanted to take a chance at acting. Looking for acting opportunities is what led him to find an advertisement for musicians.

Number Ten: The Band Attended The Same Church

Religion is very important to Bono. He and his bandmates joined a Christian group named Shalom. Later this caused an issue within the band as they felt they had to choose between music and religion.

Number Nine: He Is Known For On Stage Theatrics

He is considered one of the best performers of all times. Mostly due to his theatrics of bringing fans on stage. Male or Female he is known for hugging, throwing champagne and having fans play along with the band on stage.

Number Eight: He Is A Knight

Known for his kindness and philanthropy. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II  in 2007, after being named Person of The Year by Time Magazine. Stay tuned for part two of this list.

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