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Bono, photographed near his home outside Dublin in March 2016.Bono, photographed near his home outside Dublin in March 2016.
Bono, photographed near his home outside Dublin in March 2016.Photograph by Sam Jones
Bono, photographed near his home outside Dublin in March 2016., Photograph by Sam Jones
  • Title
    Lead singer, Co-founder
  • Affiliation
    U2, One
  • Age
    55

In 1984, Bono was one of almost 40 pop stars who recorded (and in some circles were mocked for) the anti-famine fundraising single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Thirty-two years later, he’s still walking the walk. The Irish rock icon now leads One, a data-driven, global organization that influences governments, rallies C-suites, and raises millions of dollars for people living in poverty. His secret: an ability to convince others that they are the true leaders of change, not him.

 

Read more about Bono in Ellen McGirt’s profile, “Bono: I Will Follow.”

 

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