and his wife, Ali Hewson, have used his celebrity status to
spread awareness of the economic state of Africa. Despite the
fame and fortune, Bono has stayed humble.
U2 becomes more successful and gains new followers every day,
Bono's mission becomes that much easier. Millions of people
listen to what he has to say. He influences many by lecturing
about debt, AIDS, trade, and Africa.
has used his celebrity status to meet with world leaders such
as President Bush. Bono had discussed his concerns relating
to Africa with the President days before the last G8 meeting
Summit that took place in July 2005 in the UK. Scotland. He
was successful in the sense he got aid to Africa doubled. Bono
has used his celebrity status to his advantage. The organization
DATA: debt, AIDS, trade, Africa, and his clothing line, EDUN,
would not have been half as successful if Bono was not a celebrity.
special role in society allows him to voice opinions that are
often neglected by politicians. He takes a stand on an issue
many have grown numb to. After a while one may lose interest
in the economic affairs of Africa, but that does not justify
doing nothing. Bono wields the power of the media— to
shape the thoughts of the general public. Bono's concern for
Africa has significantly increased awareness and activism relating
to debt, AIDS, and trade issues of the continent.
may be a music celebrity first, but he is a humanitarian at