Bono is Time Magazine's Person of the Year

Published: 2005-12-20
U2's lead singer Bono has received many accolades for his music, but this year when he was honoured with being Person of the Year in Time magazine, along with Bill and Melinda Gates it has little to do with his music.

2005 was the year of natural disasters, from tsunamis to hurricanes and earthquakes, the world has been shaken up quite a bit this year. So, the three people of the year were awarded the honour because of their contribution to help in the wake of these disasters. "Natural disasters are terrible things, but there is a different kind of ongoing calamity in poverty and nobody is doing a better job in addressing it in different ways than Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono," says Time's managing editor Jim Kelly to Information Week.

Time also mentioned Bono's work in speaking to world leaders in order to help relieve poorer countries of their insurmountable debt. Time said, "Bono's great gift is to take what has made him famous -- charm, clarity of voice, an ability to touch people in their secret heart -- combine those traits with a keen grasp of the political game and obsessive attention to detail, and channel it all toward getting everyone, from world leaders to music lovers, to engage with something overwhelming in its complexity."

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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