Rock Singer

Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, activist, and philanthropist. He is the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of the rock band U2.

Full Name
Paul David Hewson
May 10, 1960
5′ 6″
Net Worth


Paul David Hewson, better known as Bono, was born on May 10th, 1960 in Dublin, Ireland. His zodiac sign is Taurus and his ethnicity is Irish. He is the son of Iris Rankin and Brendan Robert Hewson and he has four siblings. Bono attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where his music career began when he formed a band with his schoolmates called Feedback. Soon after they changed their name to The Hype and Bono adopted the nickname ‘Bono Vox’ which means ‘good voice’ in Latin. 

In 1978, Bono met Larry Mullen Jr. and Paul McGuinness who became the founding members of U2. They released their first album, Boy, in 1980; this was followed by October (1981). U2 went on to become one of the most successful bands of all time with albums such as War (1983), The Joshua Tree (1987), Achtung Baby (1991) and All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000). Bono has also been involved in a variety of humanitarian projects such as raising awareness about AIDS in Africa and global poverty. In 2005, he was named one of Time Magazine’s ‘Persons Of The Year’ for his activism.

Bono has received numerous awards over the years including 22 Grammy Awards, 3 Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song for "The Hands That Built America" from the movie Gangs Of New York (2002). He was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2005 and made a Commander of the Order Of Arts And Letters by the French government in 2013.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bono is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 10, 1960, Paul David Hewson, better known as Bono, is born in Dublin, Ireland.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Formation of U2 Band</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bono and his band mates form the rock band U2.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases 5th Studio Album The Joshua Tree</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">U2 releases their fifth studio album "The Joshua Tree" which goes on to become a commercial success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bono is Knighted</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bono is knighted by the Queen of England, becoming Sir Paul Hewson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bono Receives Nobel Peace Prize Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bono is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the charity organization ONE.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bono Receives French Legion of Honour Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bono receives France's highest honour, the Legion of Honour award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">U2 Releases Latest Album Songs of Innocence</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">U2 releases their 13th studio album, Songs of Innocence, featuring the hit single "Every Breaking Wave".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He Has an Amazing Voice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bono has a unique and powerful voice that is instantly recognizable. He has been able to use it to bring attention to important causes and to inspire people around the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Incredible Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bono is an incredible live performer. His energy and passion on stage is contagious, making every show memorable. He has also worked with some of the biggest names in music, including U2 and David Bowie.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Is Dedicated to Social Causes</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bono is committed to using his fame and fortune to make the world a better place. He has dedicated his life to fighting poverty and inequality, as well as advocating for human rights around the world.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Bono Has a Real Name</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bono's real name is Paul David Hewson and he was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1960.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Band Was a Punk Group</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bono's first band was a punk group called The Hype which formed in 1976. He later changed the name of the band to U2 after the group's first performance in 1977.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Member of the Order of the British Empire</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bono was appointed as an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2007.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Created His Own Charity</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2002, Bono created his own charity, "ONE", which is dedicated to fighting global poverty and AIDS.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2003, Bono was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with his charity ONE and other charitable causes.</p></div>


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