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U2’s philanthropic track record is unmatched. U2’s bono is also a well-known activist in the fight against aids and extreme poverty in Africa. He is the cofounder of one, a global campaign and advocacy organization with more than 9 million members committed to taking action to end extreme poverty.

Bono is also the co-founder of one’s sister organization (red), which partners with the world’s most iconic brands to raise public awareness about and corporate contributions for the aids crisis. To date, (red) has generated more than $465 million for aids treatment and prevention in Africa through the global fund to fight aids, tb and malaria.

Bono has received a number of awards for his music and activism, including the Legion d’Honneur from the french government in 2003, time magazine’s person of the year for 2005 (along with bill and Melinda gates), and an honorary British Knighthood in 2007.