Bono, lead singer of the Irish band U2
, was born on May 10, 1960. He was born and brought up in Dublin, Ireland. His mother died when he was fourteen. Around the time he got the nickname "Bono", he formed a band with Larry Mullen, Jr.
, Dave Evans
(aka the Edge), Dik Evans (who soon left the band), and Adam Clayton
. Bono married his high school sweetheart, Alison Stewart. They have four children: Jordan, Memphis Eve, Elijah Bob, Patricius Guggi, and John Abraham. Bono is very involved with politics, and has appeared in many charity events including Band Aid, Live Aid, and Live 8. He is also one of the leaders of the ONE Campaign. In December of 2005, TIME Magazine named him one of the "Persons of the Year" along with Bill and Melinda Gates. In February 2006, Bono was one of the 191 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize.