Music: Bono

THE WORLD'S BIGGEST ROCK STAR IS ALSO AFRICA'S BIGGEST ADVOCATE. BUT BONO KNOWS HE HAS TO MAKE THE CASE FOR AID WITH HIS HEAD, NOT HIS HEART

Bono is an egomaniac. He knows this and frequently apologizes for it. When he disobeys the instructions of his manager, he scolds himself--"Naughty pop star"--which allows him to comment on the ridiculousness of pop stardom while reminding himself that he is indeed a pop star. He would be a megalomaniac if his preoccupation with power were delusional, but it's not. Less than a month ago, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, he sat on a dais with Bill Gates and discussed ways to save a continent; two days later he sang for a TV audience of 130 million...

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