Bono and Gates, an unlikely friendship

Los Angeles: Rocker Bono and Microsoft magnate Bill Gates have developed such a close bond over their charity work that the U2 frontman stayed with the computer billionaire during a recent trip to Seattle, Washington. The unlikely pals enjoyed dinner at Gates’ home and chatted about their third world missions following U2’s Seattle concert attended by the software giant. The pair’s shared belief in the importance of improving the quality of life

for impoverished millions across the world has reportedly brought them close together. “We’re big believers that more needs to be done in developing countries. Let me tell you, Bono has had a huge impact,” Gates said. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with an endowment of $28 billion is the world’s biggest charitable organisation. Bono has played a major part in urging world leaders to offer debt relief to developing countries. — HNS