Bono's Foundation Gives Only One Percent To Charity

Bono, the frontman of rock-band U2, has come under fire after it was revealed by the New York Post that his anti-poverty foundation, 'One', gives only one per-cent of its funds to charity. The non-profit organisation was set up to by the 50-year old, and received almost 15 million in donations in 2008, however, the newspaper reports that only 190,000 of that figure was donated to good causes.
More than 50 per-cent of the funds accumulated by the foundation was spent on paying salaries, and the Irish rocker is now facing allegations of mismanagement. Since its founding in 2002, 'One' has laid on a number of star-studded fundraising events in the UK, with the most recent raising funds for the goal of no child being born with HIV by 2015.
Oliver Buston, a spokesman for the organisation, defended the way in which the operation is run, alluding to the fact that money is often used for promoting the cause, he said, "We don't provide programmes on the ground. We're an advocacy and campaigning organisation". Bono's philanthropic work has not gone unnoticed - in recent years he has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, granted an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II, and named 'Person of the Year' by Time Magazine.


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Yes, Bono has been rewarded for his work in fighting causes but this makes it all look like it was ONE big ego trip!he needs to fire all the staff and start giving some of those fat salaries to the things on the ONE site..like mosquito nets and Aids medicine.But at least he has been in Africa recently......even if it was just shooting an ad for Loius Vuitton!
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The Jews are after him because he won't play in Israel. They go after anyone who doesn't look the other way when Zionism commits crimes against humanity. Elvis Costello is next. They went after Mel Gibson for his film. The Pope is now doting on Israel because of the Zionist dominated Press keeping an old story alive. Cynthia McKinney and Jimmy Carter are also targets.
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