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How is the executive vice chairman of Emirates Airline and Group linked to a former Israeli prisoner? And where does a popular British singer fit in?

April 8, 2009 3:15 by


The lead singer of U2, an Irish rock band, Bono joined Bill Gates in criticizing people present at the Davos Forum in 2008 for not doing enough to improve the world.

A popular figure at the World Economic Council, the singer has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was granted an honorary knighthood by the UK, and was named the Person of the Year by Time in 2006.

In 2005, in an attempt to raise awareness and pressure world politicians to do something about the poverty in Africa, Bono participated in the Live 8 concerts along with some of the world’s biggest singers. The event won a lot of praise from…


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