Monday, December 19, 2005

Bono and Gates share Time's Person of the Year Award

Philanthropic works cited

The Irish rock star Bono and the world's richest couple, Bill and Melinda Gates, have been named winners of Time magazine's Persons of the Year award. Time awarded the three "for being shrewd about doing good, for rewiring politics and re-engineering justice, for making mercy smarter and hope strategic and then daring the rest of us to follow." They had made a real difference in the fight against malaria, AIDS and global poverty, the magazine said.

The criteria for selection are "the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or for ill, and embodied what was important about the year, for better or for worse."
Time also named former U.S. presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton as Partners of the Year for their humanitarian efforts after the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, and the unlikely friendship that developed. For details, visit

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