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    Bono rakes in billions from Facebook

    Bono rakes in billions from Facebook

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    © WENN U2 frontman Bono


    Bono has become the world's richest pop star after amassing a near $1.5 billion fortune from his shares in social media site Facebook.

    The U2 frontman bought a 2.3 per cent share in the site for $US89.6 million ($A125 million) in 2009, with his investment group Elevation Partners, and now the UK's Sunday Mirror reports his share is worth a huge $US1.5 billion ($A2.10 billion).

    As a result, he overtakes Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney - who has a $1.16 billion fortune - as the world's richest pop star.

    Facebook went public and was floated on the stock market in 2012, and is now worth around $200 billion.

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    I know I'm in the minority but I can't stand this egomaniacal douchebag.

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    ADel, i can't stand him either.

    Hmm it would be interesting to know if any of his new billions goes to charity? .. yes i know it's none of my business
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    I'm not so sure you're in the minority on that ADel!
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    I can't stand him either.
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    That was a smart investment...
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    Well, maybe we're not in the minority here, on GR, because GR members have taste and panache, but in the world at large we're in the minority. Somehow for some unknown reason the world loves this narcissistic never-stops-stroking-himself blowhard.
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    I hate his fucking guts.
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    He is pretentious, self-righteous and has no sense of humor. He is so far removed from his humble origins; I used to be crazy about him until I read a few of his interviews...he's like Sean Penn with music lessons - so arrogant and humorless.
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    Count me as someone who would dick punch him, can't stand him See how quick Bono makes us turn to violence.
    PS: Mama Sithbunny still can't get that shitty U2 album off her iPhone. She didn't want your shitty shit Bono!
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    I used to love him and U2 until after the Joshua Tree. They all started buying into their press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADel View Post
    I know I'm in the minority but I can't stand this egomaniacal douchebag.
    You're not in the minority (at least not on this board)

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    Yay I'm in the minority 'cause I think he's all right. He does have a sense of humor, and has done a lot with debt forgiveness/3rd world issues etc.
    Not a saint by any means and doesn't claim to be.
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    I like him. What he's worth on paper doesn't translate into liquid assets, so I'm not sure what you think he should give in regards to the stock. He seems to be very generous with his cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mostroop View Post
    He seems to be very generous with his cash.
    except when it comes to, you know, paying his fucking taxes.
    can't stand this asshole.

    also, if you're worth that much money, get a better colourist. or better yet, stop dyeing your fucking hair, mr. mid-life-crisis/messiah complex wanker.
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