Bono, Bill and Melinda Gates Are Time's `Persons of the Year'
By Melvin J. Howard
Time Warner Inc.'s Time magazine named Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda Gates, and rock star Bono as its `Persons of the Year' for 2005 for their commitment to charity and poverty relief.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's biggest charity with a $29 billion endowment, gave away money more quickly this year than ever before in history, the magazine said in a statement. Bono, the lead singer of the band U2, helped persuade world leaders to forgive $40 billion in debt owed by poor countries. I would like to congratulate Bono, Bill and Melinda Gates for stepping up to the plate. The commitment these individuals made to world health and poverty relief only goes to show you can do more then just sit and debate about the state of world poverty and health. You can do something about it.
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