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1 Maisie O’Meara Mrs. Herrmann World History Honors Semester Presentation

2  Biographies Bono Oprah Winfrey  Similarities  Differences  Who had a greater impact?

3 I am the only person ever to be nominated for an Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, and Nobel Prize! I was born on May 10, 1960 in a suburb of Dublin. My mother died of a brain hemorrhage when I was fourteen years old. My father and I did not get along because his motto was “to dream is to be disappointed”. My nickname was once “Bono Vox” which means “good voice” in Latin. I am married to Alison Stewart and have four children: Jordan, Memphis Eve, Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q, and John Abraham. I am a very famous musician and humanitarian. I have been the lead singer of U2 since 1976. I have worked in Ethiopia with the charity, World Vision, where I held the Live Aid Performance.

4  Born on May 10, 1960 in Ballymun-suburb of Dublin  Name Paul Hewson  Second Child  Parents were Brendan Robert Hewson and Iris Elizabeth Rankin  Intelligent, open, and considerate boy

5 Started at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir School Asked to leave after one year 1972- Attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School First co-eductional and non-denominational school in Ireland Enjoyed school there

6 Mother died of a brain hemorrhage Had a rough home life Didn’t get along with his father Father’s moto- “to dream is to be disappointed” Father’s doubts made him more determined

7 Nicknames made by friend Guggi (Derek Rowan) Both members of Lypton Village Boys who formed a band Gavin Friday (Fionan Hanvey)-also a member Major support system for Bono

8 Wanted to be an actor Saw notice posted requesting musicians Bono, David Evans (Edge), Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. became Feedback Changed name to Hype and then U2

9 Lead singer of U2 since 1976 Singer, guitarist, and songwriter Known for connecting with fans Gave U2 good reputation involving, educating, and showing great appreciation

10  Activist work comes from strong Christian faith  Worked in Ethiopia for World Vision Live Aid Performance  1985-worked in Central America after damaging operations

11  1990s-campaigned with Greenpeace against nuclear power plant in England  Rallies to end Third World debt Jubilee 2000  Works to end AIDS  Cofounded organizations to end poverty in Africa 2002- DATA (Debt, Aid, Trade, Africa) 2004- ONE Campaign to Make Poverty History

12  1989, 1990, and 1998- Won the Brit Phonographic Industry Award for International Group  2004- Q Icon Award Inducted into UK Music Hall of Fame  Multiple Grammies

13  2003-Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize  2005- included in TIME Magazine’s “Persons of the Year” won the Free Your Mind Award at the MTV Europe Awards in Dublin  For Jubilee 2000 project

14 I was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. I am known as “America’s Best Friend” and I definitely live up to that title. I will go down in history as one of the most influential and inspiring women that have ever lived. I was sexually abused and molested by friends and relatives of my mother. In 2005, I was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. I was the youngest reporter and first African American woman to work at WTVF-TV in Nashville. My talk show is viewed on more than 200 television stations and is shown in over 100 countries around the world. My Angel Network has raised over $80,000,000 for charity programs. I was the first African American woman to become a billionaire.

15  Born January 29, 1954 Kosciusko, Mississippi  Raised by grandma on a farm  Age three- learned to read and recite Spoke at her church  Age six- moved to Milwaukee to live with mother

16  Sexually abused by friends and relatives of mother  Age 13-ran away  Sent to a juvenile detention center denied because it was full

17  Sent to Nashville to live with father Very strict man Made Oprah read a book and write book reports every week  Looked towards reading for comfort

18  Age 17- hired by WVOL radio in Nashville  Age 19- became reporter of WTVF-TV in Nashville Youngest reporter and first African American woman at that station  Attended Tennessee State University Majored in Performing Arts and Speech Communications

19  Co-anchored Six O’Clock News at Baltimore’s WJZ-TV  Co-host of talk show People are Talking  1984- hosted AM Chicago Number one talk show locally

20  AM Chicago became The Oprah Winfrey Show 1986- highest rated talk show in history First year made $125 million Oprah received $30 million  Began the Oprah Book Club Part of her talk show Many books became best sellers

21  1985- Starred in a movie called The Color Purple  1988- created her production studio HARPO Studios Third woman in American film industry to own a studio  Co-founded Oxygen Media, Inc.  2000- founded O: The Oprah Magazine

22  Wanted to create a national database of child abusers Inspired by her childhood abuse experiences  1993- the “Oprah Bill” was signed by President Clinton Founded the database  Established the Family for Better Lives Foundation  2007- campaigned for Barack Obama Attracted largest crowd in primary season

23  2000- started giving "Use Your Life Award”  Raised over $80,000,000 for charity programs All audience donations go to nonprofit organizations  Worked for education for girls in South Africa  Donated to Hurricane Katrina victims

24  1988- international Radio and Television Society's "Broadcaster of the Year" Award  1998- TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of the 20 th Century”

25  2002- The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Bob Hope Humanitarian Award  2007- Humanitarian Award from The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity


27  Born around the same time  Had some type of behavioral problem as a child  Very intelligent  Grew up without a true mother figure  Had a strict and controlling father  Believe that helping other people is very important

28  Very generous and charitable  Won various humanitarian awards  Received an award from TIME Magazine  Known for works of charity and kindness  Involved and very successful in entertainment industry  Work will encourage other prominent people in society to be more charitable

29  Lived in different places Bono- a suburb of Ireland Oprah- a farm in Mississippi  Influenced from different people Bono- kids he was around  Led to his band Oprah- more family oriented  Led to speaking skills

30  Bono didn’t have much direction in life  Oprah knew what she wanted to do  Different types of media Oprah- television, talk show Bono- music  Bono known more for music  Oprah known more for her generosity

31  Oprah Winfrey  Accomplished more than Bono Bono did a lot but mainly music Oprah has her show, book club, magazine, Angel Network, and studio  Probably has given more overall than Bono  Oprah has had to deal with more Woman and a minority

32  Bono biography. (2009). Retrieved May 3, 2009, from All music guide Web site: ‌ Music/ ‌ Bono/ ‌ Biography/  Fry, M. (n.d.). Bono biography. In @U2 since 1995. Retrieved May 3, 2009, from ‌ band/ ‌ bono/  Jeffrey, G. (2007). Oprah Winfrey the life of a media superstar. Graphic biographies. New York: Rosen.  Kamberg, M.-L. (2009). Bono fighting world hunger and poverty. Celebrity activist. New York: Rosen.  Nagle, J. (2008). Oprah Winfrey profile of a media mogul. Career profiles. New York: Rosen.  Oprah Winfrey’s biography. (2009). Retrieved May 3, 2009, from Harpo Productions, Inc. Web site: ‌ article/ ‌ pressroom/ ‌ oprahsbio/ ‌ 20080 602_orig_oprahsbio

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