Bono: ‘I’m Overpaid’

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

BonoROCKER Bono says he’s “overpaid” and “over-rewarded”.

The U2 frontman — who’s said to be worth around $700 million — believes he has more money than he deserves to have, which is why he devotes so much of his time to charitable projects.

“These guys are very wealthy,” Bono said at the launch of Nike’s Lace Up. Save Lives campaign, which raises money for HIV charity (Red) with Chelsea soccer star Didier Drogba.

“I am very well paid, overpaid and even over-rewarded for what I do. But a lot of these soccer guys are giving something back and they don’t need to do that.”

The Beautiful Day hitmaker says he and his U2 bandmates are “delighted and humbled” to have been asked to headline next year’s Glastonbury Festival, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

“Everyone in the band is very excited about it. I think it will just be about the music on that day, and that spirit that seems to take over everybody in that sacred ground,” he said.

“We’ll certainly be well-rehearsed, we’ll be coming straight from the North American tour.”