Steve Jobs “RED” Charity Influence: U2′s Bono Speaks

With Apple’s announcement of the new iPhone 4S this week, came great sadness that one of their co-founders and former CEO Steve Jobs had indeed lost his battle against pancreatic cancer. It was announced worldwide that Jobs had passed away peacefully after several years of fighting the deadly disease. The family of Steve Jobs have asked that they can be left alone to grief and in the meantime, fans of Apple and Steve Jobs achievements have been recognised, from messages left at Apple stores across the globe to plenty leaving their own thoughts on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Celebrities have been paying their respect and sadness to the man who has been named a pure genius and amongst some of the big names in show business, politics and so on, U2‘s front man Bono has been remembering.

As many of you are aware, Irish singer Bono has always had strong connections to charity work and is widely recognised for his relief efforts in Africa, which followed on with him being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and granted an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II.

This is where the late Steve Jobs comes into the picture. Another side to the world’s greatest, is that Jobs spent a lot of time actively taking an interest in charity and music. Over at, one such project that Jobs and Bono had in common, was that of the Red Charity which fights against AIDS.

In a statement from U2‘s renowned singer Bono he said, “What made Steve Jobs truly great is that he was only interested in doing truly great things. He was bored by an easy ride or easy profit. In a world littered with dull objects, he brought the beauty of clean lines and clear thought. This rhyme of intellect and intuition could be applied to a wide range of subjects from the US education system, to sculpture, to the fight against HIV/AIDS where his support of RED literally transformed the lives of two million people in Africa. He changed music, he changed film, he changed the personal computer and turned telephony on its head while he was at it. He was tenacious in the extreme, his toughness never more evident than these past few years in his fight for his life as well as his companies.”

Finishing off in a heartfelt way, Bono said that although Jobs was proud of what he had achieved at Apple and Pixar, his real pride was his family.

If you click on the link here to Pixar animation, you will see that their homepage has been dedicated to Steve Jobs with a tribute message.

Please feel free to leave your own comments below, perhaps you would like to express your sadness for Steve Jobs or even tell us whether you think Apple can succeed without Jobs vision, this is something that has already been questioned by some?


    tired of hearing the morons whine that he didnt give to charity when you even say right here that Bono vouches for his involvement in the RED campaign.

    where is the evidence that Bono is lying? some people just cant let the facts get in the way of a good corporate-greed story I guess.