Their day jobs are vastly different, but Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and U2 lead singer Bono (left, seen here in a photo from February 2002) have a shared interest in charitable work in the developing world. Their good deeds led Time magazine to name the two, along with Gates' wife, Melinda, as its Persons of the Year for 2005.
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