Ali Hewson

Businessperson and Activist + Wife of Bono
Born Mar 23, 1961

Alison "Ali" Hewson, is an Irish activist, a businesswoman, and the wife of rock group U2's lead singer Bono. Raised in Raheny, she met her future husband at a young age at Mount Temple Comprehensive School and married him in 1982. She earned a degree in politics and sociology from University College Dublin in 1989. The couple have four children together and live at residences in Ireland, France, and the United States.… Read More

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  • On The Runway: Bono And Ali Hewson Join A Natural Beauty Juggernaut
    NYTimes - Jun 27, 2016
  • Cameron: Wwii Bomb Found At G8 Summit
    Huffington Post - Jun 18, 2013
  • Bono's Wife Injured In Fall
    Monsters and Critics - Feb 22, 2013
  • Photos: Fashion Week Rain Doesn't Stop The Stylish Set In New York
    Huffington Post - Sep 08, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ali Hewson.


1961 Birth Born on March 23, 1961.


1975 14 Years Old They began dating in November 1975. … Read More


1982 21 Years Old She married Bono on 21 August 1982 in a Church of Ireland (Anglican) ceremony at All Saints Church, Raheny. … Read More
1986 25 Years Old Hewson is a patron of Chernobyl Children's Project International, an organization that works with children, families and communities who continue to be affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986. … Read More
1989 28 Years Old Although she wanted to become a nurse, Hewson gave up her career ambitions to foster her relationship with her new husband. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science from University College Dublin (UCD) in 1989, shortly after giving birth to her first daughter, Jordan. … Read More
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