I’m not a charitable person, not in the sense of the act of giving to charity, but in the sense that I have a heartfelt distrust of celebrities and those who say how wonderful they are. So I almost missed this story from Marina Hyde on Bono’s “charity” ONE.
The arresting (and would that it were so) fact is that:
ONE took $14,993,873 in donations from philanthropists, of which a thrifty $184,732 was distributed to charity. More than $8m was spent on executive and employee salaries.
Frankly, it doesn’t really surprise me, it just stokes my feelings of misanthropy.