Bono’s stock in Facebook may be worth an estimated value of $1 billion, but the U2 frontman and bandmates aren’t keeping all of their riches too themselves: This week, U2 donated $7.2 million dollars to Irish schools, Bloomberg reports, with the lion’s share going toward musical equipment and music teacher salaries. The remaining funds will go to charity organization Ireland Funds.
In other U2 News, Bono’s latest essay — following a series of op-ed pieces for the New York Times in 2009 — will pay tribute to fellow philanthropic entertainer Oprah Winfrey for a new book honoring her eponymous television show’s 25-year run.
And speaking of two decades ago, U2 are reissuing Achtung Baby for the seminal album’s 20th anniversary. Check out the massive (and pricey) collection due out in October here.