TIME 100: Apple’s Jony Ive Is An ‘Artist,’ Bono Sings Praises

by Anthony Wing Kosner

This year’s Time 100 list is now public and Apple’s Jony Ive can add “Artist” to his list of accolades. Time places its “100 most influential people in the world,” in one of five categories: artists, leaders, pioneers, titans and icons. These buckets are sometimes an awkward fit, so before we slap a jaunty beret atop Ive’s head (as I have above) it’s worth asking the two most obvious questions: is he indeed an artist and, if so, is that a good thing?

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U2 top Ireland’s music rich list

Rockers U2 are Ireland’s richest musicians, boasting a combined fortune of €610 million Euros.

The Beautiful Day hitmakers came third on the Sunday Times Rich List, behind Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell, and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

They were streets ahead of Sir Elton John, who has 281 million Euros to his name, and David and Victoria Beckham, who boast 234 million Euros – the same amount as Mick Jagger.

Michael Flatley’s nifty footwork has also banked him a fortune to land seventh place, while other Irish musicians on the list include Enya and Van Morrison.

One Direction star Niall Horan is a new addition on the Young Music Rich List – the Mullingar singer and his bandmates have each racked up 5.8 million Euros, according to the figures.

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