Susan Boyle hires Bono's former manager
Boyle has already said she will release her debut album on Simon Cowell's label, but now she's adding another heavy hitter to her management team: 62-year-old Ossie Kilkenny, best known for helping U2 manage its billion-dollar financial empire.
Just as U2 used its celebrity to raise awareness for issues like AIDS and world poverty -- all the while avoiding taxes like the plague -- Kilkenny may be able to combine his financial know-how with the rest of Boyle's team to make her into something of a spokeswoman for issues of learning disabilities, allowing her inspirational story and powerful voice to make a lasting impact on the world. All while making Susan rich in the process, of course.
In an interview with Deadline Scotland, she said "I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people to like me to see that they shouldn't let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness – I want to turn my disability into ability."
Gettng rich and famous while raising awareness for a noble cause? She couldn't do better than to pick U2's former financial guru.