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Celebs who’ve caught the tech investment bug


Some of the most prominent celebrities of recent years come from a tech background. Take Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, for example.

But it seems there’s something of a trend for other celebs – those primarily known for their music, acting or sporting achievements – to get involved in the tech space. And it looks like the easiest way for those with cash to ride the technology wave is to become investors.

Let’s take a look at some well-known individuals who’ve turned their hand to tech investing.


U2 frontman Bono joined private equity firm Elevation Partners shortly after its creation in 2004. The company, which focuses on investments in new media and technology businesses, has an estimated $1.9bn of assets under management....