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It's a Beautiful Face: Bono praises Mick Jagger for 'growing old gracefully'

Published 25/07/2013 | 07:47

Mick Jagger has been praised by Bono for having a beautiful face
Mick Jagger has been praised by Bono for having a beautiful face
Bono has amassed a $600 million fortune.
Bono, poses after being awarded as Commandeur des Arts et lettres during a ceremony at the ministry in Paris

Rolling Stones legend Mick will turn 70 on July 26 and Bono believes the rocker has never looked better.

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The U2 frontman is in awe of how well Mick has aged, equating the graceful beauty of his colleague to a highly regarded Russian ballet star.

"Mick looks a bit like [Mikhail] Baryshnikov, like a ballet dancer from a different age," Bono told British newspaper The Mirror.

"At the same time he still has a very beautiful face.

"The wrinkles that run through it now have made it even more beautiful. Why? Because he wears those wrinkles well. I love his wrinkles."

Mick has an estimated net worth of $305 million and Bono has surpassed his predecessor by amassing a $600 million fortune.

Still Bono acknowledges the Start Me Up singer for his pioneering business prowess.

"People despise Mick because they think he only thinks about money, but he is a businessman above all else," the U2 star explained.

"The fact is, he understands the business. Why? Because the Stones lost a lot of money in the beginning. I have to kneel in reverence to what he has achieved."

Bono is also taken by Mick's gentle personality.

He believes the Rolling Stones icon is easy to be around.

"What I like about him as a person is that he always speaks his mind openly and he never talks much about himself," Bono said. "He is not a narcissistic person."

Last week Bono received France's highest cultural honour. He was ordained a Commander of Arts and Letters in acknowledgment of his immense contribution to arts and charity.

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