Irish saint Bono will soon topple working class scouser Paul McCartney as the richest rock star on earth and it's all thanks to Facebook!
Not a pretty thought is it? The next time you're busy wasting your life away on Facebook, counting how many cyber friends you've got and spying on complete strangers, you're also making the bug-eyed sanctimonious U2 singer even richer.
How is this possible? It's quite simple, the crusading rock star has a private equity firm, called (prepare to cringe) Elevation Partners, which owns 1.5 percent of Facebook shares.
Although 1.5 percent doesn't sound like a massive share of anything, current estimations value it as much as $1.1 billion, which is good news for Bono when the social networking site floats its shares on the stock exchange later this year.
When you consider that Elevation Partners paid only $90 million for their Facebook shares in 2009, it's one hell of a return, and it could see the big-hearted Irish rock giant outstrip his good mate Paul McCartney by a whopping $300 million.
Although the hard cash is probably not as important to the Irish saint as the fact that his divine ways have been validated yet again. When he first invested in Facebook, people scoffed at the U2 songbird's investment because the company had not yet been identified as a golden cash cow brimming at the tits with hugely profitable milk.
Of course, the canny Irishman knows a sound investment when he sees one and is a past master at the gentle art of exploitation and milking any financial source until it is bled barren.
The rock and roll millionaire was last seen laughing all the way to the bank, but before all the haters start sneering, it is expected that a percentage of the money will be spent on the saintly singer's charity projects.
And no, it's not a cynical method of tax evasion either.