U2 frontman and founder of Microsoft was received Wednesday at the Elysée. "The French support more than any European country," the fight against poverty, stressed the rockstar. American billionaire Bill Gates and Bono rockstar, both involved in the fight against poverty, welcomed Wednesday "generosity" of the French in this area, following a meeting with President François Hollande at the Elysee Palace . "The French support more than any European country using this approach and we want to thank them, especially in these difficult times of crisis," said the singer of Irish band U2, co-founder of the organization non-governmental "ONE" "Me, I'm a rock star is extremely rich and spoiled so I understand even better the sacrifices that are made, and once again thank you to the French for their generosity," he added. "We Bono and myself honored to have met French President", for his part, said Bill Gates, co-chair of the foundation "Bill and Melinda Gates," saying he had discussed with François Hollande how we could "work more together." The Head of State reaffirmed the commitment to two benefactors of France to maintain "its effort to aid development despite the economic and budgetary context," said the Elysee Palace said in a statement. "In 2012, according to preliminary estimates, France spent 0.46% of its gross national income (GNI) to official development assistance, or 9.35 billion euros," the President of the Republic.