|Celebrated Name:||Bob Geldof|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof|
|Age:||69 years old|
|Birth Date:||October 5, 1951|
|Birth Place:||Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Paula Yates(m.1986-1996) Jeanne Marine(m. 2015)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Peaches Geldof, Pixie Geldof, Fifi Trixibelle Geldof)|
|Is Bob Geldof Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Musician, Singer-Songwriter, Activist, Philanthropist, Actor|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$170 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2021|
Bob Geldof is a singer-songwriter and occasional actor. He rose to prominence in the late 1970s with his rock band, The Boomtown Rats. The band had many hits such as “Rat Trap” and “I Don’t Like Mondays.” He is widely known for his activism. He and Midge Ure then organized concerts like Live Aid and Live 8. He was appointed Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Elizabeth II. He received the Brit Award in 2005 for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
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Early Life & Biography
Bob Geldof was born in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, on October 5, 1951, and He is the son of Evelyn and Robert Geldof. His mother died at 41 due to cerebral hemorrhage. He was only seven years old at that time. He finished his schooling in Dun Laoghaire. He was bullied in his college because of his middle name and for his poor ability to play rugby. He attended Blackrock College. After working some small-time jobs, he was hired as a music journalist in Vancouver, Canada, for The George Straight.
Bob Geldof was first married to Paula Yates. She was a British Television presenter. They got married in 1986. They had been dating for ten years before their marriage. Their first daughter was born in 1983. Her name is Fifi Trixibelle Geldof. After their marriage, they had two more daughters, Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof and Little Pixie Geldof. Peaches died in 2014 due to heroin overdose. Bob and Paula got divorced in 1996. Paula died of a drug overdose in 2000.
Bob Geldof was knighted in 1986.
He then got married to Jeanne Marine in 2005. She is a French actress. They are currently living in South London.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on October 5 1951, Bob Geldof is 69 years old as of today’s date 18th September 2021. His height is 1.88m tall, and his weight is 85 kg.
Bob Geldof returned to Ireland from Canada in 1975. He formed a band called Boomtown Rats. Their 1978 single, “Rat Trap,” became their first No. 1 single in the UK. Their second No. 1 single “I Don’t Like Mondays” was released in 1979. The single was a huge success and gained them international attention. The band came with their album “Mondo Bongo” in 1980.
The main single from the album, “Up All Night,” became a major hit in the U.S. He slowly became one of the most-talked-about subjects due to his remarks against the Catholic Church and Irish politicians. He embarked on his solo career after leaving Boomtown Rats in 1986. He released some hit singles during his solo career.
He released his autobiography, “Is That It?” in 1986. It became a bestseller in the UK. The most memorable moment from his solo career is his performance with other major artists at the Freddy Mercury Tribute Concert at the Wembley Stadium.
In 1984, he formed a charity supergroup called “Band-Aid.” It featured British and Irish musicians. He decided to form the group after he learned about the famine of Ethiopia. The supergroup released a single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”. It became a major hit, and they decided that all the proceeds from the songs would be utilized for relief efforts in Ethiopia.
In 1985, he launched the “Live Aid” project. He conducted two major concerts taking place simultaneously, one in the U.S. and the other one in the UK. All the money generated from the concerts were donated to the relief fund in Ethiopia.
Awards & Achievements
In his whole life, Bob Geldof has won many awards. They are listed below:
He was invested by Elizabeth II as an honorary Knight Commander in 1986. He was made a Freeman of the Borough of Swale in 1986. He received the Man of Peace Award in 2005 and 2006 he was awarded the medal of Chevalier de Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
He was awarded the Freedom of Dublin City for his humanitarian work in 2006. In 2013, he was awarded the Freedom of City of London.
Net Worth & Salary of Bob Geldof in 2021
As of September 2021, Bob Geldof has an estimated net worth of $170 Million. He has earned the majority of his wealth from his music career. He was one of the biggest stars during his time. He has also worked as a philanthropist and as an activist. He has also donated huge amounts of money to charity.
Bob Geldof is one of the most well known and respected musicians in his career. He has been an inspiration for many artists. He has also gained the respect of the public because of his charity work. He has led a very successful life. He has worked tirelessly over the years, not only for music but also for the well being of the common people. We hope he continues to inspire many others.