Bob Geldof - Famous Author

Bob Geldof Net Worth


Bob Geldof is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, and activist with a net worth of $150 million. He first gained fame as the lead singer of the popular rock band The Boomtown Rats and went on to have a successful solo career. In addition to his music career, Geldof has also founded several highly successful production companies.

Famous for his contributions to the music industry and his activism, Bob Geldof’s net worth is an impressive $150 million. From his early days as the lead singer of The Boomtown Rats to his philanthropic work with events like Live Aid and Live 8, Geldof has had a successful and influential career that has solidified his financial success.

Key facts:

  • Bob Geldof became famous as the lead singer of the popular rock band The Boomtown Rats.
  • He organized the supergroup Band Aid to write the song 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', which became the biggest selling single in the UK at that time.
  • Geldof organized the Live Aid concert in 1985, which was attended by 72,000 people at Wembley Stadium and over 100,000 in Philadelphia.
  • Live Aid raised more than $300 million for famine relief and earned Bob Geldof a Knighthood from the Queen of England.
  • Geldof later organized the Live 8 project to raise awareness of issues burdening Africa, including hunger and AIDS.

Basic Information About Bob Geldof

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Rock Stars
ProfessionsMusician, Songwriter, Political activist, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Author, Philanthropist
Net worth$150,000,000
Date of birth1951-10-05 (72 years old)
Place of birthDΓΊn Laoghaire
NationalityRepublic of Ireland
Curiosities and TrademarksScruffy hairdo
SpouseJeanne Marine - (18 AprilΒ 2015 - present)
Paula Yates - (31 AugustΒ 1986 - 1996)Β (divorced)Β (3 children)
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Bob Geldof win?


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Bob Geldof roles

Movie / Series Role
Pink Floyd: The WallPink
Spice WorldBob Geldof
Have I Got News for YouSelf 1 episode, 1993-2005
Top GearSelf - Star in a Reasonably Priced Car 1 episode, 2011
SCTV Network 90Self - The Boomtown Rats (uncredited) unknown episodes
The X FactorSelf - Special Guest 1 episode, 2014
Loose WomenSelf 1 episode, 2011
FridaysSelf 1 episode, 1980
Screen TwoSelf - Scruffy Person (uncredited) unknown episodes
The One ShowSelf / ... 3 episodes, 2011-2020

Bob Geldof's Quotes

  • [About his foster daughter Tiger Lily, the daughter of Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence] "She calls me Dad. We were shopping the other day and they played one of my songs then one of her dad's. She said, 'That's you, Dad'. Then she said, 'That's my real dad. My real dad's a better singer than you, Dad". I just said: 'Sheesh... Thanks".
  • [About different motivations for taking up causes] "Bono as we all know, is in love with the world, he's enamoured by it. I'm enraged by it. He wants to give the world a great big hug, I want to punch its lights out."
  • We need finally to move from charity (Band Aid, Live Aid) to political and economic justice. Charity deals with the pain of poverty, the hunger, disease and conflict, but to finally end these things one must focus not on the symptoms of poverty but on its structures. Why does it exist? How does it exist? What can we do to stop it and its awful symptoms? That can only be addressed by political change.
  • I think people respond well to the facts. The fact that a few miles away from Europe there is a continent where the majority of the population go to bed hungry every night should resonate with all of us. It is in our interests too to look after our neighbors. I find that the best strategy is to make the public aware of the situation and what needs to be, and can be, done about it. Sometimes the politicians need a bit of an ear-bashing to help them on their way to these solutions (but if the voters told the politicians to sort it out I could pipe down a bit - it is in your power to shut me up!).
  • Individual charity is essential, one human to another reaching over the impenetrable roar of political discourse to assist another in pain. Not to do this would kill us spiritually, but it will not deal with the structures of poverty that allow that pain to exist. Concerted, coherent, durable and massive political action can do that.

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Interesting Facts about Bob Geldof

  1. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was so impressed by his charity entrepreneurship following the Band Aid and Live Aid (1985) efforts, she had him knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, which made him the first pop star to receive a knighthood (albeit honorary due to his Irish citizenship).
  2. Geldof and Paula Yates had three daughters-- Fifi Trixiebelle (Fifi Geldof) (b. 31 March 1983), Peaches Geldof (b. 16 March 1989 d. 7 April 2014), and Pixie Geldof (b. 17 September 1990)-- who live with custodial parent Geldof. He is also the custodial guardian of Paula Yates' orphaned daughter Tiger-Lily (b. 1996), who is his daughters' half-sister.
  3. Organized the Live Aid (1985) concerts that were held in July of 1985 after seeing a BBC documentary on Ethiopia. He flew to Ethiopia, finding the worst living conditions, and children starving. Co-wrote the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" with Midge Ure for the children of Ethiopia. The Live Aid concerts were held at Wembley Stadium in the UK and JFK Stadium in Philidelphia, raising millions for Ethiopia.
  4. He has performed with the SAS (Spike Edney's All Stars) Band.
  5. He has custody of Tiger Lily Hutchence-Yates (b. 1996), the daughter of his late ex-wife, Paula Yates, and Australian singer Michael Hutchence.
  6. Is often referred to, and credited - incorrectly - as Sir Bob Geldof. While indeed he was awarded a K.B.E. (Knight of the order of the British Empire) by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, as he is an Irish citizen the award was honorary and he cannot be referred to as 'Sir'. Instead he is more correctly addressed as Robert (or Bob) Geldof K.B.E.
  7. Is left-handed. Plays guitar with strings strung for a right-handed player (he forms chords backwards because of this.
  8. May 31st 2005: Hosts the world launch of the "Live 8 Concerts", to fight poverty and hunger in Afica, together with Harvey Goldsmith, Sir Elton John, M. Jack Lang, Richard Curtis, Jack Kennedy and Midge Ure from Grosvenor House Hotel, London, UK.
  9. Winner of the 2005 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution.
  10. Had fought with Patricia Hutchence over custody of his ex-wife's orphaned daughter Tiger-Lily. Patricia had complained that she hadn't seen Tiger since April 06 when Bob was in Australia. The courts sided with Bob over concerns that Tiger didn't know anybody from Michael's family.
  11. Bob's paternal grandfather, Zenon Ulice Geldof, was Belgian, while Bob's paternal grandmother, Amelia Falk, was from an Ashkenazi Jewish family. Bob's mother's family is Irish.
  12. He didn't initially like the musical theme Midge Ure conceived for Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?", considering it too similar to the Z Cars (1962) theme tune.
  13. After the success of "I Don't Like Mondays", he received a letter from Brenda Ann Spencer, the school shooter who inspired the song, in which she expressed pride in what she had done, because the song had made her famous. Geldof was of course disgusted at this idea, considering the song is a comment on the sheer senselessness of Spencer's crime.
  14. His effort to organize Live Aid is dramatized in When Harvey Met Bob (2010).
  15. Attended the wedding of media mogul Rupert Murdoch to former model Jerry Hall in 2016.
  16. Born on the same date as Karen Allen (of "Indiana Jones" fame).

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