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Bob Geldof

Singer
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Net worth 2018: $150 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Dún Laoghaire
Country: Irish
BirthDay: 5 October 1951
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.88 m
Education: Blackrock College
BIOGRAPHY

Bob Geldof was bornon 5 October 1951 in Dún Laoghaire, Irish, is Singer. ‘It’s a rat trap Judy, and we’ve been caught…’ The lines from the famous song Rat Trap made Bob Geldof quite a persona in the late 1970s and mid 1980s. Geldof is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, a political activist and an occasional actor. He is also the frontman of an Irish punk rock band named the Boomtown Rats. Along with his musician friend Midge Ure of Ultravox, he co-wrote as well as conceived “Do They Know It’s Christmas”—the charity supergroup ‘Band Aid’s’ song, which became one of the most loved as well as one of the best-selling singles of all times. He was quite popular in the Irish and British rock circles not because of his insightful song writing or soulful singing but for his abrasive and brash behaviour. However, once he formed the pop charity called Band Aid for providing famine relief in Africa, he became famous for his philanthropic nature. His trust raised as much as $8 million for the famine-stricken people of Africa by releasing the record of “Do They Know It’s Christmas”. His anti-poverty efforts for the people of Africa made him widely recognised as an activist. He is also a doting, single father and has been a strong advocate for the father’s rights movement as well.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$150 Million

TIMELINE
2005

He now lives in Battersea in South London with his second wife Jeanne Marine, a French actress, whom he married on 28th April 2005 in France

2000

From 2000 he became quite busy in campaigning for the debt relief for few developing countries which kept him away from producing any other musical album since ‘Sex, Age & Death’, released in 2001

1998

In 1998, Geldof also worked as a DJ for XFM Radio and announced the death of Ian Dury from cancer; the news was not true and was

1992

His most memorable performance in partnership with other artists was in 1992, at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert with the surviving members of the British rock band Queen at the old Wembley Stadium

1986

He is affectionately known as ‘Sir Bob’ after being knighted in 1986

1984

Geldof wrote “Do They Know it’s Christmas’’ in 1984 with Midge Ure after viewing television reports of the famine in Ethiopia

1980

In 1980, The Boomtown Rats came up with their album ' Mondo Bongo' and its single 'Up All Night' became a huge hit in the U

1978

In 1978, The Boomtown Rats came up with the single “Rat Trap”, which became their first No

1976

The two had been in a relationship since 1976 and had a daughter Fifi Trixibelle Geldof before marriage (born in 1983)

1975

Bob Geldof returned to Ireland in 1975 and formed a rock group called the ‘Boomtown Rats’ which was very closely linked to the punk movement

1951

Bob Geldof was born on 5 October 1951, in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, to Robert and Evelyn Geldof

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