Irish singer, songwriter, author and political activist, Bob Geldof is the former lead singer of the Irish rock bands The Boomtown Rats. He is now the singer of Band-Aid. The musical group is also a charitable organization. He is also an occasional actor.
Bob Geldof's Early Life
Bob Geldof was born Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof on 5 October 1951 and is 67 years old as of early 2019. He was born in Dún Laoghaire, the Republic of Ireland to father Robert and mother Evelyn Geldof. He is of Irish nationality and is of Belgian and English descent.
Bob Geldof's Career
Bob was enrolled at Blackrock College where he was bullied for being poor and also for his middle name. Before he began his musical career, he worked as laughter man, a road navvy, and pea canner.
He then returned back to his own country and started his career as the lead singer of the Boomtown Rats. They finally released their first album, The Boomtown Rats in 1977. Some of their singles were a super duper hit as it also entered No. 1 single in the UK. He also made his acting debut in 1982 movie, Pink Floyd – The Wall.
Bob Geldof's Net Worth
As of early 2019, Bob Geldof's net worth is estimated to be around $150 million that he collected from his acting and singing career.
Back in 1999, he sold his television production company, Carlton Communications for around $8,000,000. In 2008, he earned a salary of $95,000.
Bob Geldof's Personal Life
When Bob became the lead vocalist of the band The Boomtown Rats and began performing in the stage level, since that time one he had one big admirer; his sweetheart, Paula Yates.
They began love affairs when she flew to Paris to make him surprised. Finally, on the 31st of August 1986, they got married. But before being a loving spouse, they also had a daughter. Later they also welcomed two children together. They got divorced in 1996.
Bob is now married to Jeanne Marine. Jeanne Marine is a French actress, and they got married on 18th of April 2015. They also dated each other for about 18 years before tying the knot.