Bob Geldof Biography

Updated On Feb 18, 2019 Published On Nov 20, 2015
Facts of Bob Geldof
Date of Birth: 1951 , October-5
Birth Nation: Ireland
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
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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.

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Born in Dún Laoghaire

October 5 , 1951

Bob Geldof was from the humble background born as Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof in Dún Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland to Robert and Evelyn Geldof. He is an Irish and is of Belgian and English descent.

His mother died

1957

Bob Geldof was born to Robert and Evelyn Geldof. Some of his ancestors were the hotel chef and they were of Belgian and English descent. His mother died an unfortunate death when Bob was just six years old and she died because of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Joined the Boomtown Rats

1975

Bob was once enrolled at Blackrock College; there 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 navy and pea canner. Then he returned back to his own country and began his career as the lead singer of the Boomtown Rats.

The Boomtown Rats. Broke out

1986

After having successful decade from 1975 to 1985, The Boomtown Rats band member created some internal disputes within them and this finally took them to broke his band. This band went on a hiatus since 1986. Then he began his solo career. 

Released his first solo album, Deep in the Heart of Nowhere

1986

After Irish rock bands The Boomtown Rats broke up with the start of 1986, he decided to begin his solo career and then began working on his debut solo album. He was finally able to release his debut solo album, Deep in the Heart of Nowhere at the end of that year. 

Began dating Paula Yates

1976

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 and that was his sweetheart, Paula Yates. They began their love affairs when she flew to Paris to make him surprised. 

Married to Paula Yates

August 31 , 1986

After being together for more than a decade, Paula Yates and Bob decided to enter into the new stage of their love life and they got married on 31st of August 1986. Paula Yates was a British television presenter and she was also a writer. 

First child, Fifi Trixibelle Geldof

March 31 , 1983

After he and Paula Yates became intimate they began living together and this closeness also became fruitful as she became pregnant at the end of 1982 and they finally welcomed it on 31st of March 1983 and it was a baby girl and they named her Fifi Trixibelle Geldof. 

Second child, Peaches Geldof

March 13 , 1989

 English journalist, television presenter and model, Peaches Geldof is his second child. Bob and his ex wife, Paula Yates welcomed their second child together on 13th of March 1989 and she was born in Westminster, United Kingdom. 

Third child, Pixie Geldof

September 17 , 1990

He became father for the third time in his life and that was in 1990. He and his ex wife, Paula Yates welcomed their third child together on 17th of September and it was also a baby girl and they named her Pixie Geldof. Pixie Geldof is now a model. 

Divorced with Paula Yates

1996

His two decades of love life with Paula Yates came to an end with the start of 1996. Actually she left him in February 1995 and flew away with Michael Hutchence. Michael Hutchence is also the singer. They got divorced in 1996.

Married to Jeanne Marine

April 18 , 2015

Bob is now married to Jeanne Marine.  Jeanne Marine is a French actress; she is popular for her role in Braveheart and Aller à Dieppe sans voir la mer. They got married on 18th of April 2015. They also dated each other for about 18 years.

Began his acting career

1982

Irish singer, songwriter, author and political activist, Bob Geldof is also an occasional actor and till now, he has appeared in several movies. He made his acting debut in 1982 movie, Pink Floyd – The Wall. 

Received Man of Peace Award

2005

He has received several accolades in his life and some of them include 2005 Man of Peace Award. The same year, he also received Beacon Fellowship Prize. Since the beginning of his career, he has been actively involved in fund raising activity and for that he has also been honored several times. 

Net Worth

2019

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.