Bob Geldof is a singer-songwriter. He is also a political activist and occasional actor. Bob is married to his girlfriend since 2015 and has three children.
Quick Facts of Bob Geldof
|Age:||71 years 0 months|
|Birth Date:||October 05, 1951|
|Full Name:||Bob Geldof|
|Birth Place:||Dún Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland|
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
|Height / How tall :||6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)|
|Ethnicity (Race):||Mixed (Belgian (Flemish and Walloon), Ashkenazi Jewish, and Irish )|
|Father's Name:||Robert "Rob" Geldof|
|Mother's Name:||Evelyn Geldof|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Gemini|
|Last Update:||September, 2022|
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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.
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.
My sisters were complete Cliff and the Shadows nuts. They shared a bedroom, and they had Cliff and the Shadows everywhere, all over the walls and ceiling. I thought he was a bit girly, but if you turned over to the B-sides, they were fairly hardcore. I really mean that. The guitar-playing was the first time I heard what we would now call rhythm and blues, and I liked that.
We believed rock and roll would last forever. Now I don't think it will. I think the diffuse nature of the medium means pop culture has won. We are pop culture. It's harder to identify the new and art has lost its ability to shock. Music is also trying too hard - there's a massive amount of stuff to reference, so why shouldn't I?
Relationship Facts of Bob Geldof
What is the relationship of Bob Geldof?
Geldof announced his engagement to French actress Jeanne Marine, his partner of 18 years, on 1 May 2014, and they were married in France on 28 April 2015.
Bob Geldof was previously married to Paula Yates from 31 August 1986 to 1996.
They have three daughters- Fifi Trixiebelle, Peaches Geldof, and Pixie Geldof. In February 1995, Yates left Geldof for Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS. Geldof and Yates divorced in May 1996.
Who is Bob Geldof?
Bob Geldof is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist, and occasional actor.
People mostly know him as the singer of the band the Boomtown Rats and for his political activism, particularly his anti-poverty efforts in Africa.
Early Life, Childhood, and Education
Geldof was born in Dún Laoghaire, the Republic of Ireland on October 5, 1951, as Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof to parents Robert and Evelyn Geldof.
He became interested in the world of music in his childhood years. He is of Irish nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to a mixed ethnic background of Belgian (Flemish and Walloon), Ashkenazi Jewish, and Irish.
Talking about his education, Geldof attended Blackrock College.
Bob Geldof: Career, Salary, and Net Worth
Geldof initially worked in Canada as a pop journalist before returning home in 1975 to form the successful punk-rock group the Boomtown Rats.
The band’s 1980 album, ‘Mondo Bongo’, was a hit and became part of the infant MTV network’s video rotation. Additionally, in 1982, he starred “Pink” in the film Pink Floyd — The Wall.
Geldof left the Boomtown Rats in 1986, to launch a solo career and publish his autobiography, ‘Is That It?’, which was a UK best-seller.
He has released five solo albums including ‘Deep in the Heart of Nowhere’, ‘The Vegetarians of Love’, and ‘The Happy Club’ among others. Apart from his musical career, he established the pop charity Band-Aid trust in 1984, which raised $8 million for Africa famine relief through the release of the record ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’.
Furthermore, in 2004 he was appointed a member of the newly launched Commission for Africa initiative. In July 2005, Geldof organized “Live 8” charity pop concerts that were timed to coincide with the G8 summit on world poverty, held in Perthshire, Scotland.
He has more than 50 credits for providing soundtracks for movies and television series.
Geldof also has 10 credits as an actor. He won the Gold Badge Award in 2014, Golden Camera Humanitarian Award in 2006, Special Recognition Award in 1985. Additionally, he received a Hon.
Master of Arts degree from the University of Kent. Furthermore, he received an honorary doctorate from Ghent University, Belgium. He also received a Man of Peace Award in 2005 and a medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2006.
Geldof has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $ 150 million at present as of 2022.
Bob Geldof: Rumors and Controversy
Geldof has been part of several controversies throughout his career.
He was criticized for the lack of African acts performing at Live 8.
Additionally, there were also accusations that Live 8 gave unqualified support to the personal and political agendas of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, particularly in the lead-up to an election.
At the NME awards in 2006, when accepting an award, Geldof referred to the host Russell Brand as a ‘cunt’. This attracted numerous controversies along his way.
During a special session at the XX International AIDS Conference, 2014, Furthermore, Geldof referred to sex workers as “hookers” for which he was subsequently criticized. At present, there are no rumors concerning his life and career.
Bob Geldof: Body Measurements
Talking about his body measurement, Geldof has a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and weighs 85 kg.
Furthermore, his hair color is grey and his eye color is blue.
Bob Geldof: Social Media Profile
Geldof is active on Facebook. He has more than 157kfollowers on Facebook and 832 followers on Twitter. However, he does not have his official Instagram account.