About Bob Geldof
It has been claimed that the total estimate of Bob Geldof net worth reaches a sum of 150 million dollars. Bob Geldof is one of the most successful and popular musicians in the industry and this is also clear when taking a look at the numbers of Bob Geldof net worth. In addition to being a singer, he is also known as a song writer. Moreover, Bob Geldof is also an author and activist. Bob Geldof became an internationally known musician when he joined the rock band called “The Boomtown Rats”. In addition to his career as a band member, Bob Geldof is also known for his solo career, which has also added up to the total size of Bob Geldof net worth. Bob Geldof is also an owner of some successful production firms.
Bob Geldof was born in 1951 in Ireland. In 1984 Bob Geldof heard the news about the starving kids in Ethiopia. After hearing it, Bob Geldof organized a group of musicians with whom he recorded a song called “Do They Know It’s Christmas”, which became a huge hit. The single soon landed in the 1st place in charts and became the highest selling single in the United Kingdom at that time. Thus, the single has also increased the total amount of Bob Geldof net worth. Eventually, more than 3 million copies of this single were sold. It also raised more than 20 million dollars to help people who live in Ethiopia.
Bob Geldof also was the one who established the Live Aid concert. The concert happened in 1985. The concert took place in two locations, one being in Philadelphia and another one in Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom. More than 100 thousand people gathered to see the concert in Philadelphia and approximately 72 thousand people saw it in the United Kingdom. The concert was also watched by a lot of people all around the world on TV. The concert was broadcasted in approximately 150 countries and more than 1.9 billion people were watching it on TV.
The concert raised as much as 300 million dollars, which were used to help people who suffered from famine. Because of his philanthropic efforts, when he was just 34 years old, Bob Geldof received a Knighthood from the Queen of England. Therefore, in addition to his career in music, which has served as an important source of Bob Geldof net worth, he is also known for his charitable work.