Bob Geldof Net Worth
Bob Geldof net worth: Bob Geldof is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, and activist who has a net worth of $150 million. Bob Geldof first became famous on a worldwide scale as the lead singer of the popular rock band The Boomtown Rats. He then went on to have a popular solo singing career. He also founded several highly successful production companies. He was born in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland on October 5, 1951. In 1984, Geldof was moved after hearing a report on the starving children of Ethiopia. He quickly organized a super group of musicians to write the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?". The song debuted at #1 and became the biggest selling single in the UK ever, up to that point. The single eventually sold over three million copies and raised more than $20 million for the people of Ethiopia. After learning that the majority of the money he raised would actually be used to repay Ethiopia's national debts to Western banks, Geldof set out to organize the Live Aid concert. Live Aid took place on July 13, 1985. The concert took place in both the UK's Wembley Stadium and JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. 72,000 people attended the concert at Wembley and over 100,000 attended in Philadelphia. It was also simulcast around the world. 1.9 billion people tuned in from 150 nations to watch the concerts. Live Aid would eventually raise more than $300 million for famine relief and earned Bob Geldof a Knighthood from the Queen of England when he was just 34 years old.