Bob Geldof KBE
Irish Singer and Songwriter & Political Campaigner
As a campaigner for numerous causes throughout the world, Bob Geldof is able to use his high profile to great effect. From African famines to business and global politics, Bob has raised awareness of a wide range of issues. Rising to fame thanks to his music career with The Boomtown Rats, he soon turned his attention to charity, organising Band Aid and the fundraising event Live Aid.
In light of his charity work, he received a knighthood in 1986. Through his coownership of Planet 24, a production company that launched The Big Breakfast in 1992, Bob became recognised as an astute businessman. He has received a number of awards, including the ‘Nobel Man of Peace Award’, several Honorary Doctorates and a number of Nobel Peace Prize nominations. He uses his experiences to talk in a provocative and entertaining way about a variety of topics.