Sir Bob Geldof

Musician, Businessman

Bob Geldof has raised awareness for a range of issues, from African famines to business and global politics. Rising to fame thanks to his music career with the Boomtown Rats, Geldof soon turned his attention to charity, organizing Band Aid and the fundraising event Live Aid.

In light of his charity work, Geldof received a knighthood in 1986. Through his co-ownership of Planet 24, a production company that launched The Big Breakfast, he became recognised as an astute businessman. Geldof has received a number of awards, including the 'Nobel Man of Peace Award', several honorary doctorates and a number of Nobel Peace Prize nominations.

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