Boy George is a popular international creative artist who comes from England. In addition to this, he has also been known to be a renowned singer, fashion designer, songwriter, photographer and a DJ. He is mainly known for his contribution in one of the pop bands in the Culture Club with which he has won many awards from it. He has been the lead singer in this pop band.
The popularity of this band had got its root in the 1980s when it was known globally and it has been known for its major hits such as Karma Chameleon, Time, and Do You Really Want to Hurt Me. To find out more about the biography, careers, and net worth of Boy George in 2019, keep reading this article.
Early Life & Biography
Boy George was born on 14th June in the year 1961 at Bexley and was born to his parents Dinah O’Dowd and Jeremiah from which he had a big family consisting of four brothers and one sister. He was used to wearing outlandishly so that he would catch the attention of most people which also contributed to the growth of his popularity.
Boy George then went to Eltham Green School through his behavior did not conform to that of a student has he always had bold ideas with unique behavior and specific style of dressing. This led him to be thrown out of his school which forced him to find some petty jobs which were to support him for self-sustenance. This was so as even back at his home he was not accepted due to his character. Some of the petty jobs done by Boy George included being a fruit picker and a Milliner.
Boy George is known to be in a relationship with two artists by the name Kirk Brando and Jon Moss. He, however, has faced serious challenges such as being sued by Kirk Brandon for mentioning in his autobiography on their love affair.
Career, Awards & Nominations
From his dressing styles, Boy George caught the attention of Malcolm McLaren who was an entrepreneur. Due to this, he was offered an opportunity to be performing with a group known as ‘Bow Wow Wow’ where was the main place where he commenced his career towards his success.
He then left this group after a short period of time from which he began his own band known as Culture Club in which they collaborated with bassist Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and drummer Jon Moss. With the band, they have recorded some demos which gave them many earnings such as the EMI Records.
With their band, they have released many albums which have been a success in the market which include; Kissing to Be Clever album in 1982 which featured a single known as Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? That was a big hit which brought to his increased popularity. Other albums by Culture Clubs include; Color by Numbers in 1983, Waking Up with the House of Fire in 1984 and From Luxury to Heartache after which the band got overshadowed by many challenges due to drug abuse.
He got to the solo career which he has released many solo albums such as ‘Sold’, ‘Tense Nervous Headache’, ‘High Hat’, ‘U Can Never B2 Straight’, ‘The Twin’, ‘Ordinary Alien – The Kinky Roland Files’. After this Culture Club reunited in 2011 after which they released Coming Home. From his career, he has been nominated severally as well as won several awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Boy George has an estimated net worth of $40 Million. This comes from the successful career line he has had as an artist. Working with clubs and friends led to his popularity through which earnings have continued increasing with an increase in his popularity hence making more sales of albums each year.
Boy George stood by his path since childhood despite facing several challenges from his character and behavior all which were suiting his career. His stand has been the fruit of success as he always remained determined.