Boy George is a singer, songwriter and record producer who began his music career in the 1980s. He has built up an impressive sum of money over the years.
Boy George, real name George Alan O’Dowd, was born in Kent on June 14, 1961.
He became known for his eccentric sense of style which helped him to get his first break in the music industry.
The singer caught the attention of a music manager who placed him in the band Bow Wow Wow.
After a brief stint as the band’s singer, Boy George left to form what later became Culture Club.
The band released a range of top hits in the 1980s and their early hit Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? gained them recognition and landed the number one spot across countries across the world.
Boy George topped up his bank account as the band enjoyed success on both sides of the Atlantic and became the first group since the Beatles to have three top 10 hits from their debut album in the US.
Culture Club released six albums in the 1980s and 1990s, amounting to more than 50 million sales across the world.
As well as his success in the iconic pop band, Boy George has released a number of solo records.
Both books were bestsellers in the UK and Straight stayed on top of The Sunday Times bestseller list for six weeks.
In January 2016, Boy George became a judge on The Voice UK and stayed on the panel for one season.
The following year, he moved to join The Voice Australia where he has appeared each year since.
Boy George was reportedly the highest paid judge on the programme taking home around £1.6million for the job in 2020.
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