|Real Name/Full Name||George Alan O’Dowd|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Boy George|
|Birth Place:||Bamehurst, Kent, England|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||14 June 1961|
|Age/How Old:||62 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
|Eye Color:||Hazel green|
|Parents Name:||Father – Gerald O’Dowd
Mother – Dinah O’Dowd
|Siblings:||Richard, Kevin, David, Gerald, and Siobhan|
|School:||Eltham Green Secondary School|
|Profession:||Singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer, photographer, record producer|
|Net Worth:||$60 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
George Alan O’Dowd is a British singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer, photographer, and record producer who is popularly known as Boy George. He is also a lead singer in the Culture Club. He has also been recognized because of his soulful voice. He participated in the New Romantic movement in the 70s and 80s.
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Biography and Early Life
Boy George was born on 14 June 1961 in Kent, England. He is the son of Jerry O’Dowd and Dinah O’Dowd. His father worked as a builder. He is the second child of five in his family and grew up in Woolwich. Among his siblings are one older brother and one younger brother, and a younger sister. He also has an older stepbrother who was born out of wedlock, and his mother moved with him in London to run away from the shame of being unmarried and having a child. He was raised in a catholic family.
He described his father as a terrible father and husband who beat up his wife even when she was pregnant. His youngest brother, Gerald, was convicted in 1995 over allegations of killing his wife.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Boy George in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Boy George’s age is 62 years old as of today’s date 24th September 2023 having been born on 14 June 1961. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.
George attended Eltham Green Secondary School, which is in South East London. He was only 15 years when he was expelled from school and never went back. He did not pursue any other education, and he started doing various jobs until he became a member of the Culture Club band in 1982.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Boy George is a guy who does not hide his personality. During the time he worked with Culture Club, his appearance was mainly androgynous. At first, he said that his sexual orientation is bisexual and had several girlfriends and boyfriends. In 1995, he accepted to be gay through his autobiography, “Take It Like a Man.”. He had a relationship with Kirk Brandon and Jon Moss. In his documentary series, Living with Boy George, he explains the first time he realized he was gay, the time he told his parents, and the reasons why men fall in love with men and women as well.
From the late 80s, George had been struggling with heroin addiction and other drugs. He has also been arrested severally for drug possession. His younger brother was determined to save his habits. He appeared on National TV and discussed his drug addiction which George denied at that time.
Is Boy George Gay?
Yes. He openly discussed his gay status in 1995 in his autobiography. He talked more about it in his documentary in 2008. He had been in a relationship with several men. When he reached 50, he talked about the troubles he had faced in relationships. He said that he was now a calm person who does not want any dramas. He now enjoys his own company.
George was first noticed by Malcolm McLaren because of his androgynous style of dressing. He introduced him to perform with his group, Bow Wow Wow. He had problems with the lead singer, Annabella Lwin, and thus left the group to start his own. He was joined by Mike Craig, bassist, and then Jon Moss and Roy Hay. They called their group Sex Gang Children but later changed to Culture Club.
They wanted to sign with EMI Record, which declined; thus, they signed with Virgin Records. Their first album, “Kissing to Be Clever,” was released in 1982. Their second album consisted of singles like “Church of the Poison Mind” and “Karma Chameleon.” They had another album which was also hit, “Waking Up with the House on Fire.” After their fourth album in 1986, the group disbanded DUE TO George’s drug addiction. The group reunited in 1998.
After the disbanding of Culture Club, George started his solo career, realizing his first album, “Sold.” He formed his own label in 1989 with the name, More Protein. He also started recording under the name Jesus Loves you. He started his DJ career in the 90s, and his first presentation was at a nightclub belonging to Phillip Sallon.
George has been nominated in various award nominations such as; MTV Video Music Award, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, UK Video Music Awards, among others. In 2015, he was awarded Ivor Novello Awards for his Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Boy George in 2023
George is very famous in the music industry as well as a DJ. He has accumulated an estimated net worth of $60 million as of 2023. He acquired his wealth over the years he has been active in his career. He wrote songs for his Culture Club group and also his solo career. He has also appeared in films which have also been a great source of income.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He was poor in academics and thus received a lot of canning and shouting from his teachers.
- He has two tattoos on his right and left arm written by David Bowie and Marc Bolan, respectively.
- He practices Nichiren Buddhism, which he was credited for in 2012.
Boy George is a very famous musician who earned his fame through his band. He later embarked on his solo career, which also was excellent for him. Although he was struggling with drugs during his career, it did not make him lose his focus. It has been fame after fame and has made a good amount out of it.