Bobby Van Jaarsveld Biography: Parents, Age, Songs, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Movies, Real Name

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Bobby van Jaarsveld (born Pieter van Jaarsveld on March 6, 1989) is a skilled pop singer, songwriter, and actor from South Africa. 

Boasting 11 studio albums, each attaining platinum or double platinum certification, he is a formidable force in the music industry. Beyond his musical achievements, Bobby has carved a niche in acting, gracing the screens of numerous Afrikaans films and television series. 

Bobby Van Jaarsveld‘s versatility unquestionably secures him a rightful place as one of South Africa’s most cherished performers.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Pieter van Jaarsveld
Stage Name: Bobby Van Jaarsveld
Born: 6 March 1987 (age 37 years old)
Place of Birth: Paarl, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: Brits High School
Height: 1.8 m
Parents: Bob van Jaarsveld Sr, Ronel van Jaarsveld
Siblings: Karlien van Jaarsveld, Cara van Jaarsveld
Spouse: Annatjie Rheeders (m. 2011)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Leben van Jaarsveld, Armani van Jaarsveld, Sion van Jaarsveld
Occupation: Singer • Actor
Net Worth: $5 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Born on March 6, 1989, in Paarl, within South Africa’s Western Cape province, Bobby van Jaarsveld is a celebrated musician. Raised by his parents, Bob van Jaarsveld Sr and Ronel van Jaarsveld, he grew up with two sisters, Karlien van Jaarsveld and Cara van Jaarsveld. Remarkably, Karlien, one of his sisters, shares his musical passion.

Bobby van Jaarsveld‘s educational journey was diverse, attending multiple primary schools before graduating from Brits High School. Despite this varied path, he successfully completed his secondary education, paving the way for him to pursue his career aspirations. The experience of attending different schools may have played a role in shaping his personal and professional development.


Bobby van Jaarsveld began his singing career in high school when he secured a recording contract. Releasing his debut album in his senior year, he received the prestigious title of Best Newcomer at the 2006 Huisgenoot Tempo Awards. 

This recognition came after nominations from three distinguished organizations: Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Vonk (a local music magazine), and Huisgenoot Tempo magazine. Winning this award allowed him to perform at the Sun City Skouspel Extravaganza, a tradition he continued until 2011.

In November 2006, Theuns Jordaan Productions extended a recording deal to Van Jaarsveld, which he accepted. His debut album, < n Duisend Ure>, was released later that same year and quickly achieved gold-level sales. Following this success, his second album, Net Vir Jou, was released in 2009 through Coleske Artists. 

Bobby van Jaarsveld not only performed but also authored and composed all the songs on the album. Within eight weeks, it attained platinum status and has since sold over 83,000 units, surpassing double platinum status.

Social Media

  • Twitter: @bobbyvjaarsveld
  • Instagram: @bobbyvanjaarsveld
  • Facebook: @Bobby.van.Jaarsveld
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Personal Life

At 37 years old, Bobby van Jaarsveld is a dedicated Christian who holds his faith close to his heart. He shares a loving bond with his wife, Annatjie Rheeders, and together, they are the proud parents of three beautiful children: Leben van JaarsveldArmani van Jaarsveld, and Sion van Jaarsveld.

In 2018, Bobby van Jaarsveld made a life-altering decision for himself and his family by relocating from Pretoria to Ballito. This move marked a significant milestone for the family, presenting new opportunities and experiences they could cherish and grow from.


  • 2009: Bobby van Jaarsveld
  • 2010: Ek Is
  • 2012: Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie
  • 2014: Maak ‘n Wens
  • 2016: Vlieg Hoër 
  • 2018: Hartklop
  • 2020: Liefde is


  • 2011: Treurgrond
  • 2014: Liefling 
  • 2016: Vir Altyd

Net Worth

Bobby van Jaarsveld‘s estimated net worth is currently $5 million. This results from his successful career as a singer, songwriter, and actor. With his talent and dedication to his craft, Bobby has made a significant impact in the entertainment industry and has garnered a considerable following over the years. 

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