|Estimated value:||€2 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||Singer, actor and presenter|
Oliver Marc Schulz was born on October 15, 1973 in Hamburg in northern Germany. He is a German singer and songwriter, actor and presenter. He became known to a wider audience as the frontman, singer and guitarist for the well-known indie rock group Olli Schulz und der Hund Marie. He also appeared as a sidekick for Joko and Klaas in several shows such as Circus HalliGalli on TV. Olli Schulz has also been moderating the successful podcast Fest & Flauschig on Spotify since 2016 together with his colleague satirist Jan Böhmermann.
Olli Schulz was born on October 15, 1973 in Hamburg and grew up with his great-grandparents and later with his parents in Hamburg until he was 9 years old. Already in his childhood and youth Olli Schulz was drawn to the stages of the world. Olli Schulz was already working as a young adult in Hamburg as a stagehand and roadie for a wide variety of national and international artists.
Olli Schulz wrote his first songs at a very young age. He was persuaded by his longtime friend Marcus Wiebusch, who works as the frontman of the band Kettcar and co-owns the label Grand Hotel van Cleef, to release his own first record with this label. That’s why Olli Schulz and his friend Max Schröder brought out the album in 2003, if you break my heart, then I’ll break your legs out. In 2005 the second album, Das beige Album, was released, which was followed a year later by the third album Warten auf den Boomerang. For the release of the album, the band switched to the well-known record label EMI.
With the name Bibi McBenson, Olli Schulz adopted a pseudonym under which he published several songs, such as Backstage Baby or Now you’re good. He also brought out an album, which was only published as waiting for the boomerang on several file-sharing platforms on the Internet. The band Olli Schulz and the dog Marie then released their third album under the same title almost at the same time. Again and again Olli Schulz performed at concerts as Bibi McBenson.
Together with Dennis Becker (Tomte, Olli Schulz and the dog Marie), Rasmus Engler (Gary) and Thorsten “Nagel” Nagelschmidt (Muff Potter) he founded the Bibi McBenson-Band, which allegedly played a reunion concert in Vienna in 2006 . This performance was recorded on the occasion of the documentary Bibi Is Back and then presented in the opening act for Schulz’ tour Ein Abend mit Olli Schulz in 2010. From 2005 Olli Schulz appeared more and more as a soloist because Max Schröder had meanwhile become a permanent member of Tomte. Olli Schulz therefore recorded his fourth album, Es brennt so schön, as a solo artist. With a new album together with Olli Schulz, the musicians of the band Olli Schulz and the dog Marie planned a new collaboration with Olli Schulz in 2010. However, the plan was rejected again.
In February 2009, Olli Schulz took part in the Bundesvision Song Contest with the song Mach den Bibo für Hamburg and was able to take fifth place right away. Thanks to this song, Olli Schulz made it into the German single charts for the first time. In 2011 he also wrote the closing song “The world has a birthday” for a radio play for the Berlin Lauscherlounge. In 2010 he also began recording his fifth album, which was released in 2012 under the title SOS – Save Olli Schulz. It peaked at number 32 on the charts.
Olli Schulz recorded a new studio album in 2014 in cooperation with the band around Gisbert zu Knyphausen (bass), Ben Lauber (drums) and Arne Augustin (piano, keyboards) in the Hansa recording studios in Berlin. This album was given the title Feelings from the Ashes and was released in early 2015. It even climbed to number four in the German album charts.
One of the highlights of Olli Schulz’s career was his appearance at the Bundesvision Song Contest, where he took fifth place with the song Mach den Bibo for Hamburg. Also one of the highlights is his record “If you break my heart, then I’ll break your legs”.
“For example, I’m a huge Rammstein fan, to put it briefly: But the people who are at the concert don’t even know how to open a banana.”
“Do you think women want such a polished guy with such perfect pants, perfect legs, perfect skin? They want a guy who’s weak and brittle because then he’ll do brittle things in bed with them.”
“If you queue for an hour for a burger, you’ve lost control of your life.”
“Alternative healing methods for the patient earth have a similar image in our society as the FDP.”
“I sense agreement: the aspirin pill of humanity.”
|Estimated value:||€2 million|