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Athol Guy is a member of the Australian pop music group the Seekers, for whom he plays double bass and sings. He is easily recognizable by his black-framed “Buddy Holly” style glasses, and, during live performances, often acts as the group’s compère.
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Athol George Guy AO was born on January 5, 1940 (age 82 years) in Colac, Victoria, Australia. He is the son of George Francis Guy (RAN) and Doris Thelma (née Cole) Guy. Guy was educated at Gardenvale Central School, where he was school captain. He entered Melbourne High School, where he was twice under age athletic champion and an officer in the cadet corps. During this time he was Victorian Sub Junior High Jump Champion and then silver medallist to Olympian Colin Ridgway the next year.
Athol Guy formed his first musical group in 1958, the Ramblers, resulting in his move into performance, marketing and production at GTV9. Progressing via HSV7, media manager with the Clemenger Group and account exec with J. Walter Thompson, he then set sail with the Seekers for 10 weeks’ holiday abroad. On his return, he established his own consulting company and compèred two national TV shows.
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Guy hosted his own variety series — A Guy Called Athol — on Australia’s Seven Network, and later the quiz show Big Nine on the Nine Network when the Seekers disbanded in 1968. In 1971, he was elected as the Liberal member for Gisborne in the Victorian Legislative Assembly.
He won three terms with an increasing majority before he returned to the commercial world as a corporate consultant. Guy has taken part in subsequent reunions of the Seekers since 1993 when they celebrated the silver jubilee of their 1968 breakup.
Athol Guy was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly in a by-election on 11 December 1971 for Gisborne as a member of the Liberal Party. He served as a member of the assembly until resigning due to ill health on 5 March 1979. His achievements included the government’s purchase and development of Werribee Park.
Athol Guy opted to return to the business world and rejoined the Clemenger group as general manager of Clemenger Harvie from 1979 to 1989. During the 1990s, Guy joined St George Bank’s marketing team as a business development consultant, and then AMP’s financial planning group, Hillross. With the assistance of the St George foundation, Guy was instrumental in the Murdoch Institute introducing a genetic educational course into Victorian schools.
Alongside these roles, he accommodated the many hundreds of reunion concerts with the Seekers from 1993 to about 2015, effectively curtailing any further political ambitions. In recent years, Guy has been involved in a joint venture with Hanging Rock Winery, launching “Athol’s Paddock” in the Macedon Ranges. The first vintage from Athol’s Paddock was in 1997 and since that time has regularly produced award-winning shiraz.
Athol Guy was married with children. His wife died but her cause of death was not revealed to the general public. He revealed his spouse’s death during an interview in 2015. Guy stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality. As of mid-2022, Athol Guy is single and has not remarried after he lost his first wife.
Athol Guy net worth
How much is Athol Guy worth? Athol Guy net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as a singer and bass player. Athol Guy’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $1.5 million annually. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential singers in Australia.