Bobby Van Jaarsveld profile


Bobby van Jaarsveld (born March 6, 1987), formally known as Pieter van Jaarsveld, is a South African pop singer-songwriter and actor. He performs most time in the Afrikaans language.

Van Jaarsveld appeared in the Afrikaans film Liefling – Die Movie in November 2010. He began to sing professionally in high school.

Bobby Van Jaarsveld
Bobby Van Jaarsveld biography
Pieter van Jaarsveld is multi-award-winning Afrikaans language pop singer-songwriter.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Pieter van Jaarsveld
Other name:Bobby van Jaarsveld
Born:March 6, 1987 (age 36 years old)
Place of birth:Paarl, Western Cape
Nationality:South African
Education:Brits High School
Spouse:Annatjie Rheeders (m. 2011)
Children:Armani van Jaarsveld, Sion van Jaarsveld, Leben van Jaarsveld
Occupation:Singer, songwriter, actor, model
Label:Coleske Artists
Year active:2001-date
Net worth:$4 million

Early life

Pieter van Jaarsveld was born on March 6, 1987, in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa. He has two sisters and is the second child of his parents.

One of his sisters, Karlien van Jaarsveld, is a singer-songwriter. He was nicknamed Bobby after his biological father. He began to sing at the age of 14


Bobby attended many primary schools in South Africa. He matriculated from Brits High School.


While in high school, he started music professionally. He received a singing record offer and dropped his debut solo album in his last year.

Bobby has bagged several awards, and in 2016 he added to his awards collection. He bagged the award for Best Newcomer at the Huisgenoot Tempo Awards. 

The singer received three nominations from Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Vonk, and Huisgenoot Tempo magazine. He performed at the Skouspel Extravaganza hosted at Sun City until 2011.

Theuns Jordaan Productions offered him a recording contract in 2006. He dropped his debut album ‘n Duisend Ure, the same year and made sales reaching gold status.

Bobby released his second album Net Vir Jou in 2009 and was the writer and composer of each of the tracks. It housed hit tracks like Spieëltjie and Net Vir Jou.

In early 2010, he received the Viewers’ Favourite Artist award for 2001 on DKNT. His song Spieëltjie won Best Afrikaans Song at the Huisgenot Tempo and the Vonk Awards.

In 2012, he dropped another album, Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie, and Maak ‘n Wens followed in 2014. Aside from music, he has made several appearances in movie productions.

In November 2010, Bobby played the lead character in the Afrikaans film Liefling – Die Movie. Hartiwood Studios South Africa released the production.

In 2013, he starred in the film As Jy Sing. Bobby has also graced local television shows. In January 2016, he was a judge on the singing competition show, The Voice SA.

Social Profiles

Van Jaarsveld has several verified accounts on social media. He uses these platforms to promote his songs, travels, lifestyle, and more. He has a website where he uploads his albums, videos, and photos.

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Personal Life

Bobby Van Jaarsveld family
Bobby with his wife and children at the beach.

Bobby van Jaarsveld married Annatjie van Jaarsveld in January 2011. He is a father of three; two sons, Sion van Jaarsveld and Leben van Jaarsveld, and a daughter Armani van Jaarsveld.

Bobby and his family moved to Ballito after leaving their home in Pretoria in 2018. He is a professed Christian.

Net Worth

Bobby van Jaarsveld has been in the entertainment industry since 2001 and has dropped many songs. As a singer, he earns from music sales, airplay, streams, and collaborations with other artists.

The Afrikaans singer has also earned a fortune as a brand ambassador for Jaguar South Africa, Diamonds Resorts, and Kalahari Lifestyle. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of January 2023.


Studio albums

  • Duisend Ure (2006)
  • Net Vir JouRelease (2009)
  • Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie (2012)
  • Maak ‘n Wens (2014)
  • Die Eerste 10 jaar (2015)


  • Spieëltjie
  • Net vir jou
  • Kyk Waar is ons Nou
  • ‘n Vrou wil dit hoor
  • My Alles
  • Een vir Een
  • HOLY
  • Sprokie feat. Early B


  • Liefling – Die Movie (2010)
  • As Jy Sing (2013)


Year Sponsor Award
2006 Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings Beste Nuweling
2010 KykNet DKNT Gunsteling Kunstenaar vir 2009
SAMA Toekennings Beste Afrikaanse Kontemporêre Album: Net Vir Jou
Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings Beste Afrikaanse Liedjie: Spieëltjie
Beste Afrikaanse Kontemporêre Album: Net Vir Jou
Vonk Toekennings Beste Manlike Kunstenaar
Beste Afrikaanse Kontemporêre Album: Net vir jou
Beste Oorspronklike Liedjieskrywer
Beste Afrikaanse Liedjie: Spieëltjie
2011 MK Toekennings Beste Solo Album: Net Vir Jou
Beste Kontemporêre Liedjie: Spieëltjie
Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings Mees Gewilde Manlike Kunstenaar
Jacaranda 94.2 Toekennings Mees Gewilde Manlike Kunstenaar
2012 Ghoema-toekennings Liedjie van die Jaar: Kan Ek Met Jou Praat
90.6 FM Stereo Toekennings Top 15 Kunstenaar
Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings Mees Gewilde Manlike Kunstenaar
2013 Ghoema-toekennings Beste Musiekvideo: ‘n Vrou Wil Dit Hoor
Beste Manlike Kontemporêre Album: Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie
Manlike Kunstenaar van die Jaar
Liedjie van die Jaar: ‘n Vrou Wil Dit Hoor
Huisgenoot Tempo Toekennings Album van die Jaar – Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie
Musiekvideo van die Jaar – ‘n Vrou Wil Dit Hoor
Liedjie van die Jaar – ‘n Vrou Wil Dit Hoor