|Real Name/Full Name:
|Benjamin Scott Folds
|57 years old
|September 12, 1966
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina
|5 feet 10 inches
|Anna Goodman (1987 to 1992), Kate Rosen in 1996), Frilly Hynes (1999 – 2006), Fleur Stanbrook (2007 to 2011)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Louis Francis and Gracie Scott)
|Is Ben Folds Gay?:
|musician and producer
|Net Worth in 2024:
Ben Folds is an American songwriter and singer who is famously known for being a member of the famous Ben Folds Five band. Ben has a great interest in rock music, and that is also what his band the Ben Folds Five majors on.
Ben can be said to be an all-rounded person because of the fact that he is not only a great songwriter and vocalist. He is also very gifted as an instrumentalist. His love for music has also driven him to work with other musicians and singers as their producer.
Maybe you know about Ben Folds very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Ben Folds’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Ben Folds was born Benjamin Scott Folds on the 12th of September in 1966. He hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At the age of 9, his interest in piano was realized by his father, who was a carpenter. And since he could not afford a piano, he got involved in barter trade with one of his customers who were unable to pay him for his services.
His interest at this time was in Billy Joel’s and Elton John’s songs that were played on AM radio and were able to learn them by ear. He attended Richard J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, and he was a member of several bands as the bassist, drummer, or pianist.
After graduating from high school, Folds joined the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music after receiving a full percussion scholarship. Unfortunately, he failed the jury, which cost him his scholarship. This, however, didn’t deter him from achieving his dreams. He put a lot of effort into learning the piano and perfecting his skills. He returned to North Carolina after leaving Miami and enrolled at the University of North Carolina in 1985 for the fall semester. This is where Folds met his ‘accidental mentor’ Robert Darnell, and his career life started there.
Although Ben Folds has been very successful career-wise, when it comes to matters of love and relationships, he is not. Ben has been married and divorced four times, and after his fourth marriage in 2011, he gave up and said he thinks marriage is not for him.
His first wife was Anna Goodman, who was a schoolmate at Moore Elementary School in Winston-Salem. The two got married in 1987, but five years down the line, things didn’t work out, and they divorced in 1992. He then briefly got married to Kate Rosen, but their marriage lasted for less than a year.
Ben then met Fraily Haynes in 1998, and one year later, they got married in Adelaide, South Carolina. They have two kids together (twins) named Louis Francis and Gracie Scott. The two, however, divorced in November 2006. Finally, he got married to Fleur Stanbrook on 17th November in 2007 and divorced in 2011.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 12 September 1966, Ben Folds is 57 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024. His height is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, and his weight is 69 kg.
Fold has had a long walk in his music career. It seems he believes more in working in bands than working as a solo artist. This is because he has been involved in several bands in his career, and many decades later, he is still a member of a band. Some of the bands he has formed and worked with include Majosha, and together they were able to bring a new taste of good music in their neighborhood.
After Majosha broke up, Ben became a member of Pots and Pans as a drummer. The band, however, only lasted for a few months, and he was alone again. He joined Silvey’s band Mass Confusing and was a drummer in Power Bill, Will Owsley, and Millard Powers. Finally, he formed Ben Folds Five in 1994 with his friends Robert Siege and Darren Jessee. He was the pianist and the frontman in the band as well as the lyrist.
After Ben Folds five disbanded for some time, he started performing as a solo artist. He toured the world and had huge experiments in collaborations with great and legendary singers like William Shatner, Regina Spektor, and many others.
Awards & Achievements
When it comes to awards and achievements, you must be sure Ben has achieved much in his career. Some of the awards and nominations he has attracted include the 2002 Recording Industry Association of America in 2002, Gold Record award in 1998 for their song Whatever and Ever Amen, among others.
Net Worth & Salary of Ben Folds in 2024
With the commitment and love Ben Folds has in music, you wouldn’t expect anything less than a net worth that reads in millions. This is as it is. As of February 2024, Ben Folds has a net worth of $15 million, much of which has been earned through his career as a singer, songwriter, and record producer. He has also written background music for a number of films.
Ben Folds has tried his luck in many fields. Apart from music, he also once tried to be an actor, and he almost quit music for good. This was, however, not meant to happen as he later met his friends and together form the Ben Fold Five Band, which brought the success of his career as a singer.