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Ben Yang, was born on 27th January 1973, in Los Angeles, California USA, of part-Korean descent. As Ben Baller, he is a well-known jeweller and businessman who noted through his brand, Icee Fresh Jewels, which is very much appreciated by celebrities; in fact, he has proclaimed himself “the best jeweller in the world”. His company specialises in custom jewellery, has a store in Slauson Supermall, South Los Angeles, and an on-line store. He is also known as K-Town Hustler.
So just how rich is Ben Baller? His net worth has been variously estimated at between $5 million and $15 million; of course, this amount changes constantly s befits a jeweller to the ‘rich and famous’, but there is no doubt where the bulk of his wealth comes from, but he completes his earnings from online shows and appearances in television shows.
Ben Baller Net Worth $15 Million
Ben Baller grew up in Koreatown, Los Angeles. He used to play basketball during high school and college, but graduated with a degree in Fine Arts “Cinematography” from UC Berkeley. In 1993, Ben Baller met Denzel Washington and started his music career, working as a DJ in Los Angeles. Later he got a job from Dr. Dre and became a record executive at Priority Records. He worked with hip hop artists like Jay-Z, Ice Cube, and Master P, and he released 19 platinum albums. He also worked with Aftermath Records for a few years.
In 2004, he decided to move from music to the jewellery industry. His family had been in the business for more than 35 years, and in about 10 years Ben and his cousins managed to build one of the most important companies which sells custom jewellery to the world. They work with almost exclusively with gold and diamonds, creating expensive jewellery, some of them with an estimated worth of more than $300,000. His company, IFANDCO, has collaborations with Diamond Supply Co., Niff, Grizzly and Supra Footwear. He succeeds in growing his business also through social media: Ben Baller has almost 700,000 followers on Instagram, 30,000 watchers on Facebook and 466,000 followers on Twitter and is also present in the Asian social media.
Some of his most famous clients are Tom Cruise, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Frank Ocean, Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey, The Black Eyed Peas, Drake, Justin Bieber, Rita Ora, Kim Kardashian, and he even made jewelleries for Michael Jackson. Media have speculated that the prices for Ben Baller`s designs start from $25,000.
Between 2012 and 2014, Ben Baller had his own online reality show, available on YouTube, with about 200,000 watchers per episode, which helped him become even more popular among his clients. The jeweller is also known for his passion for cars: he is the owner of several expensive cars, including a 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale, a 2008 BMW M5, and a Rolls-Royce Ghost.
Ben Baller has an impressive collection of sneakers, which has apparently been valued at $1 million, after some of the pieces he owned were sold during an auction for about $300,000. Ben Baller`s jewelleries are also an important part of his net worth: he declared for 24Hour Hip Hop that his most expensive jewellery, the Cali chain, costs about $800,000: it is a representation of the state of California made of gold and canary and blue diamonds (330 carats) which weighs 2 kilos.
In his personal life, Ben Baller is married and has a son, but largely keeps his non-business life very private.