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Ben Folds Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Ben Folds net worth:
$20 Million

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Ben Folds Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Benjamin Scott Folds was born on 12 September 1966, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA, an is a record producer, singer, and songwriter, but probably best known for being part of the alternative rock band, Ben Folds Five. He has also performed as a solo artist, and has toured around the world. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Ben Folds? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly earned through a successful career in music. Ben Folds Five reunited in 2011, but he’s also been known to collaborate with other musicians. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Ben Folds Net Worth $20 million

At a young age, Ben was interested in learning how to play the piano, after his father brought one home and Ben learned how to play it by ear. He attended Richard J Reynolds High School, where he played in several bands as a drummer, pianist, or bassist. In the late 1980s, he would form the band Majosha with Millard Powers, and they would release several songs. They performed at the 1988 Duke University Battle of the Bands, winning the competition, and then played at various venues and eventually self-produced an EP entitled “Party Night: Five Songs About Jesus”. Their following recording was “Shut Up and Listen to Majosha” in 1989, which contained re-recorded versions of their EP’s songs. Ben’s net worth was established.

After the band broke up, Folds started performing in a new band called Pots and Pans, but it was short lived. He eventually got a music publishing deal in Nashville, and decided to move there in 1990. He played drums for Power Bill, and would also continue working as a session musician. He got a percussion scholarship from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, but dropped-out before graduating, and moved to New Jersey where he began to act with various theatre troupes, but he also continued to play music. In 1994, Ben moved back to North Carolina and would form Ben Folds Five.

They released their self-titled debut album the following year, followed up two years later by “Whatever and Ever Amen”. In 1998 they released the compilation “Naked Baby Photos”, and then “The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner” the following year. The band would gain a strong following in Australia and the United Kingdom, but failed to make any headway in reaching the Billboard Hot 100. They made their first charting song in the UK entitled “Underground” which reached the Top 40, and this helped improve Folds’ net worth. They continued making a few more charting singles there, and the song “Brick” became a major chart placer in Australia – the album “Whatever and Ever Amen” reached number ninth spot in the country. Eventually the band would stop making new material, but would later reunite in 2008 nearly 10 years after their last performance. The concert proceeds were given to the charity “Operation Smile”, and in 2011 they released “The Sound of the Life of the Mind”.

Folds has also had a successful solo career, releasing six LPs and working on the experimental project “Fear of Pop” which increased his net worth too. He also worked at producing music, and has helped create the soundtracks for films. He toured to promote his music, and one of his latest projects is a piano concerto he composed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in 2014.

For his personal life, Ben married four times, firstly to Anna Goodman from 1987 to 1992; Anna was responsible for co-writing several of the Ben Folds Five Songs. In 1996, he married Kate Rosen which only lasted a short time. His next marriage was to Frally Hynes in 1998, and they had twins before divorcing in 2006. The following year, he married Fleur Stanbrook but it ended in 2011. He also dated singer Alicia Witt for two years.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Driving Lessons2006performer: "Jesusland" / writer: "Jesusland"
Hoodwinked!2005performer: "Red is Blue"
Duane Hopwood2005performer: "ROCKIN' THE SUBURBS" / writer: "ROCKIN' THE SUBURBS"
Jersey Girl2004performer: "Wandering" / writer: "Wandering"
Everwood2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Banger Sisters2002performer: "Doctor My Eyes"
The Sweetest Thing2002performer: "Losing Lisa" / writer: "Losing Lisa"
Not Another Teen Movie2001producer: "Prom Tonight" / writer: "Prom Tonight"
I Am Sam2001performer: "Golden Slumbers"
Sidewalks of New York2001writer: "Jane" 1999
How the Grinch Stole Christmas2000performer: "Lonely Christmas Eve" / producer: "Lonely Christmas Eve" / writer: "Lonely Christmas Eve"
100 Girls2000performer: "Wanderling" / writer: "Wanderling"
Godzilla1998/Iwriter: "Air"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1996TV Series writer: "Kate"
The Truth About Cats & Dogs1996producer: "Bad Idea" / writer: "Bad Idea"
Long Vacation1996TV Series writer: "Philosophy"
Mr. Wrong1996producer: "SONG FOR THE DUMPED" / writer: "SONG FOR THE DUMPED"
The Comix ScrutinizerTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
CommunityTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
About Time2013/Iperformer: "The Luckiest Instrumental" / writer: "The Luckiest Instrumental" - as Benjamin Folds
Cold Turkey2013/IIIperformer: "You Can Go Home" / writer: "You Can Go Home"
Parenthood2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Some Jerk with a CameraTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Castle2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last Days of Cinerama2012Documentary short writer: "One Tiny Thing"
Weeds2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The BlockTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop2011Documentary writer: "Army"
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series music - 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Grey's Anatomy2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Marley & Me2008performer: "Rockin' the Suburbs Over the Hedge Version" / writer: "Rockin' the Suburbs Over the Hedge Version" - as Benjamin Scott Folds
Religulous2008Documentary writer: "Jesusland"
A Hero in Heaven2007Documentary performer: "The Luckiest" / writer: "The Luckiest"
Ben Folds: Live at My Space2007Video performer: "There's Always Someone Cooler Than You", "Learn To Live With What You Are", "Kate", "Bastard", "Jesusland", "All U Can Eat", "I Walk The Line", "Such Great Heights", "Army", "Rockin' The Suburbs", "Bitches Ain't Shit" / writer: "There's Always Someone Cooler Than You", "Learn To Live With What You Are", "Kate", "Bastard", "Jesusland", "All U Can Eat", "Army", "Rockin' The Suburbs", "Bitches Ain't Shit"
Over the Hedge2006performer: "Family of Me", "Heist", "Still", "Rockin' the Suburbs Over the Hedge Version", "Lost in the Supermarket" / writer: "Family of Me", "Heist", "Still", "Rockin' the Suburbs Over the Hedge Version"
Scrubs2006TV Series 1 episode
Shut Up and Sing2006writer: "Kate"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drunk History2016TV SeriesNathan Cherry
You're the Worst2016TV SeriesBen Folds
CollegeHumor Originals2014TV Series
Community2014TV SeriesProfessor Bublitz
Ben Folds: Way to Normal2008VideoBand

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Handsome2017post-production
William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet2009Documentary
Live Life2007/IShort
Ben Folds and Waso Live in Perth2005Video
Evaporated2000Documentary short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Misery Loves Comedy2015Documentary composer: theme music
Cold Turkey2013/IIIcomposer: additional music
100 Girls2000additional score

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Old People at Bonnaroo2015Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Temple of Art2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Comedy Bang! Bang!2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support
Live from Daryl's House2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Great Performances2015TV SeriesHimself
Drunk History2014TV SeriesHimself
Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love2014TV MovieHimself
The Sing-Off2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2013TV SeriesHimself
We're the Millers2013Himself - Piano Teacher (uncredited)
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville2013DocumentaryHimself
The Best Hit USA2005-2013TV SeriesHimself
We Cause Scenes2013DocumentaryHimself
Ben Folds Five Live from the Warfield2013TV MovieHimself
Who Is Clinn Rippy?2012DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Rove LA2012TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
A Love Letter to Tom Waits: The Life of Chris Roberts-Antieau2011DocumentaryHimself
Spicks and Specks2011TV SeriesHimself
A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet2009Documentary
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Themselves - Musical Guest
Bonefish Grill's Notes from the Road2008TV SeriesHimself
T in the Park2008TV MovieHimself
Nashville at Nite2008TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig2006DocumentaryHimself
The Henry Rollins Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Living in TV Land2006TV Series documentaryHimself
William Shatner in Concert2006TV Special documentaryHimself
Love Monkey2006TV SeriesHimself
Austin City Limits2005TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHimself
GMTV2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The View2005TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHimself
Ben Folds, Songs for Silverman2005VideoHimself
William Shatner: It Hasn't Happened Yet2005Video shortHimself
Live! from Central Park SummerStage2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Real Magic TV2003TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2002TV SeriesHimself
The Glass House2002TV SeriesHimself
The Book Place2002TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mick Molloy Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Burt Bacharach: One Amazing Night1998TV Special documentaryHimself (as Ben Folds Five)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1996TV SeriesHimself

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#Fact
1On "The Bens Rock Over Australia" tour with Ben Lee and Ben Kweller. [March 2003]
2Is touring Australia and performing with the main professional symphony orchestras of Perth, Western Australia, Sydney New South Wales, Brisbane, Queensland, Melbourne, Victoria and Adelaide, South Australia. [August 2006]
3Touring "Songs for Silverman" across America and Europe. [May 2005]
4On tour with fellow musicians Rufus Wainwright and Guster. [June 2004]
5Is one of the top selling artists in America, Australia, and Japan, despite little-to-no radio airplay.
6Went to high school in North Carolina with ESPN's Stuart Scott.
7His debut solo album, Rockin' The Suburbs, was released on September 11, 2001.
8Collaborated with Ben Lee and Ben Kweller as "The Bens" to produce the four songs: "Just Pretend," "XFire," "Stop!," and "Bruised".
9His twin children are a boy and girl named Louis Frances and Gracie Scott
10Former singer/pianist for Ben Folds Five.

#Quote
1People ask me what this song's about... I was asked about it a lot, and I didn't really wanna make a big hairy deal out of it, because I just wanted the song to speak for itself. But the song is about when I was in high school, me and my girlfriend had to get an abortion, and it was a very sad thing. And, I didn't really want to write this song from any kind of political standpoint, or make a statement. I just wanted to reflect what it feels like. So, anyone who's gone through that before, then you'll know what the song's about. - Explanation of the song "Brick", 1997.

#Trademark
1Thick plastic black rimmed glasses
2Piano Rock

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