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Benjamin Gibbard was born on 11 August 1976, in Bremerton, Washington USA, and is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known to be the vocalist and guitarist of the band Death Cab for Cutie. He’s recorded eight studio albums with the band, and has also released solo albums. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Ben Gibbard? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. Ben is also known to collaborate with other bands, writing songs and making guest appearances. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.
Ben Gibbard Net Worth $4 million
Ben attended Olympic High School, and during this time became very interested in grunge music, that grew in popularity during the 1990s. After matriculating, he attended Western Washington University where he studied engineering.
He was originally a guitarist of the band Pinwheel, and during his time with them, decided to record a demo cassette under the name Death Cab for Cutie, entitled “You Can Play These Songs with Chords” and it received a good response. He then decided to expand Death Cab into a full band, adding Nathan Good, Nick Harmer, and Chris Walla, and in 1998 the band would release their debut album “Something About Airplanes”, and then follow it up with “We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes” two years later. The band has achieved a good amount of success, and releasing a total of eight studio albums, including “The Photo Album”, “Plans” and “Kintsugi”. Alongside Death Cab for Cutie, Ben also started an electronica duo called the Postal Service, but he also released a solo album in 2012 entitled “Former Lives”. He also worked with Uncle Tupelo and Jay Farrar for the studio album “One Fast Move or I’m Gone”. His net worth was rising steadily.
Ben also did solo tours that featured Johnathan Rice and David Bazan. In 2014, he made a guest appearance on the Foo Fighter’s album “Sonic Highways”. Ben is also well known to be the subject of a few songs of the band Sun Kil Moon; he’s talked about in the song “Ben’s My Best Friend”, and is also mentioned in the album “Universal Themes”. Previously, Ben made a guest appearance on the band’s album “April”.
Aside from music, Gibbard had a small role in the film “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men”, which added somewhat to his net worth.
For his personal life, Gibbard married actress Zooey Deschanel in 2009, but they separated and divorced in 2012. He was raised a Roman Catholic, but according to interviews he hasn’t been to church for more than a decade. He also does multiple marathons, a decision he would act on after giving up on alcohol in 2008. Aside from these, Gibbard is a gay rights activist and voices his support for gay marriage. He has stated that he was once vegan, but has recently become a pescetarian.