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A singer/songwriter, jazz keyboardist, music producer, clothing designer, pastor, and former basketball player, Ben Tankard was born on 10 January 1964 in Daytona Beach, Florida USA. He is best known as a former basketball player as well as pastor and gospel musician. He began his career as a basketball player in Canada after quitting college.
Do you know what the net worth of Ben Tankard is, as of early 2016? According to sources, Tankard has an estimated net worth of more than $5 million. He has earned most of this wealth from his multiple careers, which include producing music, singing and designing clothes. Today, he is known as one of the best-selling instrumentalists in gospel music.
Ben Tankard Net Worth $5 Million
At just 25 years, Tankard discovered Yolanda Adams, a third grade teacher, who he later signed to his Tribute Records label. Here he produced some of her earlier songs: ‘More Than A Melody,’ ‘Save The World’ and ‘Through the Storm.’ The two collaborated to release more than 40 compositions, ranging from smooth jazz to R&B to pop, a significant contribution to his net worth.
Tankard’s musical accomplishment has seen him gain international recognition. He has had three Grammy nominations, 14 Stellar Awards, and 11 Dove Award nominations. On 16 July 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Musical Excellence because of his role as a songwriter, producer and artist. One of his greatest releases, ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,’ was among his albums that received Stellar Awards for the category of Best Instrumental Album. In fact, the album is said to be the very first in Billboard Magazine’s history to chart in the gospel music category and contemporary jazz chart at the same time.
Thanks to his talents and abilities as a singer and jazz keyboarder, Ben has been given the nickname “the Quincy Jones of Gospel.” Besides working with Yolanda Adams, he has also collaborated and produced music with other gold, platinum and Grammy Award winning artists such as Gerald Albright, Twinkie Clark, Shirley Murdock, John P. Knee, Kelly Prince, Fred Hammond and Take 6. In his years as a musician, he has earned a total of 15 Gold and six Platinum albums. All these have had a great impact in his net worth, making him quite a rich individual.
Since 2012, Ben tankard has worked for NBA on special projects, both as a motivational speaker and a musician. He also supports the league’s office division of player development, sharing success stories and showing the players how they can have a life out there when not playing basketball. On 2 April 2013, a TV network Bravo Cable announced that it would cast Tankard and his family in a reality show entitled ‘Thicker Than Water,’ which showcases his family life as well as music career and business ventures.
In his personal life, Ben Tankard married Jewel LaGreen on 27 January 2000; they have five children and live in Mooresboro, Tennessee. Tankard loves to fly planes and chooses to do so when going to concerts, using his fleet of airplanes.
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|Birth date:||January 10, 1964|
|Birth place:||Daytona Beach, Florida USA|
|Profession:||Former professional basketball player, gospel, jazz keyboardist producer, author, recording artist|
|Spouse:||Jewel Tankard (m. 2000- )|
|Children:||Marcus, Brooklyn, Britney, Benji, Cyrene|
|Awards:||Gospel Stellar Awards (14 times)|
|Record labels:||BMI writer - Broadcast Music, Inc.|
|Nominations:||Dove Award for Best Instrumental CD, Grammy Awards for Pop Instrumental Album, Improvised Jazz Solo, Instrumental Composition, Instrumental Arrangement, Instrumental Arrangement for vocal, Engineered Album, Soul Train Music Awards for Best Contemporary Jazz Artist (2012)|
|TV shows:||“Thicker Than Water” (2013-2016)|
|Albums:||Full Tank (2012), Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (2009), Song of Solomon (2001), Sunday Drivin (1993), Keys To Life (1991), All Keyed Up (1989)|
|Books:||Faith It 'til You Make It (2012), The Full Tank Life (2016)|
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