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Eric Benét Jordan was born on 15 October 1966, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, and is an R&B and soul singer-songwriter, and actor, probably best known for his songs “Spend My Life With You” and “You’re the Only One”.

So just how wealthy is Eric Benet? Sources state that Benet has acquired a net worth of over $5 million, as of mid-2016. His wealth has been earned during his music career, and through his involvement in the film and television industry as well, during a career spanning over 20 years.

Eric Benét Net Woprth $5 Million

Benet was raised in Milwaukee, along with his five older siblings, all of who were musically talented. During the late ’80s he sang with a Top 100-style group called Gerard. In the early ’90s, along with his sister Lisa and cousin George Nash, Jr., he formed a band called Benet and released an album of the same name, which sold over 100,000 copies.

Becoming a solo artist in 1994, Benet signed with Warner Bros. Records and two years later released his debut solo album called “True To Myself”, with singles “Spiritual Thang”, “Femininity” and “Let’s Stay Together” reaching high popularity and domination of the charts. The singer came into the national spotlight when he released his second album “A Day in the Life” in 1999, an album that won a Soul Train Music Award for “Best R&B/Soul Album, Male”, with the song “Spend My Life With You” becoming an instant hit. The gold certified single reached #1 on the US Billboard R&B charts and was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group”. Benet’s popularity boosted and his net worth started to rise.

As Warner Bros. refused to release his next album, the 2001 “Better And Better”, forcing the singer to stay inside the R&B genre, Benet signed with Friday Records and released a new album called “Hurricane” in 2005, with the single “I Wanna Be Loved” reaching #2 on the Urban Adult Contemporary chart. In 2008 he released his fourth album called “Love & Life”, which reached #11 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album brought him two Grammy nominations, for Best R&B Album and for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for the single “You’re the Only One”, which became a huge hit worldwide. Benet released his fifth album “Lost In Time” in 2010, with the song “Sometimes I Cry” reaching #1 on the Hot Adult R&B Songs Chart and earning a Grammy nomination for “Best Traditional R&B Performance”.

Not long after, in partnership with EMI Records Benet formed a record label called Jordan House Records, and released his sixth album, “The One” in 2012, containing the hits “Runnin”, “Real Love” and “Harriett Jones”; the album earned him the Soul Tracks Readers’ Choice Award for Best Male Vocalist. The year 2014 saw the release of Benet’s international album called “The Other One”, and the same year his album “From E to U, Vol. 1”. came out, exclusively distributed in Japan. All added to his wealth. Benet’s next album has been announced to be released in fall 2016.

Aside from his music career, Benet has also been involved in the film and television industry. He had a recurring role in the late ’90s television series “For Your Love”. He made his film debut in the 2001 Mariah Carey showbiz drama movie “Glitter”, then in 2005 Benet appeared in the sitcom “Half & Half”, and was later cast as a music producer in the MTV television show “Kaya” in 2007. His second film role was in the 2011 “Trinity Goodheart”, and 2013 saw him in the hit TV reality show “The Real Husbands of Hollywood”. Benet’s acting career has greatly contributed to his popularity and to his net worth as well.

When speaking about his private life, during the ’90s Benet had a relationship with Tami Marie Stauff, with whom he has one child. Stauff tragically died in a car accident in 1993. In 2001 he married actress Halle Berry, however, the couple divorced in 2005. Since 2011 he has been married to Manuela Testolini, Prince’s ex-wife, and has two children with her.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 15, 1966
Birth place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
Height:5' 11" (1.8 m)
Profession:American R&B, neo soul singer-songwriter, Actor, Record producer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Manuela Testolini (m. 2011), Halle Berry (m. 2001–2005)
Awards:Soul Train Music Award for "Best R&B/Soul Album, Male (1999), Black Reel Awards - Best Original or Adapted Song (2002), NAACP Image Award - Outstanding Song (2000)
Record labels:Warner Bros., Friday/Reprise, Jordan House/EMI, Jordan House/Primary Wave Music
Music groups:"Gerard", "Benet"
Nominations:Grammy Awards, NAACP Image Awards, BET Centric Awards (2011 (2011), 2006), Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist/Album of the Year (2000 (2000), 2011, 2012)
Movies:"Trinity Goodheart" (2011), "For Your Love", "Glitter" (2001), "Half & Half" (2005), , "The Real Husbands of Hollywood" (2013), "Kaya" (2007)
Albums:True to Myself (1996), A Day in the Life (1999), Better and Better (2001), Hurricane (2005), Love & Life (2008), Lost in Time (2010), The One (2012), Eric Benét (2016), The Other One (2014), From E to U: Volume 1 (2014)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Accompanied his then-wife, Halle Berry, to the Academy Awards, on the night she won her Oscar for Monster's Ball (2001).
2Father of a 3rd daughter named Amoura Luna, born July 13, 2014, with his second wife, Manuela Testolini.
3Father of a 2nd daughter named Lucia Bella, born December 21, 2011, with his second wife, Manuela Testolini.
4Married Prince's ex-wife Manuela Testolini at The Resort at Pelican Hill (Newport Beach, California). Among the guests were Samuel L. Jackson, Niecy Nash, Shaun Robinson, and Matt Bonner. Eric announced at the wedding that he and his wife, Manuela, are expecting their first child, together.
5Halle Berry adopted his daughter, India Benet, when they were married.
6Cut his trademark dreadlocks in late 2002.
7His second Warner Bros. Records release, 'A Day In The Life', was certified "Gold" by the RIAA in 2000.
8He has one daughter, India Benet (born in 1991) with a late girlfriend, Tami. Sadly, she was killed in a car crash, 15 months after India was born.
9He is the youngest of five children and comes from a very musical background. His late father, a police detective, loved classical music until his death from cancer in 1995.
10He won 3 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards at 20th anniversary ceremony. [May 2000]


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongThe Brothers (2001)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance, MaleTrinity Goodheart (2011)
2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Traditional R&B PerformanceFor the song "Sometimes I Cry."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Love & Life."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Male R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "You're the Only One."


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV Special performer: "Sometimes I Cry", "Footsteps In the Dark" / writer: "Sometimes I Cry"
Not Easily Broken2009performer: "Have to Go Through It"
Glitter2001courtesy: "Want You" / performer: "We Could Have Been", "Want You" / writer: "We Could Have Been"
The Brothers2001performer: "Love Don't Love Me" / writer: "Love Don't Love Me"
Beverly Hills, 90210TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
The Best Man1999performer: "Poetry Girl" / writer: "Poetry Girl"
Ride1998performer: "Why" - as Eric Benet / writer: "Why" - as E. Benet
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996performer: "Let's Stay Together" / producer: "Let's Stay Together" / writer: "Let's Stay Together"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Real Husbands of Hollywood2013TV SeriesEric Benet
Trinity Goodheart2011TV MovieJeremy (as Eric Benet)
Kaya2007TV SeriesT Davis
Half & Half2005TV SeriesReece Wilcox
Glitter2001Rafael
For Your Love1999-2000TV SeriesJamel

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sub Stars2014TV Series pre-productionHimself - Host
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Bethenny2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Apollo Live2012TV SeriesHimself
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHimself (as Eric Benet)
Reach Around Radio2012TV SeriesHimself Guest-Host
Black Girls Rock! 20122012TV MovieHimself
Don't Sleep! Hosted by T. J. Holmes2012TV SeriesHimself
As Written2012TV SeriesHimself
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself (as Eric Benet)
Les Anges de la Téléréalité 4 (Club Hawai)2012TV SeriesHimself (as Eric Benet)
American Idol2012TV SeriesHimself
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHimself (as Eric Benet)
Actors Entertainment2011TV SeriesHimself
The Hot 102011TV SeriesHimself - Host
19th Annual Trumpet Awards2011TV SpecialHimself (as Eric Benet)
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHimself
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHimself (as Eric Benet)
Hot 50 of 2010 Countdown2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
'TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival'2009TV MovieHimself (as Eric Benet)
The Apprentice2009TV SeriesHimself
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHimself (as Eric Benet)
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHimself - With Guillermo at the Emmys
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Tellement People2008TV SeriesHimself
2007 Trumpet Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
Top of the Pops2006TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1996-2006TV Series documentaryHimself / Guest
The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2005TV SpecialHimself (as Eric Benet)
The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest2005TV MovieHimself - Host
The Tom Joyner Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHimself
Weekends at the DL2005TV SeriesHimself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
MADtv2002TV SeriesHimself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
2001 Lady of Soul Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (as Eric Benet)
Total Access 24/72001TV SeriesHimself
1st Annual BET Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Beverly Hills, 902102000TV SeriesHimself
31st NAACP Image Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000TV SeriesHimself
14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself

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