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Ben Folds Net Worth

Ben Folds Net Worth is
$20 Million

Ben Folds Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Ben Folds was born on September 12, 1966 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. His birth name is Benjamin Scott Folds. His kids are Gracie Folds, Louis Folds, and Julia Rose Folds. This musician, composer, and band leader is proficient in everything from vocals, guitar and bass guitar to piano, synthesizer and drums. Ben Folds formed a group called Majosha in the late 1980s with his pal Millard Powers but the group broke up soon afterwards in the early 1990s.

Ben Folds Five released their very first record on 1995, followed by Whatever and Ever Amen in 1997, subsequently Naked Baby Photos in 1998. When Ben Folds Five disbanded back in 2000, Folds went to perform as a solo artist. The group got back together in 2011. He’s also made an album for Amanda Palmer and did a stint as a judge on NBC’s The Sing-Off beginning in 2009. Other TV shows contain Ben Folds and WASO Live in Perth and William Shatner and his Gonzo Ballet. In 2003, Ben Folds purchased RCA Studio A in Nashville for his private recording studio.

Just how much is Ben Folds’s Net Worth? $35 Million!
Ben Folds has a net worth of $35 million. He apparently controls up to $20,000 to $25,000 per show. He now tours all around the globe as a solo artist and as an element of Ben Folds Five on occasion.

Ben Folds Net Worth $35 Million

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IMDB Wikipedia


Full NameBen Folds
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 12, 1966 (age 48
Place Of BirthWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
ProfessionMusician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboard Player, Bandleader, Composer, Music Arranger, Songwriter, Artist, Record producer
EducationRichard J. Reynolds High School, Frost School of Music, University of Miami
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseFleur Folds (m. 2007–2011)
ChildrenJulia-Rose Folds, Gracie Folds, Louis Folds
SiblingsChuck Folds
NicknamesBenjamin Scott Folds , Folds, Ben , Ben , Benjamin Scott "Ben" Folds , Ben Folds Five
Music GroupsBen Folds Five, The Bens, Fear of Pop, The Luckiest, You Don't Know Me, Still Fighting It
NominationsShorty Award for Best Singer
Movies, The Sing-Off, Ben Folds and WASO Live in Perth, William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet
TV ShowsThe Sing-Off
Star SignVirgo
#Trademark
1Thick plastic black rimmed glasses
2Piano Rock
#Quote
1The press is like any business. It's a group of really intelligent individuals that ends up being one slathering, one-eyed, drooling monster.
2Next door, there's an old man who lived to his nineties and one day passed away in his sleep. And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days and passed away. I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong.
3Why would I want to sound like Joni Mitchell? I've got Joni Mitchell records, and they're great, and I couldn't possibly be that good.
4I'm not really a strange person or anything, so if there's music I like, usually there's other people who like it too.
5Even though I live in America more, I feel like when I go to Adelaide, that's when I get to go home.
6My idea is to play with the people who you know want to get it right. Then it's fun and easy to record, and you can get down to details, like taking out cymbals so the verse doesn't dwarf the chorus, something like that.
7Rock and roll is - and should be - a kid's place.
8But I really do have a soft spot for the solo shows. Any musician who writes and sings will tell you that's the center of it, that is it. It's almost like there's something church-like about it and you gotta go back there, if you're a songwriter that sings your material.
9It's a tough thing to know that when you're making your album, you're going to end up collaborating with, say, Wal-Mart, on your artwork. That just sucks. And the pressure behind getting the numbers real fast is, to me, dizzying.
10I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five. The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto. I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain, I am white, feel my pain.
11My job is to be some sort of music/lyric psychic, to figure out that that's the right song to not fight the lyric.
12Billy Joel and Joe Jackson were both great, and they both play piano.
13In many ways, I've chosen to be plain, almost too plain, too self-effacing. Like, if I record a vocal and I don't like the way it sounds, I would have them turn it up and take the reverb off it to make it as plain as possible.
14The way I see it, there's only one melody for any song.
15You never know when you put out an album that's unique whether it'll get beat up for it or not.
16Because I write very simply, but inside the simplicity, there's a lot of subtlety. That's what I'm proud of.
17A lot of 18-year-olds are like old men. They think they've seen everything.
18I'm really good at writing 'almost hits'.
19I do have that mindset - that most good art comes from some turmoil, from someone trying to come to some equilibrium, or come up and get a breath.
20Everybody knows it hurts to grow up... and we're still fighting it.
21With the a cappella groups, every voice is like one string on a guitar, one note on the piano, or one cymbal, and you don't have the luxury of falling back on anything.
22The nature of honesty is that if someone has information or knows something about you that you don't want heard, then they have power over you.
23The clock never stops, never stops, never waits. We're growing old. It's getting late.
24Everyone, when you're a teenager and you're growing up, you do feel like your life is dramatic enough to be on a TV screen, but we know that it's not.
25I'm aware that I'm very fringe, and it's nice that way.
26Maybe this is wrong, but I feel like I craft my songs carefully enough that I still find that fifteen years after having written one, it still works for me - I'm not cringing.
27Now that I have found someone, I'm feeling more alone... than I ever have before.
28There is still some art in pop music. But it can't happen if you're not inspired.
29I'm older than I was, and I'm still washed-up, and I haven't changed my music one iota. It's just much easier to do this when people are being nice to you.
30The reason I stop playing songs is usually because I get sick of them, and then they find themselves back into the set list at some point.
31People 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.
#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.

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

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

Composer

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

Music Department

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

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Old People at Bonnaroo2015Short special thanks

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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