Ben Folds, an American record producer and singer/songwriter, is the former lead singer and pianist for the group Ben Folds Five which existed between 1995 and 2000. Ben Folds was born on September 12, 1966 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His birth name is Benjamin Scott Folds. He was married to Fleur Folds from 2007 to 2011, and has been married four times in total. His children are Gracie Folds, Louis Folds, and Julia-Rose Folds. This musician, composer, and band leader is skilled in everything from vocals, guitar and bass to piano, synthesizer and drums. He attended Richard J. Reynolds High School, and then University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. Ben Folds formed a band called Majosha in the late 1980s with his buddy Millard Powers but the band broke up shortly thereafter in the early 1990s.
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2. Income & Salary
Ben Folds Five released their first album on 1995, followed by Whatever and Ever Amen in 1997, then Naked Baby Photos in 1998. When Ben Folds Five disbanded back in 2000, Folds went on to perform as a solo artist. The group got back together in 2011. Through collaborations with the likes of William Shatner, Regina Spektor, Weird Al Yankovic, Nick Hornby and Neil Gaiman, Ben Folds expanded his resume to include music for soundtracks of animated films like Over the Hedge and Hoodwinked!. He has also produced an album for Amanda Palmer and did a stint as a judge on NBC’s The Sing-Off starting in 2009. Other TV shows include Ben Folds and WASO Live in Perth and William Shatner and his Gonzo Ballet. Ben Folds was awarded the Recording Industry Association of America’s Gold Record award for “Whatever and Ever Amen,” and he is a member of the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. In 2003, Ben Folds bought RCA Studio A in Nashville for his personal recording studio.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Ben Folds has a net worth of $35 million. He reportedly commands up to $20,000 to $25,000 per show. He currently tours all over the world as a solo artist and as part of Ben Folds Five on occasion.