Ben Harper Worth 2019: As per reports, Ben Harper has collected a net worth of $10 million dollars till date. With his sensitive, soulful musical flair, Ben Harper has been wooing hearts of many music lovers throughout the globe since the early nineties.
3 times Grammy winner, Ben Harper has released twelve studio albums till date.
In addition to the thriving musical career, he has tried his hand in acting also, appearing in a number of television shows. Slowly & gradually, he is reaching on the top of the music industry.
Born into a musically inclined family to Leonard and Ellen Chase-Verdries, Ben developed a love for music at a very tender age & put his first step into the musical world by taking guitar lessons at age 6.
Ben Harper Age: 28th October 1969 born Benjamin Chase Harper, well known as Ben Harper is a native of Pomona, California, USA. Ben is of Cherokee and African-American ancestry.
Following the divorce of his parents, he began living at his mom’s maternal house along with his two brothers, Peter and Joel. His grandparents owned a music store named, “The Folk Music Center & Museum”. At age 9, he attended Bob Marley’s concert in California, which left a lasting influence on his mind. By age twelve, he was already playing gigs. During his teens, he started playing the slide guitar.
He got his breakthrough when a famed musician Taj Mahal offered him to tour Hawaii along with him. In 1990, the duo recorded the album titled, “Follow the Drinking Gourd”.
Ben Harper’s five-year-long married life with his first wife Joanna ended in 2001. The couple has two children together: son Charles born in 1997 and daughter Harris born in 2000.
Shortly after separating from his first spouse, he hooked up with an actress Laura Dern. The couple had met at one of Ben’s concert in fall 2000. On December 23, 2005, Ben walked down the aisle for the second time with Dern. The ceremony was held at their house in Los Angeles.
Ben Harper and his former wife Laura Dern gave birth to their first child, Ellery Walker in August 2001 and their daughter Jaya took birth in November 2004. In October 2010, after living together for five years, Ben filed for divorce from his second wife, citing irreconcilable differences.
In September 2013, their divorce was finalized. On 1st of January 2015, he tied a knot for the 3rd time. His third wife, Jaclyn Matfus is a social advocate. In addition to entertaining his fans, Ben also works for the welfare of society.
He supports a national non-profit organization called ‘Little Kids Rock’. Apart from this, he supports foundations, such as Amnesty International, Blue Planet Run Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back, Collaboration Foundation, Comic Relief, Davis Lynch Foundation, Feeding America, Global Fund for Women, Healthy Child Healthy World, Hudson Rover Sloop Clearwater, Kelly Slater Foundation, Los Angeles Regional foodbank, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, The Guacamole Fund and Tony Hawk Foundation.
In 1992, he recorded “Pleasure and Pain” alongside multi-instrumentalist Tom Freund. In 1994, Virgin Records launched his first album titled, “Welcome to the Cruel World”. The following year, his second album “Fight for Your Mind” hit the market. The album soon turned out to be college favorite. Initially his music was more popular in Europe and Australia. His third album “The Will to live” was released in 1997 and was followed up by 1999’s album “Burn to Shine”.
His 2003’s album “Diamonds on the Inside” included tracks, such as “With My Own Two Hands”, “When It’s Good”, “Diamonds on The On Inside”, “Touch from your Lust”, “When She Believes”, “So High So Low” and ‘She’s Only Happy in the Sun” among others. He followed this up with the albums such as “There Will Be a Light” “Both Sides of the Gun”, “Lifeline”, “White Lies for Dark Times”, “Give Till It’s Gone” and “Get Up!”. His recent album “Childhood Home” contains tracks, like “A House is a Home”, “Born to Love You”, “Break Your Heart” and “Learn it All Again Tomorrow” among others.
Ben tried his hands on acting by playing a guest role in the television series “Daria”. He followed this up with guest appearances in series, such as “Rage”, “One Tree Hill”, “Joan of Arcadia”, “Sleepover”. “Trust the Man”, “Akeelah and the Bee”, “The O.C.”, “CSI: NY”, “Henry Poole Is Here”, “House”, “Vampire Diaries” and “Conan” to name a few.
In 2014, he appeared in “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”.