Ben Harper Net Worth

Ben Harper Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ben Harper net worth is
$10 Million

Ben Harper Wiki Biography

Benjamin Chase Harper was born on 28 October 1969, in Pomono, California USA, of Cherokee, Jewish, and African-American descent. He is an instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, perhaps best known for playing a mix of genres, and noted for his guitar playing skills, live performances, and vocal ability. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Ben Harper? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He’s, released 12 studio albums, winning three Grammy Awards, and has toured around the world, As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Ben Harper Net Worth $10 million

At a young age, Ben was already playing the guitar, as his grandparents owned a music store which eventually helped him get established in blues as well as folk music. In 1978, he attended a performance by Bob Marley which featured Peter Tosh, and it would greatly influence his music career.

He played his first gig at 12 years of age, then.during the 1980s he started playing the slide guitar which considerably improved his craft. He was invited by Taj Mahal to tour, and helped record the album “Follow the Drinking Gourd” in 1990. They toured around Hawaii, and two years later, Harper would help release the LP called “Pleasure and Pain”. Thanks to the release, he was given a record deal with Virgin Records, and would soon release his debut album entitled “Welcome to the Cruel World”. One of his first large performances was held in France, and soon after his second album called “Fight for Your Mind” was released. A lot of his music became popular in Europe and Australia, then he started gaining popularity all over the world and his net worth also increased significantly. He was named as the French Rolling Stone magazine’s Artist of the Year in 2003.

In 2002, Ben became part of the documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown’ and was then featured in the Toots and the Maytals album called “True Love” – in 2004, the album would win a Grammy Award. During the same year, he participated in the Vote for Change concert tour before working on the double album “Both Sides of the Gun” released in 2006. In 2010, he formed a band called Fistful of Mercy and released a record the same year called “As I Call You Down”. His next solo album would be called “Give Till It’s Gone” and he then released a collaboration album called “Get Up!” One of his recent endeavors is the new single entitled “Call It What it Is”, which is also included on his latest album of the same name. All of these continued endeavors help to constantly increase his net worth.

For his personal life, it is known that Ben married Joanna in 1996, and they had two children, before divorcing in 2001. He then married actress Laura Dern in 2005 and they also had two children, but in 2013 divorced. Ben married social advocate Jaclyn Matfus in 2015. Harper has also become known for his activism work, being a part of the No Nukes Group. It is known that Harper is an avid skateboarder, and has collaborated with professional skateboarder Rodney Mullen. He also owns his own warehouse for skateboarding.

Full NameBen Harper
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 28, 1969
Place Of BirthPomona, California, United States
Height1.9 m
SpouseJaclyn Matfus (m. 2015), Laura Dern (m. 2005–2013), Joanna Harper (m. 1996–2001)
ChildrenEllery Walker Harper, Jaya Harper, Harris Harper, Charles Joseph Harper
ParentsLeonard Harper, Ellen Chase-Verdries
SiblingsPeter Harper, Joel Harper
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Blues Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist, Diamonds on the Inside, Burn One Down, With My Own Two Hands, New Orleans, LA, United States, Mobile, AL, United Sta...
Music GroupsRelentless7, Fistful of Mercy, New Orleans, LA, United States, Mobile, AL, United States, Orlando, FL, United States, Diamonds on the Inside, Burn One Down, With My Own Two Hands
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Music Film, Golden Osella for Best Score, Diamonds on the Inside, Burn One Down, With My Own Two Hands, New Orleans, LA, United States, Mobile, AL, United States, Orlando, FL, United States
MoviesI'm In I'm Out and I'm Gone: The Making of Get Up!, 11. A Night Out, 10. Susan for a Bruisin', 9. Darts All, Folks
1I think EPs are the future of rock'n'roll. It makes you fine-tune and hone down your craft. Five songs for five bucks to me is the new math. I think people would be more willing and excited to spend five bucks, and a lot of people don't make ten grand songs. Five will really give you a chance to shine brighter. And maybe I'll do five twice a year.
1Ex-son-in-law of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.
2Two brothers: Joel and Peter Harper.
3He is African-American (black father) & Caucasian (white mother) - Ellen Verdries Chase Harper.
4Has two children with his ex-wife, son Charles James (C.J.) and daughter Harris.
5Daughter, Jaya, with Laura Dern, born in Los Angeles on 28 November 2004.
6In fall of 2004, he participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.
7Announced engagement to Laura Dern in August 2004.
8Has a son with actress Laura Dern, named Ellery Walker [born 21 August 2001]


House M.D.2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
State of Play2009performer: "Please Don't Talk About Murder While I'm Eating" / writer: "Please Don't Talk About Murder While I'm Eating"
Daylight Robbery2008performer: "Diamonds On The Inside" / writer: "Diamonds On The Inside"
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub2008Documentary performer: "People Lead" / writer: "People Lead"
Henry Poole Is Here2008performer: "Morning Yearning" / writer: "Morning Yearning"
Arctic Tale2007Documentary performer: "Happy ever after in your eyes" / writer: "Happy ever after in your eyes"
Ultimate Sessions2006Video documentary performer: "Whipping Boy"
Australian Idol2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
CSI: NYTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
The O.C.2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Akeelah and the Bee2006performer: "Everything" / writer: "Everything"
Coachella2006Video documentary performer: "Forgiven" / writer: "Forgiven"
Trust the Man2005performer: "Everything" / writer: "Everything"
Beth - Palau de la Música Catalana2004Video writer: "Walk Away"
Saturday Night Live2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Joan of ArcadiaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
One Tree Hill2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
RageTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Searching for Debra Winger2002Documentary "The Three Of Us" / performer: "The Three Of Us"
Standing in the Shadows of Motown2002Documentary performer: "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
I Am Sam2001performer: "Strawberry Fields Forever"
DariaTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1998 - 2001 writer - 1 episode, 1998
That's Entertainment: The Jam Now and Then1999TV Movie documentary performer: "The Modern World"
ConanTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2011
Battlefield Hardline2015Video Game performer: "I Ride At Dawn" / writer: "I Ride At Dawn"
Parenthood2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2013 writer - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2013
Redfern Now2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Girl2012/Iperformer: "Waiting On An Angel" / writer: "Waiting On An Angel"
Wretches & Jabberers2011Documentary performer: "More Like You"
Closer to the Dream2010Documentary "Better Way"
The Fighter2010/Iperformer: "Glory & Consequence" / writer: "Glory & Consequence"
The Vampire Diaries2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 1 episode, 2010 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Les petits mouchoirs2010performer: "Amen Omen" / writer: "Amen Omen"


Let's Be Frank2016
Brave Miss World2013Documentary
Dejan2013Documentary short
Skin Thin2010Short
The Three of Us2003Short
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals: Live at the Hollywood Bowl2003Video


Clinton Global Citizens Award2016TV Movie
I'm in I'm Out and I'm Gone: The Making of Get Up!2013Video short
In Sixty2011TV SeriesGuest
Inland Empire2006Piano Player (unconfirmed, uncredited)

Music Department

For Ever Mozart1996composer: stock music


I'm in I'm Out and I'm Gone: The Making of Get Up!2013Video short producer


Trust the Man2005special thanks


LivicatedDocumentary post-productionHimself
Conan2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals / Himself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley2004-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music2016TV Series documentaryHimself
George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison2016Himself
Go' morgen Danmark2016TV SeriesHimself - Performer
C à vous2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009-2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love2014TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Rock in Rio2013TV SeriesHimself - Performer
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival2013TV Special
Late Show with David Letterman2000-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest
The Signal Hill Speed Run2013DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Sem Limites - Bob Burnquist2012TV Movie documentary
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Musical Guest: Fistful of Mercy
Change Begins Within2012TV MovieHimself
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography2012DocumentaryHimself
White Wash2011DocumentaryNarrator
Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story2011Documentary
Ray Charles America2010DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Jay Leno Show2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Daily Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Check 1,22010TV Series documentaryHimself
Live from the Artists Den2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2009TV SpecialHimself
Larger Than Life in 3D2009DocumentaryHimself
Austin City Limits Music Festival2009TV Special
Jesse's Story2009DocumentaryHimself
Rage1998-2009TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2006-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Rove Live2009TV SeriesHimself
In the Attic with Pete Townshend & Friends2009VideoHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Kokua 2008: 5 Years of Change2009DocumentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Brasil 20082008TV MovieHimself - Presenter / Performer
TV Guide Live at the Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Live from Abbey Road2008TV Series
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2008TV SpecialHimself
Ecoist2007TV SeriesHimself
Ce soir (ou jamais!)2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998-2007TV SeriesHimself
Kokua Festival 20062007TV MovieHimself
T in the Park2006TV MovieHimself
The Henry Rollins Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Vivement dimanche2006TV SeriesHimself
Decades Rock Live2006TV SeriesHimself
B InTune TV2006TV SeriesGuest star
Influences2005TV SeriesHimself
All We Are Saying2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2004TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Austin City Limits2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Pearl Jam: Live at the Garden2003Video documentaryHimself
270 Miles from Graceland: Live from Bonnaroo 20032003Video documentaryHimself
One Shot2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals: Live at the Hollywood Bowl2003VideoHimself
Ben Harper: Pleasure and Pain2002DocumentaryHimself
Becoming Sam2002Video documentary shortHimself
Standing in the Shadows of Motown2002DocumentaryHimself
Last Party 20002001DocumentaryHimself
One Love: The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
That's Entertainment: The Jam Now and Then1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1994-1999TV SeriesHimself
Lola da musica1998TV SeriesHimself
Nulle part ailleurs1997TV SeriesHimself
Le cercle de minuit1994TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Sputnik2008TV SeriesHimself
Rage2000TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Blues Album

Nominated Awards

2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music FilmI'm in I'm Out and I'm Gone: The Making of Get Up! (2013)
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music Video

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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