Ben E. King net worth

Ben E. King net worth

Net Worth: $10 Million

About Ben E. King

Ben E. King net worth

It has been reported that the total amount of Ben E. King net worth is as much as 10 million dollars, as of right now. Ben E. King was a well known singer and record producer, who was born in 1938 and passed away in 2015. Ben E. King’s most popular song is “Stand By Me”, which he not only sang, but also composed. The song landed in the Top 10 in 1961 and then again in 1986 when it was used in a film of the same title. In 1987, “Stand By Me” landed in the 1st place in the United Kingdom. The song was even included in the chart of Songs of the Century by RIAA, where it placed 25th.
In addition to his solo work, Ben E. King was one of the leading singers of the group called The Drifters. He appeared as a leading singer in the most popular song of the group, called “Save the Last Dance for Me”, which landed in the 1st place. Thus, his group work, as well as his solo work, has added up a lot of revenues to the total sum of Ben E. King net worth.
The singer was born in Henderson, North Carolina, and his real birth name is Benjamin Earl Nelson. When he was 9 years old, Ben E. King moved to Harlem, New York.

Ben E. King started his career as a singer in a church choir. When he was studying in high school, Ben E. King created a group called Four B’s. In 1958, he joined a group called Five Crowns. In the same year, the group was chosen to replace members of The Drifters. The group was signed to Atlantic Records and it released some popular RnB songs. In 1959, he appeared as a leading singer in the popular song of the group, called “There Goes My Baby”. Other songs, in which he appeared as a leading singer, include “I Count the Tears” and “This Magic Moment”. In 1960, The Drifters recorded their last song called “Sometimes I Wonder”. The sales of these songs have added up some revenues to the total size of Ben E. King net worth, as well.
In 1960, he stopped appearing with the band. Then, he began his solo work, which made him even more known and successful and increased the total estimate of Ben E. King net worth. Ben E. King as a solo act was signed to Atlantic Records. In 1961, he released his first successful solo single, called “Spanish Harlem”. His second single was the already mentioned “Stand By Me”. The song was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The song was even awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award. Other well known singles of him as a solo act include “Seven Letters”, “Amor”, “On the Horizon”, “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)”, “How Can I Forget”, “Young Boy Blues”, “Here Comes the Night”, “That’s When It Hurts”, “First Taste of Love” and “Ecstasy”.

Now you have an idea why Ben E. King net worth is this huge

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