Ben Baller was born in Los Angeles, California on January 27, 1973. He played a little basketball in high school and college, which is how he received the moniker “Baller.” From 1993 to 2004, he was a well-known professional DJ and record executive with 20 platinum album credits ranging from Dr. Dre to Jay-Z. He was a sneaker connoisseur who made a name for himself by selling and displaying his collection.
Ben Baller’s Net Worth
Ben Baller, the self-proclaimed “greatest jeweller in the world,” is a $100 million-plus Korean-American jeweller. Ben Baller’s fortune was built on his spectacular jewellery designs and the several successful businesses he created and/or sponsored.
Career in Jewelry
He made the transition from platinum albums to diamond necklaces in 2004, when he founded Icee Fresh with his cousin and uncle. His family has been manufacturing jewellery for almost four decades, but Ben brought something fresh to the table. The innovation was to place their iced-out chunks around the necks of the biggest names in music.
Ben is currently recognised for his opulent diamond-encrusted jewellery. Among his clients are celebrities from the worlds of hip hop, basketball, and football.
He is a Beverly Hills High alumni, UC Berkeley educated, and the son of a UCLA history professor, yet speaking in the epithet-riddled dialect and rhythm of the inner city. Jewels have been utilised to indicate corporate affiliations and increasingly explicit individualism, in keeping with the relationships between tattooing and brand affinity.
The jewellery business is the latest in a long line of remarkable transitions in his life, from college athlete to music industry insider to world-renowned sneaker collector. He appears to be involved in every industry you can think of in some way, and he seems to enjoy every minute of it. He got the prestigious jeweller of the year award in 2017.
Ben is the owner or co-owner of multiple businesses worth a total of $100 million. He held 85 per cent of VVS PENS, a cannabis company that generated $25 million in sales per year at its peak. VVS PENS is said to have been sold for $45 million.
His company, BBDTC (“Ben Baller Did the Chain”), is said to be worth more than $10 million each year.
Ben owns 51% of the personalised jewellery company If And Co.
Car Collection and Real Estate
Ben has a home worth $6 million and an apartment worth $3 million. His automotive collection is estimated to be worth more than $2 million.