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  • First NameBen Gibbard

Ben Gibbard, 44, is an American singer, songwriter, and Guitarist who is popularly known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie. 

He began Death Cab as a solo project in 1997 before officially expanding it into a band. Along with other band members, he has released 9 studio albums and 4 solo albums to date. Find out his net worth details and earning.

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Ben Gibbard?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gibbard reportedly owns at around $6 million as of early 2020. On the other hand, The Richest estimated his net worth at around $4 million as of late 2019.  

He amassed his successful career of 26 years in the music industry. As per various sources, the average salary fo a singer in the United States of America ranges around $47.01 per hour to $42,198 to $65,000 per year. The salary range may vary from states to states, however. 

Let Us Go Through His Career

The 44-year-old guitarist began his career in 1997 when he began a solo project, Death Cab for Cutie. The same year, he recorded You Can Play These Songs with Chords under the name, All-Time Quarterback. 

He later hired Chris Walla on guitar, Nick Hammer on bass guitar, and Nathan Good on drums. Along with his new bandmates, they release their debut studio album Something About Airplanes on 18th August 1998 via Barsuk Records. 

They released their second studio album titled We Have the Facts, and We’re Voting Yes was released in March 2000 with no singles. 

In 2003, the band’s fourth album Transatlanticism earned $568,000 from record sales (500,000 copies). The same year, he earned around $1.24 million from the record sales of Give Up with the due The Postal Service. 

Their fifth album Plans was released on 30th August 2005 with hit singles like Soul Meets Body, I Will Follow You into the Dark, and Crooked Teeth. The album sold around 1.05 million copies earning $1.35 million. 

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Similarly, their sixth studio album entitled Narrow Stairs earned $593,000 in 2008 from its record sales (500.000 copies). 

They released their seventh album, Codes and Keys on 31st May 2011 and eight album Kintsugi on 31st March 2015, respectively. 

Recently in 2018, Death Cab released its ninth album, Thank You for Today, with hit singles like Gold Rush, Autumn Love, and I Dreamt We Spoke Again. 

Moreover, some of his solo albums are Home Volume V, Former Lives, Bandwagonesque, and Do You Remember

Short Biography And Personal Details 

Benjamin Gibbard was born on 11th August 1976 in Bremerton, Washington, the USA, to Margaret Flach and Allen Gibbard. 

He went and graduated from Olympic High School in 1994 and studied environmental chemistry at Western Washington University.  

Gibbard is currently married to Rachel Demy. The couple dated for a while and tied their martial knots in 2016 amidst family and friends. 

Prior to this, he was married to actress and musician Zooey Deschanel. The couple dated for a while and got engaged in 2008. 

They exchanged their wedding vows on 19th September 2009 near Seattle, Washington. Unfortunately, the couple separated after two years of marriage in September 2011. Their divorce was officially finalized on 27th December 2011. 

Supports Gay Rights

The Death Cab vocalist-guitarist is involved in several charities and is an activist for gay rights. He also wrote an article in The Daily Beast voicing why the issue is important to him. 

Moreover, he also supports other organizations like Bridge School, PETA, and Planned Parenthood.