Ben Tankard Biography
Ben Tankard is an American former professional basketball player now a gospel and jazz keyboardist, recording artist, producer, author and songwriter from Daytona Beach, Florida. His music career has resulted to over 250 songs.
Ben Tankard Age
Tankard was born on 10 January 1964 in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. He is 54 years old as of 2018.
Ben Tankard Family
Tankard was born into a family that had religious roots. His father was a minister while his mother was a missionary. He got the opportunity to play the drums at an early age. At school, he played tuba and got a basketball scholarship. He appeared on the NBA draft but unfortunately hurt his knee before he could start the season.
Ben Tankard Wife
Tankard is married to Jewel LaGreen Tankard. They got married on January 27, 2000, and have five children. As a family, they all-star in the reality TV show Thicker Than Water. Jewel had been married for two years prior to her current marriage to Tankard. She has a child from that marriage. She is a reality star from her family’s show as well as a business mogul and pastor. She also hosted her own nationally syndicated show called the Jewel Tankard Show.
Ben Tankard Children
Tankard is a father of five adult children: Marcus, Brooklyn, Britney, Benji, and Cyrene Tankard. They star in the reality TV show Thicker Than Water.
Tankard got in touch to a third-grade school teacher named Yolanda Adams and signed her to Tribute. He produced her albums Through the Storm, Save the World, More Than A Melody, and Yolanda… Live in Washington. They linked and collaborated on over 40 compositions. He credits her voice for helping to bring his production style and keyboard playing to a large audience.
On July 16, 2011 Tankard got his Lifetime Achievement Award for Musical Excellence as an artist, producer, and songwriter by the Atlanta Gospel-fest. Ben Tankard is also a noted speaker and has spoken at major venues and events for the NBA, Joel Osteen, and Bishop T.D. Jakes amongst others.
From 2012 Tankard has worked with the National Basketball Association (NBA) on special projects as a musician and a motivational speaker. He aided his support for the New York-based NBA League office player development division and his role allows him to share his success stories and show the players “how to have a life outside of basketball”. In Tankards his motivational sessions with the younger D-League players, Ben often plays a smooth jazz mini-concert from the piano as the players write out their goals and plans.
Ben Tankard Net Worth
Ben Tankard has an estimated net worth of $5 million. According to article bio, Ben Tankard owns a three-level $1,320,000 worth Mansion Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US. The house was built in 2001 and it consists of 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, a pool and it stands on 5,962 square feet area. Tankard house is fully furnished with total exotics. Ben Tankard is a car lover. In total, Ben Tankard has two hummer cars; and an awesome MXT Truck RXT $90,000 luxury consumer truck. Two H2 hummers costing $32,000 each, one BMW bike S1000 XR, an Exceed Golf car, and two Mercedes SUVs and a stylish truck. Ben Tankard owns 1976 Cessna 421C which is worth $289,000 and a 43220D plane which costs $300,000.
Ben Tankard Music| Ben Tankard Songs
Ben Tankard Heavenly Vibes
Album: Mercy Mercy Mercy
Ben Tankard Full Tank Life Tour Dates:
Fuel Your Dreams, Ignite Your Destiny
April 28 Tuskegee, AL Tuskegee University
April 30 Orlando, FL
May 18 Norcross, GA
May 19 Columbus, GA
May 20 Phoenix City, AZ
May 25 Gainesville, FL
May 26 Keystone, FL
May 27 Miami, FL
May 28 Atlanta, GA
June 1-3 Birmingham, AL Jazzfest
June 8 Daytona Beach, FL
June 9 Tampa, FL Jazzfest
June 10 Sarasota, FL
June 15 Warner Robbins, GA
June 16 Alma, GA
June 22 Spartanburg, SC
June 23 Durham, NC
June 29 Bowling Green, KY
June 30 Exmore, VA
Ben Tankard Twitter
The source for "The Blessing" is the same force behind the wind. You can see the effects of it but the power behind it is invisible. KEEP YOUR FAITH….. God is working behind the scenes for you. #TheFullTankLifeBookTour pic.twitter.com/YoDq1d7wzr
— Ben Tankard (@BenTankard) September 2, 2018
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