We all know about the Swedish pop group ABBA and how it became popular all over the world. Behind this massive success and legacy, the person who is responsible is none other than Benny Andersson. In today’s article, we will be discussing Benny Andersson, and we will also know about his net worth. Benny is a Swedish musician, composer, producer, member of the Swedish pop group ABBA. Benny was fond of music from a very young age. He was the songwriter along with his friend Ulvaeus. He has composed many soulful melodies which had a great influence on people.
Bjorn and Benny were the founders of the band, and they were also working together, sharing their music with people. Later they met Agnetha and Anni-Frid, who also became a part of the band later. Four of them made music together and named the group ABBA. The band had a huge fanbase. But things didn’t go well after a while, and the band collapsed. After the disbandment of the group, Benny and Bjorn worked together. To know more about the ABBA star, keep following the article.
Benny Andersson Net Worth
ABBA’s net worth is estimated to be around $900 million. Individually the band members estimated wealth is somewhat from $200- $300 million. As of 2021, Bennys net worth is around $230 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The singer mainly amassed such a huge fortune from his music career in ABBA and also from the music tours. Apart from these, the band also had royalties of $3.1 billion, a part of which Benny acquired. He also composed Mamma mia and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. He also has his band, Benny Andersson band which is very popular. On his Spotify, he has almost 400 thousand monthly listeners.
Early Life Of Benny Andersson
Goran Bror Benny Andersson was born in the Vasastan district of Stockholm. His father, Gosta Andersson, was a civil engineer, and his mother was Laila Andersson. He grew up with his sister Eva-Lis Andersson. Benny fell in love with music at a very young age and was inspired by his father and grandfather (Efraim). Both enjoyed playing the accordion, and Benny got his own when he was six years old. His father and grandfather taught him Swedish folk music, traditional music. As a child, he was fond of Elvis Presley. A variety of different kinds of music influenced him through the years.
Benny got his first piano at the age of ten and taught himself to play. He spent most of his youth in Vallingby. He left school at 15 and began to perform at different clubs when he met his first girlfriend, Christina Gronvall. Christina and Benny had two children: Peter and Heléne. In early 1964, Benny and Christina joined “Elverkets Spelmanslag”.
Benny Andersson Career
While Benny was at ABBA, they had many popular hits including, “Take a Chance on Me,” “Gimme!”, “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me Knowing You,” “Mamma Mia,” and many more. After the group got disbanded, Benny and Bjorn started working together like they did, before ABBA, in Hep Stars. Their songs include ‘I Know Him So Well,’ ‘One Night In Bangkok,’ ‘Just Like That,’ and many more. Benny has composed music for many popular movies’ Palme’ and ‘Cirkeln’. He was in the production of their musical Mamma Mia, and also its movie version, Mamma Mia! The Movie. He wrote music for special occasions like the television intro of UEFA Euro 1992. Benny always got recognition for his masterpieces and received many honors for his work. In 2018, he received the Opus Klassik Award for his album, named Piano.
Benny Andersson Personal Life
Benny Andersson has had a list of romantic relations. He was engaged to Christina Gronvall. She became pregnant with him when Andersson was 16 years old. They had two children together, Helene and Peter. After they split in 1966, Christina never remarried. She kept custody of the children as Andersson was then at the peak of his musical career. In 1966, Andersson met Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA, and was engaded to her for nine years. They married in October 1978, split in November 1980, and got divorced in 1981. Later, he married Mona Norklit, who is a Swedish TV presenter, in November 1981. Andersson and Mona and had a son, Ludvig, who has since followed in his father’s footsteps to form his band. Now, he performs with his current band, Benny Andersson’s Orkester, founded in 2001.