Who is Ben Mallah anyway? Wiki bio
Benjamin Mallah was born in Rockaway Queens, New York City USA, on October 29, 1965, so his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he has American nationality. He is a real estate magnate, who has amassed a huge fortune by buying, renovating and reselling properties.
Early life and education
Ben was raised in Queens by his father, who was a factory worker, and his mother, who was a nurse – an uncle who dealt in drugs and was sent to prison when Ben was 15.
Ben’s family was quite poor and sometimes they couldn’t afford to pay the rent as well as put food on the table.
Because of this, Ben became interested in making money, and he became a con artist, cheating people of money at the age of 14. He had good grades when he entered elementary school, but shortly after he entered high school, he decided to quit and started working on the streets of Queens. He was known as a teen hustler and did whatever jobs he could get his hands on, such as a messenger for rich people, but he was also involved in suspicious cases and also worked in an office.
Career as a real estate magnate
Ben was always against drugs, and after his uncle ended up in prison, he promised himself he wouldn’t have anything to do with it.
At the age of 18 he joined the United States Army and after four years stationed in Oakland, California, he started doing other jobs such as moving house and helping people with work in their flat. When the owner of the building Ben lived in noticed that, he put him in charge of that building, and not long after, Ben managed all of the man’s property.
So Ben spent his spare time learning about the real estate industry, and after he finished the military, he started working at Wilton’s Marwil Investments, where he was responsible for the management, purchase and sale of properties.
After making enough money, Ben started working for himself, looking for abandoned properties or properties in poor condition, and would renovate them before selling them for a profit.
His first big investment was when he bought a building for $9 million, later sold it for $12 million, and made most of his wealth in 2012 when the market was perfect for selling his remodeled properties – it is believed that he earned more than $70. million that year. He used the money he earned to invest in hotels and has now sold almost all of them, but kept the ones he thought would make good money. He currently owns seven hotels, including the Sheraton Tampa Suites Airport, and currently employs 500 people.
Ben is a fan of cars, and part of his job and hobby is restoring fast and vintage cars, as he gained worldwide popularity, especially among the fans of the “Batman” movies, after he bought the Batmobile that was made in the movie “Batman Returns”.
KONCRETE’s YouTube channel created and released a mini-series about Ben’s life called “Life for sale”, which has 29 episodes and features Ben talking about how he made money and giving people advice on how to do it and how to trick people. One of the most popular episodes of this is “$34.7 Million | Life For Sale,” which has been viewed more than 700,000 times since its upload on December 10, 2015.
Love life and woman
Ben’s wife Karla Nila came to the US alone from Mexico at the age of seven to live with her grandparents. Her parents abandoned her not long after she was born, and she ended up living with her grandparents and four other people in a two-bedroom flat. When she was 14, Ben, who was 34 at the time, bought their building and gave Karla’s grandfather a job as the building’s maintenance manager. Soon after, as Ben became close to Karla’s family, he moved them to a safer locationand gave them all jobs mainly related to the upkeep of the building in which he made them live.
When Karla was 18, Ben proposed to her and they have been together for over 16 years now. Ben has two sons Ben Mallah Jr. and Vinson Mallah, with a woman he dated long before he met Karla, as she gave birth to their son Aaron Mallah sometime in the late 2000s. Ben Mallah Jr. has followed in his father’s footsteps and is in the real estate business, Vinson runs some of his father’s hotels, while Aaron, who is 13, is slowly learning about his father’s business.
Ben is a family man who has done a lot for his sons, and as Ben Mallah Jr. has stated, his father helped him become successful by lending him money to buy a house and a car, which he later paid back.
Hobbies and other interests
Ben has been interested in comedy since he was a teenager, and most of his friends and colleagues consider him “the funniest guy in the room.” He enjoys watching stand-up comedy shows, as well as actors like Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams, and their movies like “Liar Liar”, “Meet Dave” and “Dead Poets Society”. Ben is still as humble as he was when he was growing up, and he shows it to everyone, with many people claiming that Ben hasn’t allowed money to change him.
One of Ben’s favorite things to do is drive to a building he plans to buy, while he especially enjoys driving his car along the ocean around Florida. He doesn’t like driving fast (and dangerous) cars as much as he likes repairing old and vintage cars, and later selling them for good money. Ben enjoys listening to country and pop music.
Appearance and power
Ben is 54 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.9 m tall and weighs about 182 kg. As of April 2020, his net worth is estimated at more than $250 million.