Who is Ben Greve?
Ben Greve was born on 4 July 1981, in Annandale, Minnesota USA, and is a professional golf player as well as an insurance advisor, but is perhaps best known for being the husband of retired professional basketball player Lindsay Whalen. His wife is known for her career with the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
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The Net Worth of Ben Greve
How rich is Ben Greve? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1.8 million, earned through success in his various endeavors. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
There is almost no details about Ben’s childhood, except that he was raised by his parents David and Sandra Greve, and has two siblings. It is known that growing up, he was an avid fan of sports, particularly basketball and golf. He attended Annadale High School which is located in Virginia, and is a school known for its high level of cultural and racial diversity. Their students are derived from over 90 countries with over 50 languages spoken.
After matriculating from high school, he then enrolled at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMN). The university is the largest and oldest campus within the University of Minnesota system and the sixth largest main campus student body in the United States. They have over 50,000 students and the university is known as one of the Public Ivy universities. It means that its education is comparable to that of the Ivy League. Alumni from the school consists of 30 Nobel Prize winners and three Pulitzer Prize winners. Their alumni include former Vice Presidents of the United States, Walter Mondale and Hubert Humphrey.
Career in Sports and Insurance
During his time in the university, Greve played with the university golf team known as the Minnesota Golden Gophers, which has won championships on several occasions. After college, he then focused on working in the insurance industry while touring as a semi-golf professional as a part of the Swing Thought Tour which was then known as the Hooters tour, intended as a developmental tour in the United States. He also began working with State Farm Insurance, and developed his insurance career further.
The insurance and financial services company is located throughout the US, focused mainly on automobile insurance though offering other types of insurance as well. It is ranked 36th in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. Aside from this, he worked as an accounts associate with Golf Stix, while working on his golf game. A few of his biggest achievements include back to back wins of the Minnesota State Open. The golf tournament is open to both professional and amateur golfers. It is organized by the Minnesota section of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America.
— Ben Greve (@BenGreve) December 25, 2012
Wife – Lindsay Whalen
Linsay Marie began her professional career as a point guard for the WNBA team the Connecticut Suns, drafted as the fourth overall pick during the 2004 WNBA Draft. She helped her team gain numerous achievements throughout her run, and was an MVP candidate early in her career. After she was traded to the Minnesota Lynx, she helped her team to its first WNBA Championship after a league best record during that season. She is the second player in league history to record 4,000 points, 1,500 assists, and 1,000 rebounds in her career, and with her teams reached the finals seven times, which is the most by any player in league history.
Prior to her retirement, she was named as one of the best players in WNBA history, and held the record for career games won at 323. In 2018, she was offered a head women’s basketball coach position at her alma mater, and played her final season with the Lynx while also managing her coaching duties. She officially announced her retirement at the end of the 2018 season. She won the WNBA championship four times in her career and led the league in assists for three seasons.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Ben has been married to Lindsay since 2008; the two met while both of them were freshmen in college and they have been together ever since, and there have been no negative rumors regarding their relationship. Despite her fame and their busy schedule, they managed to maintain a strong partnership. They have shown no signs of having any children due to her sports career but that may change in the near future.
Similar to numerous golfers, he is active online through accounts on social media, particularly on Twitter in which he has over 500 followers. He mainly promotes his wife’s career, and also some of his golfing endeavors. However, he has not posted anything new in his account since 2018. He also has a LinkedIn account which details his work in insurance. He is a partner in his firm and has been serving with the company Twin City Group for almost five years. According to his LinkedIn profile, he gave up pursuing his professional golf career sometime in 2011, deciding to focus his efforts on his insurance work, having toured consistently for over six years prior to retirement.