Ben Driebergen is a US Marine Corps veteran and reality TV personality best known for competing in and winning Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.
BEN DRIEBERGEN AGE
He was born in the year 1983 in Boise, Idaho. Ben is 36 in 2019
BEN DRIEBERGEN FIRST YEARS OF LIFE
Driebergen attended Capital High School in Boise, Idaho. When he was about 12, his father left the family and his parents separated. After graduating in 2001, he eventually enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
During his time in the Marines, he served in Iraq, earning the rank of corporal. Once, while stationed in Fallujah, he ran into an elderly couple who could not evacuate the city due to their wife’s illness. While other civilians were removed from the scene, LCpl. Driebergen and his team have decided to watch over them. After a week of protecting the two civilians, the couple managed to leave the city alone, unharmed
BEN DRIEBERGEN PERSONAL LIFE AND INSPIRATIONS
Ben is a family man who has lived a rather adventurous life so far. He is the father of two children; Five-year-old Wyatt and three-year-old Gracie, whom she absolutely adores. When questioned about his youngest daughter who will soon turn three, Ben exclaimed excitedly: She’s a beautiful and healthy baby, but she’s cheeky as hell, so she’s a Driebergen.
We are in a world of pain. The world is about to face a world of pain. ‘Ben, who is doing pretty well in the current Season of Survivor 2017, is also a loving husband and gives a lot of credit to his success on his wife Crissy. Being the adventure seeker he still is, Ben got married to his wife at a ‘drive-thru wedding’ in Texas, with the best man and maid of honor sitting in the back seat of the car! However, he is now humbler and is said to lead a very fulfilling life with his current wife and children.
In addition to looking after his family, the 34-year-old competitor enjoys circular track car racing, building and firing guns, and camping with friends. His idol in life is Michael Blake Wafford, with whom he served in the US Marines in Iraq while he gave his life for their country. With grit in his arms and a knack for survival, we wouldn’t be surprised if Ben Dreibergen emerged as the sole survivor in Survivor 2017: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers!
BEN DRIEBERGEN NET WORTH
As Ben recently won $ 1 million prizes, his net worth in (2019) is $ 1 million – $ 10 million
BEN DRIEBERGEN WHY ARE YOU WEARING A BANDAGE ON YOUR SHOULDER?
Among the many questions about Ben Dreibergen that are driving people crazy is: Why is Ben on Survivor wearing a blindfold? It was originally predicted that he suffered an injury while filming for the Reality TV series. Some have even imagined that a terrifying sunburn was the cause behind Ben’s shoulder bandage. However, Ben is now rumored to be hiding a tattoo he recently etched on his upper shoulder.
While it is difficult to read what’s under the blindfold, it can be assumed that it displays information that cannot be shown on national television. Why else would he be asked to hide it? Fans are also wondering if the tattoo is something copyrighted or too personal to show on TV. Earlier last month, Ben also tweeted that he has received many requests to show the tattoo uncovered, but has not given any further details about it.
Ben on Survivor tattoos also include a Horus (an ancient Egyptian god) with many other intricate designs on his arms and hands. While her bandaged tattoo is the hot topic, it looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to see it after all! With that last minute game of his immunity idol hiding last night, we might see Ben in it for a long time!
INTERVISTA A BEN DRIEBERGEN
SheKnows: Congratulations, Ben! You just won a million dollars! What’s on your mind right now?
Ben Driebergen: Thank you very much. It’s a good feeling. This will help my family, my wife and my children for the future. It will be great. SK: Did you know you were going to win? BD: You have good feelings, but you also have feelings that you have lost. Everyone has those feelings. I think all three of us felt like we had won. I think all three of us have had feelings that we have lost. However, I was never sure if I won. When the second vote came for Chrissy, I thought I had lost. For real. SK: How is it, sitting on stage in front of millions of people with the stress of not knowing if you have won the money?
BD: I don’t know if you saw it on camera, but my neck was shaking. I was trying to hold my hand. It was such an unnerving feeling. I’ve never shook my head like that. I thought: ‘Calm down and breathe’. It was crazy. For me, getting the grades was great. Those guys are great. SK: Your back was constantly against the wall. When it seemed like your time was finally over, an explosive twist was thrown into the game and you managed to land in the last three.
BD: I didn’t know the fire challenge was going to happen until Chrissy pulled out her edge. It was another attempt to get back into the game. I went in with the guns on fire. I had no other way. To fight Devon, it’s great. I would not have wanted it any other way. A heads up against him is worth it.
SK: I have participated in 23 finals and have never felt such a strong and positive reaction towards any competitor. The live studio audience definitely wanted me to win and cheered every time you took a step forward. Could you hear the crowd?
BD: Yes. It was a surreal moment with cameras and microphones. Everything is new. Being on stage and having such a strong crowd was such a great feeling. The fans were great. It was a journey because I’m a fan. I have fans coming up to me, but I’m just one of them. It’s wonderful. SK: It felt like if I didn’t win, the fans might get out of the finale soon if they were allowed to.
BD: It’s amazing. Going back and looking at it, there are a few times I wasn’t too proud of. We are human. This is the point of all of this. We are all human. We are parents. We are husbands. We are mothers. We have flaws. Name a person who doesn’t have a flaw. To have that kind of support from people I don’t even know who have watched me on TV, I’m very grateful. I am humiliated. Is fantastic.
SK: Is there a move you think consolidated you in winning the game?
BD: Lauren and I were one and two. We woke up every morning, sat on the log before everyone else and talked about our children. We talked about life taking turns keeping the fire going all night. It was literally my run or die. Being able to see her as a bigger threat and not just my friend, taking her out when I did, would probably be my biggest move.
SK: Much of your Survivor story has surrounded your life with PTSD. What was it like for you to draw attention to PTSD?
BD: Vets go through a lot. PTSD is a real thing. Many vets are concerned about how it is perceived on the outside. Some think it is a sign of weakness. But this is in your head. It is not. It is a natural reaction. If I can help a vet, it’s worth it. We’ve been through a lot. We will be brothers for life.
SK: Have you been contacted by viewers who also deal with PTSD?
BD: A lot of fans have reached out to me and contacted me via social media with words of support. ‘Hey, we’re right there with you. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. If we can make this more visible, it’s worth it. ‘
SK: How did you get on the show?
BD: I applied. I sent a video. Old school. My wife and I are huge fans. We watch the show every Wednesday. The kids go to mom and dad’s room and have a movie night. We drink wine and watch Survivor. He told me to make a video and put the money where your mouth is. I took a video and got a call.
SK: What are you going to spend the million dollars on?
BD: We will save it. We will pay our debt. No more credit card debt. We’ll pay for the house and save some money for our kids and college. Education is a big deal. We will find out how we can make money work for us instead of spending it. We want to be smart about this.