Forged in Fire’s Winner Ben Abbott Wiki, Age, Wife, Kids, Net Worth

Last Updated : September 16, 2021

Quick Info→Net Worth (2021): $300 ThousandGirlfriend/Fiancé: Heather Rabun
Ben Abbott

Who is Ben Abbott?

Ben Abbot is the two-time champion of the popular reality show “Forged in Fire” for Season 2 and Season 3. Ben is a self-taught professional who made knives for himself as he did not have enough money to buy them during his teenage. Due to his invincible skills in making blades, he later became the judge of the same show. The passion gave him an edge to sharpen his skills and to excel in this art.

Short Wiki/Bio
Real/Birth Name:Benjamin Abbott
Nickname:Ben Abbott
Active From:1989-Present
Famous For:Forged in Fire Champion
(Season 2 & 3)
Family and Siblings
Brother:Rich Abbott
Sister:Ben Abbott with his sister Janis Abbott
Janis Abbott
Personal Life
Date of Birth:18th January 1972, Tuesday
Age (As in 2021):49 Years Old
Birth Place:England, United Kingdom
Zodiac Sign:Capricorn
Home Town:Pasadena, California
Education:1. Binghamton University
2. Virginia Commonwealth University
Relationship Status
Martial Status:Married
Married/Wedding:Mandy Abbott
Wife/Spouse:Ben Abbott Ex-wife Mandy Abbott
Mandy Abbott
Divorce/Split:Yes (Once)
Girlfriend/Fiancé: Ben Abbott with his fiancé Heather Rabun
Heather Rabun (Choreographer)
Engagement Date:February 8, 2021
Son:Ben Abbott's son Alden James Abbott
Alden James Abbott
(B. 22 October 2020)
Daughter:Not Yet
Physical Stats
Height:5 Feet 7 Inches (170 cm)
Body Measurements:N/A
Hair Type:Short
Hair Color:Greyish Brown
Eye Color:Brown
Awards & Nomination
Awards:Forged in Fire Champion
(Season 2 & 3) (2016)
Income & Assets
Net Worth (As in 2021):$300 Thousand

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Short Bio: Where is Ben Abbott From?

Ben is an American reality television star who hails from the United Kingdom. He was born to English parents. Ben is 49 years old, and his birth date is January 18, 1972.

He spent his early life in the UK but now lives in Pasadena, California. He is of the Caucasian race with his zodiac sign as Capricorn.

Family and Education


Ben was born to Mr. and Mrs. Abbott. However, further information related to Ben’s parents is currently not available. Abbott grew up with his two siblings; brother Rich Abbot and sister Janis Abbott.

Ben Abbott with his wife Heather Rabun and son Alden James Abbott.
Ben Abbott with his Fiancé (Heather Rabun) and son (Alden James Abbott). (Source: Instagram)


Ben graduated from Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology in 1993. In 1997, he enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University to pursue an electrical engineering degree. In the year 2000, he received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Early Career

When Abbott was three years old, his family moved to California, USA. Ben was a curious kid when he was a teenager. Impressed by the knives and swords when he visited museums and castles in the UK at 13, he started making one for himself at 17. Most of the cookware and knives in his kitchen were made by him.

He is a former Caltech electrical engineer who runs Ashgrove Forge, which produces various metal objects.

Relationship Status With Wife, Kids & Fiancé

The Forged in Fire champ who turned to become the judge of the same show is in a relationship with a beautiful lady after separating from his ex-wife Mandy. Presently, Ben Abbott is dating Heather Rabun, a girlfriend-turned-fiancé. His fiancé Rabun is a famous dancer and choreographer.

The two have been dating since July 2018. In February 2021, the couple got engaged, as approved by his own Instagram post. On October 22, 2020, they welcomed their baby boy Alden James Abbott.

Physical Appearance

Abbott has an average but well-built muscular body structure. Ben maintains a cleanly shortened beard. His height is 5 feet 7 inches strongly built man. Moreover, He has brown eyes and greyish brown hair.

How Much is Ben Abbott Net Worth?

Ben has had an exciting career, crossing the boundary between electrical engineers and bladesmiths. His income consists of his salary from the show, his winnings, and the money he makes for his creations.

Ben indeed sums up a significant sum of money with an illustrious career as a bladesmith and a TV personality. As of 2021, Ben Abbott has a net worth of $300,000.

Aside from works on blades, he has expertise as a jeweler and metal artist. Moreover, Ben runs an online business Ashgrove Forge, where he sells custom-made knives with historical value.

Other Facts You Need to Know About Ben Abbott:

  • He has won the popular reality show “Forged in Fire” twice. After winning “Forged in Fire,” Ben received a $40,000 prize.
  • His interest iHis interest in making swords and knives began when he saw various historical swords and knives while he was still a teenager visited castles and museums in England.
  • Abbott is specialized in blades and swords as a metal craftsman. In his field, he has unrivaled abilities.
  • He has been living in California for a long time while he was born in England. Hence, he speaks with a unique mixed accent from the two places.
  • Ben has a favorite pet dog whose name is Willow.

Major Sources / References
1. History
2. Distractify