|Birthdate ( Age)
||1 November 1978
||Eve Smith, Elizabeth Smith
|| Australian businessman, former Australian Army soldier
||Len Roberts-Smith, Sue Roberts-Smith
Ben Roberts-Smith MG is an Australian businessman, former Australian Army soldier and a recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia (VC), the very best award within the Australian honours system.The VC in 2011, along side his Medal for Gallantry (MG) awarded in 2006, made Roberts-Smith the foremost highly decorated serving member of the Australian defense .
He was also awarded a Commendation for Distinguished Service for his leadership as a patrol commander in 2012.Roberts-Smith left the full-time army in 2013 and studied business at the University of Queensland. In 2015, he was appointed deputy head of the regional television network Seven Queensland. He was subsequently promoted to head of the regional network and of metropolitan station Seven Brisbane.
Early Life and Family
Roberts-Smith was born on 1 November 1978 in Perth, Western Australia . he's the elder son of Sue and Len Roberts-Smith, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia . Ben was born in Perth and attended Hale School. His brother, Sam, is an opera singer.
Ben Roberts-Smith Wife
Ben Roberts-Smith is married with Emma Roberts and therefore the couple have two children together Eve Smith, Elizabeth Smith.As per sources both are sepersted in 2020.
Ben Roberts-Smith Net Worth
Ben Roberts-Smith is an Australian businessman, former Australian Army soldier and a recipient of the Victoria Cross for Australia who has an estimated Net Worth $50 million dollars in 2021.
Roberts-Smith joined the Australian Army in 1996 at age 18. After completing military training at Blamey Barracks in Kapooka, New South Wales, he underwent initial employment training at the varsity of Infantry at Lone Pine Barracks in Singleton, New South Wales.
From there, Roberts-Smith was posted to the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR) in Holsworthy, New South Wales. Initially a part of a rifle company, he subsequently became a neighborhood leader within the fire Support Weapons Platoon.With 3 RAR, Roberts-Smith was deployed to East Timor twice, the primary time as a part of the International Force East Timor in 1999.
After completing the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) selection course in 2003, and therefore the SASR reinforcement cycle, Roberts-Smith was initially posted to three Squadron at Campbell Barracks . He took part in operations off Fiji in 2004, and was a part of personal security detachments in Iraq throughout 2005 and 2006.
Roberts-Smith was deployed to Afghanistan on six occasions; the primary two were in 2006 and 2007. After completing junior leadership training in 2009, he was posted to 2 Squadron as a patrol 2IC, and later as a patrol commander. Roberts-Smith was a member of coaching and assistance teams throughout South-East Asia. He returned to Afghanistan in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
In 2011, Roberts-Smith noted that he—and the ADF—expected him to be ready to still fight as a frontline patrol commander following the receipt of the Victoria Cross . He said that "once you reach patrol commander, that's the top for an SAS operator. you're now the person ."He left the full-time army in 2013 at age 35 with the rank of corporal, and served part-time with the military Reserve until 2015.