Facts of Mark Knopfler Networth
|Full Name||Mark Knopfler|
|Birth Name||Mark Freuder Knopfler|
|Father Name||Erwin Knopfler|
|Mother Name||Louisa Mary|
|No Of Children||4|
|Awards||Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance,Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album|
|Education||University of Leeds|
|Date of Birth||August 12,1949|
|Married Date||February 14,1997|
What Is The Net Worth Of Mark Knopfler?
Mark Knopfler is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer with a net worth of of $95 million. He is best known for being the lead guitarist, lead singer, and songwriter for the rock band Dire Straits.
He is a 4 time Grammy award winner and is ranked at 27th on Rolling Stone's list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
Net Worth Details: Income Sources, Albums And Songs
He began his music career in 1965, and since then has performed in many acts and with many bands, amassing a net worth of $95 million. In between 1977 and 1995, he was associated with the band Dire Straits.
The band has released 6 studio albums and gone on countless tours.
|Albums||Release Date||Sales (units)|
|Dire Straits||October 7, 1978||3.8 million|
|Communique||June 15, 1979||2.4 million|
|Making Movies||October 17, 1980||2.2 million|
|Love Over Gold||September 20, 1982||1.9 million|
|Brothers in Arms||May 13, 1985||19.6 million|
|On Every Street||September 10, 1991||4.2 million|
Dire Straits disbanded in 1995 after multiple member changes. Mark then focused on his solo career. His main reason for disbanding the group according to him was, "It just got too big"
He released his solo debut album in 1996 and since has relaesed 8 studio albums. He is performing to this day, and is currently on his US tour.
|Albums||Release Year||Sales (units)|
|Sailing to Philadelphia||2000||2.85 million|
|The Ragpicker's Dream||2002||600,000|
|Kill to get Crimson||2007||110,000|
|Down the Road Wherever||2018||n/a|
Besides these albums, he has also composed and produced music to be used as movie soundtracks.
Songs & Youtube
He has his own Youtube channel, where he has garnered over 250 thousand subscribers and his band's channel which has over 650 thousand subscribers.
Some of his most famous songs along with their YouTube view are given below:
Sultans of swing - 132 million
Money for Nothing - 75 million
Walk of Life - 127 million
These songs of his are regarded as some of the greatest rock songs ever made. His songs have complex structures, harmonies and melodies.
Mark Knopfler's Assets: His House, Cars, Lifestyle And Expenses
He owns a country home in Lymington. He sold his London house to live near the forests in Lymington.
Mark is into his 50's sports cars. He owns an Austin Healey 100 and one of 26 Maserati 300's ever produced. He is not just a collector but also a amateur racer and likes to show off his wheels on ride shows.
Being one of the greatest guitar players of all time, he also has a massive collection consisting of custom made and vintage gear.
Charity And Endorsements
Mark is a charitable man. He has avidly supported Bravehearts of the North East, a charity that supports children with illnesses, disabilities or other hardships.
He recently held an auction where he sold his watches and gave the proceedings to the charity. In 2013, he had a charity concert in Royal Albert Hall where he donated $240,000 among 5 charities.
He is currently endorsed by Suhr guitars and amps.
The Personal Life of Mark Knopfler
Mark Freuder KNopfler was born on 12th August 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland to parents Louisa Marie and Erwin KNopfler. His mother was English, and worked as a teacher, whereas his father was a Hungarian architect and chess player. He is the middle child of three; David, Mark and Ruth.
The family moved near Newcastle, where Mark grew up. Mark soon became familiar with many types of music, thanks to his uncle who was a harmonica player. He got a $50 Hofner guitar as his first and started practicing. Mark attended Gosforth Grammar School in Newcastle and graduated from University of Leeds with a degree in English.
Relationships: Marriage, Wife
Knopfler has been married thrice. First with his long-time girlfriend from school days, Kathy White. They separated after Knopfler moved to London in 1973.
Knopfler's second marriage was in 1983 to Laurdes Salomone, with whom he has twins. The marriage ended 10 years later in 1993.
On 1997's Valentine's Day, Knopfler married Brittish actress and writer Kitty Aldridge in Barbados. He has a set of boy-twins with his second wife and 2 daughters with his current wife.
Age & Height
Mark Knopfler stands 183 cm or 6 feet in height. He is 70 years old.