Mark Hoppus is an American bass guitarist and songwriter who is known as the lead bassist of the band Blink 182. The band gave hit albums such as Dude Ranch, Enema of the State, and Blink-182 and in 2005 it experienced a split after which Mark joined +44. Blink 182 reunited in 2009 and Mark continues his association with the band. He has also produced records for bands such as Idiot Pilot, The Matches, and PAWS and has hosted the TV talk show Hoppus on Music. Let us have a brief look at the life, career, and net worth of Mark Hoppus in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Mark Allan Hoppus was born on March 15, 1972, in Ridgecrest, California, the United States. His parents divorced when he was in third grade, and after that, he used to travel back and forth between their houses. He was an avid skateboarder and punk rock listener while he was high school and was gifted by his father a bass guitar when he was 15. Mark attended the California State University in plans of becoming an English teacher but soon dropped out of the university to pursue a musical career.
Mark Hoppus is married to Skye Everly, whom he met at the rehearsal of a music video since 2000. The couple has a son born in 2002. He moved to London along with his family in 2011 and came back to California in 2014. Mark is a vegan and a supporter of Chelsea FC.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Mark moved to San Diego in 1992 and was introduced to Tom DeLonge by his sister. Mark, Tom, and drummer Scott Raynor formed Blink-182 and started to tour having produced several records. They signed with MCA label and released the album Dude Ranch featuring the hit song Dammit written by Mark.
Their 1999 album Enema of the State received multi-platinum status and following the release of successful albums Take of Your Pants and Jacket, Blink-182, the group split in 2005 after which Mark began performing for +44.
Blink 182 reunited in 2009 and released their first major album after the reunion in 2011 titled Neighborhoods. Apart from being a musician, Mark is also a record producer who has produced for New Found Glory, The Matches, and PAWS. From 2010 to 2012 he hosted the TV talk show Hoppus on Music.
Net Worth & Earnings
The successful bassist has amassed a huge wealth so far not only through his musical career but also through other business ventures. He has contributed significantly for the 35 million record sales of Blink-182 and has also written and performed for other bands and artists. He has also been a record producer and co-owned the companies Atticus and Macbeth Footwear. In 2004, he bought a house in Beverly Hills worth $3.65 million and also owns a house in London. His current net worth is $75 million.
Mark Hoppus is one among the best bassists of the rock punk genre who had contributed a lot to music and still continues to do so with the same passion he had when he started his career.