Mark Knopfler is a well-known singer-songwriter, guitarist and music producer from the United Kingdom. He and his brother, David Knopfler, founded the rock band “Dire Straits”, through which he earned huge success and fame. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Mark Knopfler in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Mark Knopfler official and full birth name is Mark Freuder Knopfler. He was born on August 12, 1949, in Glasgow city in Scotland, United Kingdom. His father, Erwin Knopfler, was an architect and a chess player, and his mother, Louisa Mary, worked as a teacher. His mother had origins from England, whereas his father was Hungarian. Mark’s brother, David Knopfler, is also a popular singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, record producer, poet, and book writer.
Mark Knopfler was grown and raised at various locations. His education and schooling took place at the Gosforth Academy. He studied at the Harlow College for a year where his major was journalism, and he later graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in English. He received Honorary Doctor of Music from 3 universities, Newcastle University, University of Leeds and from the University of Sunderland.
Mark Knopfler has experienced relationships and marriages in his private life. He was first married to his school days girlfriend, Kathy White. His second marriage was to Lourdes Salomone, which lasted around 10 years ending in 1993. They had twin sons, Benji Knopfler and Joseph Knopfler who were born in 1987.
Mark Knopfler has been married to the British actress, Kitty Aldridge, since 1997. The couple gave birth to 2 daughters together, Isabella Knopfler was born in 1998 and Katya Ruby Rose Knopfler was born in 2003.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Mark Knopfler worked for a newspaper and as a lecturer besides music. He founded, “Dire Straits”, band along with his brother and other musicians, and they worked on many great albums and songs together. Mark has around 10 solo studio albums in his discography.
Mark Knopfler name came on more than 20 Grammy Awards according to the Grammy’s official website. He received honorary doctorate degrees in music from 3 different universities which makes him one of the few musicians to have that. Dire Straits band along with him were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
Mark Knopfler most recent and latest work is the release of his solo album, “Down the Road Wherever”. The album has a total of 14 tracks including “Trapper Man”, “When You Leave”, and others. The project has been receiving great positive reviews from his fans.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The British singer-songwriter, guitarist and music producer Mark Knopfler has an estimated net worth of more than $115 million. He made over a hundred million from the work he has been doing in music. The albums and songs which Mark Knopfler worked on peaked on high charts in various countries.
Mark Knopfler is one of the world’s most successful musicians. He is ranked among the richest British musicians of all time, and the top wealthiest in the music industry in the United Kingdom. Mark Knopfler is now living probably in fine conditions with his 3rd wife, Kitty Aldridge.