Mark Dayton is one of America’s strongest and most famous politicians of the century. He served at the United States Senate, and now he’s the governor of Minnesota as the state’s 40th and one of the U.S. Democratic Party members of Minnesota. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Mark Dayton in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Mark Brandt Dayton was born in Minneapolis city in Minnesota, United States, on January 26, 1947. His father Bruce Dayton was a well-known businessman and retail executive but he passed away in 2015, and his mother’s name is Gwendolen May Brandt but it’s not known whether she worked with the family or no.
Mark Dayton spent most of his living days since he was born in Minnesota. He completed his education at The Blake School and he later earned his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the Yale University. He has 1 brother and 2 sisters, Brandt Dayton, Lucy Dayton and Anne Dayton. His great-grandfather, George Dayton, was a businessman and philanthropist who found Dayton’s which is now named Target Corporation.
Mark Dayton has experienced marriages and he has children that are confirmed to mention about his private life. He was first married to the philanthropist and daughter of John D. Rockefeller III from 1978-1986. Mark’s first marriage ended with a divorce and 2 sons, Andrew Dayton and Eric Dayton.
Mark Dayton’s second marriage was to Janice Haarstick lasted less than 3 years ending with a divorce in 1999 and no children. He is probably single now.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Mark Dayton worked in the teaching field, and as a social service agency as a chief financial officer (CFO) before moving to politics. During his early days in politics, he worked with Walter Mondale and with Rudy Perpich. He served for 5 years as the Minnesota State Auditor. Mr. Dayton has been the governor of Minnesota since 2011.
Mark Dayton doesn’t really have any awards to mention. However, his accomplishments while serving the people of Minnesota state are countless.
The latest news about Mark Dayton is that he was diagnosed with a cancer last year, specifically a prostate cancer. What’s new and important to mention is that he said that he will not be running for the 2018 Minnesota gubernatorial election. The election will be mainly between Tim Walz from the Democratic Party, which is Mark’s, and Jeff Johnson from the Republican Party.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American strong and experienced politician Mark Dayton has an estimated net worth of somewhere around $220 million. His hundreds of millions in wealth came from his career mainly in the political field. Mark Dayton’s family wealth is more than $1.5 billion for the business which his father and great-grandfather found.
Mark Dayton is one of the most respected politician personalities in the United States. He served several positions for Minnesota state and now he’s the governor of the state but he said that he will not be running for a re-election anymore. Mark Dayton is probably single now after he experienced 2 marriages and divorces.