Mark Knopfler

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name: Mark Knopfler
Real Name/Full Name: Mark Freuder Knopfler
Gender: Male
Age: 73 years old
Birth Date: 12 August 1949
Birth Place: Glasgow
Nationality: British
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 85 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Kitty Aldridge (m. 1997), Lourdes Salomone (m. 1983–1993)
Children: Yes (Benji Knopfler, Joseph Knopfler, Isabella Knopfler, Katya Ruby Rose Knopfler)
Profession: Songwriter, guitarist, record producer
Net Worth in 2022: $115 million
Social Media: Instagram

As the co-founder, main guitarist, singer, and songwriter of the rock band “Dire Straits,” Mark Knopfler, one of the most well-known British guitarists of the 1970s, rocketed to fame. Knopfler has made a name for himself as a legend in his own way even outside of the band by releasing eight noteworthy solo albums and scoring movies including The Princess Bride and Cal (1984). (1987).

Age & Birth Information

Erwin Knopfler, a Hungarian émigré, and Louisa Mary, an English mother, gave birth to Mark Freuder Knopfler on August 12, 1949, in Glasgow, Scotland. He and his brother, David, attended Gosforth Grammar School after his family eventually moved to Blyth, North East England.

Mark Knopfler with his wife(Source: Dire Straits)

When Mark was around eight years old, his Uncle Kingsley’s piano boogie-woogie motivated him to become a deeply passionate musician. He and Steve Philips started playing together as the “Duolian String Pickers” while he was a student at the University of Leeds, and it was during this period that he perfected his distinctive fingerpicking technique.

height & weight

On September 22, 2022, Mark Knopfler will turn 73 years old. He was born on August 12, 1949. He weighs 85 kg and stands 1.83 meters tall.

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Professional life

In 1977, Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers came together to establish the renowned rock group Dire Straits. Their first number-one song, “Sultans of Swing,” peaked at number ten in both the UK and US charts in 1978, and their best-selling album, “Brothers in Arms,” has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

After Dire Straits split up in 1995, Mark’s solo career took off. He wrote the music for the movies Altamira (1963), Wag the Dog (1997), and Local Hero (1963). (2013). His most popular CD, “Sailing to Philadelphia,” was published in 2000. His previous albums, such as “Shangri-La” and “Kill to acquire Crimson,” have all aided in boosting his notoriety internationally.

Mark Knopfler is a Guitarist(Source: Facebook)

Through his band Notting Hillbillies and his collaborations with Chet Atkins, George Jones, and Emmylou Harris, Knopfler has also made contributions to the country music genre. These projects led to the popular albums “Neck and Neck,” “Bradley Barn Sessions,” and “All the Roadrunning.”

Career Highlights

As a member of Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler was enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. The most recent one, for Best Surround Sound Album for “Brothers in Arms” in 2006, was one of his four Grammy victories. For “Money for Nothing,” he was given the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Additionally, Mark received an OBE in 1999. (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire).

Net worth & Source of Income

As of September 2022, Mark Knopfler’s net worth is predicted to reach $115 million. His nimble picking style, which preserved a space for traditionalism at a period when the idea of metal and rock music in guitar solos was taking an ear-piercing turn, is responsible for his immense popularity and fame.

Rock and country music have been forever changed by Mark Knopfler, who has won the admiration of both fans and critics.