Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot
Real Name/Full Name Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Gordon Lightfoot
Birth Place: Ontario, Canada
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 17 November 1938
Age/How Old: 85 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 51 Kg
In Pounds – 112 lbs
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father –Gordon Lightfoot Sr.
Mother –Jessie Trill Lightfoot
Siblings: Beverley
School: Orillia Secondary School
College: Westlake College
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Canadian
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Brita Lngegerd
Elizabeth Moon
Kim Hasse
Wife/Spouse Name: Kim Hasse (m. 2014)
Elizabeth Moon (m. 1989, d. 2011)
Brita Lngegerd (m.1963, d. 1973)
Kids/Children Name: Miles Lightfoot
Ingrid Lightfoot
Meredith Lightfoot
Eric Lightfoot
Fred Lightfoot
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, and Guitarist
Net Worth: $30 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Gordon Lightfoot is a popular Canadian folk-rock legend. His songs have not only been a local hit but have been popular at international levels. His talent began at an early age, and he got enrolled in music schools. Furthermore, he trained himself to play some of the key musical instruments, such as a piano. Through hard work and dedication, his albums have won several golds and platinum prices. Besides, Lightfoot is married and has children of his own.

Well, how well do you know about Gordon Lightfoot? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Gordon Lightfoot’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Gordon Lightfoot to date.

Biography and Early Life

Gordon was born on 17th November 1938 in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. His father is Gordon Lightfoot Sr, and his mother is Jessie Trill Lightfoot. Gordon has a sister, Beverly. At an early age, his talents were noticeable. Gordon publicly performed on Too Ra Loo Rai. Being raised as a Christian, he was an active church choir member.

The family attended the Orillia’s Paul’s United Church.  He trained himself to play musical instruments, including guitar, drums, and piano. Lightfoot actively participated in local boys singing competitions in which he emerged as the winner in most of the competitions. In addition, he was a great athlete and enjoyed playing football and pole vault.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Gordon Lightfoot in 2024, and what is his height and weight? Well, Gordon Lightfoot’s age is 85 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024 having been born on 17 November 1938. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 112 lbs in Pound and 51kg in Kilograms.


Lightfoot was enrolled at Orillia Secondary School. Later, he got admission to attend the Westlake College of Music. However, he had to work in detriment and Jingles to support his music education when he was in college. Through winning several competitions in athletes as well as singing and playing musical instruments, Gordon Lightfoot won the University of Toronto and McGill University’s School of Music scholarships.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Gordon fell in love with his first girlfriend, Brita Lngegerd, who is Swedish, and together got married in 1963. Together, they got two children Ingrid and Fred. However, their marriage didn’t work due to numerous travels Gordon had, and they divorced in 1973. He later dated Elizabeth Moon and married in 1989.

They stayed together for nine years and had two children, Meredith and Miles. However, he got divorced from Elizabeth in 2011. After that, Lightfoot married Kim Hasse in 2014 and have a son Eric. He is happily married to date.  As a way to maintain a healthy living style, he has a gym trainer who helps him stay fit.

Is Gordon Lightfoot Gay?

Gordon Lightfoot is not gay. He is straight. He has engaged in opposite gender sex relationships with three women at different periods leading to marriage. Currently, he is living with his most recent wife, Kim Hasse.

Professional Career

Gordon is a professional guitarist, songwriter, and singer. He has a loyal band member who has worked with him for more than 45 years. He started his professional career by working with Swinging Egypt, a local café, as a singer. Later he joined the Gino Silvi Singers. His first two singles, ‘It’s Too Late’ and ‘I’m The One,’ were released in 1962.

The songs were a hit and ushered Gordon Lightfoot to celebrity life as the songs became the favorite for the local radio stations.  In late 1962, he joined Terry Whelan, where he produced two albums. Gordon also worked with Warner Bros, and a hit song, ‘If You Could Read My Mind,’ was released that made him recognizable at the international levels.

Working with Warner bros further provided ample international singing opportunities. His international tours came to an end after he underwent surgery in 2002, after which he concentrated on working locally. The singer’s new album ‘Harmony of the Singer’ was released. In 2006, he suffered a minor stroke, and he got treated.

Other than writing his own songs, he was often contracted to help other artists in coming up with new songs. He worked with Marty Robbins and Elvins Presley as their main songwriter. Through his connections with other popular artists, he got a contract with the United Artist, and an album Lightfoot was produced.

The album was such a hit in Canada that it received a special broadcast. Other albums he produced include ‘Sunday Concert,’ ‘Did She Mention Y Name?’, ‘The Way I Feel,’ and ‘Back Here On Earth.’ Gordon Lightfoot received a special invitation to play in Parliament Hill by Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister, in 2017.


  • He obtained five Grammy Awards nominations
  • He won six Juno Awards
  • He won ASCAP awards

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Gordon Lightfoot in 2024

Gordon Lightfoot Net Worth
Gordon Lightfoot Net Worth

As of 2024, His net worth is $30 million. The major source of the singer’s income is through singing. His songs and albums have been a hit-making them bestsellers, and have won several award prizes. For instance, four of his albums won the platinum prize, and five of his albums won the Gold award prize.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

He was first publicly recognized by his Irish lullaby tune, ‘Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral.’

Gordon has been a talented singer and athlete that was noticed at an early age. His talents were natural, and he focused on singing and songwriting. Currently, his albums have been a hit and have earned him millions of net worth. The singer is married and has children. He has always remained passionate about his career, which has made him always successful in his career.


  1. I’ve liked Gordon Lightfoot since my younger days. I hope he’s doing well and will stick around for many more years. Ron Hays Lincoln City Oregon

  2. Happy Birthday today Gordon Meredith Lightfoot.
    Have to tell you that I listen to you everyday, and
    every night. You may find that hard to believe, but I do.
    My husband and I have gone to several concerts of yours
    The Arena Theater in Houston, The Bayou Theater in downtown, Houston, and one more venue.
    Thank you for sharing your talent and musical
    gifts with us. You are a true Treasure for us Globally
    I love your soft spoken voice, your melodies, and lyrics
    that are beyond beautiful…they are magical.
    All the love ❤️ and happiness in the world
    to you Sir. ?

  3. Dear Mr. Lightfoot, Thank you for sharing your great talent for so long. We wish you the best and early recovery. Looking forward to seeing you in your Florida concerts in June of 2023. As an old (82) radio DJ in Haines Alaska, your songs have brightened many a days shows. Thanks again.


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