Mark Dayton
Mark Dayton
Real Name/Full Name Mark Brandt Dayton
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Mark Dayton
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: January 26 1947
Age/How Old: 77 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 182 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 78 Kg
In Pounds – 172 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – Bruce Bliss Dayton
Mother – Gwendolen May
Siblings: Brandt Dayton, Anne Dayton, Lucy Dayton
School: Blake School
College: Yale University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Ana Dayton (m. 2020), Janice Haarstick (m. 1996–1999), Alida Rockefeller Messinger (m. 1978–1986)
Kids/Children Name: Eric Dayton, Andrew Dayton
Profession: Politician
Net Worth: $30 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Mark Dayton is a politician from the United States of America. He is also an educator. He is widely known for his career in politics as he became the 40th governor of Minnesota. He held his position from 2011 to 2019. Before he became a governor, he held the role of the United States Senator of Minnesota from 2001-2007. He is a part of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labour Party, which is affiliated with the Democratic Party.

Well, how well do you know about Mark Dayton? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Mark Dayton’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 Mark Dayton to date.

Biography and Early Life

Mark Dayton was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 26, 1947. He is the eldest child of Bruce Bliss Dayton and Gwendolen May. The couple has four children in total. Mark Dayton’s great-grandfather was George Dayton, the founder of the Dayton family department store chain. Mark’s father, Bruce Dayton, served as the CEO of Target. Mark spent most of his early life in Long Lake, Minnesota.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Mark Dayton in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Mark Dayton’s age is 77 years old as of today’s date 25th June 2024 having been born on 26 January 1947. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 182 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 172 lbs in Pound and 78 kg in Kilograms.


Mark Dayton graduated from Blake School. He was a goaltender for the school ice-hockey team as a senior. After graduating, he attended Yale University, where he also played varsity hockey but stopped after he had an accident. He graduated in the year 1969 with a degree in B.A in psychology.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Mark Dayton With Family
Mark Dayton With Family

Mark Dауtоn first married Alida Ferry Rockefeller in 1978. She was the sister of U.Ѕ. Senator John Davison Rockefeller IV. During his marriage with her, she gave birth to two sons, Andrew and Eric.

Their marriage didn’t last long, and they decided to get a divorce in 1986. He married for the second time in 1996.,this time to Janice R. Haarstick, the President of Jamahda Farm Inc., who got divorced in 1999. He remained unmarried for many years, but in 2020 he married Ana Ork, who is 41 years younger than him.

Is Mark Dayton Gay?

Mark Dayton is currently married to Ana Ork, who is a woman. He has married and dated many women, and there is no record of him dating any men. Therefore, he is not gay.

Professional Career

After graduating, Mark Dауtоn went to New York City and worked as an educator for three years. Then he went to Boston and worked as the CFO of a service agency till 1975. Around this time, he was allowed to work with the then Minnesota Governor’s U.Ѕ. Senator Walter Mondale. He became the advisor in making lawful decisions.

He entered into politics in 1982 as he ran for the U.Ѕ. Senate against David Durenberger, a Republican. He needed to win against U.Ѕ. Senator Eugene McCarthy in the Democratic primary to become Senator.

He had to go through many losses in elections during his early years as a politician. He finally got elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, defeating a Republican, Rod Grams. He got elected as Governor of Minnesota for two terms consecutively. He decided to opt-out for a third term in 2018, officially leaving the office in January 2019.


During his time as a senator, he achieved many things. He was the first senator to introduce legislation, creating a cabinet-level U.S. Department of Peace by voting against the Iraq War’s authorization. He was also known for his goodwill and bold decisions during his time as a governor. Under his leadership, same-sex marriage was legalized, and U. S. Bank Stadium construction for the Minnesota Vikings of (NFL) began.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mark Dayton in 2024

Mark Dayton Net Worth
Mark Dayton Net Worth

As of 2024, Mark Dayton has an estimated net worth of $30 Million. He is the son of Bruce Dayton, and he inherited the family wealth. The reason behind his family’s wealth is his great-grandfather George Dayton, who is the founder of Dayton’s. This company was later merged with another company and became Target. His family’s wealth is estimated to be over $1 Billion.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • When he worked as a teacher, he used to hide his real identity from his students as he used to teach in some challenging schools, and he didn’t want the students to feel bad about themselves.
  • When he was campaigning for governor in 2010, he asked to stay in a haunted hotel room.
  • When he was a child, he considered a life as a Protestant minister. He relied on faith to get him out of challenging situations.
  • When he was a state auditor, his office was facing some budget cuts, and many employees were facing layoffs. To help improve the situation, he cut his own salary to a single dollar.

Маrk Dауtоn is а very famous and respected politician, who is known for his great and correct decisions, which are necessary for a democracy. Both as a politician and an educator, he has achieved many milestones and is an inspiration for many people.


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