Mark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler
Real Name/Full Name Mark Feuder Knopfler
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Mark Knopfler
Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 12 August 1949
Age/How Old: 74 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165.3 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – Erwin Knopfler
Mother – Louisa Mary
Siblings: David Knopfler, Ruth Knopfler
School: Gosforth Grammar School, Newcastle, UK
College: University of Leeds, Harlow College
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Kitty Aldridge (m. 1997), Lourdes Salomone (m. 1983–1993)
Kids/Children Name: Isabella Knopfler, Joseph Knopfler, Benji Knopfler, Katya Ruby Rose Knopfler
Profession: Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist, Record Producer, and Film Score Composer
Net Worth: $110 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Mark Knopfler is a world-renowned musician from the United Kingdom. He is not only a famous musician but also professes skills of being an incredible singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Mark mainly rose to fame for being the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the rock band ‘Dire Straits’. He went to be known worldwide for his exceptional talents in the music industry, especially in Britain.

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

Biography and Early Life

Mark took birth on 12 August 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland. Mark was born to parents, Louisa Mary, his mother and father, Erwin Knopfler. Mark’s mother had an English origin, whereas his father was a Hungarian-Jewish. Mark was given his full name as Mark Feuder Knopfler.

His father worked as an architect and was an excellent chess player, while his mother was a teacher. Mark has two siblings, his younger brother David, who was also born in Glasgow, and his older sister Ruth, who was born in his mother’s hometown near Newcastle, UK. The family stayed in Glasgow for some time before moving to the UK and getting settled in the UK.

When Mark was aged seven, the family shifted to Mark’s mother’s hometown of Blyth near Newcastle, in North East England. He was drawn towards music and got inspiration from his uncle at the young age of 13. He started learning different genres and kinds of music and started getting familiar with them.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Mark Knopfler in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Mark Knopfler’s age is 74 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024 having been born on 12 August 1949. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165.3 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


Mark Knopfler was born in Glasgow, Scotland. During his stay in the Glasgow area, he attended primary school for two years at Bearsden Primary School in Scotland. After moving to Newcastle, he completed his school at Gosforth Grammer School, Newcastle, along with his brother. After completing graduation from school, he went on to study journalism at Harlow College in the year 1968. After a year, he took a break before deciding to take forward his studies and studied for a degree in English at the University of Leeds.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Mark Knopfler With Wife Kitty Aldridge
Mark Knopfler With Wife Kitty Aldridge

Mark was born in a family of two siblings with a younger brother of David and an older sister Ruth. Mark has had three marriages in his life. His first marriage was with Kathy White; however, the couple got separated with a troubled marriage as Mark moved to England.

He had his second marriage with Lourdes Salomone in 1983. The couple together gave birth to twins in 1987, but the couple got separated in 1993. Mark had his third marriage in 1997 with Kitty Aldridge after dating and knowing her for three years. Kitty Aldridge is a British writer and actress by profession, and the couple has two daughters together.

Is Mark Knopfler Gay?

Mark Knofler is not gay and is straight by sexual orientation. This can be known by the fact that he is married three times in his life and currently together with Kitty Aldridge, and the couple has two daughters.

Professional Career

Mark had an interest and passion for music since he was eight years old. He was a part of many bands like Brewers Doop and several bands in his high school and college days. His rise to fame began in 1977 as he became a part of a rock band, ‘Dire Straits.’ Some of the notable albums of the band were Sultans of Swing (1978), Communiqué (1979), Making Movies (1980), and many more.

Even after some frequent changes to the group after the album Making Movies in 1980, Mark was among the group’s constant members. Apart from writing songs, singing, and playing for Dire Straits, Mark started concentrating on making movie soundtracks and even wrote and produced music for movies like Local Hero (1983). His other works include music for movies ‘Cal’ and ‘Comfort and Joy.’ Dire Straits came with its most successful album ‘Brothers in Arms’ in 1985, which became very famous worldwide and ruled the international charts for a long time.


  • Winner of Four Grammy Awards.
  • Won the prestigious Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
  • Won the honorary Doctor of Music award in 1993.
  • In 2009, he received the Music Producer’s Guild Award.
  • He received the Living Legend Award by the Scottish Music Awards in 2018.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mark Knopfler in 2024

Mark Knopfler Net Worth
Mark Knopfler Net Worth

Mark Knopfler is a renowned musician who is known for his exceptional talents in the field of music. As of 2024, He has an estimated net worth of $110 million, which he has accumulated in his professional career. His primary sources of income are from his music productions, solo albums, and works in the field of music. His net worth makes him among the wealthiest personalities in the world in the field of music.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Apart from his works for the band Dire Straits and a solo album, he has played a massive role in reviving country music.
  • Mark Knopfler is a fingerstyle guitarist, and his tremendous works have gained him a spot in the list of ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All-time’ where he is ranked 27th.

Mark Knopfler has enthralled people worldwide with his exceptional works in the field of music. Including his contribution in the band, across movies, and also solo albums, Mark has always entertained people and has given a new dimension to rock and metal music. He is a true inspiration for budding musical artists.


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