Thomas Markle
Thomas Markle
Real Name/Full Name Thomas Wayne Markle Sr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Thomas Markle
Birth Place: Newport, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18 July 1944
Age/How Old: 79 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 88 Kg
In Pounds – 194 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Gordon Arnold Markle
Mother – Doris May Rita Sanders
Siblings: Frederick and Michael Markle
Religion: Anglicanism
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Roslyn Loveless (m, 1964; div, 1973)​
Doria Ragland (m, 1979; div, 1987)
Kids/Children Name: Thomas Markle Jr., Samantha Markle, and Meghan Markle
Profession: Lighting Director and Director of Photography
Net Worth: $55 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Thomas Markle is a popular American lighting director and director of photography. Although he has won two Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on the massively popular television soap opera “General Hospital”, he is most well-known for being the father of the former actress and the current Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

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

Biography and Early Life

Thomas Markle, whose full name is Thomas Wayne Markle Sr., was born on the 18th of July 1944 in Newport, Pennsylvania, U.S. to parents,  Doris May Rita Sanders and Gordon Arnold Markle. Coming to his siblings, he has two brothers, Frederick and Michael Markle. The Markle family are descendants of Captain Christopher Hussey, who was one of the first settlers in New England.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Thomas Markle in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Thomas Markle’s age is 79 years old as of today’s date 20th June 2024 having been born on 18 July 1944. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 194 lbs in Pound and 88kg in Kilograms.


While it is expected that Thomas Markle would have gone to high school and also underwent training in theatrical lighting design or general lighting design, it isn’t known where he received his education or training from.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Thomas Markle met Roslyn Loveless in 1963 at an on-campus party at the University of Chicago and they married the following year in 1964. Together, they have a daughter, Samantha Markle (b. 1964), and a son, Thomas Markle Jr. (b. 1966). Their marriage ended after the span of 11 years in 1975.

He then married the popular American businesswoman, Doria Ragland in 1979 but they got divorced in 1987. Their daughter, Meghan Markle is a former actress and the current Duchess of Sussex.  He has a rocky relationship with her daughter Meghan. He is currently single as per our knowledge.

In 2018, there was a lot of speculation about whether he would attend Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry.  The speculation ended when it was revealed that he wouldn’t be able to attend her wedding as he was recovering from heart surgery at the time. He was the subject of another controversy when it was found that he had staged photographs for a paparazzi photographer in return for money.

In a 2018 interview with The Mail, he said that Meghan would be nothing without him and that he made her the Duchess she is today. The following year in 2019, he published a letter sent to him by Meghan where she expressed how hurt she was by his actions. Coming to his financial condition, he won $750,000 in the California State Lottery in 1990 but instead of putting it to better use, he spent all the money. He filed for bankruptcy in 2016 over a debt of $30,000.

Is Thomas Markle Gay?

When it comes to Thomas Markle’s sexual orientation, he is straight when and is neither gay nor bisexual. He was previously married to Roslyn Loveless from 1964 to 1975 with whom he shares two children and Doria Ragland from 1979 to 1987 with whom he shares a daughter. However, he is currently single as per our knowledge. Going by his relationship history, it’s clear that he is straight.

Professional Career

Thomas Markle’s career lasted from 1963 to 2011. He was employed at WTTW-TV Channel 11 in the 1970s as a lighting director. For his work on the channel’s “Made in Chicago”, he received a Chicago / Midwest Emmy Award. He has also worked on the massively popular daytime soap opera, “General Hospital” and the popular TV sitcom, “Married… with Children”.

For his work on the former, he received a Daytime Emmy Award. He was nominated for Daytime Emmy Award 7 other times for his work on the show. In 1986, he did the lighting work for the 58th Academy Awards which brought him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination as well.

  • Thomas Markle together with Vincent Steib was the winner of the 2011 Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction for a Drama Series for “General Hospital”.
  • Thomas Markle together with Robert A. Dickinson and Marc Palius was nominated for a 1986 Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Miniseries or a Special for “The 58th Annual Academy Awards”.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Thomas Markle in 2024

Thomas Markle Net Worth
Thomas Markle Net Worth

As of 2024, Thomas Markle has garnered a net worth of $55 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a lighting director and director of photography. He has been incredibly successful in his career and therefore it’s no surprise that he has garnered such a net worth.

Thomas Markle has been absolutely amazing at his work and his list of awards proves that. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for his future and hope he smoothens his relationship with his daughter, Meghan Markle one day.


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