Mark Knopfler Net Worth
Mark Knopfler net worth: Mark Knopfler is a British songwriter, film score composer, guitarist and record producer who has a net worth of $95 million dollars. A musician, singer-songwriter, composer, and producer, Mark Knopfler is most widely recognized as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and writer for the band, Dire Straits. Dire Straits disbanded in 1995. Additionally, he has served as a guest session artist for multiple musicians and provided the scores for such films as, "The Princess Bride", "Wag the Dog", and "Last Exit to Brooklyn".
Born August 12, 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, he is best known as the front man, vocalist and lead guitarist for rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his brother David Knopfler in 1977. He has performed with such high-profile artists as Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Sting and James Taylor. Knopfler is known for his finger-style guitar technique and was ranked 27th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He is a four-time Grammy Award winner and the recipient of three honorary doctorate degrees in music from universities in the United Kingdom. Knopfler is considered the most celebrated British guitarist to emerge in the '70s and '80s. At a time when punk and new wave music were making technique seem irrelevant and metal bands were taking the guitar solo in a noisier, less predictable direction, Knopfler's clean but dexterous picking proved there was still a place for traditionalism in mainstream rock & roll. Knopfler's first solo album, Golden Heart, was released in March 1996 and featured the single Darling Pretty, which made it onto the soundtrack of the 1996 film Twister. Knopfler has been married three times. His first marriage was to Kathy White, his longtime girlfriend from his school days. In November 1983, he married his second wife Lourdes Salomone and they had twin sons Benji and Joseph, born in 1987. On Valentine's Day 1997, Knopfler married his third wife, British actress and writer Kitty Aldridge. They have two daughters.