Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot
Celebrated Name: Gordon Lightfoot
Real Name/Full Name: Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 85 years old
Birth Date: November 17, 1938
Birth Place: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Height: 1.83m
Weight: 51kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Brita Lngegerd(m 1963-div 1973), Elizabeth Moon(m 1989-div 2011), Kim Hasse(married since 2014)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Fred Lightfoot, Eric Lightfoot, Meredith Lightfoot, Ingrid Lightfoot, and Miles Lightfoot)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Gordon Lightfoot Gay?: No
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, and Guitarist
Salary: No
Net Worth in 2024: $32 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Gordon Lightfoot is a legendary Canadian singer and guitarist. The lightfoot received fame through folk, folk-rock, and country music. The singer is Canada’s greatest songwriter. The full name of the singer is Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. Lightfoot was discoverer his talent at an early age and became part of the school signing team.

The singer tour around the world and recognized by his fans everywhere. He received the highest civilian award by Canada. The songwriter attached to the various group before start writing songs. The career of lightfoot lifted when his songs used famous artists.

Maybe you know about Gordon Lightfoot very well, but do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Gordon Lightfoot’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

The singer was born on November 17, 1938, at Orillia, Ontario, Canada.  The parents of lightfoot are Gordon Lightfoot Sr. and Jessie Trill Lightfoot. The Gordon worked in a local dry claiming firm. Lightfoot also has a sister named Beverley. The mother recognized his talent at a very early age. In fourth grade, he performed on Too Ra Loo Rai. Gordon was the part choir of Orillia’s Paul’s United Church.

At a young age of twelve, he won a competition among boys. The singer teaches himself piano and drums. Lightfoot performs in Muskoka, which is a resort in Orillia. Apart from singing, Lightfoot was an athlete and took part in various competitions of the shot put pole vault and football. The multitalented Gordon received a scholarship from McGill University’s School of Music and the University of Toronto.

In 1958, the artist took admission at Westlake College of Music. To support himself in the study, Gordon worked in jingles and detriment. In 1960, he returned to Toronto. The singer hosted BBC TV’s Country and Western Show in 1963. He traveled to Europe and the United Kingdom for a show.

Personal Life

The singer married three times in his life. In April 1963, he married to Brita Ingegerd Olaisson. She was a Swedish woman. The couple has two children named Fred and Ingrid. In 1973, the couple supported due to musical touring issues.

The second time Gordon married to Elizabeth Moon and divorced in 2011. The marriage with Moon lasted nine years. The couple has two children named Miles and Meredith. In late 2014, the singer married the third time to Kim Hasse. Gordon regularly goes to the gym to keep himself healthy. The band members are performing with Gordon for more than 45 years.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on November 17 1938, Gordon Lightfoot is 85 years old as of today’s date 18th July 2024. His height is 1.83m tall, and his weight is 51 kg.


After returning to his hometown, the singer performed in various local cafes with The Swinging Eight. The artist teamed up with Gino Silvi Singers. In 1962 two singles of Lightfoot released, which help in increasing his fan following. The singles of Lightfoot I’m the One, and It’s Too late became very popular on the radio and locally. In 1962, the singer joined Teamed up with Terry Whelan and recorded two albums.

Lightfoot wrote songs for famous singers like Elvis Presley and Marty Robbins. The singer got a deal from the United Artists. In 1965, he presented by Albert Grossman. After one year, the debut album released named Lightfoot. The album received a big hit. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation approached Gordon for a special broadcast. He released four albums in the upcoming years called The Way I Feel, Did She Mention y Name ?, Back Here on Earth and Sunday Concert.

The singer signed with Warner Bros. Lightfoot released a single song If You Could Read My Mind. It became a hut and received a gold disc. The international tours of Gordon increased after signing with Warner bros. The singer had to undergo surgery in 2002. After surgery, the singer stops his tours and concert to rest at home. In 2004, the new album Harmony of the singer released.  The singer suffered from a minor stroke in 2006. In 2017 Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invited the singer to play in Parliament Hill.

Awards & Achievements

The singer won several awards in his career. He won several awards like six Juno Awards, ASCAP Awards, and many more. He nominated for five Grammy Awards.

Net Worth & Salary of Gordon Lightfoot in 2024

Gordon Lightfoot Net Worth
Gordon Lightfoot Net Worth

As of July 2024, The net worth of Gordon Lightfoot is $32 million. The singer starts showcasing his talent at a very young age. Gordon’s five albums achieved Gold Status, and Four Albums became a Platinum hit. The artist made his net worth through his music career.

In October 2015, a sculpture named Golden Leaves: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot made in singer Hometown. He is a folk-rock legend. The artist worked with several labels like United Artists, Reprise, Warner Bros, and Linus.

The singer all albums became hits, but his song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is even popular today. The singer included in awards like Canadian Country Music, Canada’s Walk of Fame, and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.


  1. I love this Man seen him once and will always remember his songs smiles and jokes.Wish I could meet him and his family.

  2. Loved him since the early 70’s. When my husband (a drummer) was with his band, I would be at home listening to my Fav Gordon Lightfoot, over & over again. Would love to see one of his concerts

  3. When my daughter was 8, she fell in love with the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. When he came to town, she begged me to take her and I spend a lot of time tracking down his manager, asking if Gordon would meet my daughter, and he made it happen backstage. My daughter is now a Professor at a top notch University and still has the picture of them on her wall. It was the first of over 50 concerts I’ve taken my daughter to.

  4. I have seen him many times. while he and the band are great, the best times were in the Riverboat with John Stockfish on base and Red Shea on lead Guitar. I remember him telling us about his entry for Canada’s song for the Centennial, Canadian Railway Trilogy, i’d take that over CAN NAh Dah any day of the week. 20 minute set on a stage barely big enough for the 3 of them. I would line up for a 20 minute set (think is was about $10 a set) go in sit through set exit and walk around to the fron an d lineup for another set. Times were good in the “Viilage”


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