Mark Dayton
Mark Dayton
Celebrated Name: Mark Dayton
Real Name/Full Name: Mark Brandt Dayton
Gender: Male
Age: 77 years old
Birth Date: January 26, 1947
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.82 m
Weight: 78 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Janice Haarstick (div. 1999), Alida Rockefeller (m. 1978 div. 1986)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Eric and Andrew)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Mark Dayton Gay?: No
Profession: Politician
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $10 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Mark Dayton is a politician and an educator by profession in the United States of America. Mark Dayton is widely known for his distinguished political career as he became the 40th governor of Minnesota from the period of 2011 to 2019. Earlier, he became the United States Senator (2001-2007) for Minnesota, and before that, the Minnesota State Auditor (1991-1995). He is currently serving as the member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

Maybe you know about Mark Dayton 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 Mark Dayton’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

Dayton was born and raised in a family of four children among whom he was the eldest, and was born on January 26, 1947, in Minneapolis. His parents included his mother, Gwendolen May (Brandt), and father, Bruce Bliss Dayton. His family had a chain market, Dayton’s department store chain, which was founded by his great-grandfather George Dayton. Mark Dayton was raised in Long Lake, Minnesota, and got inducted to Blake School in Minneapolis, where he completed his graduation.

While he was in high school, he played ice hockey for the school team. Talking more about his early life, Dayton attended college at Yale University, where he played varsity hockey. He played ice-hockey until an accident on the ice, after which he stopped playing. During his college, he, along with back then-future President George W. Bush, had joined the  Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

He received his B.A. degree in psychology in 1969. After completing his college, Dayton went to  Lower East Side of New York City, where he worked as a teacher for three years. After this, he worked as the chief financial officer of a social service agency in Boston for four years till 1975.

Personal Life

Dayton was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was given birth by the couple Gwendolen May (Brandt), mother, and Bruce Bliss Dayton, father. Dayton got married to Alida Ferry Rockefeller in 1986. Alida was the youngest sister of U.S. Senator John Davison Rockefeller IV. The couple gave birth to two sons, Eric and Andrew. The couple split apart in 1986. Dayton had a second marriage with Janice R. Haarstick, who was the President of Jamahda Farm Inc. The couple got divorced in 1999.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on January 26 1947,Mark Dayton is 77 years old as of today’s date 21st April 2024. His height is 1.82m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


After completing his college, Dayton went to Lower East Side of New York City, where he worked as a teacher for three years. After this, he worked as the chief financial officer of a social service agency in Boston for four years till 1975. During this period, he also got the oppurtunity to work with Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpichand U.S. Senator Walter Mondale as he became their advisor in making lawful decisions.

After this, Dayton became the Economic Development Commissioner of Minnesota in 1978. He put his step into politics in 1982 as he ran for the U.S. Senate against Republican Party incumbent, David Durenberger. To become the senator, he had to win against U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy in the Democratic primary.

Dayton’s political career wasn’t secure as he had to go through a series of losses in elections. Finally, he got elected to the U.S. Senate, defeating Republican incumbent Rod Grams in 2000. He got elected as the Governor of Minnesota for two consecutive terms and opted out of the third year in 2018, leaving the office in January 2019. Dayton left the office in 2019 after leaving the race to become the governor in 2018.

He had won his second term consecutively in 2014 as he defeated Jeff Johnson, who was an opponent from the Republican. As the governor of Minnesota, Dayton took some legal steps, which were known as his significant steps in modern-day politics for the state of Minnesota. Dayton became the Governor of Minnesota on January 3, 2011, as he took the promise of fulfilling his duties.

Awards & Achievements

Being a U.S. senator, he achieved many things. He became the first senator to introduce legislation, creating a cabinet-level United States Department of Peace by voting against the authorization for Iraq War. Even after becoming the governor, he was known for goodwill and bold decisions, under his leadership he legalized same-sex marriage and constructed the U.S. Bank Stadium for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL).

Net Worth & Salary of Mark Dayton in 2024

Mark Dayton Net Worth
Mark Dayton Net Worth

Mark Dayton’s primary source of income is an Educator and a politician. He has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of April 2024. His salary is not available in detail.

Mark Dayton is a celebrated politician, who is known for his stern and perfect decision required for a democracy. As an educator and a politician, he has achieved a great deal and holds an inspiring model for many people.



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