Mark Farner
Mark Farner
Celebrated Name: Mark Farner
Real Name/Full Name: Mark Fredrick Farner
Gender: Male
Age: 71 years old
Birth Date: 29 September 1948
Birth Place: Flint, Michigan, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.71 M
Weight: 68 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Lesia Farner
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Joseph Farner, Jason Farner, and Jesse Farner)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Mark Farner Gay? No
Profession: Singer, Guitarist, and Songwriter.
Net Worth in 2020: $20 Million
Last Updated: September 2020

Mark Farner is a popular American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He is most well-known for being the lead guitarist and lead singer of the popular American hard-rock band, Grand Funk Railroad. He is a popular contemporary Christian music as well.

Maybe you know about Mark Farner very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2020? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Mark Farner’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

Mark Farner, whose full name is Mark Fredrick Farner, was born on 29th September 1948 in Flint, Michigan, U.S. He was born to parents, Delton Farner and Betty Farner. His father was a tank driver in the Seventh Armored Division in World War II. He showed interest in music at an early age and has been to guitar lessons during his school years.

Personal Life

Mark Farner has been married to Lesia Farner for more than three decades. He has three children, Joseph Farner, Jason Farner, and Jesse Farner (1988-2018). Mark Farner has previously been in a relationship with Sally Kellerman (1975 – 1976). He has suffered from heart problems in his life and finally had a pacemaker installed on 22nd of October, 2012.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on the 29th of September 1948, Mark Farner is 71 years old as of today’s date 28th September 2020. His height is 1.71 M tall, and his weight is 68 Kg.


Mark Farner began his career by playing in Terry Knight and The Pack for the period between 1965 and 1966, The Bossmen in 1966 and, The Pack (also known as The Fabulous Pack) for the period between 1967 and 1968. He then went on to form an American hard-rock band, Grand Funk Railroad, in 1968 with Don Brewer on drums and Mel Schacher on bass guitar. Craig Frost joined the band in 1973 who served on keyboards.

Mark was the lead guitarist and the lead singer of the band, while also serving as the songwriter for most of the band’s songs. One of the band’s most famous songs is “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” which was released in 1970 and was incredibly successful. He has also written the 1975 song “Bad Time,” which was the last of the band’s four singles to be featured on the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, the group disbanded in 1976.

As a solo artist, he released his first album in 1977, which was self-titled. His other albums were “No Frills” (1978) and “Just Another Injustice” (1988).  He is the singer of the popular song, “Isn’t it Amazing,” which earned him a Dove Award nomination and also reached the second spot on Contemporary Christian music charts. He formed Lismark Communications with Steve Lisk. He has his label as well, which is named LisMark Records.

Awards & Achievements

Here is a list covering some of the Awards & Achievements earned by Mark Farner:

  • He was voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame as a solo artist in 2015.
  • He earned a Dove Award nomination  for the song, “Isn’t it Amazing.”
  • He was honored with the Lakota Sioux Elders Honor Mark in 1999.

Net Worth & Salary of Mark Farner in 2020

Mark Farner Net Worth
Mark Farner Net Worth

As of September 2020, Mark Farner has gathered a net worth of $20 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He has played in Terry Knight, The Bossmen and, The Pack (also known as The Fabulous Pack). He formed the popular rock band, Grand Funk Railroad, whose songs, “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home)” and “Bad Time,” brought him huge fame and recognition. He has his label, LisMark Records, and has a popular solo career as well.

Mark Farner has been a great singer, guitarist, and songwriter, and his list of accomplishments prove it. However, what often gets overlooked is the kind of heart he has. Off-screen, he is involved in honoring service personnel and veterans and offering support to American farmers. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for all his future endeavors and hope he keeps inspiring us like he always has.


  1. I have learned much more about MARK FARNER, and I am glad I read this. I am so happy for you and your family. I am so sorry about your son, Jesse. I am happy for you and your life, and the choices you have made are awesome. We forget, I think, sometimes, that the person we see on stage is also a real person living life just like the rest of us, with it’s challenges and rewards. Wishing all the best for you and your family now, and always.


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