Mark Foster
Mark Foster
Celebrated Name: Mark Foster
Real Name/Full Name: Mark Derek Foster
Gender: Male
Age: 40 years old
Birth Date: 29 February 1984
Birth Place: San Jose, California, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.75 M
Weight: 75 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Julia Garner (m, 2019)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Mark Foster Gay?: No
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician.
Net Worth in 2024: $10 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Mark Foster is a popular American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is most well-known for being the lead singer and the co-founder of the popular band, Foster the People. The band was founded in 2009 and has released the albums, “Torches” (2011), “Supermodel” (2014), and “Sacred Hearts Club” (2017) since then.

Maybe you know about Mark Foster 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 Foster’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 Foster, whose full name is Mark Derek Foster, was born on the 29th of February 1984 in San Jose, California, the U.S.  His interest in music was visible from an early age itself and as a boy, he participated in the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus and played the drums, guitar, and piano. Upon becoming a teenager, he began playing in garage bands. Coming to his education, he has attended  Nordonia High School in Macedonia, Ohio, from where he graduated in 2002.

Personal Life

Mark Foster married the popular actress Julia Garner on the 28th of December 2019, and the two have been together ever since. Coming to other aspects of his personal life, he had previously struggled with drug addiction.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on the 29 February 1984, Mark Foster is 40 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. His height is 1.75 M tall, and his weight is 75 Kg.


Mark Foster moved to Sylmar, California, in 2002, after completing his high school education where he lived with his uncle. He did this to be closer to Los Angeles so that he could pursue a career in music. However, for the next six years, he struggled to make an impact in the music industry and instead worked in various jobs including, waiting tables, painting houses, telemarketing, and bar-tending.

He got one of his first major breaks when he got the opportunity to perform on lead vocals on the 2006 Toques’ song “Breakdown,” which was also featured in the film, “Stick It.” He has written the song, “The Ballad of Andy” and has also worked as a music producer with various bands including, Friday and The Rondo Brothers. In 2008, he became the commercial jingle writer for the popular record label, Mophonics.

During this time, he wrote jingles for the popular companies, Honey Bunches of Oats and Verizon. In 2009, he released his debut solo album, “Solo Songs,” which included the songs, “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls),” “I Would Do Anything for You,” and “Polartropic (You Don’t Understand Me)” which was featured in the soundtrack of the 2012 animated film, “Frankenweenie.”

In the same year, he formed the band, Foster the People with Mark Pontius, and Jacob Fink. Their first song was “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was released in early 2010 and soon became greatly popular. In May of 2010, the band was signed to the popular record label, Startime International. In January of 2011, they released their first EP titled, “Foster the People.”

“Pumped Up Kicks” was released as part of the EP, and it eventually captured the 3rd position on the Billboard Hot 100 and also a nomination for Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The band’s first album, “Torches,” captured the 8th position on the Billboard 200 and once again brought a Grammy Award nomination for Best Alternative Music Album. He has also produced electronic music DJ Swims as part of the duo Smims & Belle.

In 2012, they released a remix of “Blue Jeans” by Lana Del Rey, and a couple of years later, they released a remix of a single from Foster the People’s second album. In March of 2014, Foster the People released their second album, “Supermodel,” which captured the 3rd position on Billboard 200. Mark served as the producer of the soundtrack for the war drama film, “Little Boy” in 2015. In July of 2017, the band released its third album, “Sacred Hearts Club.”

Awards & Achievements

Here is a list covering some of the Awards and Achievements earned by Mark Foster:

  • He was the winner of the Film Award in the category of Best Picture – Budget under $1 Million for “A Song of Good” at the 2008 New Zealand Film and TV Awards (II).
  • As a member of the band, Foster the People, he was the winner of the Top Rock Song Award for “Pumped Up Kicks” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.
  • As a member of the band, Foster the People, he was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and a Grammy in the category of Best Alternative Music Album for “Torches” at the 54TH Annual Grammy Awards in 2011.
  • As a member of the band, Foster the People, he was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Short Form Music Video for “Houdini” at the 55thAnnual Grammy Awards in 2012.

Net Worth & Salary of Mark Foster in 2024

Mark Foster Net Worth
Mark Foster Net Worth

As of July 2024, Mark Foster has gathered a net worth of $10 million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a singer, songwriter, and musician. One of the earliest works of his career was 2006 Toques’ song “Breakdown,” which was also featured in the film, “Stick It.” He formed the band, Foster the People in 2009, and their song, “Pumped Up Kicks,” was immensely popular besides bringing the band a Grammy Award nomination. Their second album, “Supermodel” (2014), was just as popular as their first album, “Torches” (2011).

Mark Foster has been a great singer, and his work shows that. One lesson which we can all learn from his life is his ability to work on himself and bounce back from adverse times. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for all his future endeavors and hope he keeps entertaining us like he always has.



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