|Real Name/Full Name:
|Thomas Wayne Markle
|79 years old
|18 July 1944
|Newport, Pennsylvania, US
|Doria Ragland (m. 1979–1987), Roslyn Markle (m. 1964–1975)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Samantha Markle, Thomas Markle Jr.
|Is Thomas Markle Gay?:
|Retired Television lighting director and director of photography
|$50400 per year
|Net Worth in 2024:
Thomas Markle is a retired American television lighting director and director of photography who is primarily known as the father of Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex. He is also widely known for refusing to attend the wedding of his daughter to Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex in 2018.
Due to his excellent work as a lighting director in the television series Made In Chicago, Thomas received the Chicago /Midwest Emmy Award. He has also won two Daytime Emmy Awards for his excellent job in a television soap opera General Hospital.
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Early Life & Biography
Thomas Markle was born on 18 July 1944 to the late Doris May Rita and the late Arnold Markle in Newport, Pennsylvania. Thomas has two brothers by the names Fredrick and Michael Markle. The Markle family is said to be the distant descendants of Mary Hussey Smith, who was the landowner of The New Hampshire Landowner and a descendant of Christopher Hussey.
Thomas met his first wife, Roslyn Loveless, in 1963 on a campus party at the University of Chicago where she was a student and a secretary. The couple then married in 1964 and had their first child Samantha Markle in the same year and later had a son in 1966. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1975.
Four years after his divorce to Roslyn, Thomas married his second wife, Doria Ragland, and the couple welcomed their daughter in 1981 by the name Rachel Meghan Markle who is widely known as The Duchess of Sussex. His marriage to Doria ended in divorce in 1988.
In 1990, Thomas won $750000 in The California State Lottery, but it is said he spent all the money. This is evident as of 2016; he filed for bankruptcy for having a dept of over $30000.
In 2018, it was revealed that he was not going to attend the famous wedding between his daughter and Prince Harry because he was recovering from heart surgery. It was later discovered that he was lying and that he had staged the photos and the story in return for money from the paparazzi. His daughter Samantha was then quoted saying that the pictures shared by her father were not for financial gain but as a motivation to stay healthy.
His continued paid interviews in 2018, where he was discussing his relationship with his daughter and his son in law damaged his relationship with his daughter Meghan. This is evident in 2019, where Thomas published a private letter sent to him privately by his daughter just after the wedding, explaining how much he had broken her heart. Thomas is currently living in Rosarito, Mexico
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 18 July 1944, Thomas Markle is 79 years old as of today’s date 27th February 2024. His height is 1.7m tall, and his weight is 88 kg.
Thomas began his career in the 1970s, where he worked as a lighting director at WTTW-TV, and his hard work was recognized in 1975, where he received an Emmy Award for an Outstanding Achievement for individual excellence for his lighting designs in the TV program Made in Chicago.
He later worked on a soap opera series by the name General Hospital which helped him achieve another Emmy Award. Thomas also designed the lighting for the 58th Academy Awards.
Awards & Achievements
1975 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award
1982 Daytime Emmy Award
2011 Daytime Emmy Award
Net Worth & Salary of Thomas Markle in 2024
As of ’February, Thomas has an estimated net worth of over $2 Million. He has gained this wealth through his many paid interviews and also through the money he collects from his retirement account of $1500 per month and another $2700 in social security.
Through his strained relationship with his daughter, Thomas has taught many people that you should always protect and keep your family together, never to lose the people you love and care for.