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Mark Farner Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Mark Farner was born on the 29th September 1948 in Flint, Michigan USA, an is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band called Grand Funk Railroad. Farner’s career started in 1965.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mark Farner is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Farner’s net worth is as high as $16 million, an amount earned through his successful career in music. In addition to being a frontman of the popular rock band, Farner also has a solo career, and has released six studio albums which improved his wealth.

Mark Farner Net Worth $16 Million

Mark Farner began his musical career in 1965 when he joined the band called The Pack, while he also played in The Bossmen (1966), and The Fabulous Pack (1967-1968). In 1969, Farner, Don Brewer (drums), and Mel Schacher (bass guitar) formed the Grand Funk Railroad, the band that released 13 studio albums from 1969 to 1983.

Their debut album was “On Time” (1969), and it achieved the golden status, peaking at the No. 27 on Billboard 200 chart. “Grand Funk” (1969) had a better commercial success, and it reached No. 11 on the Billboard 200, while the single “Mr. Limousine Driver” entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 97th place. Their third release called “Closer to Home” (1970), peaked at No. 6 on Billboard 200, and with “Survival” (1971) repeated that achievement. Also in 1971, their fifth album “E Pluribus Funk” managed to enter into the top five on the Billboard 200 (the best position to date), which only increased Mark`s net worth.

The keyboardist, Craig Frost joined the band in 1973, and he played on the seventh studio album “We’re an American Band” which peaked at the No. 2 position on Billboard 200, with single “We’re an American Band”, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart. By the end of the ‘70s, the band had released four more albums, two of which were placed on Billboard top 10, but in 1976 they disbanded, so Farner had the opportunity to pursue a solo career.

In 1977, Farner’s self-titled album came out, and one year later, he released “No Frills”. In 1981, Grand Funk Railroad reunited, and they recorded “Grand Funk Lives”, without bassist Mel Schacher and keyboard player Craig Frost. Unfortunately, the album failed to achieve notable commercial success, as did their latest “What’s Funk?” (1983). Farner has released four more solo albums with “For the People” (2006) being the most recent one.

Mark has also collaborated with other musicians such as Ringo Starr, Randy Bachman, John Entwistle, Felix Cavaliere, and Billy Preston, among others. In 2001, his biography called “From Grand Funk to Grace”, was published.

Regarding his personal life, Mark Farner is married to Lesia, and they have two children together. Farner also has a son from a previous relationship. Following his eight-year trouble with heart problems, Farner finally had a pacemaker installed in October 2012.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Straight Outta Compton2015writer: "Closer To Home I'm Your Captain"
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days2012writer: "Walk Like a Man"
Law Abiding Citizen2009writer: "Sin's a Good Man's Brother"
Wild Hogs2007writer: "Walk Like a Man You Can Call Me Your Man"
Bad News Bears2005"Shinin' On"
Guy X2005writer: "Walk Like a Man"
Ash Wednesday2002writer: "I'm Your Captain"
The Sopranos2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
High Fidelity2000writer: "Get It Together"
The Simpsons1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heavy Metal1981writer: "Queen Bee"
Butler's Night Out1972Short writer: "Are You Ready" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of Rock 'n' Roll Greats in Concert2005VideoHimself
Musicians for Disaster Relief 05'2005TV MovieHimself
Rock 'n' Roll Greats: Mark Farner2004VideoHimself
Living Legends of Rock & Roll: Live from Itchycoo Park2000VideoHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself

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Is Mark Farner's Net Worth Deserved?

  • Rocknurse

    My truest feelings are that Mark is worth every penny of what he’s earned and more. He has always been an incredible performer and he tugs at my heart strings with his voice. As for his guitar playing, he’s no Clapton, but if you really listen, almost evert lead tells a story, and almost every break comes to a crescendo. Mark is his own man and Lesia, his wife is the perfect wife for him. I love them both and I wish them both a very long, very happy life.

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