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Morten Harket was born on the 14th September 1959, in Kongsberg, Norway, and is a musician, singer and songwriter who is most famous for being the lead vocalist of new wave/pop rock band A-ha.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this Norwegian musician has accumulated so far? How rich Morten Harket is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Morten Harket’s net worth, as of mid-2017, revolves around the sum of $50 million, acquired through his music career which has been active since 1982.

Morten Harket Net Worth $50 million

Morten was one of five children of an economist teacher Henny, and hospital physician Reidar Harket. He grew up in Asker, where he learned to play piano at the early age of four, and under the musical influences of David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Queen and James Brown among several others. Despite wanting to be a priest in his teenage years, and enrolling in theological studies, he abandoned that path and turned towards music. He began his music career as a member of rock band Bridges but later joined the blues group Soldier Blue.

In 1982, alongside Paal Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen, Morten founded the band A-ha. In 1984 the trio relocated to London, UK, where they released their debut single “Lesson One” – the song “suffered” several adjustments, re-writing and re-recordings before it was released as “Take On Me”, and became an international hit single, peaking at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The group’s debut studio album – entitled “Hunting High and Low” – hit the charts just a year later in 1985, scoring a rather solid commercial success, selling over 10 million copies and peaking at No. 15 on the US Billboard 200 chart. This venture provided the basis for Morten Harket’s net worth.

Prior to 1994 when they split, Morten and his bandmates released four more studio albums, of which “Scoundrel Days” (1986) and “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” were certified three times platinum. In 1998 A-ha gathered again and made a comeback, releasing “Minor Earth Major Sky” studio album in 2000, which was followed by “Lifelines” (2002) and “Analogue” (2005) before they split again. Since 2015, after a second reunion, Morten and A-ha released their most recent studio album entitled “Cast in Steel”, which managed to repeat the commercial success of its predecessors. So far, Harket and his A-ha band has released a total of 10 studio albums which have sold over 60 million copies, as well as numerous singles of which 20 million copies have sold. It is certain that all these accomplishments helped Morten Harket to add a significant sum to the total of his wealth.

Apart from A-ha and all those mentioned above, Harket has also made some efforts towards his solo career, in which he so far has released six albums, including the most commercially successful “Out of My Hands” (2012) and “Brother” (2014). In addition, Morten has released over two dozen singles such as “A Kind of Christmas Card” and “Scared of Heights” which peaked at No. 1 on international charts. It is certain that all these ventures have dramatically boosted the size of Morten Harket’s net worth.

For his great contribution to Norwegian music, in 2012 Morten Harket was named a Knight of the 1st Class of Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav.

When it comes to his personal life, Harket dated actress Bunty Bailey back in the mid-1980s, while between 1989 and 1998 he was married to another actress, Camilla Malmquist with whom he has two sons and a daughter. Besides these, Harket has two more daughters – one from a relationship with Anne Mette Undlien, and the other from his relationship with Inez Andersson with whom he has been living since 2005.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 14, 1959
Birth place: Kongsberg, Norway
Height:6' 1" (1.85 m)
Profession:Soundtrack, Actor, Composer, Musician
Nationality:Norwegian
Partner:Inez Andersson
Spouse:Camilla Malmquist Harket (m. 1989–1998)
Children:Tomine Harket, Karmen Harket, Jonathan Harket, Jakob Harket, Henny Harket
Parents:Reidar Harket, Henny Harket
Siblings:Håkon Harket, Ingunn Harket, Gunvald Harket, Kjetil Harket
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1On July 2nd 2005 he and his collegues in A-Ha performed at the LIVE 8 concert in Berlin, Germany. The concert was one of 9 similar concerts around the world, as part of Bob Geldof's Live 8 concert campaign. An audience of 150,000 was present at the Brandenburger Gate in Berlin. [July 2005]
2Invited to Chile, South America where A-Ha performed at the Viña del Mar Festival 24th February 2006. [February 2006]
3Touring Russia from 1st November to 11 November [November 2006]
4A-Ha announced in June 2005, that they would play their first concert on American soil, since 1986. The concert will take place in New York 12th of September 2005. [June 2005]
5Held a concert at a small venue called Shepherds Bush Empire for around 2,000 fans. Live set included songs Birthright and White Dwarf from their Analogue album which were played for the first time in London. [February 2006]
6Held a concert and autograph signing session at HMV Oxford Street, London. 500 Wristbands given out, more fans queued overnight than wristbands available. [January 2006]
7Currently working in studio, together with his two other colleagues in A-Ha (Magne Furuholmen Pål Waaktaar) on their 8th album. It will be released later this year with a following tour. [May 2005]
8After launching their 13th album last year a-ha's 2010 world tour is the last chance to see the band in concert before they retire at the end of this year!The 'Ending on a High Note' tour will cover four continents and 15 countries. [March 2010]
9His former personal assistant, Inez Andersson, has been his girlfriend since 2005. They have 1 daughter together, Karmen Poppy, who was born on 16th September 2008.
1030th October 2006: Attended the Q Music Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London where A-Ha received the "Inspiration" Award 2006.
11Started playing piano at the age of 4 - his roots are firmly set in classical music.
12He has a 5 octave voice and he tends to forget his lyrics on stage.
13The first rock album he ever heard was by Uriah Heep at the age of 16... before that he was oblivious to rock music.
14Daughter, Henny, with Anne Mette Undlien, born February 6, 2003.
15Son of Henny and Reidar Harket.
16Children with Camilla: Jacob Oscar Martinus Malmquist Harket (b. May 14, 1989), Jonathan Henning Adler Malmquist Harket (b. December 30, 1990) and Anne Katharina Tomine Malmquist Harket (b. April 14, 1993, uses Tomine as her first name).
17The first live album of A-Ha will be released in March across Europe and is called 'How can I sleep with your voice in my head' (2003).
18The new A-Ha album is called 'Lifelines' (2002).
19Their first single which is released is called 'Summer Moved On' - no.1 in the Norwegian Pop Charts
20Their comeback album from 2000 is called 'Minor Earth, Major Sky'.
21He reunited with A-Ha in 1998.
22Political interests: Is fighting for the rights and freedom of the people of East Timor. Gave 60 interviews a day during the days of the "Take on me" glory. Before the comeback, he contributed to the making of 4 A-Ha-songs only ("Take On Me", "Living A Boy's Adventure Tale", "Stay On These Roads" and "Touchy!").
23Brother of Kjetil Harket.
24Hobby: photography.
25Start of the relationship with Camilla Malmquist.
26(1985-1986) Had a relationship with Bunty Bailey, the girl in A-Ha's video clip of their first hit 'Take on me'.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot2016writer: "Take On Me"
Cuéntame2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sing Street2016writer: "Take on Me"
Glee2013-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guapas2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eshche odin god2014writer: "Take on Me"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV Special performer: "Feel This Moment/Take On Me" / writer: "Feel This Moment/Take On Me"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012-2013TV Series writer - 5 episodes
This Is 402012writer: "Take on Me"
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Chuck2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kinect Sports: Season Two2011Video Game arranger: "Take On Me" / courtesy: "Take On Me" / music: "Take On Me" / writer: "Take On Me"
Generació D2011TV Movie documentary writer: "Take On Me"
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
EastEnders2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Amigos...2011writer: "Take On Me"
Glory Daze2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Outsourced2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12007-2010TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko slovenská superstar2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Being Erica2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saints Row 22008Video Game writer: "Take On Me"
El pasado2007writer: "Take On Me"
Psych2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar Pop2007Video Game writer: "Take On Me"
Cesko hledá SuperStar2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Totally Awesome2006TV Movie writer: "Take On Me" - as M. Harket
The Lather Effect2006writer: "Take On Me" - as M. Warket
Karaoke Revolution Party2005Video Game "Take On Me"
Reunion2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Böse Zellen2003writer: "Take on me"
South Park2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Corky Romano2001writer: "Take On Me"
One Night at McCool's2001writer: "Velvet" 1996
Top of the Pops2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stars in Their Eyes2000TV Series writer - 2 episodes
BASEketball1998writer: "Take On Me"
Grosse Pointe Blank1997writer: "Take on Me"
Hatulan Bilibid Boys 21995performer: "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
Coneheads1993performer: "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
Kamilla og tyven1988performer: "Kamilla og Bastian"
Saturday Night Live1985TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yohan - Barnevandrer2010Gypsy caravan driver
Kamilla og tyven II1989Christoffer
Kamilla og tyven1988Christoffer
A-Ha: Take on Me1985Video shortThe Man

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Homeland2016/IIDocumentary
A-ha: Ending on a High Note - The Final Concert2011
A-ha: Live at Vallhall - Homecoming2002Video documentary
A-ha: Headlines and Deadlines - The Hits of A-ha1991Video

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nation's Favourite Bond Song2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tørnquist Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Skavlan2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2013 Billboard Music Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Inside Stargate2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
A-ha: Ending on a High Note - The Final Concert2011Himself - Lead Vocalist / Guitar / Tambourine
Daybreak2010TV SeriesHimself
The Armstrong and Miller Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Loose Women2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Himself
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2009TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
The National Lottery2009TV SeriesHimself
All Star Mr & Mrs2009TV SeriesHimself
Landeplage2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Vokalist i A-ha
Zibb2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Brit Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
CD:UK2006TV SeriesHimself
Today with Des and Mel2006TV SeriesHimself
TV total2005TV SeriesHimself
Go' morgen Danmark2005TV SeriesHimself
Hydro Centennial Concert2005TV MovieHimself
Once Upon a Time...2005TV MovieHimself
Nordic Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Award Winner (Nordic Honor Award) (as A-ha)
Nettopp nå2004TV SeriesHimself
God kveld Norge2003TV SeriesHimself
Essential Music Videos: Hits of the '80s2003Video shortHimself (segment "Take on Me")
Først & sist2002-2003TV SeriesHimself
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHimself
A-ha: Live at Vallhall - Homecoming2002Video documentaryHimself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert2001TV Special documentaryHimself - A-ha
Wiese1996TV SeriesHimself
The Eurovision Song Contest1996TV SpecialHimself - Host
A-ha: Live in South America1993VideoHimself
Top of the Pops1985-1993TV SeriesHimself
Ragazzi1991TV SeriesHimself
MTV Prime1991TV SeriesHimself - Aha
A-ha: Headlines and Deadlines - The Hits of A-ha1991VideoHimself
Good Morning Britain1991TV SeriesHimself
U1991TV SeriesHimself
Elf 991991TV SeriesHimself
Sábado noche1988TV SeriesHimself
Tocata1987TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Superstore1986TV SeriesHimself
Nöjesmassakern1985TV SeriesHimself - Member of A-Ha

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pop Gold2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s2012TV SpecialHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - A-ha
The Chart Show1991TV SeriesHimself - Move to Memphis Video

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