Mark King Net Worth

Mark King Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Mark Kingsley net worth is
$16 Million

Mark Kingsley Wiki Biography

Mark King was born on 20 October 1958, in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, and is a musician, best known to be part of the band Level 42 as the bassist and lead singer. He has helped popularize playing the bass using slap style, but all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Mark King? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $16 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. Aside from Level 42, he’s also had a lot of solo work, plus numerous collaborations. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will continue to increase.

Mark King Net Worth $16 million

At a young age, Mark’s father bought him a drum kit, and so he aspired to be a drummer. At the age of 11, he started learning the guitar, and would then meet future bandmate Phil Gould whom he considered a drum rival during that time. He attended Cowes High School but was asked to leave school after wearing denim jeans in class. He would then go and work several jobs, and at 19 moved to London to pursue a career in music. He played drums for the band Re-Flex and would then transition to bass guitar. His net worth was established.

In 1979, Mark formed Level 42 with Phil Gould, Mike Lindup, and Boon Gould. He would also start playing the bass as he worked for Macaris which didn’t have any drum options. During one of their first gigs they were discovered by Andy Sojka, who would invite them to sign with the small independent label called Elite. The following year, they signed to Polydor and would go on and make albums for the label during the next nine years, also touring extensively while under contract with Polydor. In 1981, they released their first Top 40 single entitled “Love Games” which led to an appearances on BBC TV’s “Top of the Pops”. King found himself being sought after by numerous bands due to his distinct bass playing style, and appeared on the Nik Kershaw album “The Riddle” and the Midge Ure album “The Gift”. In the same year, Level 42 supported The Police on tour as well as tours by Queen and Madonna. They continue to be active, releasing an album in 2006 entitled “Retroglide”. They also went on tour in 2008.

Aside from his work with Level 42, King has had a very successful solo career, starting with his 1984 album “Influences”. This was followed up by “One Man”, and in 1999 he released a collection of unused songs entitled “Trash” which proved successful, and led to King producing a lot of live recordings. Mark continues performing with Level 42 as a frontman, and they usually perform in various festivals.

For his personal life, it is known that Mark was married to Pia, but they divorced in 1990. The couple had three children and it is known that King previously owned a pub called “Joe Daflo’s”. The pub was sold in 2000 and it has become a franchise in England. He is now married to Ria and they have a daughter. Aside from these, King is a supporter of The Prince’s Trust and is a tourism ambassador of Isle of Wight.

Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 20, 1958
Place Of BirthCowes, United Kingdom
EducationCowes Enterprise College
SpousePia King (m. ?–1990), Ria King
ParentsRaymond King
SiblingsNathan King
1As I always say to any aspiring student, just play as much as you can with as many people as you can. You may not always like the songs or the music - if you go from playing 'The Gay Gordons' to a swinging little quickstep, to a Stevie Wonder track, to doing 'River Deep, Mountain High', to a Beatles song, to a waltz, half the time you're thinking 'I can't stand this stuff', but what's happening is you're exponentially broadening your horizons. You become such a well-rounded player.
2Over the years, when parents have asked me about their kids wanting to play an instrument, I always say buy the best one you can afford. If it doesn't work out, and you flog it, you get your money back. A good instrument is also much easier to play and sounds good. If you start off with a clunker that's impossible to play, the kid will get disheartened, and you'll have wasted your money. For me, it's just good insurance. You either spend £50 and waste the £50, or spend £150 and you'll get £130 back.
3"All the young guys who want to play, who want to aspire to be anything at all in music - where are they going to go and see people like Gary Husband play? To give them something to aspire to? When I was 14 years of age, I had bands like the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return to Forever - all these guys that I could try to be like." (speaking in 2003)
4"Now there's this insipid thing called R&B, which for me, if ever there was a misnomer! When I think of R&B, I think of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave. Real artists, real Rhythm & Blues, not this fibbing." (speaking in 2003)
5Level 42 was valid and had a purpose and I'm chuffed with what we did in the eighties but if we came back now it wouldn't be as good. It would just be like a museum piece. It can never be the same so why do it?
6"We were given plenty of time to develop and learn our craft - and repaid the record company with millions of record sales. New bands nowadays get a one single deal and if they don't have a hit they're on the scrap heap." (Speaking in 2003)
1In December, he reserved the rights to record and tour with the name, Level 42, and they will begin a tour in the autumn. [July 2002]
2He was originally a drummer but adopted the bass guitar as his primary instrument in 1979.
3Although Level 42 never achieved a British number one single (1986's "Lessons in Love" was their highest placing, reaching number three), King does appear on the number one single "If I Was" by Midge Ure (on which he played bass).
4Appeared as a carnival master-like Phantom Of The Video in the music video "Something About You" by Level 42.
5Lives on the Isle of Wight.
6Is known for his slap and pop bass playing.
7Is the bassist and lead singer for Level 42.


Ochéntame... otra vez2016TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony2009Video Game writer: "Something About You"
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore2008Video Game writer: "Lips Of An Angel"
Stuck in the Middle2003Video writer: "Something About You"
Stars in Their Eyes1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eye for an Eye1996"Bitter Moon" / performer: "Bitter Moon"
Screen Two1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hot Pursuit1987writer: "Lessons in Love"
Top of the Pops1981-1987TV Series writer - 2 episodes


The Steam Video Company1984TV Series 6 episodes


Sounds of the 80s2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Pointless Celebrities2015TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The Buzz2002TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life2001TV Series documentaryHimself
One Hit Wonderland2001TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Top Ten2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1981-1994TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Level 42
French and Saunders1990TV SeriesHimself
Pero ¿esto qué es?1989TV SeriesHimself
Rockopop1988TV Seriesas Level 42
The Second Annual Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert1987TV MovieHimself
Showtime at the Apollo1987TV SeriesHimself
Tocata1987TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Superstore1984TV SeriesHimself

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Pure 80's: The DVD2002VideoHimself (segment "Something About You") (as Level 42)
Top of the Pops1987TV SeriesHimself

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