Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus: net worth, wife, children, cancer, family ▷ Kenya News

Before finding fame in music, Mark Hoppus had planned to become an English professor and enrolled in college. But he dropped out and saw an opening in a music band, a decision that proved the best he could ever have made. And since 1988, when he started his journey as a singer, Hoppus has become an idol, and his music bands have sold over 60 million albums worldwide.

Singer Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 attends fuse’s announcement for its new weekly music show “A Different Spin” hosted by Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 at Radio City Music Hall. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz
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Who is Mark Hoppus? Mark Hoppus is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and former TV personality. He is the long-time bassist and lead vocalist for pop-punk band Blink-182.

Hoppus is the only remaining founding member of the band and the only person to have played at every band’s gigs since its formation in the early 1990s. Apart from music, he hosted his show on TV titled Hoppus on Music that ran for two years, attracting millions of followers and becoming a household name.

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Mark Hoppus profile summary

Full name: Mark Allan Hoppus Nickname: Mark Hoppus Gender: Male Date of birth: 15 March 1972 Birth sign: Pisces Place of birth: Ridgecrest, California, USA Age: 49 years Nationality: American Ethnicity: White Eye colour: Light brownHair colour: Blue Weight: 70 kg Height: 6 feet 2 inches Sexual orientation: Straight Religion: Christianity Father: George Hoppus Mother: Kerry WernzSiblings: Anne Hoppus Marital status: Married Spouse: Skye Everly Education: Annandale High School (elementary studies), Burroughs High School (high school education), California State University, San Marcos (university studies)Profession: Singer, songwriter, musician, record producerNet worth: $80 million

Early life

Mark Hoppus was born on 15 March 1972 in Ridgecrest, California, United States. His parents are Kerry Wernz (mother) and George Hoppus (father). He has an elder sister called Anne Hoppus. Although Hoppus’ ethnicity is white, his paternal grandparents were Finnish who immigrated from Laihia to the United States.

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Hoppus’ parents divorced when he was eight years old. The divorce had an unsettling effect on him as he watched his parents argue behind closed doors. But even after going their separate ways, they agreed on shared custody of their children, making it easier for him to see his parents.

Two years later, he and his father moved to Monterey. Hoppus had a lonely childhood since he lived by himself when he was in the fifth grade. His father then introduced him to music, and it was from here when he wanted to be a singer.

When Hoppus joined junior high school at Annandale High School in Fairfax, Virginia, he started skateboarding and listening to punk rock. He received a bass guitar during his second year at school and attended a concert. Unlike many musicians, Hoppus never went to any music school and taught himself how to play the guitar.

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Although he had enrolled at Annandale High School, he returned home to Ridgecrest and joined Burroughs High School to complete his high school education in 1990. Then, in 1992, he left Ridgecrest to attend college at California State University, San Marcos. He wanted to become an English teacher but dropped out in the early 1990s to form a band now known as Blink-182.

Family, wife, children

Skye Everly, husband Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, son Jack Hoppus and Matthew James Thomas at the hit musical “Spider-Man:Turn Off The Dark” on Broadway at The Foxwoods Theater. Photo: Bruce Glikas
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Mark Hoppus first met his girlfriend, Skye Everly, at a rehearsal for a music video titled All the Small Things. Initially, Skye did not want to date him. But after some convincing, Mark Hoppus married Skye on 2 December 2000.

When the two met, Mark Hoppus’ wife worked as a talent executive. After two years of marriage, the couple welcomed their first child, a son. Mark Hoppus’ son, Jack, was born in 2002.

Where does Mark Hoppus live? In 2011, Hoppus and his family relocated to Mayfair, London, England. He remained in London for three years before moving to Beverly Hills, California, in 2014. Today, the musician and his family live in the Trousdale Estates area of Beverly Hills.

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Professional career

Mark Hoppus began his career as a musician in the late 1980s. His father first introduced him to music, and he listened to top musicians like The Beatles, Billy Joel, and Elton John. He then bought him a Mako and started teaching himself to play the guitar.

Mark played for bands while in his teens. He played for bands like Bad Religion, The Cure, and Descendants. He also played and sang in the Pier 69 band and covered songs for The Attic Children’s group in 1988.

In 1990, he started playing in a band known as All Things and covered songs for other musicians, and writing original punk music. The band performed at parties and bonfires and even played at local music venues. In 1992, Hoppus left his hometown of Ridgecrest to attend college in San Diego.

He got his first job at a music store and continued to work together with All Things band. While in San Diego, Hoppus reunited with his sister named Anne Hoppus. Anne introduced his brother to Tom DeLonge.

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Hoppus and DeLonge began working in a garage. The duo then recruited other members, including Scott Raynor. After the recruitment, they formed a band and named it Blink. Hoppus and his band recorded a demo tape called Flyswatter and started playing songs at local venues.

It attracted independent labels, including Cargo Music. The label signed them on a trial basis. In 1995, Blink released its first album called Cheshire Cat. The band then signed for a national tour, extending it to the East Coast.

As they attracted a small following, MCA Records noticed them and signed the band in 1996. Between 1999 and 2019, Hoppus and his band had released eight studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums, three video albums, 33 music videos, and 24 singles. Blink-182 has sold over 13 million albums in the United States and over 50 million albums worldwide.

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Who died from the band Blink 182? None of the three original members of Blink-182 died. Tom DeLonge and Scott Raynor both quit the band, and Hoppus replaced them. However, their record producer Jerry Finn died in 2008 after suffering an intracerebral haemorrhage followed by a heart attack.

Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 performs on stage during the third and final day of Reading Festival in Reading, England. Photo: Andy Sheppard
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Cancer

What kind of cancer does Mark from Blink 182 have? On 24 June 2021, Mark Hoppus revealed through his Twitter account that he was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. However, the musician did not say the kind of cancer he was suffering from but thanked his doctors, friends, and family for the support.

Mark Hoppus net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mark Hoppus’ net worth is $80 million. The musician has made his money through singing, recording albums, selling albums, and venturing into several businesses. Generally, ticket sales, real estate, record sales, online streaming, and royalties have formed the bulk of Mark’s net worth.

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Furthermore, the musician has made his money through merchandising. He has sold chiefly items owned by the Blink-182 band, including Mark Hoppus’ shoes that they used while on tour during their initial days in the music industry.

In 1998, Mark invested in a property in San Diego for $315,000 and still owns it today. He also rented out his Beverly Hills home in 2013 that he had previously purchased in 2004 for $3.65 million. The rental fee was $15,000 per month. In 2016, he stopped renting out the property and listed it for $10 million.

Mark Hoppus is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and TV personality known for being one of the founding members of the pop-punk band Blink-182. Currently, he is the remaining member of the band. Also, he is the only individual who has appeared in all of its gigs since its formation in the 1990s.

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