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How old is Mark Knopfler?

Mark Knopfler was born on 12 August 1949

Mark Knopfler is 72 years old

Age in days

Mark Knopfler is 72 years, 3 months and 25 days

Total is 26,414 days

Next birthday

Mark Knopfler's next birthday is in 249 days.

Zodiac sign

Zodiac sign of Mark Knopfler is Leo.

Facts About Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler have taken breaths around:

285,271,200 breaths of air

Mark Knopfler have spent time for eating & drinking around:

35.5 months eating and drinking

Mark Knopfler heart has beaten around:

2,738,603,520 times

Mark Knopfler have eaten around:

52.3 tons of food

Mark Knopfler have slept around:

24 years sleeping

Mark Knopfler have laughed around:

264,140 times


Mark Knopfler became famous as a talented songwriter, a guitarist and a member of "Dire Straits" band. He was born in 1949 in Scotland but grew up in Britain, and he started learning playing guitar in a strange manner: being left-handed, he preferred to keep the guitar in way right-handed guitarists do. So he developed a very special wrist position and a characteristic picking style. In the late 1970s, together with his brother David Mark founded "Dire Straits" band, with which he recorded 6 studio albums and such hits like "Money for Nothing", "Brothers in Arms", "Sultans of Swing", "The Bug", "Walk of Life", and many others. After the band split in the early 1990s, Knopfler recorded a few solo albums, as well as continued collaborating with other musicians. The most notable collaborations of his are the song "Money for Nothing" with Sting, "Private Dancer" with Tina Turner, "Poor Boy Blues" with Chet Atkins, etc. Mark Knopfler wrote music for such movies as "Local Hero", "Wag the Dog", "The Princess Bride", etc. Knopfler has won 4 Grammy awards and has received an honorary degree of doctor in music, from the University of Sunderland and other universities of the UK. He loves soccer and is on the list of 40 richest musicians in the whole history of Britain.

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