Quick Facts of Mark Derek Foster

  • Full NameMark Derek Foster
  • Date of Birth1984 /02 /29
  • NicknameMark
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceSan Jose, California, USA
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Musician
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year2008-present
  • Eye colourGrey
  • Hair colourLight Brown
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseJulia Garner (2019-present)
  • Height5 Feet 9 Inch (1.75 m)
  • EducationNordonia High School in Macedonia
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube
  • HoroscopePisces

Mark Foster is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Moreover, he is famous for being a lead singer of the band Foster the People. Further, Mark is one of the co-founders of the band Foster the People along with his two friends since 2009. The band has published three studio albums: Torches (2011), Supermodel (2014), and Sacred Hearts Club (2017).

Apart, Foster has gained a lot of popularity and respect from media and fans for his hard work in the band. He is also famous for his married life with his wife. Do the couple share any children from their marriage. Read the whole article to know more about his bio, married life, and net worth.

Born in San Jose, California

Mark Foster was born as a Mark Derek Foster on February 29, 1984, in San Jose, California, USA. Further, he is the son of parents originally from Macedonia, Ohio, USA. He grew up with his siblings in the peaceful environment of Ohio. Moreover, he holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

While pursuing his dream as a singer, he also took participated in the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus during his childhood. He used to play drums, guitar, and piano. During his teenage stage, he used to sing for garage bands. Later, he joined Nordonia High School in Macedonia, Ohio, and completed his study in 2002.

Mark Foster with his two-member of the band, Jacob and Mark in the award ceremony.
Mark Foster with his two-member of the band, Jacob and Mark in the award ceremony. Image Source: Wikipedia

After completing his graduation in the advice of his father, he moved to Sylmar, Los Angeles,  California with his uncle for pursuing his career in music. Later, at the age of 22, he achieved an opportunity to work with Aftermath Entertainment but he failed it. Later, in 2008, he worked as a jingle writer for the label Mophonics.

Check out the video of song Pumped Up Kicks sang by Foster The People bands.

He officially formed a band with his friends Jacob Fink and colleagues Mark Pontius. They put the band name Foster the People and also released their first single “Pump up Kickss” in 2010. Since then the band has published three studio albums: Torches (2011), Supermodel (2014), and Sacred Hearts Club (2017).

Relationship Status

36 years old, talented singer and songwriter, Mark is a married man. He is married to his long-term girlfriend turned wife, Julia Garner. Moreover, the couple started to date each other in 2018. Later, after dating for a year they got engaged in May 2019. Further, the couple walked down to aisle on December 28, 2019. The couple exchanges their vows in the presence of friends and family in New York City.

Foster with his beautiful wife, Julia Garner on the wedding day.
Foster with his beautiful wife, Julia Garner on the wedding day. Image Source: Vogue

As of now, the couple is living a happy life with their family members.  All his Instagram account is full up with their lovely photos and precious moment. Apart, he also loves to travel and like to enjoy his private life away from the media and public of America.  In one of the interviews, he also stated that:

“Our Society worships the entertainment industry more than at any other time in the history of the planet. People worship anyone in the entertainment industry. You can be a used-car salesman and have a television commercial on the local station and that makes you a celebrity.”

Back in 2008, in his early career life, he also got addicted to drugs and later, went to the rehabilitation after realizing it’s a bad impact on his health. He also openly shares his struggle with addiction and how he overcomes it.  Moreover, Mark used to share a room with a singer, Brad Renfro who later died on January 15, 2008, by an overdose of heroin. He expresses his love for his friend in song Downtown.

What’s his net worth?

Mark Foster has earned a hefty amount of money from his career as a singer, songwriter, and musician. Further, his estimated net worth might be around $5 million. However, his exact net worth figure is still a mystery for fans and media. Moreover, his band also has an official YouTube channel, FosterThe PeopleAccording to SocialBlade, it has a monthly earned of $42-$669  and yearly earnings of $502-$8 thousand.

Mark Foster house in Hollywood Hills brought in 2013 with a real estate price of $2.1 million.
Mark Foster house in Hollywood Hills brought in 2013 with a real estate price of $2.1 million. Image Source: Variety

Back in 2013, he also brought the house in Hollywood Hills from actor Maurice Benard at the real estate price of $2.1 million. The house is situated in 4,637 square feet including three bedrooms and three bathrooms. With such a hefty amount of money, he is currently living a lavish and luxurious life with his wife and family.