Howard Marks

Business doesn’t matter who starts it or how rich you are when setting it up. What matters most is how good you are and your understanding of what you are planning to get involved in. Never start a business simply because you’ve seen other people excel in it. The challenges of running a business that you are not sure about are very many and therefore, you’ll be running at a high risk of losing your investment than someone with understanding.

For Howard Marks, he is known as an American investor and writer. At the same time, he is the co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management which happens to be the largest investor in distressed securities around the world. In 2020, he had a net worth of $2.1 billion and was therefore ranked at No. 391 by Forbes on their 400 rankings of the wealthiest Americans. This is a mark of great success for an investor.

Well, how well do you know about Howard Marks? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Howard Marks’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Howard Marks to date.

Biography and Early Life

It was on the 23rd of April in 1946 when the news of a bouncing baby boy reached one family living in New York in the United States of America. Upon his birth, his parents decided to name him Howard Stanley Marks but today, he is famously known just as Howard Marks. Howard is a very rich man and for some reasons which might be suspected to be security reasons, he is very secretive.

Despite the fact that he has been in the public limelight for many years now, his roots and background seems to be a mystery to date. It is also not clear whether he was the only child in the family or he has other siblings because he also doesn’t talk about them. Although his family was ethnically Jewish, they decided to raise Marks as a Christian Scientist.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Howard Marks in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Howard Marks’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 23 April 1946. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 163 lbs in Pound and 74 kg in Kilograms.


Howard might have been born back in 1946, but even that time, education was of great importance as it is right now. Therefore, Howard’s parents ensure that they enrolled him to the best school they could afford during that time. Although he doesn’t clear say where he was born, it is clear that he was raised in Queens, New York, United States. Most probably, that is also the same place where he spent his early years in school.

After graduating from high school, he joined Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he did his undergraduate studies. He graduated in 1967 with cum laude with a minor in Japanese Studies and a major in finance. He later joined University of Chicago Both School of Business and graduated at 23 years in 1969 with a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and accounting. He also became the winner of the George Hay Brown Prize. Since 1975, Mark has been a charterholder.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Just like many billionaires, he is also a philanthropy and he created the Howard S. Marks Terms Scholarship in 1992. This is meant to provide renewable scholarships to needy undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania. Marks endowed the Marks Family Writing Center at the University in 2009.

This man is very secretive and just like his background story, he also doesn’t reveal much about his love life. However, he confirms that his first marriage didn’t work out well and it ended in divorce after a short time. He however didn’t give up on love and upon meeting Nancy (nee Freeman) he decided to try his luck once again.

Luckily, this one worked for the best and the couple now have a son named Andrew Marks who is in charge of Freemark Partners. This is an investment firm owned by the Marks family. He is also a step-father to Jain Hait who is Nancy’s daughter from her previous marriage.

Is Howard Marks Gay?

Marks is definitely not gay. The fact that he has been married twice in his life and there is even a son from his second marriage is enough to prove that he is straight.

Professional Career

Marks worked at Citicorp from 1969 to 1978 where he started off as an equity research analyst and later became the company’s Director of Research. He was then appointed the Vice President from 1978 to 1985 and at the same time, he was also working as a senior portfolio manager.

His work was to oversee convertible and high-yield debt. In 1980, the company allowed him to move to Los Angeles. He later joined TCW Group and he was the head for investments in high-yield debt as well as convertible securities. His company Oaktree was later founded in 1995 and it grew rapidly. He’s been running the company to date.


His company the Oaktree was able to raise a total of $10.9 billion during the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008. This became the largest distressed debt fund in history.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Howard Marks in 2021

Howard Marks is a very successful businessman who has earned millions from his business. As of 2021, he has a net worth of $2.5 billion which is great achievement for an individual.

Howard can be said to be a patient man as well as a true entrepreneur. After serving in different positions for some time, he realized it was time for him to venture into his own business and he has never turned back to date.


Facts of Howard Stanley Marks

  • Gender Male
  • full nameHoward Stanley Marks
  • birthplaceNew York City, United States
  • Date of Birth April 01, 1946
  • Age 77 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Aries
  • Lucky Number 2
  • Lucky Stone
  • Lucky Color
  • Best Match for Marriage
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian Scientist
  • net worth$2.5 Billion
  • professionInvestor and writer
  • weightIn Kilograms – 74 Kg, In Pounds – 163 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 180 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
  • hair colorBrown
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolN/A

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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