Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and TV personality Mark Allan Hoppus hails from the United States. As the bassist and co-lead vocalist of the pop-punk band “Blink-182,” he rose to fame. Hoppus was raised around music and was born in Ridgecrest, California. On his fifteenth birthday, his father gave him a bass guitar. Hoppus co-founded the band “Blink-182” with Tom DeLonge and Scott Raynor. The band quickly gained a reputation for playing exhilarating live shows. “Cheshire Cat,” their first album, was released in 1995. The album entered the charts in Australia and New Zealand even though it had no effect on any American charts. They released several other albums over the years, such as ‘Dude Ranch’ and ‘Dogs Eating Dogs,’ which were both moderate hits. Hoppus also worked on the band +44’s sole album, “When Your Heart Stops Beating,” with them. In addition to writing columns for Risen Magazine, he has also participated in the music documentary One Nine Nine Four.
Early Youth & Life
On March 15, 1972, Mark Hoppus was born in Ridgecrest, California, to Kerry Wernz and Tex Hoppus. His father used to design missiles and bombs while employed by the US Department of Defense. He only has a sister. When Mark was only eight years old, his parents got divorced, and it had a huge impact on him. Later, he recalled how lonely his early years were.
In junior high, he started skateboarding and listening to punk rock. Over the following few years, he developed a real love for punk rock music. When he was 15 years old, his father gave him a bass guitar, and he began teaching himself by playing in various bands. But he never attended any formal classes.
He used to perform at birthday parties and concerts while dressing like his idol, Robert Smith. In 1990, he earned his high school diploma from Burroughs. He enrolled at California State University, San Marcos with the goal of becoming a teacher. He quickly understood, though, that he had no interest in studies. He thus decided to leave school in order to seek a career in music.
Mark Hoppus’s Career
Mark Hoppus met Tom DeLonge in the summer of 1992 thanks to his sister. DeLonge and Hoppus started performing together soon after they met. They later added Scott Raynor, a former acquaintance of DeLonge’s, as their drummer. They ultimately decided to call themselves Blink-182.
The group issued its self-titled debut record in 1995. To publicize their album, they went on a lengthy promotional tour. The album made the Australian and New Zealand charts even though it had no effect on any US charts. They had greater commercial success with their second album, “Dude Ranch,” which peaked at number 67 on the US Billboard 200 and number 100 on the UK Albums Chart. The US Top Heatseekers Billboard also ranked it first.
With the release of their third record, “Enema of the State,” in 1999, which peaked at number nine on the US Billboard 200, they gained more notoriety. It also made it onto the rankings in a number of other nations. Despite some negative reviews, it was a great commercial success and is regarded as one of the band’s best pieces. It was listed as one of the 40 Best Punk Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone in 2016.
Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, their fourth album was published in 2001. It was at the top of the US Billboard 200 and fourth on the UK Singles Chart. The record received favorable reviews as well. After two years, they finally published their self-titled album, which received largely positive reviews from critics. On the US Billboard 200, it was in third place.
When Your Heart Stops Beating, the band +44’s sole studio record, was co-written by Hoppus (2006). The record made it to the top ten of the US Billboard 200, but it failed to find much success in the marketplace. Hoppus wrote the lyrics for every tune on the album.
2011 saw the return of Blink-182 with the publication of their sixth album, “Neighborhoods,” after a lengthy hiatus. It entered the US Billboard 200 chart at number two and other nations’ charts as well. In the first week alone, 151,000 prints were sold. The band’s EP “Dogs Eating Dogs” was published the following year. It was ranked number 23 on the US Billboard 200.
California, their sixth studio album, was published in 2016. It entered numerous charts around the globe and made it to the top ten in a number of nations. It held the top spot on both the UK Albums Rank and the US Billboard 200. Additionally, it was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock CD.
Mark’s Bigger Productions
The third studio record by Mark Hoppus’ band, “Enema of the State,” is among their most significant compositions. Singles from the 1999 record, “What’s My Age Again,” and “All the Small Things,” were among its tracks. It received favorable reviews from reviewers and enjoyed commercial success. It made the US Billboard 200 chart at number nine and also peaked at number one in a number of other nations, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Italy, and Norway.
The record “California” by his band was a huge hit abroad. ‘Bored to Death,’ ‘She’s out of Her Mind,’ and ‘No Future’ were some of the songs on it. Although the album’s reviews from critics were conflicting, it was a huge commercial triumph. On both the US Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Charts, it made its début at number one. It also made it into the rankings in a number of other nations. It received a Grammy Award mention as well.
Mark’s Individual Existence
In 2000, Mark Hoppus wedded Skye Everly. Oddly enough, Tom from his band had approached Skye about dating Mark first! Despite her initial denial, they ultimately clicked and began dating. In 2002, they welcomed one boy.
Hoppus is a vegan and a liberal.
He shared ownership in the businesses Atticus and Macbeth Footwear. Later, he sold his stock in the businesses.
Hoppus has also made appearances in a number of movies and TV programs.
Estimated Net Worth
American musician, record producer, and TV presenter Mark Hoppus has an estimated net worth of $80 million. Hoppus is best known for his work as the bassist and co-lead singer of the hugely successful rock group Blink-182, which rose to fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s.