Howard Marks Net Worth

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Howard is of Jewish ancestry, however, his parents didn`t practice religion and he was raised a Christian Scientist in Queens, New York City, and then went to Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving cum laude honors, with a major in finance in 1967, while also studying a minor in Japanese Studies. He then enrolled in the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, from which he received an MBA in Accounting and Marketing, while also winning the George Hay Brown Prize. Howard moved back to New York, but in 1980 chose Los Angeles, California as his home.

Howard`s professional career began in the late ‘60s, when he joined Citicorp as an equity research analyst, and he then became Director of Research. In 1978 he became Vice President of the Citicorp, but left in 1985 and joined TCW Group, which is an asset management firm, with responsibility for investments in convertible securities and high-yield bonds, while also serving as the Chief Investment Officer for fixed income, while concurrently being President of TCW Asset Management Company.

He left TCW in 1995, along with five other people and they formed the asset management firm Oaktree Capital Management. Their investment fund grew with immense speed, making Howard firstly a millionaire and as time went by, a billionaire. However, their firm experienced a crisis in 2008 as did many investment and finance companies, but the company managed to recover, and make their firm even wealthier.

Regarding his personal life, Howard is married to Nancy Freeman Marks, and the couple has one child together, while Howard is also step-father to Nancy`s child from her previous relationship. He was previously married, but details are lacking.

Having amassed such wealth, Howard decided to return something to community and started the Howard S. Marks Terms Scholarship, at the University of Pennsylvania back in 1992. After that, in 2009 he started the Marks family Writing Center, also at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2000 he became the chairman of the Trustees` Investment Board at the University of Pennsylvania, and served in the position until 2010, only to be named as Emeritus Trustee in 2016. To speak further of his philanthropic works, Howard is on the board of several cultural, educational and charitable organizations and facilities, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Edmund Safra Foundation, Royal Drawing Room, among many others.

Structural info

  • Net Worth: $1.83 Billion
  • Date Of Birth: April 22, 1946
  • Place Of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
  • Profession: Writer
  • Education: Booth School of Business (1969), Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1967)
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Nancy Freeman Marks
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Title Year Status Character
Candy Girl 2013 Short completed Tiresias
Far Out Far In announced Eric
Schadenfreude filming Police Officer
Stoner Express 2016 Howard Marks
Howard Marks and the Lance of Destiny 2014 Short
Killer Bitch 2010 Howard Marks
Slave 2009 Marlon The Manager
I Know You Know 2008 Jack
Heartbeat 2006 TV Series Steve
Wish You Were Here 2005 Marlon The Manager
Top Buzzer 2004 TV Series Gasman
Human Traffic 1999 Howard Marks
The Falconer 1998 TV Movie
Santa Fe Mysteries: Sacred Ground 1997 Video Game ‘Wealth Throught Poverty’ Infomercial
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Mr. Nice 2010 based on the book by
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Bloodwings: Pumpkinhead’s Revenge 1995 Video Game special thanks
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The Culture High 2014 Documentary
Morgan Spurlock’s New Britannia 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
God Smoked 2010 Documentary
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2010 TV Series Himself
Daybreak 2010 TV Series Himself
Howard Marks on Drugs 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Identity Crisis 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
The Panel 2006 TV Series Himself
Dirty Sanchez: The Movie 2006 Documentary Satan
This Week 2005 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Poker Club 2004 TV Series Himself
The Wright Stuff 2003 TV Series Himself – Guest Panelist
Cable TV 2002 TV Series Himself
This Way Up 2001 TV Series Himself
Howard Makes His Mark 1999 TV Movie Himself
Barry Welsh Is Coming 1998 TV Series Himself
Week in Week Out 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2011 TV Series Himself
Sendung ohne Namen 2002 TV Series documentary Himself