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Marcus King’s Net Worth

Marcus King Net Worth

Marcus King is an American guitarist, musician, and songwriter, best known as the frontman of “The Marcus King Band”, which was founded by himself in 2013. Also, he is the lead guitarist of this band.

Over time, Marcus King has earned a lot of accolades and success thanks to his great work. For instance, in 2020 he released his debut studio album called “El Dorado”, which was a huge success and brought him a 2020 Grammy Award nomination for Best American Album. Following this achievement, Marcus released more albums and tracks. He is one of the rising stars in the American music industry and has much more to offer in the future.

What is Marcus King’s net worth?

Marcus King’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million at the time this article is written. He amassed this amount by releasing his albums and songs. Also, he earns good money from live performances. His YouTube channel is another great source of income.

Childhood and teenage years

Marcus King was born in South Carolina, United States of America, on March 11th, 1996. Thanks to his family’s involvement, music was always in his blood while growing up. Marcus’ grandfather was a regionally famous musician and his father, Marvin King, was a very popular blues guitarist in South Carolina.

When talking about Marcus’s education, he attended high school but dropped out at some point to pursue a career in music. However, he got his GED (General Educational Development Test).

Music career

Marcus King was very interested in music and guitar from an early age and started to play shows together with his father when he was only eight years old. For instance, his father released an album in which Marcus played guitar. At that time, he was around eleven years old.

As a teenager, Marcus began to play guitar with his own band. Soon after, his band started to get gigs at local events and nightclubs. Marcus gave up school and started pursuing music after he got a little bit of recognition.

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Since then, Marcus started to take music lessons from one of his favorite guitar players, Duane Allman, who is one of the founders of The Allman Brothers Band. Marcus also took lessons from Waylon Jennings, B.B. King, Merle Haggard, and Albert King.

Marcus attended the Greenville Fine Arts Center and during that time studied also jazz performance and jazz theory.


Marcus King got the public’s attention in 2014 when he appeared on a YouTube video while playing at Norman’s Guitars. This video became viral and reached millions of views.

In 2019, Marcus King announced that he is going to release his debut album called “El Dorado”. He produced his album at Nashville’s Easy Eye Studio and made a team with the American record producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, in order to complete this project. The album was released in January 2020 under Fantasy Records and was received very well by the public. The Associated Press declared this album a solid high point of 2020.

Marcus King released his second album called “Young Blood” in 2022, and it was even more successful. This was produced by Dan Auerbach, as well. Melinda Newman, from the popular entertainment magazine Billboard, named this album a staggeringly confident work.  The album peaked at #1 on Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart.

Career highlights

  • Early years: The Marcus King Band
  • 2019: The Well
  • 2020: the debut album “El Dorado”
  • 2022: the second album “Young Blood”
  • 2023: the song “Blood on the Tracks”

Other projects

Marcus King CloseupIn June 2012, Marcus King created his eponymous YouTube channel and began to upload videos there. The first video was uploaded on June 22nd, 2012, and was from a live concert with his band at Chicora Alley in downtown Greenville.

Though, Marcus didn’t post anything on his YouTube channel for three years. Just in November 2015, he posted a second video named “I Won’t Be Here”. The following year, Marcus uploaded another video with him playing the song “Dyin”.

Marcus King uploaded on YouTube the music video “The Well” which was also included in his debut album in November 2019. This reached around 4 million views. His second album, which includes the hit single “It’s Too Late” was released in August 2022. Meanwhile, Marcus dropped the video for the song on his channel.

The artist uploaded an acoustic video of the song named “Blood on the Tracks” in February 2023.

Private life

Marcus King married the musical artist Briley Hussey on February 19th, 2023.  The bountiful ceremony was held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. The singer Leah Blevins was also invited and played the song “Little Bird”.

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