Net Worth: Under Review
- Source of Wealth Music
- Birth Place St. John’s Wood, London, England
- Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)
- Full Name Mark Daniel Ronson
- Nationality English
- Date of Birth September 4, 1975
About Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson is an English DJ, musician, music producer, artist and co-founder of Allido Records. He was born Mark Daniel Ronson on September 4, 1975 at the Wellington Hospital in St. John’s Wood, London, England. His parents are writer/socialite Ann Dexter-Jones and one-time band manager and real estate entrepreneur Laurence Ronson. Both are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent and they have ancestors from Austria, Russia and Lithuania. Ronson was then brought up in Masorti Judaism.
He has twin sisters who are two years younger than him. Charlotte Ronson is a fashion designer while Samantha Ronson is a singer and DJ. He also has five younger half-siblings, Alexander and Annabelle through his mother’s remarriage to Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones that contributed to a childhood surrounded by music and Henrietta, David and Joshua through his father’s remarriage to model Michele First. He became a US citizen in April 2008. He is a childhood friend of musician John Lennon. He is an ex-fiance of actress/musician Rashida Jones. He has a show in East Village Radio.
Ronson’s first instrument was the drums at the age of 5. When he was eight, the family moved to New York City. He started playing in a band when he was 14 and got his turntable when he was 18. He went to high school at a private Collegiate School in New York. He attended Vassar College and the New York University (NYU). He started as a DJ in 1993 in the New York club scene.
Mark Ronson and long-time manager Rich Kleiman formed the Allido Records, a subsidiary of Sony BMG’s J Records in 2004. Rapper Rhymefest was the first artist that they got to sign. He is well-known for winning the Grammy for co-writing Jesus Walks with Kanye West. His debut album Here Comes The Fuzz failed to make an impact in the charts but his second album Version has three top ten hits and won a Brit Award for Best British Male Artist in 2008, the first artist to win without singing on the actual record. He has won three Grammy Awards in the same year – Producer of the Year, Record of the Year for Rehab, and Best Pop Vocal Album for producing Back to Black by Amy Whinehouse. Record Collection, his third studio album, was released in September 27, 2010.