|Net Worth||$100 Million|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)|
|Profession||Guitarist, Keyboard Player, Singer, Disc jockey, Lyricist, Songwriter, Record producer, Remixer, Film Score Composer, Actor|
|Date of Birth||Jul 23, 1961 (60 years old)|
Martin Gore Net Worth:
What Is the Net Worth of Martin Gore?
Martin Gore is a 100 million dollar English composer, vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, DJ, and record producer. Gore is best known as a founding member of the band Depeche Mode and as the group’s principal songwriter. Martin penned the majority of Depeche Mode’s songs, including blockbusters like “Personal Jesus,” “Enjoy the Silence,” “I Feel You,” “People Are People,” “Everything Counts,” “Shake the Disease,” and “Never Let Me Down Again.” 14 studio albums have been published by Depeche Mode, including “Speak & Spell” (1981), “Violator” (1990), “Songs of Faith and Devotion” (1993), “Sounds of the Universe” (2009), and “Spirit” (2017). Additionally, Gore has released two solo albums, “Counterfeit2” (2003) and “MG” (2015), along with the EPs “Counterfeit e.p.” (1989), “MG Remix EP” (2015), and “The Third Chimpanzee” (2021).
In 2020, the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Between June 2017 and June 2018, Martin and the other members of Depeche Mode jointly made $55 million.
Martin Gore was born Martin Lee Gore in London, England on July 23, 1961. His mother, Pamela, and stepfather, David, both worked at the Ford of Britain automobile assembly facility in Dagenham. Martin believed that David was his real father until the age of 13, although his genuine father was an African-American G.I. stationed in Britain. In the early 1990s, Gore met his biological father for the first time. Martin grew up alongside Karen and Jacqueline, his two younger half-sisters, and he has remarked of his upbringing, “Nothing very tragic occurred in the family life. I recall being a really decent guy until the age of five, when I began to beat up other children. My mother once caught me placing a stone over the head of another youngster. My father was incensed. He warned me never to strike another person again. I’m delighted I received such a reprimand since it has made me very submissive and harmless.” Gore began teaching himself how to play the piano in the 1970s, using “Disco 45” magazine to learn how to play the most popular songs. Martin attended Nicholas Comprehensive in Basildon, and in 1979, after finishing his A-levels, he obtained employment as a bank teller. Gore performed in the band Norman and the Worms in his spare time, and after getting interested in electronic music, he purchased a Yamaha CS5 synthesizer.
In 1980, Martin met Andy “Fletch” Fletcher and joined his band Composition of Sound, which also included Vince Clarke. Later that year, Dave Gahan became the band’s lead singer, and they quickly adopted the name Depeche Mode, which was inspired by the French fashion magazine Dépêche mode. Gore penned “Tora! Tora! Tora!” and “Big Muff” for the band’s 1981 first album, “Speak & Spell,” which was released by the independent British record company Mute. When Clarke departed the band in 1982, Martin took over as the primary songwriter. The United Kingdom certified “Speak & Spell” and the band’s subsequent two albums, “A Broken Frame” and “Construction Time Again,” as Gold. “Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode, released in 1981, went platinum and entered the top 10 in the U.K., Australia, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
The 1984 album “Some Great Reward” was certified platinum in the United States and reached number five on the UK Albums Chart and the Swiss Hitparade; the song “People Are People” was a number one success in Germany. The albums “Black Celebration” (1986) and “Music for the Masses” (1987) followed “Some Great Reward” by Depeche Mode. “Violator” (1990) was certified 3x Platinum in the United States and 2x Platinum in Canada. The songs “Personal Jesus” and “Enjoy the Silence” from the album “Violator” both entered the top 10 in various countries and were both certified Gold in the United States.
Following the success of “Violator,” Depeche Mode released two additional albums in the 1990s: “Songs of Faith and Devotion” in 1993 and “Ultra” in 1997, both of which topped the charts in the United Kingdom and Germany. “I Feel You” from “Songs of Faith and Devotion” was certified Gold in the United States, while “Barrel of a Gun” from “Ultra” was certified Gold in Sweden.
. The 2001 album “Exciter” topped the charts in nine countries, while the 2005 album “Playing the Angel” was certified 2x Platinum in Germany and 3x Platinum in Russia. The band’s following three albums, “Sounds of the Universe” (2009), “Delta Machine” (2013), and “Spirit” (2017), all debuted at number one in at least five countries, while “Heaven” from “Delta Machine” was certified gold in Italy. 2003’s “Counterfeit2” and 2015’s “MG” were ranked third and first, respectively, on the “Billboard” Top Dance/Electronic Albums list. Martin and Vince Clarke formed the techno duo VCMG in 2012, releasing the electronic dance album “Ssss.”
Martin began dating model and lingerie designer Suzanne Boisvert in 1989, and the couple tied the knot on August 27, 1994. Before divorcing in 2006, Gore and Boisvert had three children: daughters Viva (born June 1991) and Ava (born July 1995) and son Calo (born July 2002). The couple has two kids, Johnnie (born February 2016) and Mazzy (born March 2017). During Depeche Mode’s 1993 Devotional Tour, Gore experienced stress-induced seizures. He became a vegetarian for “moral and health grounds” in 1983.
Honors and Candidatures
In 1999, Gore got the International Achievement award at the Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors, and in 2019, he received the Moog Innovation Award. Martin has been nominated for five Grammys with Depeche Mode: Best Long Form Music Video for “Devotional” (1994), Best Dance Recording for “I Feel Loved” (2001) and “Suffer Well” (2006), Best Alternative Music Album for “Sounds of the Universe” (2009), and Best Short Form Music Video for “Wrong” (2009).
The group has been honored with an ASCAP Pop Music Award for Most Performed Song for “Enjoy the Silence” (1991), Antville Music Video Awards for Best Narrative Video and Best Cinematography for “Wrong” (2009), a BMI London Awards Pop Award for “Precious” (2007), two Bravo Otto Awards for Best Rock Group (1986 and 1987), a Brit Award for Best British Single for “Enjoy the Silence” (1991), two Echo Awards for Best International Group ( Depeche Mode has also been nominated for the “Billboard” Music Awards, the “Classic Pop” Readers’ Awards, the GAFFA Awards, the Hungarian Music Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the Music Video Production Awards. Additionally, the band has been nominated for over 30 ebk Music Awards and has won six of them.