Who is Mark Fuhrman? His Biography, Wife and Net Worth

Mark Fuhrman is a well-known media personality and former detective of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) best known for his relation to the O. J. Simpson murder case.


LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 6: Former Los Angeles police Detective Mark Fuhrman (L) took the witness stand again 06 September with his attorney Darryl Mounger (R) during the O.J. Simpson double murder trial. Fuhrman invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination saying “I wish to assert my Fifth Amendment” Fuhrman said to all of defense attorney Gerald Uelmen questions. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read POO/AFP via Getty Images)

Mark Fuhrman Biography


Mark Fuhrman was born on February 5, 1952, in Eatonville, Washington. Talking about his educational background, he attended Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, Washington.

Mark Fuhrman’s parents got divorced when he was only seven years old. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1970 at the age of 18. There he trained as a machine gunner and military policeman.

Mark Fuhrman served during the Vietnam War era and was honourably discharged in 1975 after achieving the rank of sergeant. He later joined the Los Angeles Police Academy, graduating in 1975.

Mark Fuhrman was promoted to detective in 1989 and then retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in early 1995, after serving as a police officer for 20 years.

Notable among the cases he worked on, is his part in the investigation of the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in the O. J. Simpson murder case. He had responded to a domestic violence call between a renowned former National Football League player, O. J. Simpson, and his spouse, Nicole Brown Simpson in 1985.

Mark Fuhrman’s statement about the call was pivotal in the arrest of O.J. Simpson for spousal abuse in 1989. He has also worked to prove the innocence of an African-American named Arrick Harris who had been falsely implicated in a murder in October 1994.

As of now, Mark Fuhrman works for Fox News as a forensic and crime scene expert. He has also been a frequent guest of Fox commentator Sean Hannity as well as the host of the Mark Fuhrman Show on KGA-AM in Spokane (8 am-11 am PT).

Mark Fuhrman has also taken to writing true crime books and hosting talk radios following his retirement from the LAPD. He was also a collector of various war memorabilia and medals.

Mark Fuhrman Net Worth

Mark Fuhrman has accumulated an estimated net worth of approximately $4 million which he has earned from his profession as a police officer, author and Fox News contributor.

Mark Fuhrman Wife

Mark Fuhrman has been married and divorced three times in his life. He was previously the husband of Barbara L. Koop (1973-1977), Janet Ellen Sosbee (1977-1980), as well as Caroline Lody (the 1980s- 2000). His marriage to Caroline Lody made him a father of two children.