It is believed that he is a married man but there is no any information about his lovely wife in the media yet. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.
John Markoff is a graduate of Whitman College, Walla Walla. There he majored in Sociology and he finally earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from there in 1971. After that he got enrolled at University of Oregon and earned his MA in sociology from there in 1976. He has been pursuing his professional career since the mid 1970s. He began his professional career from Pacific News Service where he works as a writer. He also worked as a freelance writer in the publications like The Nation, Mother Jones and Saturday Review. In 1981, he was hired by the computer industry weekly InfoWorld as its original staff. In 1984, he joined Byte Magazine and served them as its editor for about a year. Next year, he began working at the San Francisco Examiner as a reporter. He reported in the business section and he mainly wrote about Silicon Valley. In 1988, he joined New York Times and began serving them as a writer of the business section. At the end of 1993, he wrote an article about the World Wide Web and claimed it as the map to the buried treasures of the Information Age. He is an author of several books. His first book The High Cost of High Tech was published in 1985. His second book Hafner, Katie; Markoff, John was published in 1991 and this book was also titled as Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier. He is now aged 66 years old. His net worth is in millions.