He was born Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg, transited to Marky Mark and then to Wahlberg once again. He is a popular actor, TV producer, model and former rapper. Mark Wahlberg’s latest net worth stands at $225 million which he earns from ventures like acting, TV production and commercials, real estate and even nutritional supplements.
Mark Wahlberg Net Worth: The Journey
Marky Mark began as a rapper. He became a member of ‘New Kids on the Block’, a group formed by his brother Donnie. He later formed the ‘Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’ band in 1991. His single, ‘Good Vibrations’ became number one on the Billboard 100. It later became platinum. He had less success with his second album. In 1992, he became a model for Calvin Klein underwear. Interestingly, during performances of his second album, he was known to drop his pants in public frequently. Following the footsteps of Ice Cube and Will Smith, Marky was able to transit from music to film.
The film career
His film career began with “The Substitute’ in 1993. He has taken roles in movies like ‘The Basketball Series’, ‘Boogie Nights’. He won the Academy Award in 2006 and was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards. Marky just released a sequel of ‘Ted’, ‘Ted 2’ this year, 2015.
Mark Wahlberg Net Worth: His earnings
– Acting earnings
The Academy Award earned him $5 million. Marky earns around $29 million annually. His film, ‘The Truth about Charlie’ earned him $10 million, and ‘Planet of the Apes’ earned him $8 million. His film ‘The Fighter’ made a profit of $135 million. In 2013, he appeared in ‘2 Guns’ and ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ earning $27 million for both films. In 2014, he earned $32 million and $52 million the previous year. Part of his money came from selling his Cadillac Escalade ESV for over $130,000 in 2012. In 2011, he made $30 million, which included profits from his older films. His film ‘Ted’ still earns him some money in form of royalties.
– TV production earnings
In 2004, he made $3 million from his TV production. He has 4 shows at various stages of production at HBO. He has produced the movie titled ‘Entourage’. The latest HBO offering is ‘Ballers’, a football comedy by Dwayne Johnson. Sponsorships and featuring in programs earns him around $6 million. Marky has a large stake in a Caribbean cricket team, ‘Barbados Tridents’.
– Ads and TV commercials
Marky has appeared in ads and TV commercials. He was in his underwear for the ‘Vanity Fair’ shot. Modeling is also a significant contributor to his net worth. His ramp walk as a model created a great fan base for him.
Marky and A-list actors, who happen to be members of his family have a chain of restaurants called Wahlburgers. The restaurant is growing pretty fast, as a result of the Wahlburger’s reality show.
Marky launched a line of nutrition supplements, called ‘Marked’ in 2012.
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Marky has a Youth Foundation which helps thousands of people all around the world. He aims at helping young people achieve their potential.The foundation aims at reaching youth whose passion and dreams are limited by their financial situation. The charity helps them to plan for their future and see the value of education.
Marky owns a splendid house in Beverly Hills worth $200 million. It is constructed on 15,000 square feet of land. It has a waterfall, swimming pool, media room, basketball pitch, a guest house, putting green, an outdoor room on a 2200 square foot space, wine cellar, library, home theater and a gym. He also owns a Bentley Azure worth $150,000 and a Porsche Panamera worth $80,000.
Marky started life on a different path by many standards. He was the last-born among nine kids. He got a 45-day jail term for robbing a pharmacy. He also committed a number of felonies, and dropped out of school at age 16. He allegedly was addicted to drugs at 13, and was involved in racial fights. He was imprisoned and was involved in community service. The good news is that he took a turn for the better. He worked a number of various jobs, before joining his brother’s band.
The good thing is that his past has not affected his net worth and his fans appreciate his acting, modeling and even his music.
Marky is undoubtedly a celebrity to admire. He was able to transform his life to a net worth of over $200 million. This is certainly no mean feat. Better still, unlike many people of his caliber, he doesn’t have divorce issues. Let’s hope that he keeps being a good family man, after building his palatial home in Beverly Hills in California. Marky is a story of one who has packaged his passion and talent in a way that is profitable.