He was born Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg, transited to Marky Mark and then to Wahlberg once again. He is an American actor, TV producer, model and former rapper. Mark Wahlberg’s net worth stems from ventures like acting, TV production, commercials, real estate and even nutritional supplements.
Age, Family and Career
Mark was born on June 5, 1971, to a bank clerk Alma Elaine and delivery driver Donald Wahlberg. His mom is from an Irish, French-Canadian family and also worked as a nurse assistant. She also has an English background while his dad was of Swedish and Irish origin. He has 8 siblings (including actor-singer Donnie and actor Robert) with him being the last of his parents. As a child, Mark grew up in Dorchester, Boston. His parents later separated in 1982.
Marky started life on a different path by many standards. The last of 9 kids, Mark had frequent run-ins with the law as a child. He got a 45-day jail term for robbing a pharmacy and dropped out of school at age 16. The good news is that he took a turn for the better. He worked a number of various jobs, before joining his brother Donnie‘s music band, ‘New Kids on the Block’.
Mark later formed the ‘Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’ band in 1991. His single, ‘Good Vibrations’ became number 1 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. Following the footsteps of Ice Cube and Will Smith, Marky was able to transit from music to film.
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.
Full Net Worth
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 2013 and 2014, Mark earned $32 million and $52 million respectively from all endeavours. 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.
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’.
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. His net worth is recently estimated at $225 million.
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Mark’s Beverly Hills estate is the definition of jaw-dropping. The Ted actor built his house from scratch on a 6-acre land he bought for $8 million in 2009. The 30,000 sq ft mansion is fully equipped with over the top amenities like putting green, full-sized basketball court, guesthouse, an outdoor loggia, large motor court, three-car garage, a pool complete with slides.
The interior amenities include a large home cinema, colossal gym, wine cellar and two-story library. We are sure the mansion boasts a lot of rooms considering Mark is a family man with 4 kids. The design of the mansion is the brainchild of hot Hollywood architect Richard Landry of Landry Design Group. The house was valued at $200 million.
Marky has a Youth Foundation which helps thousands of people all around the world. The foundation aims at reaching youth whose passion and dreams are limited by their financial situation. It helps them to plan for their future and see the value of education.
Mark Wahlberg Wife Kids
You will be right to say that the two-time Oscar nominee, Mark tried to go the path of his parents who separated at his early age. Despite his achievements, the star seems modest in terms of his relationship with women. He has repeatedly proven that he is not the kind that will land into Hollywood infidelity and love dramas. This is because we have known Mark with just one woman, Rhea Durham – a successful model. The pair dated for nine years before finally tying the knot in 2009. They both have four lovely children – Ella Rae, Michael, Brendan, and Grace.
Body Stats, Height
Mark Wahlberg may have been shot from angles that kept you from noticing his real height throughout his time on TV. He is one of the best Hollywood actors who has won the hearts of men and women across the globe but we think it has to do with his overall body build than his height. He is 5’8″ or 173 cm which means he is not quite tall though up to normal average American male height. He follows a disciplined lifestyle when it comes to his physical well being. His average weight is around 185lbs. His athletic body has gained a nickname the perfect man with his chest measuring 46-inches or 117cm and biceps measuring 16 inches or 41cm. His waist size is 35 inches or 89 cm.
So you can see why although he seems shorter than most celebrities, he takes up roles that need a display of muscle.